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Some Facts about the Ke Ga Lighthouse – A Towering Beacon

If you're visiting the southeastern coast of Vietnam, the Ke Ga Lighthouse is one of the many tourist attractions you should see. Check out these facts about it before you go.


Its History

Vietnam's Ke Ga lighthouse was constructed in the late 19th century by an architect of French origin. Towering over the cliffs at an elevation in excess of sixty metres above sea level, this lighthouse is considered to be amongst the most picturesque in the region. Its light can be observed by sea vessels that are over 20 nautical miles away.


The Design

The lighthouse's tower is built in the shape of an octagon and measures over 40 metres in height. The main material used in its construction is granite. This bestows Ke Ga Lighthouse with the aesthetic appeal of a sort of understated, shimmering brilliance when the sun is out.



Ke Ga Lighthouse is situated along the coast of the Thuan Quy commune of the Ham Thuan Nam district, in Vietnam's Binh Thuan province. The Vietnamese port city of Phan Thiet lies around 30 kilometres away to the south and is home to many Vietnam beach resorts such as the well placed Anantara Mui Ne Resort among several others. The lighthouse looms over the ocean from its perch on a tiny island located just off the coastline. Surrounding Ke Ga Lighthouse are a number of attractive rock formations; many of which come in a gorgeous camel brown colour mixed in with various shades of grey.



If you've decided to pay this attraction a visit while you are in Vietnam, your first port of call on this journey should be Phan Thiet. As mentioned previously, this port city is located around 30 kilometres south of Ke Ga Lighthouse. Once you have reached Phan Thiet, look for Tran Hung Dao Street and travel east along the bridge there. Once you are done with the bridge, continue onwards for around three and a half kilometres. At this point, keep an eye out for a deviation in the road and follow it. You will know if you have missed the turn if you find yourself in front of a roundabout. If this is the case, turn back. Once you have taken the correct turn, you'll know it, as the road ahead of you will run along a steep incline. A little while later, you will be able to see the sea. The lighthouse is perched on a petite island a little ways away from the coast.


A Popular Attraction

Both the Ke Ga Lighthouse and the island on which it stands are fast becoming popular tourist attractions in Vietnam's southeastern region. This is thanks to the picturesque setting of Ke Ga Island and the unusual architectural style of the lighthouse tower. A popular activity for visitors to enjoy is having a picnic by the rocks. If you want to visit the Lighthouse and don't want to make the trip on your own, you can get in touch with your hotel's front desk or with travel and tour agencies to see if they offer guided tours.