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Phan Thiet

The bustling port city of Phan Thiet is traditionally known for its nuoc mam (fish sauce), producing millions of liters of the stuff per annum. There's not much to see in town, but the riverside fishing harbor is always chock-a-block with brightly-painted boats and there are sights nearby including the Ke Ga lighthouse and Ta Cu Mountain.

The long promenade on the east side of town is attractive, as is the fishing harbour in the heart of town. Do check out the whale temple while you're here. For travelers, the city acts as a gateway to the nearby beach resort of Mui Ne.

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