Three Days Exploring Da Lat – Phan Thiet

Three Days Exploring Da Lat – Phan Thiet

Phan Thiet is a great destination for tourists. Here the convergence of hotels and resorts in Vietnam, such as: Victoria Phan Thiet, Beach Resort and Spa, Phu Hai Resort … Phan Thiet is also known for its wide airy sandy beaches with beautiful lines of coconut trees, sunny and warm all year round. This is an ideal getaway for travellers.

Phan Thiet is known for its wide airy sandy beaches
Ways of travelling

The best means of transport to go to Da Lat and Phan Thiet is high quality car with bed or sofa. The ticket price of some routes are as follows: Saigon – Dalat route which is about 306 km costs from 8$ to 12$ /ticket; Saigon – Phan Thiet route, about 208 km, costs from 4$ to 10$ / ticket; the route Dalat – Phan Thiet, about 198 km, costs from 5$ to 8$/ ticket.

If you travel by private vehicles (motorbike, car), you can come to Phan Thiet from Da Lat by driving along the new way of Di Linh (Lam Dong province) to Luong Son (Binh Thuan), passing Dai Ninh hydropower plant.

If you want to shorten the time of travel, you can travel straightly from Saigon to Phan Thiet by train with the ticket of from 8$ or by plane to Dalat with fare of from 26$/ ticket. Motorcycle rental service is available at both two points (Da Lat, Phan Thiet).


Cheap hotels in Dalat are mainly near market, the popular hotels are Da Lan, Tam Dung 1, Hong Hai … In the center of Phan Thiet City and around the beaches, there are numerous hotel, hostels, resort, along Nguyen Dinh Chieu street, there are hotels, from 3 star to 5 stars, such as Hong Hai, Truong Thinh, Hoang Ngoc, Saigon – Phan Thiet, Blueocean, Anantara, Mia …

Suggested schedule

Day 1: Discover the dreamy Da Lat city

Romantic scenery and cool climate of the city of love will give you the relaxing and peaceful holidays. Coming to the city of flower on occasion of the New Year, you should not forget to visit Van Thanh Flower Village, Valley of Love and Dalat Flower Garden to admire the brilliant. colorful flowers. At the same time, you should take part in activities, events taking place in this year’s Da Lat Flower Festival.

Colorful flowers in the Valley of Love, Dalat
Da Lat has many impressive structures such as Dalat Railway Station, the oldest station in Indochina with distinctive architecture and unique pyramidal roofs; Palace of Emperor Bao Dai III marking a historical period; Con Ga (Chicken) church- the largest church marking medieval architecture in Dalat; Pedagogical College of Dalat… Coming to these places, you will get unique photos storing the memories of the trip.

Beautiful road in Da Lat
If you are too familiar with the landmarks, landscapes inside the city, you can travel to the suburban area to find new places. About 20 kilometers from Dalat city, Cu Lan village is hidden behind the immense green forests at the foothill of Langbiang mountain, and has unspoiled, spectacular beauty with traditional stilt houses. It will let you experience many exciting activities such as rock climbing, crossing forest, kite flying, fishing, exploring by Jeep cars. Besides, Thac Voi or seven-floor Datanla waterfall are ideal places for those who love the feeling of adventure.

Fishing in the stream in Cu Lan village
At night, you can sit sipping coffee, watch the mountain city at night, walk around Xuan Huong Lake, stroll the bustling night market and enjoy countless hot delicacies to warm stomach in cold winter days.
Day 2: Da Lat – Phan Thiet

In the morning, you can go to Dalat Market to buy specialities as a gift, or attend picking strawberries in Biofresh strawberry hanging garden in Than Tho Lake resort before leaving for Phan Thiet.

At the central of Phan Thiet, there are interesting attractions bearing the stamp of President Ho Chi Minh, such as Ho Chi Minh Museum and Duc Thanh School where Ho once taught before going to Saigon. After nearly a century, the school remained almost intact and preserved the important historical objects.

Duc Thanh school
Besides, there is the residence of Van Thuy Tu on Ngu Ong road, Duc Thang ward, worshiping Nam Hai God. This place preserves the bone of 22 meters long, 65 tonnes weigh whale which is considered the largest whale in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Ong Hoang building, dating place of poet Han Mac Tu and Mong Cam, is another place for you to stop to explore. Poshanu Cham Tower located on Ba Nai hill, Phu Hai Ward, 7 km from Phan Thiet center to the northeast with the majesty and mystery of ancient art style of Champa is also a place to visit.

Poshanu Cham Tower
You can go bathing in Bai Rang beach, the most beautiful beach of Phan Thiet, about 15 km from the city center to the north. Not only can you dip in the cool water under the green canopy of coconut trees, you can also enjoy delicious grilled green flying fish. In addition, the beaches are now active with games like kite flying and kite surfing, windsurfing with canoes, windsurfing.

Children are playing on Bai Rang, the most beautiful beach in Phan Thiet
At night, you can enjoy the unique cuisine of the coastal city with fascinating dishes like squid tooth, fish… or, more interestingly, go fishing for squid at night to have a truly rustic unforgettable experience.

Day 3: Phan Thiet – Hon Rom – Sand Hill – Saigon

Welcoming the dawn at Mui Ne market, you will feel the atmosphere of coastal life when fishermen hurriedly moor the boats full of fresh seafood. This bustling scene will become a memorable part of your travel itinerary.

The rustic but happy life of fishermen in Mui Ne
After that, you can travel to Hon Rom in Long Son Village, Mui Ne Ward. It is also an ideal bathing place. Hon Rom is near sand dunes of Mui Ne which has fascinated many visitors…. Suoi Tien is near Hon Rom, this landmark is compared to the fairyland. Walking in this small water stream, you can admire the beautiful valley sand dunes, natural stalactites of strange shapes with two colors of red and white.

18km from Hon Rom, passing Mui Ne market, Doi Hong (Pink sand dune), driving along the beach in about an hour, you will reach Bau Trang which is located on Hong Lam village, Hoa Thang commune, Bac Binh district. This freshwater lake lies between the immense sand hills. Far away, the undulating treeless hills, green forests create a very charming landscape.

This freshwater lake lies between the immense sand hills
Standing on the sand hill looking down the lake surface which is as tranquil as a mirror, sparkling with sunshine, dotted with pink lotus intermingled green leaves, tourists will be amazed at the marvel of nature. The ecosystem here is very rich with a variety of freshwater fish such as perch, catfish, snakehead, carp … Visitors are not only fascinated with the of unspoiled rustic beauty of Bau Trang Lake, but also are enthusiastic renting fishermen’s boats to explore, go sightseeing and fishing here.

Things to buy as gifts

Da Lat specialties which tourists usually buy as gifts include strawberries, jam, dried fruit, crispy Japanese persimmon, artichoke tea, coffee. To Phan Thiet, you can buy the sauce, the dried fish, sandwiches, rế cake, dragon fruit… as gifts for your friends and relatives.

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