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Where to fly to visit Phan Thiet & best coast too ??

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Where to fly to visit Phan Thiet & best coast too ??

Hi, We will be going to Phan Thiet< Mui Ne and the coastal area around here. We will be flying from Hanoi and wondering where is the best place to fly into before we go to Phan Thiet area. We don't want to go to Ho Chi MInh as we will be going here later on. Are the two nearest airports in Nha Trang and Vang Tau ? If so which is the nicest coastal area to go from ? Nha trang to Phan Tiet or Vang Tau to Phan Tiet ? And can you tell me what is the driving distance difference between the two. We want to make sure we make the most of the area and see as much as we can. Thanks Franji

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1. Re: Where to fly to visit Phan Thiet & best coast too ??

Although the drive up the coast from Vung Tau is nicer and more scenic, it's much more convenient and a shorter trip to come from the airport in Nha Trang.

Both are about 200 kilometers from Mui Ne, but if you're going to Phan Thiet city center, it is about 175 kilometers from Vung Tau and about 225 kilometers from the Nha Trang airport at Cam Ran. Most of the resorts are in Ham Tien, which is between Mui Ne ward and the city center.

Edited: 9:39 pm, March 08, 2014
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2. Re: Where to fly to visit Phan Thiet & best coast too ??

Thanks SteveMuiNe, yes we just plan on doing some coastal time around the area and also have time to do visit inland too if there is any interesting to see like national parks, caves etc...

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3. Re: Where to fly to visit Phan Thiet & best coast too ??

I know you don't want to go to HCMC twice but an interesting way to go to Phan Thiet is to fly to HCMC and then go to Vung Tau for an overnight and then take the coach up the coast via La Gi perhaps an overnight there. On then to Ham Tien via Phan Thiet, and return to HCMC via the train.

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4. Re: Where to fly to visit Phan Thiet & best coast too ??

Thanks bonenarrow, any ideas are great and we are just after an interesting way and have time not be madly rushing.

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5. Re: Where to fly to visit Phan Thiet & best coast too ??

We are now looking at flying into Dalat , stay a few days then make our way down to Mui Ne ? Any suggestions here ?

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6. Re: Where to fly to visit Phan Thiet & best coast too ??

Stay in the "Train Villa", go to the Escape Bar to hear Curtis King perform, go around Dalat with Easy Riders and then use Easy Riders or a private car to drive down to Mui Ne. Although the road it terrible from Dalat to Mui Ne, it is much shorter and faster than the much better road from Dalat to Phan Thiet city center.

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7. Re: Where to fly to visit Phan Thiet & best coast too ??

Great thanks SteveMuine, sounds like a good plan :)

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8. Re: Where to fly to visit Phan Thiet & best coast too ??

Are you staying in Mui Ne or Ham Tien?

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9. Re: Where to fly to visit Phan Thiet & best coast too ??

Ha ha franjipanikoonya

I was just about to suggest Da lat but someone beat me to it. It is far from the beaches but the temperate mountain climes are a wonderful break from the heat and humidity. Some people may argue, but one of my fave short haul bus runs is from Dalat to Mui ne.

You can book a bus ticket through Sinh Tourist at the Trung canh hotel for about $6, which winds its way through the mountains and coffee plantations before hitting the coastal plains and then the beach.

Mark

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10. Re: Where to fly to visit Phan Thiet & best coast too ??

Bowenarrow you suggested taking the coast road from Vung Tau could you please advise me which bus lines do this trip?

Thanks Jan

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