Mui Ne

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Posted by DH Travel at 7:34 am April 28, 2014

Mui Ne overview

In spite of being located 22km from the center of Phan Thiet city, Mui Ne is always crowded with tourists. The fishing village has attracted visitors by the deserted sand, fishing villages, streams, dreaming beaches hidden behind the green beam … getting immersed in the nature to see the waves turning as the breathing of the ocean, we love the sea more and Mui Ne is dubbed a tourism paradise.

Mui Ne sand dune tour

Mui Ne is considered as one of the most beautiful and romantic beaches in Vietnam

The sea and the sand are what nature has bestowed on this land. Located in the tropical region, less affected by the northeast monsoon, owning hot and dry climate, Mui Ne is said to be a tourist attraction in all 4 seasons of the year. Mui Ne also attracts visitors with the type of travel unique discovery, unforgettable impression in their travel itinerary.

The best time to visit Mui Ne

Phan Thiet weather is hot and dry all year round with average temperature about 27 degrees C. You can visit Phan Thiet at any time of the, but the ideal time is from August to December, especially from November to April when there is a cool breeze. Low season holiday is around July. If you come to Mui Ne at this time, you will get a holiday with an extremely attractive price.

Transportation in Mui Ne

From Hanoi: There are no direct flights from Hanoi to Mui Ne, so if tourists want to go to Mui Ne, tourists from Hanoi often fly to Saigon and then catch a bus to Mui Ne. Besides, you can take the plane from Hanoi to Cam Ranh Airport in Nha Trang, then continue the journey into Phan Thiet by Open Tour car from Nha Trang to Phan Thiet – Mui Ne.

From Saigon: Daily, there are many Open Bus to Mui Ne, Hon Rom departing from Saigon bus/ passenger car; Western Bus Station; Eastern Bus Station… Additionally, you can take the train from Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet. In Phan Thiet, you can take a motorbike taxi, a taxi or a bus to reach Mui Ne.

Accommodation in Mui Ne

Mui Ne – Phan Thiet has many beach resorts, most of which are one-story houses located right on the beach. The more luxurious hotels have an outdoor pool, beach sports service, sun loungers, restaurant, bar, and spa. The price here is quite expensive, from 600,000 upwards.

Guest house in Mui Ne also has a very good standard with full of amenities such as a toilet in the room, fan, air conditioner, cable TV for only 150,000 – 250,000 VND / day including the breakfast. If you want to save more money and experience the new feeling, you can sleep in tents with the price of the daily rental is only 70,000 to 80,000 VND with shared toilet (quite clean), free fresh water bath in Hon Rom area.

What to eat in Mui Ne?

Mui Ne Market: The food in Mui Ne market is cheap and very rich. Popular local delicacies include Mai fish salad, grilled fish, salted fish, fish balls, cakes …

Ho Xuan Huong Road: There are much popular foods for local people to eat for breakfast for only 15,000-30,000 VND with many dishes such as rice with ribs, Quang noodles, noodles, mini pancakes….

At the roundabout near the post office at the corner of Ho Xuan Huong – Huynh Thuc Khang Streets, there is a nightclub selling many dishes: noodles, rolls, duck eggs, noodles, ice cream, smoothies at affordable prices.

In the evening, the area of Ham Tien has an array of western restaurants (Italian, French, Spanish, Japanese seafood). In addition, you can go to the beach to buy seafood and ask local people to cook and enjoy after that.

Sightseeing Must See in Mui Ne

In addition to famous sites such as Hon Rom, Gold Sand Dune, Bau Trang (White Sand Dune)- Trinh Nu sand hill, Red Hill, Pôsanu Tower, Mui Ne ancient village, Ong Hoang pagoda, fresh seafood market … you can try “changing the taste” by visiting other equally interesting places such as Tra Cu Mountain, Phu Quy Island, Ke Ga Lighthouse, Ong Dia (land guardian) Rock Reef, Hong stream, the whale skeleton of 22m long, visiting Duc Thanh school with the starfruit tree planted by Uncle Ho.

Gold Sand Hill

One of the sceneries which have fascinated footsteps of famous poets, painters, and photographers in Mui Ne is the Gold sand hill… The sand dunes are also known as sand hills, because of its shape changing day by day. That is the magic that every day, people always want to discover the beauty of the sand dunes without getting bored. This is the attraction which you should not miss if you visit Mui Ne. The most beautiful times to enjoy the beauty of the dune are at the sunrise or sunset when the wind is very strong here.

sightseeing must see in Mui Ne

Gold Sand Hill is the site you must see once travel Mui Ne

Suoi Tien (Fairy Stream) – the fairyland

Talking about “streams,” we would all think of the water flowing in the murmuring, green moss boulders. But strangely, nature has given Mui Ne – Phan Thiet a unique stream, which is “Suoi Tien”.

Discovering this colorful land, you can comfortably slip sandals and footsteps into the cool water of the small streams along the way, soak in nature to feel the peace and the sense of country’s origin in each breathing.

what to see in Mui Ne

Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien) in Mui Ne is the very special and mighty natural site where you never see at any other place

Although it is cool or sunny at midday, Suoi Tien is still crowded with people of whom the majority are foreigners. To explore this stream, you have to walk upstream in the location where it is near the end of the stream flowing to the sea. The stream is not deep at all, the deepest area only reaches the knees. Travelers walk barefoot in the cool water of orange sand. Going about 200-300 meters, you can see that a virtual world appears in front of the eyes.

