Telephone code : 062
The main city of Binh Thuan province, Phan Thiet has the long coastline with a hot and mainly dry climate and average temperatures of a little more than 27 degrees . The population includes descendants of the Cham, who ruled the area until 1692. It was popular summer resort under the French.Phan Thiet is famed throughout the country for its fish sauce-Vietnams favourite brand.
Duc Thanh School
Ho Chi Minh was taught here in 1910 before he left for Saigon and set in motion the momentous events which finally ended in the countrys liberation from the colonial yoke.
Po Sha Nu Tower
An ancient site now recognised as the crowning glory of Cham architecture. The cpmplex lies on a hill 6km north east of Phan Thiet, and has three towers still standing and the ruins of many more , some dating back to the 8th century.
Novotel Ocean Dunes
The leading resort in town, its right on the ocean at 1D Ton Duc Thang(tel:822-393) and includes a masters golf course and star hotel.
Bus Buses leave every hour from HCM City Bus Station , 217 Le Hong Phong; tickets VND 30,000.
Train Two train leave from HCM City ; tickets VND 70,000. Phan Thiet railway station is at 1 Hoang Hoa Tham, tel : 821-161.
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