Could Phan Rang be the next tourism hub of Vietnam
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This week’s future city is Phan Rang-Thap Cham in Ninh Thuan province. I visited in December last year, and I can say that it’s not going to be the next big thing any time soon, especially when there are so many coastal provinces competing for that title. It is though building some new beach hotels and city malls that will at least put it on the map for domestic tourists. And this post shows, one of the developers in Ninh Thuan is hoping to turn the province into a new tourism hub.
The cover image is the Sunbay Park Hotel & Resort project. I was there on a stormy day and the water wasn’t looking great. I ended up cancelling my exploration of the province as it was too windy. I stayed in Phan Rang to see what was under construction, and the Sunbay Park site was busy with construction activity on the day of my visit.
[Sunbay Park Hotel & Resort under construction - December 2020.]
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[Image via Render Thailand.]
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