This place has only pure pristine without any mark of human left here excepting the footprints. The old sand piles are sand dunes that are eroded by the water creating bizarre shapes like stalactites in limestone caves. On the banks of the streams, the water has created sand into fine pillars, huge reliefs that stretch out like a wall and always change.

The bottom of the stream is smooth sand. This is a rare freshwater source in this area. The strange thing is that the water starts from the sand desert. The vast sand dunes stretch tens of kilometers, so fresh water is rare. However, beneath these hot sand dunes, there is a huge water “bag”. No one knows exactly that, when and house the water bag was leaked to the outside forming a stream. For a long ago, locals have found it strange and thought of the mystical, supernatural force. They said that this water line is the gift that the sky gives to the sand desert. The name of Suoi Tien comes from here.

Along the stream, there are many paths leading to the sand dunes. Sand is accidentally created into natural gates, located on the sides of the path leading up to the sand dunes. Standing on the elevated position of the sand dunes looking down, tourists will see that the stream is poetic. The scene here never stops visitors from associating, comparing. At different angles of access, visitors have a strange and different sense of this scene. In the summer, only the coconut and the hyacinths beautify the stream. In the spring, cherry blossoms bloom, Suoi Tien is as wearing a new coat full of flavor. When the grapefruit flowers, lime flowers bloom, walking in Suoi Tien, we are like walking in the middle of a fragrant forest. Not only do tourists feel the natural and mysterious stream with eyes, with their hands, visitors also feel the nature here with the nose.

Suoi Nuoc Mui Ne

As a new tourist destination in Phan Thiet, sea space in Suoi Nuoc Mui Ne is still quiet, as a sleeping beautiful girl. This romantic vignette is like making visitors more curious about its beauty. Suoi Nuoc is located in Mui Ne Ward, located between Hon Rom and Hon Nghe, and is about 10 km long. This is a familiar beautiful coastal road which often explores when they have an opportunity to travel to Phan Thiet – Nha Trang.

Being well-known not only with the beauty of the beach which is quite wild, fresh, Suoi Nuoc also impresses visitors with the charming landscape of the Melaleuca forests near the sea. In addition, the sandy dunes bring to the sea with the cool water flowing from the sand, which looks really unique.

In the summer, the waves in the area of ??this water stream are relatively quiet, so visitors can swim in the clear and cool water here. In the late months of the year, when the North wind blows, those who love the sea sports such as sailing, windsurfing to have the opportunity to conquer the sea with extreme excitement. Compared with the noisy Mui Ne beach that tourists have known, where the capital of the resort is always crowded, Suoi Nuoc is as the picture which completely contrasts with peace to quiet. It is this tranquility that has strongly conquered the tourists, especially those who like to look at the sea while it is still rustic.

Mui Ne Fishing village

Mui Ne Fishing Village is located on Huynh Thuc Khang Street, about 200m away from Mui Ne Bus Station, opposite the fishing village owning “Fishing Village stall”, about 23km north of Phan Thiet City, about 1km from Mui Ne Market.

Mui Ne sand dunes tour

Explore Mui Ne fishing village to experience the life and meet of fishermen in the fishing village, you can choose for yourself fresh seafood such as squid, fish, shrimp, crab, snail…

Mui Ne Fishing Village is located along a 1,000-meter coastline. The beach here is particularly quiet throughout the year, is an extremely good location for hiding.

In addition, the fishing village of Mui Ne is also a beautiful scenery at the sunset, when tourists can see the beach with hundreds of ships moored in the water in the romantic late afternoon sun. This is also the point for the photographer to come to “hunt” wonderful pictures.

Come to the fishing village to experience the life and fishing of fishermen in the fishing village, you can choose for yourself fresh seafood such as squid, fish, shrimp, crab, snail, .. to bring home to make delicious dishes or eat immediately on the beach with available cook at extremely soft prices compared to buying in the market, but getting favorite fresh seafood. Especially, going to Phan Thiet, Mui Ne fishing village in the early morning at about 6:00 to 7:00, people can witness the busy trading scene of the people. In the morning, the fishing village is like a cheap seafood market attracting many domestic and international visitors to Mui Ne, Phan Thiet

Things to buy as gift

Places to buy fresh squid and (egg) squid as gifts: from Mui Ne, you can return to the center of Phan Thiet where has 20-25cm long squid processing factory. The price is about 80,000 VND / kg

Con Ca Vang (Golden Fish) sauce fish of Phan Thiet fish sauce joint stock company. The glass bottle is 50ml / bottle x 9 bottles / box, 45 degrees, the price is about 63,000 VND / box.


Because the weather here is sunny and dry, so, when traveling, you should bring the following items: mineral water bottle, sunglasses, sunscreen, flip flop or sandal for convenient of movement on the sand terrain.

In May, June of the lunar calendar (July – August), Mui Ne beach often appears red algae which pollute sea water, you should avoid bathing when encountering this type of algae.

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