When mentioning Binh Thuan, many people will immediately think of extremely famous destinations such as Mui Ne beach, sandunes, Ta Cu mount, ,… However, if you are looking for a new, peaceful experience with beautiful wild scenery, Ke Ga cape is the choice you cannot miss!

About an hour by motorbike from Phan Thiet city, Ke Ga Cape is an irresistible attraction for those who love wild and majestic beauty.

General information about Ke Ga cape

Ke Ga cape (Vietnamese: mũi Kê Gà, mũi means cape) is located in Tan Thanh commune, Ham Thuan Nam district, about 30 km from Phan Thiet and 180km from Ho Chi Minh City, has been a bright spot on the Binh Thuan tourism map in recent years. If Phan Thiet is famous for its beautiful beaches and long white sand beaches, then Ke Ga cape has strange rocks arranged in all shapes that evoke curiosity for tourists. Also not as bustling and crowded as the coastal city of Phan Thiet, Ke Ga cape conquers tourists with its peaceful, wild beauty with blue sea and fine white sand.

Ke Ga cape

Ke Ga cape view from far away

A special feature of Ke Ga cape is the unique rocks lying undulating towards the sea. Indigenous people have long compared these rocks to a rock garden. The name Ke Ga was born because those rocks gradually encroached into the sea, then somehow a magical hand accidentally arranged them into a shape that looked almost like a chicken head, although “Ke Ga” in Vietnamese language means chicken testicles.

The best time to visit Ke Ga cape is February – March because this is when the tide is at its lowest, revealing the entire unique cliff at the foot of the island. The sea is clear at this time and the sun is not too harsh. 

Experiential activities and interesting check-in locations at Ke Ga cape

This place is not one of the familiar destinations for Vietnamese tourists because Ke Ga is still quite wild and remote, but many young backpackers prefer to come here to feel the peaceful atmosphere and visit the sea. And most of them coming here for:


Setting up a camping tent, sleeping close to the beach, making a fire to eat grilled food, “hunting” the sunrise, and welcoming the sunset are unique experiences you cannot miss at Ke Ga cape.

camping in Binh Thuan

You can bring your own tent if you like, or rent camping services at Lu Glamping – Beach Bar & Camp Ke Ga, Golden Rock Beach tourist area and camping equipment rental price: from 100,000 VND/person.

Ke Ga lighthouse

When visiting Ke Ga cape, you should not miss Ke Ga lighthouse, located no more than 500m from the shore. The lighthouse was designed by French engineer Chnavat and is famous for being the tallest and longest lighthouse in Southeast Asia.

Ke Ga lighthouse
Not only is it important in maritime traffic, Ke Ga lighthouse is also a unique tourist attraction. Tourists who want to visit the lighthouse can take a boat to Hon Ba, then climb up to the lighthouse for a panoramic view.

Inside the lighthouse are 183 spiral steel steps and dozens of steps leading to the top of the light. Built in 1897 and inaugurated in 1900, Ke Ga lighthouse has been recognized by the Vietnam Record Book Center as the oldest and tallest lighthouse in Vietnam.

inside Ke Ga lighthouse

Steps up to the top inside Ke Ga lighthouse

The “specialty” of Ke Ga Cape lighthouse is the 360-degree panoramic view. Visitors coming here will be able to see far away and admire the sun gradually sink into the blue sea and waves.

a view from Ke Ga lighthouse

a view from Ke Ga lighthouse

The road to the lighthouse is also very poetic, shaded by rows of ancient poplar trees and casuarina trees. Faintly along the way there is also the scent of white frangipani flowers, mixed with the typical salty smell of the sea.

Road up to Ke Ga lighthouse

In particular, this lighthouse is lit 24/7 completely by solar energy! The people who guard the lighthouse offer basket boats or motor boats to take tourists to visit the lighthouse. 

boat to Ke Ga lighthouse

  • Ticket price to visit the lighthouse: 10,000 VND/person.
  • Round trip Canoe ticket price to the island: 50,000 VND/person.

What should eat in Ke Ga cape?


Coming to Ke Ga, you definitely cannot miss the seafood paradise that is both fresh and extremely cheap. You can visit and enjoy seafood at snail shops, restaurants or buy seafood directly from fishing boats before sending it to the restaurant for processing.

Some famous and popular seafood restaurants here are Trong Tam restaurant, Bien Nho restaurant,… with grilled ocean scallops with salt and chili, grilled scallops with onion fat,…

Vietnamese thick noodle soup with grilled chopped fish

Vietnames: bánh canh chả cá, this noodle soup has a very special flavor. The naturally sweet, clear broth is made from bones and meat of various types of fish. The noodle soup has long fibers, larger than vermicelli noodles, and is opaque white in color.

When you order a portion of fish cake noodle soup, you will be served with Phan Thiet fish sauce, salty and spicy, extremely seductive. Just visit small markets in Phan Thiet or roadside restaurants and you can enjoy this dish!

Tamarind Squid

Tamarind squid is a popular snack for tourists to buy as a gift when traveling to Ke Ga, Phan Thiet. The squid is caught fresh, pre-processed, grilled, then rolled evenly, then simmered with many different flavors from spicy tamarind, non-spicy, burnt garlic,… for visitors to choose.

Some reputable places include:

  • Khanh Huong Store: 137 Ton Duc Thang, Phu Thuy Ward, Phan Thiet.
  • Hai Tuan Store: 35-37 Street 4, Ocean Dunes Beach City, Phan Thiet.
  • Family Restaurant: 06 Dang Van Ngu, Phan Thiet.

Some notes when come to visit Ke Ga Cape

  • Bring sunscreen, jacket, hat, umbrella, sunglasses, mini fan,… to protect your skin.
  • Bring comfortable, non-slip sports shoes or climbing shoes when visiting the rocky beach.
  • Bring water and snacks when visiting the lighthouse because this area does not allow commercial gatherings.
  • Return to the hotel when it starts to get dark because in some places there are no street lights, buses stop operating, and taxis are quite sparse.
  • Arrive at Ke Ga cape before 5:00 p.m. because after this time there are no canoes back the mainland.

With the full experience of traveling to Ke Ga cape above, hopefully you have all the necessary “tips” to depart for your upcoming trip to Phan Thiet. And don’t forget to follow us for the best deal with Vietnam package tours and visa services!