Located on Ke Ga Island, about 30 kilometers south of Phan Thiet City, Ke Ga lighthouse with its unique architecture is a must-see attraction in Binh Thuan Province where visitors can experience a fabulous panoramic view of the open sea.
The lighthouse is called Ke Ga by local people as it was built on Ke Ga Island top whose total area is about 5 ha in the coastal area of Tan Thanh Ward, Ham Thuan Nam District, about 30km southeast of Phan Thiet City. This lighthouse was designed by a French architect named Chnavat to guide ships to go back and forth. The construction started in February 1897 and was completed by the end of 1898, and the lighthouse was put in operation in 1900. To mark the construction period, local people put a big granite panel carved the number 1899 at the lighthouse entry gate. The lighthouse has now been operating for 108 years.
The light house is about 60m tall. From that height, visitors are able to see a vast expanse of sea and sky, as well as enjoy cool ocean winds. The most beautiful moment to visit the lighthouse is at sunset. People can see a fantastic sight with splendid colours.
To reach the lighthouse, tourists can travel by bus or motorbike along the coast to Ke Ga Island or take a canoe from Phan Thiet City or from Vinh Hy Bay, Nha Trang City. Visitors can also stay on the island overnight for a spot of fishing which is an unforgettable experience.