Binh Thuan Tourism Guide 2024

Aerial view of Binh Thuan province with coastline and mountains

Binh Thuan is a beautiful province in Vietnam, known for its stunning beaches, lush forests, and unique culture.

Coming to Binh Thuan province, there are more to discover than just the stretching beaches and mountains. Read more about this fantastic place right here.

Overview

Binh Thuan locates in the South Central Coast of Vietnam, features scenic beaches, and what’s left of Champa Kingdom. The capital city Phan Thiet has the densest population, which encompasses Mui Ne, the world-famous tourist attraction. It’s renowned for giant sand dunes and a long coastline filled with luxurious resorts.

Not only famous for sea life, but Binh Thuan is also a sacred land that is divine to Cham people, those are the descendants of the Cham principality of Panduranga. It is a well-known land of many prominent artists, poets, and historical figures.

  • Area: 7.812,8 km²
  • Population: 1.230.808 people (2019)
  • Provincial Captital: Phan Thiet
  • Districts: La Gi Town, Tuy Phong, Bac Binh, Ham Thuan Bac, Ham Thuan Nam, Ham Tan, Duc Linh, Tanh Linh, Phu Quy

History

Binh Thuan was the home of Huyen Chan princess after she got married to the king of Champa, Jaya Sinhavarman III, in 1306. After the fall of Vijaya in 1471, Binh Thuan belonged to Vietnam. This land was also the base of Phan Chu Trinh and Tran Quy Cap during their revolution against the French in the Indochina War.

Geography

Map of Binh Thuan province showing its location and districts

Binh Thuan is located in the south-central region of Vietnam, bordering Ninh Thuan, Lam Dong, Dong Nai, Ba Ria – Vung Tau provinces and the East Sea.

Binh Thuan has the north bordering Lam Dong, the northeast to Ninh Thuan, the west to Dong Nai, and the southeast to Ba Ria – Vung Tau. The coastal line in the southwest stretches 192 km is where the community lives and works on fishing trade.

The highest point of the province lies in Tanh Linh with mountainous terrain in the northwest. The demographics in 2007 show that forests in the northwest and northeast cover 50 % of the land of Binh Thuan.

Climate

Chart showing the average temperature and rainfall of Binh Thuan throughout the year

Binh Thuan has a tropical monsoon climate with two distinct seasons: dry and rainy. The dry season lasts from December to April, while the rainy season lasts from May to November.

Located in the subtropical monsoon tropical climate, Binh Thuan is sunny, windy, and no winter. The dry season is long in Binh Thuan. It lasts from November to April of the next year, making the atmosphere fairly arid. Rain focuses in August, September, and October.

Tourism

With the long coastline stretching nearly 200 km, beaches in Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan are among the hotspot for those who want to grasp an oceanic breeze that is not far from Ho Chi Minh City. Mui Ne is a city of gold where world-class investors flock into building luxurious resorts and hotels.

Lagi township is also an attraction to both locals and foreigners with the wild beaches that just get into development and the divine Thay Thim temple.

Not far from Phan Thiet is the Ta Cu mountain, where tourists can hike and reach the pagoda on the peak. It features a giant statue of recessed Buddha and his disciples. From here, the view opens to the horizon with spectacular sights that seem to be endless to the eyes.

Transportation

From Ho Chi Minh City, a drive takes 4-6 hours on 200km to Phan Thiet. Binh Thuan is 250km from Nha Trang and accessible by train, too. The express train stops by Muong Man and Phan Thiet station.

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