Phan Rang-Tháp Chàm, also called Panduranga, is a new city in Vietnam and the capital of Ninh Thuận Province. The community has a population of 161,000 (2004), of which 91,000 (2004) live in the main city.
Phan Rang-Tháp Chàm is located at the junction of National Routes 1A and 27; the former connects the town to Hanoi towards the north and Ho Chi Minh City to the southwest, while the latter crosses into the Central Highlands towards Buôn Ma Thuột.
The city is connected to the North–South Railway at Tháp Chàm Railway Station; express passenger trains (SE1/2, SE5/6) stop regularly at the station. The station once served as a terminus for the Đà Lạt–Tháp Chàm Railway, a rack railway which opened in 1932.
A trip to Phan Rang is without a doubt worth a visit! Geographically it is a kiting gold mine, with two reefs separated by a deep bay, offering left and right reef-breaks as well as a safe beach-break. The reefs are tidal but you can still kite in the deep bay at low tide where there is flat water to improve your skills.
Level of Riding: Intermediate/Experienced
Conditions: Waves – Reef Break | Wind – Cross Onshore.
“Phi’s Kiteboard Tours” run frequent tours from Mui Ne to an epic spot that has everything – close to the city of Phan Rang, about 3 hours drive north from Mui Ne. Protected reefs with butter-flat water, massive waves on the outside, with super reliable wind – often 25-30 knots or even more.
The tour is open to beginners as well as more experienced kiters – but pack your small kites, you’ll probably need them. Phi runs a fantastic tour, including bus transportation for you and your gear, and hotel costs.