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Phan Rang Vietnam: Essential travel tips for your memorable adventure

05/01/2024 5.741

Phan Rang Vietnam, is a captivating and diverse tourist destination where the beauty of nature harmonizes with rich cultural experiences. Dive into the article to collect essential travel tips for an unforgettable adventure.

Phan Rang Vietnam

Located in the charming land of Ninh Thuan Province, Phan Rang Vietnam is a precious gem of Vietnamese travel. With its expansive stretches of fine sandy beaches, vibrant azure waters, and ancient temples, Phan Rang emerges not only as a haven for nature enthusiasts but also as a locale brimming with tales of a glorious past. In this article, we delve into the mysteries of Phan Rang and provide essential travel tips to ensure an unforgettable adventure.

1. Where is Phan Rang Vietnam?

Phan Rang Vietnam is the central hub for politics, economics, culture, and scientific endeavors in Ninh Thuan Province. It spans a natural area of 79.38 square kilometers, encompassing 16 administrative units that border Ninh Hai District, Ninh Phuoc District, Ninh Son District, and the East Sea.

With 10 kilometers of coastline, Phan Rang Vietnam is an ideal hub for tourism, especially for resort tourism, sailing, coral reef diving, and various water sports. Located close to 53 tourist landmarks in Ninh Thuan, this city is surrounded by renowned attractions like Vinh Hy Bay, Rai Cave, Nam Cuong Dunes, and Chua Mountain. This unique advantage blends coastal and cultural tourism, providing diverse experiences in adventure, sports, and eco-agricultural activities.

Phan Rang Vietnam

2. How to get to Phan Rang - Thap Cham City?

Discovering the way to Phan Rang - Thap Cham City is a question that captures the interest of numerous visitors as they plan to explore this region. Continue reading to gather additional valuable information for your upcoming journey.

2.1. By bus

If you depart from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, you can consider the following renowned coach service providers:

Coach providers

Departure point

Travel time

Ticket price (VND)

Hoang Long Hai Van

Nuoc Ngam Bus Station, Hanoi

27 hours

800,000 

Tan Aba

Nuoc Ngam Bus Station, Hanoi

27 hours 30 minutes

900,000

Hoang Long My Hanh

Nuoc Ngam Bus Station, Hanoi

26 hours 30 minutes

950,000

Hoang Long Do

Nuoc Ngam Bus Station, Hanoi

27 hours 30 minutes

1,140,000

Lien Hung

No. 525, An Duong Vuong Street, Ward 5, Ho Chi Minh City

7 hours 40 minutes

330,000

Tuan Tu

An Suong Bus Station, Ho Chi Minh City

7 hours 30 minutes

270,000

Tien Hung

Mien Dong Bus Station, Ho Chi Minh City

6 hours 30 minutes

250,000

An Anh Limousine

Mien Tay Bus Station, Ho Chi Minh City

7 hours 30 minutes

270,000

 

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2.2. By train

  • From Hanoi Station

Visitors departing from Hanoi can take a train to reach Phan Rang Vietnam, with ticket prices varying based on seat types, train categories, and travel times. Train tickets range from approximately 1,044,000 VND, and there are four daily train services from Hanoi to Phan Rang - Thap Cham.

Train name

Hanoi Station

Thap Cham Station

Travel time

SE7

6:00 am

10:10 am

28 hours 10 minutes

SE5

9:00 am

12:40 am

27 hours 40 minutes

SE9

2:30 pm

8:07 pm

29 hours 37 minutes

SE3

7:30 pm

10:43 pm

27 hours 13 minutes

 

The distance between Saigon Station and Thap Cham Station is 330 kilometers, with a frequency of 6 trips per day. Ticket prices for the train range from around 200,000 VND to 450,000 VND, varying based on seat types and train categories.

Train name

Saigon Station

Thap Cham Station

Travel time

SE8

6:00 am

11:45 am

5 hours 45 minutes

SE6

9:00 am

2:42 pm

5 hours 42 minutes

SE22

11:50 am

6:11 pm

6 hours 21 minutes

SE10

2:40 pm

9:21 pm

6 hours 41 minutes

SNT2

8:30 pm

4:00 am

7 hours 30 minutes

SE2

9:55 pm

3:16 am

5 hours 21 minutes

 

Phan Rang Vietnam

2.3. By plane

Ninh Thuan has Thanh Son Airport, but it is a military airport. Those who want to reach Phan Rang Vietnam can use flights to Cam Ranh, Khanh Hoa. 

From Hanoi, there are daily direct flights to Cam Ranh operated by Vietjet, Bamboo Airways, and Vietnam Airlines, with round-trip ticket prices ranging from 2,000,000 to 3,000,000 VND and a flight duration of around 2 hours. 

From Saigon to Cam Ranh, there are four airlines in operation with a frequency of 15 flights per day: Vietnam Airlines (6 flights), Vietjet Air (6 flights), Bamboo Airways (2 flights), and Pacific Airlines (1 flight). Flights from Saigon are shorter (about 1 hour) and typically cost around 1,000,000 VND.

3. Ideal time to visit Phan Rang Ninh Thuan

Phan Rang Vietnam has a tropical monsoon climate, ensuring warm temperatures and abundant sunshine year-round. Phan Rang’s weather is characterized by the distinct rainy season (September to November) and dry season (December to August). 

In the dry season, with its consistent dry and sunny conditions, Phan Rang - Thap Cham offers an ideal setting for beach activities, relaxation, and various water and aerial entertainments. The rainy season brings a multitude of Cham festivals, providing a great chance to witness traditional dances, songs, and culturally significant games, offering a rich immersion into the local heritage.

