Wind down and enjoy a more relaxed pace of life during a trip to Phan Thiet in Vietnam with The Co-operative Travel.
Located 200km to the east of Ho Chi Minh City, Phan Thiet is a world away from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life in the country's largest city. With its rolling hills, forests and white sandy beaches bordering the South China Sea, the area has gained a reputation as a tranquil destination for those looking to recharge their batteries.
Fishing provides the area's main source of income and enjoyable hours can be spent kicking back and watching colourful boats filling up the main harbour and seeing the locals bring home their catches. And if all the activity becomes a little too hectic then finding a more secluded spot of coastline is easy enough.
Mui Ne beach, just a few minutes out of town is one of the most popular, with its rows of palm trees and sweeping sand dunes. Slip off your shoes if you want a romantic walk along the dunes or hire a plastic sheet and speed down the steep, sandy slopes if you're feeling a little more adventurous.
Despite the area's slower pace of life there are plenty of activities to keep you entertained. Phan Thiet's location makes water sports a natural choice with activities like kiteboarding and windsurfing on offer. Keen golfers will be more than happy with the town's 18-hole golf course designed by Nick Faldo, which offers players stunning ocean views.
As you would expect, seafood features high up on the menu at many of Phan Thiet's restaurants. For those not interested in an early night there's a variety of bars to choose from along as well as clubs at the area's resorts. Phan Thiet has a number of discos for anyone looking to dance with the locals, and karaoke is a definite favourite if you're brave enough to take to the stage.
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