What to do in Phan Rang, Ninh Thuan, Vietnam? From Vinh Hy Bay to Bau Truc pottery village, Phan Rang offers many exciting experiences that you should not miss.
In this article, we’d love to share our top picks for the best things to do in Phan Rang, along with tips to enjoy the best of your trip.
Visit Po Klong Garai temple
Located about 7 km from the center of Phan Rang city, Po Klong Garai temple has long been considered a symbol of the Cham people in Ninh Thuan.
The unique architecture and history of the Cham culture and beliefs are what we love about this monument.
You can read more about Po Klong Garai temple here.
Explore the vineyard
Phan Rang is the land of sunshine and wind, arid all year round, but for some reason, the climate here is very suitable for vines to grow and develop.
We learned a lot about the grapes from our visit to Ba Moi vineyard, a field 8 km from Phan Rang city. After our exploration, we could try some freshly-picked grapes and experience wine tasting there.
Visit Bau Truc pottery village
Bau Truc pottery village is one of the oldest pottery villages in Southeast Asia.
We were impressed by the process of making pottery there. Without any equipment, an elderly lady made a nice bowl within a blink.
Have fun with the sheep
We stopped by a farm in the area and had a relaxing time here. In addition to sheep, we also saw cows and goats. The site was amazing, and it was delightful to visit the countryside.
Visit Ninh Thuan Museum
Another interesting place to visit in Phan Rang is the Ninh Thuan Museum, a unique 4-story building architecture in the city center.
The museum currently displays more than 40,000 artifacts, documents, images, offering great insights into historical, social values, and cultural characteristics of ethnic groups in Ninh Thuan.
Try local food
With us, trying local food is the reason why traveling is the best adventure.
Here is the list of best Vietnamese food to try in Phan Rang.
- Phan Rang chicken rice
- Banh Canh Cha Ca (fish cake noodles)
- Banh xeo (Vietnamese sizzling pancake)
- Grilled lamb
Our favorite restaurant is Buffet Nau Do, a buffet restaurant near Ninh Thuan Museum.
The restaurant offers a fabulous deal. At only 120,000 VND ($5), you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet with various dishes ranging from seafood to delicious meat. We loved their rib pork and shrimp!
Relax at the beach
After a fun day exploring Phan Rang, we’d recommend visiting one of the beaches in the city.
We visited both Phan Rang beach and Ninh Chu beach, and our preference is Phan Rang beach. Although Ninh Chu beach has a long coastal line, we spot lots of trash.
Ride to Vinh Hy Bay
Vinh Hy Bay is a beautiful bay of Ninh Thuan, Vietnam.
On the way to the bay, you will be able to conquer one of the most beautiful coastal roads in Vietnam, DT702, with one side is the sea and the other is a majestic mountain range.
The best time to explore this route is from March to September, as the weather is quite pleasant with little rain.
After arriving at the Bay, don’t forget to enjoy seafood or watch corals here!
See Phuong Cuu salt field
Located about 15 km from Phan Rang city, Ninh Hai district, Ninh Thuan, Phuong Cuu salt field is considered the largest salt field in Central Vietnam.
In addition to the unique beauty of the salt field, the area also stands out with hardworking people.
Be amazed at Hang Rai cave
Along the way to Vinh Hy, don’t forget to stop by Hang Rai cave.
Hang Rai Cave is located in the south of Vinh Hy Bay, about 35 km from Phan Rang City. The tranquility and pristine nature are the highlights of this place, contributing to making Rai Cave exotic.
Explore Nui Chua National park
Nui Chua National Park is located in the northeast of Ninh Thuan province, about 30 km from Phan Rang.
Nui Chua is a unique arid national park of Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Visiting this park, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the typical dry forest ecosystem.
Visit Ca Na beach
Ca Na is a popular spot in Ninh Thuan, thanks to its pristine coastline.
Ca Na beach is located about 32 km from the south 0f Phan Rang city. In addition to swimming, don’t forget to enjoy local dishes such as pancakes with squid or fresh seafood.