Binh Thuan is a coastal province in south-central Vietnam. It serves as a socio-economic and cultural exchange gateway between the Southeast, South Central and Central Highlands regions. The province’s topography is divided into three areas: mountain, plain and coastal areas.

Ke Ga Bay - a not-to-be-missed destination in Binh Thuan
Ke Ga Cape – a not-to-be-missed destination in Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan

Binh Thuan is home to more than 192km long coast (from the cape of Da Chet which is adjacent to Ca Na – Ninh Thuan to the alluvial ground of  Binh Chau – Ba Ria Vung Tau), with many mountains jutting out into the sea to form the capes of La Gan, Mui Nho, Mui Rom, Mui Ne and Ke Ga. These capes divide the coast into sunken and convex segments, creating estuaries such as: La Gan – Phan Ri, Mui Ne – Phan Thiet, and La Gi. The 23 km² Phu Quy island off the province is a bridge between the mainland and the Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago.

Mui Ne Cape
Mui Ne Cape
Cam Binh beach in La Gi town
Cam Binh beach in La Gi town
Phu Quy Island
Phu Quy Island

Binh Thuan province has a population of over 1 million who belong to more than 30 ethnic groups, with the Viet (Kinh), Cham, Hoa, Ra Glai, Co Ho and Tay being the most populous groups which possess long-term and diverse cultures.

Po Sah Inu towers
Po Sah Inu towers – Cham ethnic minority people’s cultural heritage in Binh Thuan

The province is home to Cham architectures, with high terra-cotta towers that look elegant and stand solidly and proudly. Cham sculptures such as god, king, queen and dancer statues demonstrate carving and engraving skills of local craftsmen. Costumes and musical instruments along with dances and songs are heritages of the Sa Huynh and Cham ancient cultures which have been kept until today. Ancient architectures – temples, stupas, communal houses, pagodas and tombs – together with archaeological, historical and revolutionary relics and traditional festivals of the Viet and Cham ethnic groups make the Binh Thuan culture unique.

Kate Festival 2016 at Po Sah Inu tower in Binh Thuan
Kate Festival 2016 at Po Sah Inu tower

Binh Thuan province accommodates many white sand beaches with blue water, ranges of mountains and immense plains. It is also home to many famous sites such as Phan Thiet, Mui Ne, Ham Tan and Doi Duong, which are popular culture-sports tourist sites offering different types of entertainment such as swimming, fishing, sailing, hunting and golf. /.