Binh Thuan Province is possibly best known for the busy resort town of Mui Ne, but untouched sandy hills and colorful reefs await just over the horizon.
A view from the top of the province's Ta Cu mountain some 200 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City. Visitors can climb up stairs or use a cable car to reach the 694-meter peak. The mountain is a national reserve for endangered primates and is 29 kilometers from the resort town Phan Thiet. Photo credit: VnExpress
The road through a golden steppe in Binh Thuan.
Tourists can visit lush dragon fruit orchards that line the road and yield the juiciest fruits at the height of the dry season.
Bau Sen is a natural lake nestled in the white sandy hills. The lake is not just a favorite of photographers, but also a primary source of clean water for the area.
Bau Trang is another lake nearby, where tourists can travel by row boat. They can also hire off-road vehicles to drive through the hills.
The lighthouse on Ke Ga Cape has become a popular camping site among young travelers and an ideal place to watch the sun rise.
This nearby rocky beach offers another picturesque spot in Binh Thuan.
The famous gravel beach has won national recognition as the most colorful of its kind. Locals call it the “seven-color” gravel beach.
A lush coastal scene not far from Mui Ne.
A Champa temple in Binh Thuan. The province is preserving two Champa temple complexes, Po Sah Inu and Podam, where the Cham community celebrate their traditional festivals.
A tourist’s motorbike rests on the road through Binh Thuan.