Phan Rang is unusual only in that it is so usual. It’s not a modern metropolis like Hanoi and Saigon, but not a small fishing village either. The people are very friendly and tourism is still not developed enough to support the hawkers and vendors that make other places seem like one giant market. Go there and see nice, normal Vietnamese people exercising and gossiping on the beach at sunrise. See the local Vietnamese gather at 16 April Park and eat street food and enjoy beautiful cool evenings. If you are near the beach, go to a local fish market and watch hundreds of women buy and sell the day’s catch. You’ll neither be gawked at nor constantly approached by people trying to sell you something.