Phan Thiet

Phan Thiet is a large fishing village best known locally for its fish sauce production. Located 200 km from Ho Chi Minh, it forms the gateway to nearby beaches which are popular for both locals and tourists alike. It is very near to Mui Ne which has 21 km of sandy beaches lined with hotels resorts, restaurants and nightclubs. Mui Ne has onshore winds which are especially strong from November to May making it less than ideal for swimming but perfect for wind and kite surfing. Other places to visit in the area include the white and red sand dunes, Po Klong Garai Cham tower and Ocean Dune Golf Club ( a course designed by Nick Faldo).

Getting there: A 5 hour train ride from Ho Chi Minh City.