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
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.
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.
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
Train Two train leave from
HCM City ; tickets VND 70,000. Phan Thiet railway station
is at 1 Hoang Hoa Tham, tel : 821-161.