Historically playing a major role in nautical development, lighthouses all over the world have served for the very important purpose of guiding ships home away from treacherous waters. In the 21st century, few such operational lighthouses remain due to the rapid development of technology we have witnessed in the past few decades. As a result, most lighthouses currently remain as beautiful reminders of the past with their artistic architecture and panoramic locations.
The Ke Ga Lighthouse in Mui Ne of Vietnam is one such lighthouse that can be seen even today and a tour to this wonderful attraction is definitely a worthwhile investment. Having the distinction of being Vietnam’s very first lighthouse, this attraction is only an hour’s drive away from Phan Thiet. Designed by the French architect Snavat and constructed by the French in the late 19th century, Ke Ga still retains a palpable French aura and demonstrates French architecture in its best possible light.
If you are visiting Mui Ne, a trip to Ka Ge would provide you with a welcome break from the pristine beaches and allow you to indulge in the history of Vietnam. The nearby surroundings are often calm and are conducive to quiet ramblings through the countryside as you bask in the local atmosphere. Tours to the attraction are abundantly found in the area but you can, if you wish, explore on your own. The lighthouse is found on a small island just off mainland and is visible from the shore. Once you get to the island, you will see that this attraction is nearly 65m above sea level and 184 steps later you will be treated to a spectacular view of the coast.
The view from the top is truly breathtaking as you take in the cerulean shores complemented by the azure blue sky and the lush green countryside. Allow the peaceful sounds of the sea and the pleasant bird calls relax you and soothe your soul.
If you are residing in a resort in Mui Ne, Ka Ge would make for an ideal excursion outside a Vietnam hotel for it will allow you to take in the local atmosphere and culture as well revel in the area’s rich history and architecture. For those searching for accommodation, Anantara Mui Ne Resort & Spa maybe recommended as an ideal luxury resort which is located within one hour of Ke Ga.