Romantic coastal route
Ninh Thuan is famous among backpackers for its poetic and romantic coastal route but still challenging and exploring. The route with a length of over 105 km, extending from Hiep Kiet-Binh Tien to Ca Na, along the route you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Ninh Thuan, that is Nui Chua National Park, that is the sea. Deep blue in the east, crystal clear water, these are the rows of blue poplars in the coastal village of Binh Tien, or the poetic and lyrical Ca Na – Mui Dinh strait…
If you have the opportunity, let’s explore the charming beauty of this coastal route, which is considered the most beautiful route in Vietnam by backpackers!
Vast salt fields
Ninh Thuan is known as a land of sun and wind. And it is these characteristics that create salt making in this place. The profession of making salt all year round has to sell its face to the land and sell its back to the sky, bearing each basket of salt, pouring every drop of sweat to make every grain of salt, making life more salty.
With the white color of the salt grains, the deep blue color of the sky, the brown color of the fields along with the hardworking people, have created a picture of the vast, beautiful and warm salt fields. Ninh Thuan salt fields not only have economic meaning but also are a typical image for nature and people in this charming land.
Kate Festival of Cham people
Currently, the Cham people living in Ninh Thuan have the largest number in Vietnam, accounting for nearly 50% of the total number of Cham people in the country, that’s why Ninh Thuan’s Cham ethnicity is considered as a cultural feature in this place. .
Coming here, you can easily find the cultural features of the customs, practices, festivals… of the Cham people. This is the most important festival of the Cham people following the Brahmin religion, which is held once a year, to remember the gods and to offer offerings to the ancestors with reverence to pray for the peace of the country and the people. , favorable wind and favorable rain, bountiful crops.
The opening ceremony of the festival is the procession of the goddess Ponagar (also known as the motherland who teaches the Cham people to plant rice and weave cloth) from the house of the youngest child of the goddess (Phuoc Ha commune, Thuan Nam district). Po Nu Khanh temple (Phuoc Huu commune, Ninh Phuoc province) to worship.
On the second day of the festival, the procession of clothes to Po Klong Garai tower and Cham dignitaries perform rituals to bathe the gods and offer offerings to the gods. During the festival days, in the villages and hamlets of the Cham people, they are bustling with the sound of Saranai trumpets, the sound of Ginang drums and fan dances of Cham girls with traditional costumes, captivating visitors. when going to the festival.
Truc Lam Vien Ngo Zen Monastery
Truc Lam Vien Ngo Zen Monastery is the largest monastery of Ninh Thuan province and the spiritual center of the central strip of land full of sunshine and wind. Zen Monastery is designed in the direction of feng shui facing the sea and leaning against Da Chong mountain, arranging Buddha statues and temple areas along the middle of the mountain to the top.
This monastery is imbued with Buddhist architecture, built mainly from precious stones and wood, with both majesty and solemnity, simple, rustic and close. Ninh Thuan tourists entering the front gate of the hall of the monastery will surely recognize the pair of pure white dragons that are sculpted exquisitely, unique and outstanding as a warm welcome to visitors and incense at the temple. monastery.
Inside, Truc Lam Vien Ngo Zen Monastery including 2 separate areas: monks and nuns, along with 23 other works (such as Tam Quan gate, main hall, ancestral house, meditation hall, …) and Temple of Literature, Confucius – Mencius – Tuan Tu also. restored and restored more spacious than before.
During major Buddhist holidays, Truc Lam Vien Ngo Zen Monastery bustling again to welcome a large number of Buddhist pilgrims and tourists from Ninh Thuan to visit. In addition, Truc Lam Vien Ngo Zen Monastery is not only a place where Buddhists come to burn incense, offer offerings and worship or a place of religious spirituality, but it is also an ideal tourist destination for tourists on tour. Ninh Thuan calendar.
Dishes from the thunderstorm
Ninh Thuan cuisine is known for many special dishes such as banh can, banh xeo, chicken rice, rice paper with fish sauce, fish cake soup, grapes… Among them, we cannot fail to mention the dish. A special dish in this sandy area is the dishes made from thunderstorms.
With favorable terrain, farming and processing dishes from thunderstorms have become a unique feature in this place, dishes made from thunderstorms here have elaborate and separate processing methods with seasoning spices. , pepper, fish sauce, raw vegetables … have brought economic benefits to the people of Phan Rang, as well as become a favorite dish of many tourists when coming to this land.