Ke Ga Lighthouse

Ke Ga Lighthouse

Lovely stretch of beach

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Thirty kilometres south of Phan Thiet City along the coast is an area known for the lighthouse on a small island just across the water. The surprising find for visitors is the absolutely gorgeous length of beach beyond the lighthouse.

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To the lighthouse then. Photo by: Cindy Fan.
To the lighthouse then. Photo: Cindy Fan

Previously visitors could go inside Ke Ga Lighthouse but it’s now shut as the building is no longer stable. However, going across to Hon Ba Island still gives visitors a closer look at the strikingly colourful rock formations and a pretty view looking back to the shore. Squint down the coast and you’ll see a whole lot of empty white sand beckoning you.

This little harbour itself is not a bad spot for a dip but continue on and it gets more spectacular and private. From the lighthouse, the road bends sharply north then heads west along the coast. Here you’ll pass Princess D’Annam Resort & Spa. It’s just a matter of finding any access road leading to the water and you’ll find empty, wild white sand beach all to yourself.

Getting closer. Photo by: Cindy Fan.
Getting closer. Photo: Cindy Fan

The ride down from Phan Thiet to Ke Ga is a pleasant journey itself. The road is quiet, most of the coast is wild and there are moments when there is nothing but road and ocean beside you. You’ll notice quite a few resorts, many empty, half built or abandoned along the approach to the lighthouse. This development was done under the “if we build it they will come” theory of ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 300 words.)

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Cindy Fan is a Canadian writer/photographer and author of So Many Miles, a website that chronicles the love of adventure, food and culture. After falling in love with sticky rice and Mekong sunsets, in 2011 she uprooted her life in Toronto to live la vida Laos. She’s travelled to over 40 countries and harbours a deep affection for Africa and Southeast Asia. In between jaunts around the world, she calls Laos and Vietnam home where you’ll find her traipsing through rice paddies, standing beside broken-down buses and in villages laughing with the locals.

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