10+ Best Things To Do In Phan Rang Ninh Thuan Vietnam

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.

Po Klong Garai Temple Phan Rang Vietnam
The tower is distinguished by its architecture, characteristic brick color, and unique sculptural motifs.

 

Explore the vineyard

Phan Rang is known as the land of sunshine and wind, arid all year round, but for some reasons, the climate here is very suitable for vines to grow and develop.

We learn a lot about the grapes from our visit to Ba Moi vineyard, a field just 8 km from Phan Rang city. After our exploration, we could try some freshly-picked grapes and experiencing wine tasting there. 

Ba Moi vineyard Phan Rang Vietnam

 

Visit Bau Truc pottery village

Bau Truc pottery village is one of the oldest pottery villages in South East Asia.

We were impressed by the process of making pottery there. Without any equipment, an elderly lady made a nice bowl within a blink. 

Bau Truc village Phan Rang Vietnam
Visiting Bau Truc pottery village,  you can see the ceramic products and the process of making pottery by hand.

 

Have fun with the sheep

With breathtaking mountain scenery, poetic lake, and green meadows, An Hoa sheep field is a fascinating destination to visit in Ninh Thuan Vietnam.

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 area was amazing, and it was delightful to visit the countryside. 

An Hoa sheep field Phan Rang Ninh Thuan Vietnam
It won’t be difficult for you to spot sheep grazing in the fields in this area. 

 

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 center of the city.

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.

Ninh Thuan museum Phan Rang Vietnam
Ninh Thuan Museum is a great place to learn about the cultural and historical heritages of ethnic groups in the province. 

 

Try local food

With us, trying local food is the reason 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
  • Seafood

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 a variety of dishes ranging from seafood to delicious meat. We loved their rib pork and shrimps! 

Phan Rang seafood

 

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.

Phan Rang beach Vietnam
Immersing yourself in the clear blue water and playing with the waves will make you feel relaxed.

 

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! 

Vinh Hy Bay Ninh Thuan Vietnam
Vinh Hy Bay is one of the must-visit destinations in Ninh Thuan, Vietnam

 

See Phuong Cuu salt field

Located about 15 km from Phan Rang city, in 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 the hardworking people.

salt field Ninh Thuan Vietnam

 

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 as exotic as it is.

Hang Rai Ninh Thuan Vietnam
Algae, corals, and many colorful creatures create an impressive colorful picture.

 

Explore Nui Chua National park

Nui Chua National Park is located in the northeast of Ninh Thuan province, about 30 km from Phan Rang city.

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.

Nui Chua National Park Ninh Thuan Vietnam
Nui Chua is the driest area of Ninh Thuan province with high biodiversity, up to 1523 types of plants, and 330 species of animals.

 

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. Come here, in addition to swimming, do not forget to enjoy local dishes such as pancakes with squid or fresh seafood.

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