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4. What to do in Phan Rang Vietnam?

Phan Rang, Vietnam, provides a variety of activities for visitors to enjoy. The city's distinctive combination of coastal and cultural tourism guarantees a memorable experience, with opportunities for adventure, sports, and eco-agricultural activities.

4.1. Wander around 16/4 Square

The 16/4 Square is home to a resistance monument, widely regarded as the city's symbol. Here, visitors frequently take photos to capture the memory of their presence in the Ninh Thuan region. Exploring this location allows you to enjoy the full view of the square and the 16/4 Park, bathed in the enchanting glow of colorful lights beneath the lake.

4.2. Watch the sunrise & sunset at Binh Son Beach

Binh Son stands out with its curved coastline, clear waters, fine white sand, refreshing air, and year-round rhythmic waves. In the summer, there is no sight more enchanting than the sunrise and sunset over Binh Son Beach. Here you can enjoy the gradual emergence or disappearance of the sun behind the mountains, painting the sky in vivid colors. The entire coastal and mountainous area glistens under the sunlight, creating a dreamlike atmosphere in the early morning mist.

Phan Rang Vietnam

4.3. Explore Cham architecture at Po Klong Garai Tower

Po Klong Garai Tower is a unique architectural gem, showcasing the cultural and historical richness of the Cham people. Renowned for its well-preserved and aesthetically superior art, this tower complex is among the most beautiful Cham temples in Vietnam. During festive occasions like New Year celebrations and the Kate festival, visitors can partake in the vibrant atmosphere of the ceremonial rituals.

4.4. Indulge in lush scenery in Ba Moi Vineyard

When traveling to Phan Rang, Vietnam, you should at least once visit the delightful taste of refreshing, sweet grapes in the Ba Moi Vineyard. Upon entering this place, the intense heat of Ninh Thuan seems to dissipate, giving way to a cool and tranquil atmosphere beneath the shade of lush green grapevines. Here, you can marvel at the rows of green grapes, savor the sweet flavor of fresh grapes, and purchase special products crafted from grapes.

Phan Rang Vietnam

4.5. Discover Nam Cuong Sand Dune

Nam Cuong Sand Dune is one of the must-visit attractions on the Phan Rang, Vietnam map of tourism. When you come to this place, you will feel like you are stepping into a vast desert world. The sand forms low and high hills, connected by winding sand ridges that invite tourists to roam freely. The silky-smooth sand discourages easy footsteps, while the formidable dunes entice everyone to take on the challenge.

4.6. Visit Khanh Hoi Embankment

As a trending check-in spot, the Khanh Hoi Embankment is the perfect spot for capturing stunning Phan Rang, Vietnam photos. Stepping into this place, you will feel the serene beauty of the countryside in  Phan Rang, Ninh Thuan. The natural scenery here unfolds with a poetic charm, showcasing gentle waves, small fishing boats, and seagulls descending onto the clear, azure waters. The harmonious combination of these elements forms a stunning natural panorama found exclusively in this location.

Phan Rang Vietnam

5. Best foods to try in Phan Rang - Thap Cham City

Besides standing out for the charming Phan Rang Beach and the cultural and recreational attractions, Phan Rang, Vietnam, also captivates tourists with its diverse culinary offerings. Here’s a list of Phan Rang’s most famous specialties and their Vietnamese names for your reference:

  • Phan Rang sun-dried squids (muc mot nang Phan Rang)
  • Ninh Thuan rice pancake (banh xeo Ninh Thuan)
  • Phan Rang chicken rice (com ga Phan Rang)
  • Jellyfish vermicelli soup (bun sua)
  • Grilled rice paper with spring onion oil (banh trang nuong mo hanh)
  • Fish cake noodle soup (banh canh cha ca)
  • Fermented fish sauce vermicelli (bun mam nem)
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6. Where to stay in Phan Rang Vietnam?

When it comes to accommodations in Phan Rang Vietnam, you can choose from various options catering to various preferences and budgets. For those seeking a luxurious retreat, some notable resorts offer prices ranging from 700,000 VND to 100,000,000 VND. If you prefer more moderate options, 2- and 3-star hotels provide comfortable stays with costs ranging from 250,000 VND to 600,000 VND. Visitors seeking a local experience can opt for budget-friendly accommodations like homestays, hostels, and houses. These options provide an affordable stay, enabling you to connect with the vibrant culture of Phan Rang.

Phan Rang Vietnam is a captivating attraction that harmoniously combines stunning natural scenery with vibrant cultural heritage. It serves as a perfect retreat for those seeking a deep connection with nature while exploring the rich cultural tapestry of the Vietnamese people. 

If you're planning a trip to Phan Rang, consider combining it with a visit to Nha Trang for a complete Vietnam travel experience. Located just around 160 kilometers away, Nha Trang is easily accessible and promises to be a delightful destination.

To make the most of your trip to these destinations, it is recommended that you stay at Vinpearl Nha Trang. As the country's premium hospitality brand with modern facilities and a comprehensive range of amenities, Vinpearl ensures that all your needs are met during your stay. The large swimming pools, well-equipped fitness centers, and soothing spas cater to those seeking relaxation and wellness.

Moreover, it is also highly recommended to allocate a day to visit VinWonders Nha Trang – an adventure paradise featuring adventurous games, vibrant cultural activities, and fantastic performances.

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