86. Binh Thuan Province – Central Viet Nam


Capital: Phan Thiet City

Population (2019): 1,360 thousand people

Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Cham, Ra Glai, Hoa, Co Ho

Highlights: Hang Pagoda, Mui Ne Beach

Binh Thuan Map


Ta Cu Mountain Pagoda (Linh Son Truong Tho Pagoda)

The pagoda is perched at 400m on Ta Cu Mountain in Tan Lap Commune, Ham Thuan District, about 28km south of Phan Thiet. The pagoda was founded by Patriarch Huu Duc in the late of 19th century, and was restored in 1963. The site includes the Patriarch’s Tower and, behind the pagoda, there is a 49m-long and 6m-high statue of Shakyamuni Buddha at his Nirvana, built in 1963. The landscape hare is majestic and romantic with a long beach, rock mountains, and lush green forests.

Cham Royal Family Collection

This collection is composed of precious articles that belonged to King Po Klong Moh Nai and the other Champa kings. More than 100 original rare and precious objects are displayed in this exhibition, in Phan Thanh Commune, Bac Binh District, about 60km north of Phan Thiet. The most remarkable items are the gold jewellery and the clothing (royal coats and boots) of King Po Klong Moh Nai and Queen Popia Som. The colletion reflects the well-developed handicrafts (sculpture, carving) of the Cham people.

Cham Royal Family collection

Mui Ne Beach

Mui Ne is 22km from the centre of Phan Thiet city. Along the road from Phan Thiet to Mui Ne are innumerable sand dunes with imposing landscape of beautiful rows of coconut trees and clean beaches. The typical senery of Mui Ne lies in the moving lines of golden sand caused by the wind and when they are seen from afar they look like moving waves. The beautiful sand dunes of Doi Cat have long been a creative subject of photographs and paintings.

Doi Cat – Mui Ne

The place is suitable for rest and relaxation all year round. Several beaches in Mui Ne now remain its pristine scenery and pure atmosphere. Mui Ne is considered as “kingdom of resorts”. Traveling to Mui Ne, visitors can take sea bathing, playing water sports such as surfing, parachute pulling, playing golf and go fishing.

…Kingdom of resorts

Phu Quy Island

Phu Quy Island is 56 nautical miles (100km) from Phan Thiet. On the 16.5km2 island, there are large well-known pagodas, such as Linh Quang Pagoda and Cao Cat Pagoda. The long coast line fine white sand beaches with clear blue water.

Phu Quy is surrounded by nine small islands, including Tranh, Den, and Trung islands, where there are many beautiful landscapes with potential for developing aquatic ecological tourism. Phu Quy’s people is very friendly and the seafoods are wonderful.

Bai Nho – Phu Quy Island

Source: TITC. Photo: Internet

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