Phan Thiet is the capital of the province of Binh Thuan, in the Southern Vietnam.
Both National Route A1 and the North-South railway passes Phan Thiet. Tan Son Nhat International Airport (serves Ho Chi Minh City) and Cam Ranh International Airport (serves Nha Trang) are relatively close to Phan Thiet, just off some kilometers. Both have routes to Korea, Russia, nearby big cities in Vietnam, etc.
Taxis are the easiest way of getting around the city, as Grab or Uber is rare in these type of cities around Vietnam. A 2-km ride can take you around 70,000-90,000 dong.
- Vạn Thủy Tú temple. A whale worship/cult temple that is a tradition among the Vietnamese fishing community.
- Central Market. The busiest market in Phan Thiet with various food and clothing stalls. Expect to do lots of haggling. More than anything, the markets are known for their fresh seafood.
- Lotte Mart, Hùng Vương I residential area, Phú Thủy Ward (at a roundabout along the Hùng Vương road; it's big and locals know it, so ask them if you can't find accurate directions), ☏ . 08:00-22:00. A big mall from Lotte, a corporation from Korea. It is in the heart of the city, Phú Thủy. It has a shopping mall, clothes shops and restaurants.
- Coop Mart, Phan Thiet (corner of Nguyen Tat Thanh and Tran Hung Dao), ☏ , . 08:00-21:30. A large, Western-style grocery store that also sells books, jewellery and necessities.
Splurge hotel or resorts are usually in Mui Ne, the resort capital of Vietnam, which is 22 km away from the centre of Phan Thiet.