Binh Thuan, a southernmost province in Central Vietnam, has hills, plains and coastal areas. With more than 192 km of coastline, mild climate, beautiful beaches, many historical and cultural relics and rich seafood, Binh Thuan has made a breakthrough, promoted its advantages, built a brand to create unique products and services. Beside the scenic spots such as Ham Tien Mui Ne, Hon Rom, Co Thach… are famous beaches, the flying sand dunes, Suoi Tien (Tien stream), Bau Trang, 7-color stone beach Co Thach, Ke Ga lighthouse, Ta Cu Mountain, … are also places to attract many tourists, because each of these places has its own unique features. In addition, Binh Thuan currently has other landscapes in the mainland such as Bien Lac Lake, Da stream, Da Mi lake, Vinh Hao hot spring, Bung Thi …
DAY 1: HO CHI MINH – MUI NE (L, D)
In the morning, our guide will pick you up at the hotel and depart for Binh Thuan.
The first destination is Phan Thiet City. Have lunch in Phan Thiet.
In the afternoon, you will visit:
Po Sah Inu Tower (also known as Cham Pho Hai Tower) is a group of remnants of Cham temples and towers of the ancient Champa Kingdom. This group of towers has Hoa Lai architectural style – one of the ancient art styles of Champa. Although its size is only small and medium, it distilled the quintessence of architectural techniques and decorative arts of the ancient Cham people to create a majestic and mysterious look.
Lau Ong Hoang: is a sightseeing monument located on one of the five beautiful hills in Phu Hai ward, Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan. This was originally a villa built by Ferdinand d’Orléans, a grandson of King Louis-Philippe I. He spent 82,000 Indochinese silver coins to build it.
Thuy Tu Temple: This temple was built by fishermen living in Thuy Tu village in the year of 1762 to worship Ca Ong (the whale). Thuy Tu temple is one of the oldest temples in Binh Thuan. There are many Han-Nom cultural heritages related to the sea.
Ong Pagoda (Quan De Mieu) is the oldest and largest Chinese pagodas in Binh Thuan. Ong Pagoda still preserves many ancient bells of historical and artistic value, most of which were cast in Guangdong province, China and delivered to Binh Thuan from the Qing dynasty. The style and materials are similar to the common Dai Hong of the Vietnamese people, but the decoration is more complicated and cumbersome on the bell body.
Phat Quang pagoda, built more than 320 years ago, is famous not only for the oldest and most complete set of wooden carved Buddhist scriptures recorded in the Vietnam Guiness Records, but also for two other records of the biggest bell and wooden gongs in Vietnam: Gia Tri bells and the Gia Tri wooden gongs.
17.30: Check in at a hotel in Mui Ne. Have dinner with seafood and free to walk on the beach.
Mui Ne is one of the most beautiful and famous eco-tourism destinations of Binh Thuan province. Not only attractive by the wild and peaceful beauty, this place also gives visitors extremely unique experiences with sunny beaches, an ideal place to relax. In recent years, Mui Ne has been consistently ranked highly by international tourism and media sites. In 2014, Mui Ne ranked 2nd in the top of the most beautiful beaches in Southeast Asia voted by Canadiantraveller. Most recently, this place has been included in the list of 10 impressive beaches of Asia Pacific according to an evaluation from Skyscanner.
DAY 2: RED SAND DUNES – TIEN STREAM (SUOI TIEN) – BAI DA ONG DIA BEACH – FISHERMEN SHOW (B, L, D)
After breakfast, you will go to the Red sand dunes which is considered a “unique” desert in Vietnam. The dune is also called Bay Sand Dunes because its shape changes by hour, by day, by month… there is no specific shape. The change in the shape of the sand dunes is due to the formation of the wind, which helps to create a captivating beauty bestowed by nature.
Here, you will have a chance to play some exciting activities such as: Sandboarding or Off-road riding.
After relaxing with interesting activities in the red sand dunes, you will go to Tien stream. With white – red – orange color as the main color, Tien stream becomes unique and mysterious. Tien stream in Mui Ne is impressed by the beautiful orange-red water. The water in Suoi Tien only reaches to the ankles, so you can freely walk under the cool water.
Have lunch in a restaurant.
In the afternoon, visit Bai da ong Dia beach – the destination that is attracting a lot of tourists because the beach here is quite clean, the sand is smooth. You will also be able to see the Ong Dia rock more clearly every afternoon, at low tide. Seeing the sunset on Bai Da Ong Dia beach is an extremely interesting and wonderful experience.
You can also swim in the sea, sunbathe on the beach or surfing, paragliding, water motorbike riding, …
18.30: Back to the hotel and have dinner.
In the evening, you will watch the show “Fishermen show” – a unique art space about the cultural interference of two ethnic groups Kinh and Cham in Phan Thiet. With attractive and engaging content and elaborately choreographed effects, Fishermen Show is the perfect choice for entertainment at the end of the day, giving you a true sense of life and people as well as the cultural beauty of the people of the ancient fishing village of Phan Thiet.
DAY 3: MUI NE FISHING VILLAGE – MUI NE – HO CHI MINH CITY (B, L, D)
After breakfast, you will visit Mui Ne fishing village which is located along the coast, about 1km long. This is the place where the locals cast their nets every morning as well as buy fresh crabs, shrimp and fish from the basket boats that have just been caught. You will have the opportunity to admire the bustling trading scene of fishermen. You will experience the life and fishing profession of the fishermen.
You walk inside the fishing village and learn about the process of drying fish, squid and fish sauce.
At noon, back to the hotel and have lunch.
In the afternoon, check out of the hotel and go back to Ho Chi Minh City.