Phan Rang – a land full of natural beautiful and rich culture
Located in the South East Coastal area of Vietnam, surrounded by the popular tourist hubs of Nha Trang, Da Lat and Phan Thiet, Ninh Thuan Province is currently raising as the new up-and-coming spot that’s captured the attention of adventure travellers around the globe.
The capital of the province is Phan Rang – Thap Cham. In contrast to the neighboring cities’ large number of travellers, Phan Rang – Thap Cham is largely unaffected by the modern tourism. With the local Vietnamese people, Phan Rang is known as the land of sun and wind, with the ideal weather for travellers for almost all year long.
Observe the massive granite cliffs with edge that drop into the ocean, and you’ll see that Phan Rang’s waters are bright blue and crystal clear. Thanks to the jagged coastline that twists and turns in every direction, kiteboarders and surfers have been quick to adopt this underrated sliver of Vietnam’s countryside.
Immerse in the surrounding mountainous countryside, serene and dramatic all at the same time. Granite outcroppings tower over the national park and farmlands below, connected only by road trip-worthy mountain roads. Minority tribes choose to live mostly in this area, relying on their farm and handicraft skill.
Explore the local agriculture that symbolize Phan Rang: the sheep and goat farms that is hardly seen in other area of Vietnam, the beautiful salt field and vast paddy fields, local grapes and apples garden that are made into local Phan Rang wine. The local people of Phan Rang enjoy a peaceful and authentic way of life, closer to their garden and nature and deep-rooted family values.
Learn the cultural heritage of Phan Rang –Thap Cham, which used to be the capital of the former Kingdom of Champa, called Panduranga. Local culture and religion of Cham is still preserved, and strongly valued throughout the time by the Cham people, who are famous for the handmade pottery, embroidery and fishing technique. We would like you to come and stay in Phan Rang – Thap Cham, and Ninh Thuan, to see the untouched nature it is blessed with, to enjoy the simple things, staying away from the busy life and to grow closer with its local people.
How to get to Phan Rang
By plane: Phan Rang is 1-hour drive from Cam Ranh (Nha Trang) International Airport. Cam Ranh Airport is directly accessible from Hà Nội, Đà Nẵng, Hồ Chí Minh City, Hải Phòng, Phú Quốc and several countries: Russia, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and China.
By train: Tháp Chàm Train Station is the main railway station for Phan Rang City and Ninh Thuận Province. The national SE Train takes 6 hours from Sài Gòn to Tháp Chàm, 2 hours from Nha Trang to Tháp Chàm, and 2 hours from Phan Thiết (Mũi Né) to Tháp Chàm.
By road: Due to its location surrounding by Đà Lạt, Nha Trang and Phan Thiết, Phan Rang is easily accessible by road from these cities, by either car or motorbike. Night bus from Ho Chi Minh city is also a good choice. This makes Phan Rang a very convenient location for your road trip in South-Central Vietnam.