Ninh Thuan Travel Guide
Ninh Thuan is well known as a land of sun, sand and sea with stunning beaches, a mystery of Cham Pa culture and amazing street food. This is really an ideal destination for all travelers who want to find a place which have pristine beauty and friendly people. Following is some notes about the spectacular spot:
When is the best time to travel?
- December to January is the best time to travel.
- Avoid traveling to this region in September to November since there may be hard rain and storms.
How to get to Ninh Thuan
By Train: From Ho Chi Minh – Ninh Thuan: takes 6 hours to get Thap Cham Railway Station (Phan Rang). Travellers can check your time and train for more in detail
By Air: Departure from Tan Son Nhat or Noi Bai Aiport; Arrival is Cam Ranh Aiport ( Nha Trang). After that traveller can take a bus or taxi to get to Phan Rang- NinhThuan, it’s about 1-1.5hours (60km)
By Bus: Travelling by bus also the best choice to get to Ninh Thuan, It takes about 7-8 hours from Ho Chi Minh- Phan Rang Bus Station.
Things to do
- Take a deep breath of salty beaches as Ca Na, Ninh Chu, etc.
- Enjoy fresh and delicious food: relatively inexpensive with most dishes being around $4- $ 5.The Sakaya Restaurant at the Bau Truc Resort is recommended for all tourists.
- Join rain and Kate Festival in Ninh Thuan:
- Rain Festival: one of the most important events in the traditional culture of the Cham people on May 16 (Lunar Calendar) in the Champa Towers and estuaries such as My Tan, Lam Ngu and Ca Na
- Kate Festival- named Mbang Kat: happened 3 days at the beginning of October by the Cham people in the three Champa Towers (Po Nagar, Po Klong Garai and Po Rome)
Deep attractions in Ninh Thuan
- Ca Na: 32km away from Phan Rang, the most attractive tourism destinations in Vietnam with ecotourism, cultural tourism and food tourism. Coming here, you will have a chance to discover the unique Cham culture and enjoy the best fresh seafoods.
- Po Rome Tower: 15km far from Phan Rang Borough - built in 17th century on a high hill in Ninh Phuoc, one of the biggest tower of Champa people, and also the last of the Champa Kingdom
Entrance fee: VND 15.000/ per person ~ $ 0.7
- Nui Chua National Park: one of the largest natural conservation points in Vietnam and this is an ecotourism destination that visitors should not miss when visiting Ninh Thuan.
- An Hoa sheep farm.
- Grape Gardens: 7 km from Phan Rang City, with around 200 varieties of grape. Travelers can learn about how to plant grape or enjoy home-made wine, juice and fresh fruit at reasonable prices
- Entrance fee: Free
- Nam Cuong Sand Dune: 7 km south - east of Cham Tower, Phan Rang, is one of the most well-known destinations in Ninh Thuan with beautiful and pristine white sand. It is also considered as a miniature replica of the Sahara Desert.
- Bau Truc pottery village: Far about 10 km from Phan Rang City, on the National Highway 1A, Bau Truc pottery village is one of the oldest pottery village in Southeast Asia and a museum of traditional pottery features Cham. Visiting here, tourists will have a chance to not only buy the traditional pottery but also learn of the unique pottery making techniques of Bau Truc village and make by themselves.
Ninh Thuan Specialty
- Phan Rang Grape and Green Apple
- 7 Dishes of thunderstorm: reptile living in hot sunny dunes
- Ninh Thuan base cake made of rice flour base
- For more information about: The best dishes in Ninh Thuan
- Travellers can travel and discover around Ninh Thuan by renting a bike, but it is not safe for foreigners to rent motorbikes in Vietnam (Rental cost: $7/day). We recommend that you should use a bus to travel to Ninh Thuan and this is the best way.
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