Exploring Ke Ga CapeUnder Blog
If Phan Thiet is famous for its beautiful and white sand beaches, the Mui Ke Ga – nearly 20km from Phan Thiet eastward more exotic stones arranged in the shape aroused enough curiosity for tourists.
Ke Ga Beach is featured by pristine scenery, pure blue water, weird-shaped stones and an imposing old lighthouse, located in Ham Thuan Nam District, Binh Thuan Province. Spending one or two days in Ke Ga will bring to you unforgettable memories.
Ke Ga is situated nearby highway 1A which make it easy to get in by any means of transport. From Phan Thiet Coach Station or Phan Thiet Train Station, you can take taxi or catch the local bus number 6 to Ke Ga-La Gi.
Or you can get in by motorbike from Ho Chi Minh City, go along highway 1A to Thuan Nam Town, then turn right to Ke Ga; or go along highway 51 to Ba Ria Vung Tau then turn to highway 55 to Ke Ga.
There are a lot of resorts near Ke Ga Cape that you can choose to stay. You’d better book the suitable room in advanced to get the reasonable price. If you want to experience the feeling of “harmonizing with nature”, you can bring tent to camp right on the beach to see the amazing sunrise. If you don’t want to stay at Ke Ga, you can come back to Phan Thiet and choose a hotel with the price ranging from 200,000 dong to 1,000,000 dong per night.
What to see
The most amazing thing in Ke Ga is a large area of rock. Local people here always compare it with a “rock garden” with thousands multi-shaped cliffs and stones. The name Mui Ke Ga (Ke Ga Cape) was born by the rocks that gradually encroaching on the sea and no one do know any magic hands accidentally arrange them into the shape of the head looks almost like chicken’s head. The water flowing around rocks that looked like clouds floating strip hugging the mountain.
The beach in Ke Ga is very clean and beautiful. Like other beaches along the coastline of Central Region, Ke Ga beach is highlighted with white sand stretch, pure and warm water, super gentle wave and especially scattered cliffs lying along the sea. You can swim, wander along the seaside, stay overnight and take BBQ part on the beach or go fishing with locals.
The most favorite and featured destination in Ke Ga Cape is Ke Ga Lighthouse – the tallest and oldest existing lighthouse in Vietnam in particular and in Southeast Asia in general. Ke Ga Lighthouse was built on the top of Ke Ga Island which designed by a French architect named Chnavat. Inside the lighthouse, there is 183 steel spiral stairs leading to the top. All materials were brought from France, including a big light on the top and generator. The lighthouse has now been working for 108 years. Presently, Ke Ga Lighthouse has become an attractive site by its art and architecture and its beautiful natural landscape.
Ke Ga Lighthouse stands imposingly on the highest peak of Ke Ga with the height of 60m. From this height, you can a vast expanse of sea and sky as well as a large area of mainland. Sometimes, at some moments, you cannot distinguish the boundary of sea and sky. The most beautiful time to visit the lighthouse is at sunset, when you can enjoy fantastic scenery with splendid colors.
To get to the lighthouse, you can take a canoe with roundtrip service, equipped with life jacket and operated by friendly and nice local people.
What to eat
The resorts near Ke Ga serve many diverse and great foods.
You can buy fresh seafood from local fishermen, hire equipments to cook on the beach. It will be an awesome experience.
Ham Thuan Nam district has a lot of farms planting pitaya and coconut. You can visit these fruit garden and enjoy fresh fruits.