Things to do
Pick up your camera and head out to tour the region’s epic landscape. If you’re feeling brave, hop on a sled or quadbike to dive down the iconic slopes of the red sand dunes. Water lovers, jump on a board and take on Phan Thiet’s waves – it’s known as one of the best windsurfing spots in the world. And if you still have the energy, don’t miss the jaw-dropping views from the top of Ta Cu Mountain. En-route, explore lush rainforest and limestone caves.
You’re spoilt for choice with iconic landmarks to visit in Phan Thiet. Discover the beauty of the Po Sah Inu Towers, dedicated to Hindu deities, or hike up to Ke Ga lighthouse – the views are worth it. Whatever you do, be sure to visit the Van Thuy Tu Temple – the area’s largest and oldest whale temple, home to more than 100 skeletal remains worshiped by Vietnamese folk religions.
It’s easy to fall in love with Vietnamese cuisine as you roam the city’s hidden side streets or duck into local markets – it’s a street food lover’s heaven. For the best pho in the region, wander down to Pho Ba Tuyget – a spot adored by the locals. But if seafood is more your thing, simply pop into any of the restaurants lining Pham Van Dong Street. Sit beside the Ca Ty river and tuck into squid, shellfish or fried mackerel with a tipple in hand as the sun goes down.