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About Phan Thiet

Phan Thiet is a coastal city in Vietnam and is an ancient settlement located on the borders of the country's Binh Thuan province. Traditionally the peoples main source of income is fishing and trade. Especially the manufacturing of fish sauce is among one of the important commercial activities. The city's population is approximately 200 thousand people. On top of this, the number of tourists visiting the region is increasing every year.

Thanks to the atmosphere that gives a colourful picturesque photo, Phan Thiet has been developing more and more in tourism in recent years. The many tourists who want to have a Vietnamese style holiday in Southeast Asia, fill the citys beaches. The city is home to many wonderful large and small beaches and also attracts travelers with its restaurants where you can eat delicious Vietnamese food.

During your Phan Thiet holiday, you can stay in luxury resorts where you can experience a luxury and magnificent time. Visitors who are on a limited budget can choice from cheaper smaller hotels and family pensions. Regardless of where you stay, you can always enjoy the lively and exuberant atmosphere of the city.

If you're traveling to Ho Chi Minh and its surroundings and have a few days spare you should visit Phan Thiet so you can truly experience what a holiday is like on the Vietnamese coast. Besides, the distance between Phan Thiet and Ho Chi Minh is only 160 kilometers. The journey betwen the two cities, you can choose to travel by buses or you can start your journey at any time by renting a car. Another alternative way to travel to the cosmopolitan city is by train which departs every day from the station in Phan Thiet city center. The train journey which takes about 4 hours takes longer then the bus journey.

There is not much for tourists to see in the city center. However, especially during the sunset, you will not be able to stop yourself from photographing the colourful view of the boats that are in the bay.

Do not leave the city without relaxing and experiencing a far eastern massage in the SPA centers. Besides, the prices of massage sessions are low compared with European cities. If you would like to travel in a hot air balloon, Phan Thiet is also a great place to try this. The views that you will see from the balloons while flying over the white beaches will take your breath away.

One of the things that helped Vietnam gain fame all over the world is undoubtedly its cuisine. Served in hollow plates called a 'Bowl', traditional tastes are among the things that must be tried. Rice and noodles are one of the options you will come across frequently on the menus during your Phan Thiet trip. You can come across dozens of different types of crab, shrimp, squid and fish, so do not be surprised. In some of the restaurants in the city you can enjoy a 360-degree terrace view. Menus are usually written in the local language, however many tourist premises also have an English version.

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