THUAN PROVINCE, SOUTH
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Area: 7,836.9 sq. km.
Population: 1,163 thousand habitants (2006)
Capital: Phan Thiet City.
- Town: La Gi
- Districts:Tuy Phong, Bac Binh, Ham Thuan Bac, Ham
Thuan Nam, Ham Tan, Duc Linh, Tanh Linh, Phu Quy.
Official website of Binh Thuan
Map of Binh Thuan
Binh Thuan Province is located on
coast of South Central Vietnam. It shares its border
with Ninh Thuan Province to the north-east, Lam Dong
Province to the north, Dong Nai Province to the west, Ba
Ria - Vung Tau Province to the south-west, East Sea to
the east and south-east.
Binh Thuan has three types of topography: mountainous,
plain and coastal. The coast longs over 192km with many
capes: La Gan, Mui Nho, Mui Rom, Mui Ne, Ke Ga. They
create good seaports: La Gan-Phan Ri, Mui Ne - Phan
Thiet, La Gi. The Phu Quy District offshore links
mainland to Truong Sa Island. The main rivers run
through the province are La Ga, Quao, Cong, Dinh.
Climate: The province lies in the monsoon tropical area
with two distinct seasons. The rainy season: from May to
October and the dry season: from November to April
following year. The annual average temperature varies
between 27ºC and the yearly rainfall is 800mm - 1,500mm
Binh Thuan has many forests so
that wood, cashew nut processing and handicraft are
strong point of province. The long coast-side is
convenient for sea economy such as fish catching, salt
and fish sauce processing, frozen seafood. Binh Thuan
attracts tourists by lovely landscapes. The mountains
lie from west to east and reach beautiful beaches.
Famous tourist sites include Phan Thiet, Mui Ne, Doi
Duong and Ham Tan. Coming to there, tourists are able to
have leisure activities as swimming, fishing, climbing,
yachting, golf playing in many beaches and resorts such
as Vinh Hao - Tuy Phong, Hon Rom, Novotel Ocean Dunes,
Malibu, Palmira resorts... Apart of that, there are many
great architectural sites such as Po Sha Nu Tower, Ta Cu
Mountain, Hang Pagoda, Cham Royal Family Collection etc.
Recommended accommodation in
Mui Ne, Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan:
Resorts in Mui Ne |
Mui Ne Resorts |
Phan Thiet Resorts |
Mui Ne Holiday |
Phan Thiet Beach |
Mui Ne Resorts
Viet (Kinh), Cham,
Hoa, Co Ho, Ra Glai.
Road: Phan Thiet is 200km from Ho
Chi Minh City, 247km from Dalat, 250km from Nha Trang
and 1,518km from Hanoi. The National Highway 1A passes
through Phan Thiet.
Train: The express train between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh
City stops at Muong Man station.
Source: Vietnam Nation Administration of Tourism