Standing watch patiently over the coast for more than a century, the captivating Ke Ga Lighthouse is worth a visit when next on holiday in Vietnam.
Around 30 km away from Phan Thiet city, this striking lighthouse can be found around 300 metres offshore on Ke Ga Island in the Binh Thuan Province. Those at properties such as Anantara Mui Ne Resort can easily enjoy excursions to this spot travelling along the coast and taking a short boat ride to the island.
A Bit of History
Before heading here from your Mui Ne resort, it’s always good to get some background information. Built by the French, the Ke Ga Lighthouse dates back to 1899 and is Southeast Asia’s oldest lighthouse. Around 65 metres in height, it had a 2,000W lamp which helped ships navigate the seas around the area.
Arriving at the Site
At the island, you will have to walk up a path bordered by plumeria trees some of which are said to be over a century old.Though you cannot go inside, at the base of the lighthouse you can stop to take in the inspiring coastal panoramas as well as get some pictures of this landmark.
Exploring the Area
You can also spend a bit of time exploring the area around Ke Ga Lighthouse; there are some intriguing and quite sizable rocks here, while not to be missed is a chance to unwind at the beach. The ocean is generally calm and ideal for a dip, while you can also just soak up the sun and watch the world go slowly by.