What to see and photograph in Phan Rang City.
Phan Rang is a coastal city situated about 340km away from Ho Chi Minh City and it will take around 6:30 minutes to get there. It’s quite quiet and calm since not many visitors there compared to Nha Trang City.
And as a photographer in Vietnam who provides Vietnam Photo Tours around Vietnam year round. I want to write this article based on a photographer perspective to introduce you to see things and activities that not regular tourists can see or witness.
So if you are looking for something new to explore in Vietnam, especially this region, or want to photograph Vietnam local life. This post is for you.
One of the attraction that you should not miss when visit to Phan Rang is Nam Cuong Sand dune.
The sand dune here is beautiful and what I like most is that there is no tourist there. You can enjoy your private time here watching sunset etc. At the moment, mostly local photographers visit this sand dune and my customers get here to photograph this sand dune when we are on a Vietnam Photo Tour.
Another great location that you should not miss if you are a seascape photographer and looking for something great to capture in Vietnam. You may want to visit Hang Rai (Rai Cave) But actually, you don’t see the cave but the rocky beach.
hang Rai will be more beautiful during December to late April. It’s the best time to visit Phan Rang and Hang Rai because the weather is good and the green moss begins to cover all the rocks there which create amazing landscape. if you are a photographer and plan to visit Vietnam, this location is amazing for you.
If you love portrait photography, then you must visit the blue eye sisters. But who are they? They are Vietnamese citizen, asian, like myself. But the older sister has one blue and one black eye, the younger sister has 2 blue eyes.
The Older Sister
The younger sister.
But in order to approach them, you must have a local who knows them well. If not, chances are that you can’t able to take their photos. The younger sister is very shy and not open to strangers.
When you get to the village, also take your chance to visit the Bau Truc Pottery village. You will see old people working with the pottery products. It’s great chance to capture local people daily life.
Having said in the introduction of the article that Phan Rang is a coastal city. It has many thing to shoot, from fishing, mending fishing net. Just travel along the coast and you will see local fishermen mending, fixing, and making new fishing nets.
What else you can see and photograph in Phan Rang? My answer is a lot more. Another location which is my favorite place : Hon Thien Fishing village. It located at a small commune about 15km from Phan Rang City. You can find it on google maps. If you can’t, just text me over instagram, I will guide you there.
Last but not least, you must see the sheep herding in Phan Rang. It’s beautiful and photogenic. It doesn’t matter if you are a photographer or a regular tourist, it’s fun to capture the sheep or just play along with them.
There are many more places that waiting for you to explore.
How to get to Phan Rang City?
Public transportation is cheap and easy. You can get a Phuong Trang sleeper bus at night to get there and you will be arrive morning. Getting there you can hire a motorbike, scooter, to get around Phan Rang City and all the area that I stated above. They are all easy to access.
If you are on a photography assignment in Vietnam and looking for someone to help, I think you should choose private car to save time and travel fast. You can also join me. I provide Vietnam Photo Tours to this region and Film Fixing Service in Vietnam including: location scouting in Vietnam, talent casting, drone service in Vietnam.. etc. I can arrange private car, accomodation, location scouting in Vietnam. Or you can hire me to capture photos for your projects because I provide Full Production service in Vietnam.
Where to stay in Phan Rang?
If you are looking for a beach front resort to stay in Phan Rang. I would recommend TTC Phan Rang. It’s affordable and has beautiful location, just 2 mintues walk from your resort door to the beach.
If you are looking for something modest but nice and clean. I think Nu Hoang Hotel is a great choice. It’s about $15-$20 USD per night. But the facilities are as good as a 3 star hotel rooms. It’s clean and super nice.
But recently the hotel has some dogs there and sometimes, it release waste on the floor. If you don’t like that, you may consider other option.
What to eat in Phan Rang City?
Chicken rice there is the best and I will try it everytime I stay in Phan Rang. Another great dish is Banh Mi Thit (stuffed bread). At night, you can try Banh Canh Cha Ca (rice noodle with fish ball) It’s amazing and very delicious. But the portion is too small. Seafood is also amazing because it’s all fresh in Phan Rang.
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