Situated on the southeastern coast of Vietnam, the port city of Phan Thiet is a bustling mix of colourful harbours, stunning beaches and stunning landscapes, and has been a popular tourist spot since the 1990s.
The area is still relatively unspoilt, with minimal traffic and clearly distinguishable areas, all with different characteristics.
Phan Thiet Central Market is a must see, with an array of fresh fruit, spices and cheap food all on offer, and the beaches are a world away from some of the resort towns on the Vietnamese coast, guaranteeing peace and quiet for anyone in search of a spot of sun worshipping.
But one of the standout benefits of a holiday to Phan Thiet is that it feels like you’ve just discovered it. While there are many tourist traps in and around Vietnam, this area feels very much under the radar, and your chance to experience a quieter, more laid back side to the country.
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Apart from providing some of the most beautiful sunsets and sunrises in south east Asia, Phan Thiet provides so much beauty and incredible scenery for visitors.
Holidays in Phan Thiet include being able to paddle in the Fairy Stream. Leave your shoes at the base, and walk through this hidden stream which weaves through limestone formations in hues of orange and pink, verdant green woodland and past fishing villages before you reach a dramatic waterfall.
There are some amazing sand dunes around Phan Thiet and Mui Ne that are situated next to the beach. Once you get there, you may feel like you’re in the desert until you hear the crash of the ocean. Tour the scenery on a quad bike and feel the wind in your hair.
Alternatively, check out the incredible Prince’s Castle, which sits atop a deserted French estate on Ong Hoang Hill. Built by Duke De Montpensier in 1911, all that remains is the old tower and several military bunkers. Nearby, the Ph Shanu Cham Towers and the tomb of Vietnamese poet Han Mac Tu lie.
While Phan Thiet benefits from year round sunshine, the best time to visit is between November and April. The wet season is from May to October – but despite this, rainfall is relatively low during this time.
While a perfect winter sun destination, Destination2 offers great deals on package holidays to Phan Thiet throughout the year.