Located close to many a Mui Ne resort, the Prince’s Castle is perched atop the Ong Hoang Hill, offering mesmerising panoramic views to its visitors.
The serene atmosphere of the Prince’s Castle is a haven for those who are looking to escape the bustling environment of the town. The building is situated within a 10-minute driving distance from properties in the area such as Anantara Mui Ne Resort. Although the entrance to this ancient construction is completely free, you should expect to pay a parking fee around VND 2,000 if you’re travelling by personal vehicles.
In the olden days, French Duke de Montpensier had fallen in love with the scenic environment surrounding the Ong Hoang Hill, where he later built a large estate house back in 1911. The locals were unaware of his name; hence the castle was called the Prince’s Castle.
This estate house in Phan Thiet initially spanned across 536 square metres. However, as there were only minimal efforts to restore this architectural gem, all that one can see today is its remnants – the stone foundations, a watchtower, and some military bunkers used during the French occupation in Vietnam.
After having your share of viewing pleasure at the Prince’s Castle, you can easily access other major attractions of the area. Po Shanu Cham Towers belonging to the 8th century and the tomb of Han Mac Tu, a Vietnamese poet are some of them.