By Hieu Tran
Located in South Vietnam, Mui Ne is a small, lovely coastal town and a must visit place in Vietnam. Mui Ne attractions range from sand dunes, tropical forest, and stunning beaches to the fishing harbour, traditional villages, and ancient structures such as the Van Thuy Tu Temple and Po Shanu Cham Towers.
Mui Ne is a great destination where you can enjoy the beaches and the sea. You can also enjoy the charm of the Fairy Stream and beautiful sand dunes.
Offering ample opportunities for tourists to discover throughout their holiday, Mui Ne is ideal for everyone looking to escape the bustling cities of Hanoi and Saigon. On travelling to Mui Ne, visitors will have the chance to contemplate the beautiful scenery and enjoy delicious seafood.
Once upon a time Mui Ne was only on the radar of the most adventurous travellers, who crashed on the sands of the isolated beach. These days resort development has changed all that, but mercifully at least the buildings are mostly mid rise for the moment. In February 2019, it was announced that Mui Ne beach will become of Asia-Pacific's most visited destinations by 2030.
Best Time To Go To Mui Ne?
Phan Thiet weather is so unique with plenty of sunshine and wind without storms, so you can visit here at any time in the year. However, June and July are the best times to visit Mui Ne, Phan Thiet.
Top Things To Do And See In Mui Ne
1. Visit The White And Red Sand Dunes
The Red and White Sand Dunes are the beautiful destinations near Mui Ne, Phan Thiet. It is a small piece of desert in Vietnam, giving you an entirely different view of the country. You can arrange a tour or hire a scooter and see the sunset on the top of the dune. You can also hire a quad and then drive up to the top of the dune.
2. Go Kite Surfing
Kite-surfing is a big attraction in Mui Ne. The area has a pleasant breeze, which is excellent for kite surfing. There are also many kite surfing schools along the beach. Travelers or locals all can enjoy the waves and wind. There are multiple kite surfing shops in which you can hire equipment. Remember that the price of kite surfing in Mui Ne is not low.
3. Mui Ne Fishing Village
Mui Ne Fishing Village holds a view of an expansive coastline that is lined with colourful fishing boats and swaying palm trees. Be sure you go to the fishing harbor in the early morning when local fishers sell their daily catch such as scallops, groupers, crabs, and stingrays. Mui Ne Fishing Village further has lots of gift shops and seafood restaurants to cater to the growing number of foreign tourists.
4. The Fairy Stream
Due to its dramatic landscape of whites, reds, oranges, and pinks, the Fairy Stream is a beautiful destination in Mui Ne visitors shouldn’t miss. One side of the Fairy Stream is a broad field of blossoming flowers, green trees, and coconut palms while the other features a mix of red and white sand dunes. Ensure you bring an extra pair of shoes and wear comfortable clothing since during your visit here, you will be wading through water.
5. Po Shanu Cham Towers
The Po Shanu Cham Towers is situated on Ba Nai Hill, which is about 7 km from Phan Thiet City. They were built during the Champa Kingdom and had three ancient worship towers dedicated to Nandi, Agni, and Hindu deities Lord Shiva. They also have such a mysterious, holy, and religious beauty. Po Shanu Cham Towers are an attractive tourist attraction in Mui Ne and Binh Thuan Province. They are accessible within a fifteen-minute drive from Mui Ne, and a ticket fee is VND 10,000.
6. Ta Cu Mountain
The mountain boasts 250,000 square meters of rare wildlife, lush rainforests, magnificent Buddhist structures, and limestone caves. The top of Ta Cu Mountain is accessible via a 10-minute cable-car ride or a two-hour hike through the jungle. You will be greeted with vertigo-inducing views of Ke Ga Lighthouse, Ham Thuan An Sea, and Thuan Nam Town if you select the latter. Set atop the mountain is Linh Son Truong Tho Pagoda which, constructed in 1879.
7. Phan Thiet Central Market
The market is a must-visit for visitors who want to experience the everyday lives of the local population. This market is crowded at dawn, and you can find many goods here, such as fresh fruits, spices, meat, nuts, household supplies, and dried foodstuff. Because Mui Ne and Phan Thiet are renowned for cheap and fresh seafood, you will find everything here from fishes, squids, and shrimps to crabs, clams, and snails. This market is also an ideal place to enjoy various Vietnamese dishes such as fresh spring rolls (gỏi cuốn), crispy pancake (bánh xèo), and Quang noodles (mì Quảng).
How To Get There & About Hieu Tran
Travel Blogger & Creator of Vina.com
Born and raised in Vietnam, Hieu is an avid traveller who has explored fascinating places around the world including Amsterdam, Antwerp, Melbourne and Bangkok. In Vietnam, he has spent time in different places including Hoi An, Ninh Binh, Ca Mau, Quang Ninh, Hue, Ho Chi Minh city and Ha Noi.
Hieu came to realise that his country with many undiscovered beaches, historic sites and tourist experiences, is these days an important destination. It was for this reason that he decided to set up the blog, Vina.com.
Vina.com invites friends from around the world to discover the culture, elegance and beauty of Vietnam. His blog is full of great insider articles and essential information to help you plan a trip to Vietname.
How To Get There
Depart from Hanoi to Mui Ne
For travellers from Ha Noi, travelling by plane is the best option. Depart from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City and then move to Phan Thiet by trains or coaches.
Alternatively, depart from Hanoi to Nha Trang and then go to Phan Thiet from there.
Depart From Ho Chi Minh City To Mui Ne
You can select Sinh Café, Phuong Trang Bus lines, as they’ll pick you up and leave you to get off at resorts of Mui Ne.
Sinh Café Bus line: Address: 246 – 248, De Tham Street, District 1. Telephone: 0838376 833 or 0838369 420.
Phuong Trang Bus line: Address: 274 – 276, De Tham Street, District 1. Telephone: 08 38375570.
Train To Phan Thiet
For High-Quality Golden Train (Phone: 08.35261685 or 08.35262724): The ticket fee is around 7 USD (about 160.000 VND). The trains depart every morning.
For Tourist Train: You can purchase the ticket at Saigon Train Station (Add: 01, Nguyen Thong Street, District 3). The ticket fee is around 4.82 USD (about 110.000 VND). The symbol PT4 for trains departs in the weekend evening, and SPT for trains departs in the morning.