Salt Land - Ninh Thuan Overview
Ninh Thuan is The coastal province, lies in the south of Vietnam, about 350km from Ho Chi Minh City. Ninh Thuan shares its border with Binh Thuan province on the south, Khanh Hoa province on the north and the East Sea on the east. With the strategic location, the province is an important transportation node with the North-South Railway, the 1A National way and the 27 National Highway. It is also a well-know tourist destination with many beautiful spots.
Ninh Thuan has the most Cham people in Vietnam. So when arriving here, visitors seem to be entered a new world, full of fascination with the architectural works of the ancient Champa Kingdom, and most important works are three clusters Hoa Lai, Po Rome and Po Klong Garai. Po Klong Garai is the common name for the most beautiful and majestic cluster of Cham towers in Phan Rang, Vietnam. The tower was built in around the late 13th century and the early 14th century in Doi Trau hill, Do Vinh ward. The major tower is 20.5m in height and has many floors. Behind the main tower is a temple in which princess Kut is worshiped. Mysterious beauty of each tower always make impression to travelers.
Besides the unique architectural works, traditional villages are also attractive places in Ninh Thuan. Bau Truc pottery village is one of them, located in Ninh Phuoc district, Bau Truc is considered as one of the oldest pottery villages in Vietnam or even in South East Asia. Next to Bau Truc village is My Nghiep village - the traditional brocade weaving reflecting the total view of Cham people's life. Situated in Vinh Hy Village, Vinh Hai Commune, Ninh Hai District, Vinh Hy Bay is evaluated as one of the most beautiful bays in Vietnam along with Halong Bay (Quang Ninh), Cam Ranh Bay (Khanh Hoa), and Van Phong Bay. Vinh Hy Bay is the center connecting the ecology of Nui Chua National Park including many branched of streams and rivers following the sea, blue water, smooth white sandy beaches and attractions as Lo O stream, Ca Tien, Ba Dien beach, Coc beach and so on. With the outstanding value of terrain, climate and high biological diversity, rich fauna and flora, Vinh Hy Bay is an ideal attraction of travelers who love to discover the sea and vast nature.