My husband and I will be on our maiden trip to Vietnam for abt 8 days in March. We'll be going to Saigon. Our trip will mainly be in Saigon, Mekong Delta and Mui Ne .
I was hoping to do a day trip to Phan Rang Thap Cham from Mui Ne because I like ancient architecture. I've got three questions:
1) Is it worth doing the trip? There hardly seems any mention in the forum about Phan Rang Thap Cham.
2 How do I get from Mui Ne to Phan Rang?
3) Also, how do we go about visiting the sites in Phan Rang? Do we need to engage a guide?
My husband is an experienced motorcyclist. (If that is of any help)
Any help and advise is much appreciated.
#1 halimah has been a member since 15/1/2009. Posts: 2
It's true Phan Rang Thap Cham doesn't mark the highlight of too many trips -- the tour buses stop there and 30 minutes or so and that's about it -- and given it's a bit of a hike from Mui Ne , and the relative short stay you've got, I'm not sure it would be worth it...
There are some smaller Cham towers near Phan Thiet and much closer to Mui Ne -- Phan Thiet also has tremendous seafood, so you could spend the money you would have on gas for the bike on some seafood instead!
#2 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 7,652
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Appreciate your prompt response! I think I'll forgo Phan Rang since it will be too much of a stretch and probably will take up your suggestion on Phan Thiet . We won't be enjoying the seafood though cos' we are vegetarians :)
Can I also check with you if we can just ride our motorbike to Phan Thiet from Mui Ne without a guide? A map would suffice? Any idea how long it takes to travel to Phan Thiet?
#3 halimah has been a member since 15/1/2009. Posts: 2