Why Mui Ne - Phan Thiet?
Traditional fishing communities and white-sand beaches
A few hours from Ho Chi Minh City are the traditional fishing villages of Mui Ne and Phan Thiet. This coastal region of Southeast Vietnam offers a range of resort accommodation located along the white sandy beaches. Pha Thiet is larger and has many excellent fish restaurants. It is also famous for its fish sauce which is used across Vietnam. Mui Ne is the more popular resort for beaches lovers as it enjoys less than half the rain of its neighbour. There are many quality hotels, restaurants, cafes and beaches to choose from making these two locations a wonderful place to relax during or post your tour of Vietnam.
Mui Ne - Phan Thiet Highlights
Here we have selected a few of the sights and experiences that you really should see on a visit to Mui Ne - Phan Thiet.
Mui Ne is famous for its enormous red and white sand dunes. The 'red dunes' (doi hong) are near Hai Long, but the 'white dunes' (doi cat trang), which are further north, are more impressive. The constant winds that sweep in from the sea sculpt the pale sands into wonderful giant formations, a real sight to behold.
Po Shanu Cham Towers
Just west of Mui Ne, the Po Shanu Cham Towers stand proud on a hillside with sweeping views of nearby Phan Thiet. Dating from the 9th century, this complex consists of the ruins of three towers and a small pagoda.
Mui Ne Fishing Village
Set at the northern end of Mui Ne Bay, the fishing harbour is best experienced in the early morning when local fishermen sort out their catch of the day such as crabs, scallops, groupers, and stingrays. Mui Ne Fishing Village is also home to a number of seafood restaurants and gift shops.
The Fairy Stream
The Fairy Stream in Phan Thiet and Mui Ne is a photographers' dream thanks to its colourful landscape of reds, whites, oranges, and pinks. With the fresh, clear water flowing from Ham Tien’s Dinh Mountain, the Fairy Stream is flanked on one side by white and red sand dunes, and on the other by fields of lush green trees, colourful flowers, and gently swaying coconut palms.
Mui Ne Beach
Mui Ne Beach runs along the coast providing 15 km of sandy beaches. The northern end of Mui Ne Beach is home to a traditional fishing village while the southern end is the place for water sports such as kitesurfing.