In a country teeming with beach destinations, the fishing town of Mui Ne is a location worth checking out for its quiet and serene 10 km coastline that’s great for relaxing strolls, peaceful jogs, and unforgettable sunsets. Mui Ne is 200 km north of Ho Chi Minh City and could be accessed via a bus that runs from the southern capital going to Nha Trang or via train which stops at the city Phan Thiet.
It’s impossible to get lost in this town as the place just stretches on a lone strip along the main street, Nguyen Dinh Chieu. Along the strip is where you could find a wide range of accommodation and restaurants with bargain prices for their seafood dishes. The Mui Ne Beach is the main draw and its coastline is 15 km of sandy beaches that have everything from luxurious beach resorts, loads of dining options, and shopping venues. Though very touristy, the town has retained its fishing village charm so getting up early in the morning and watching local fisherman haul their catch and sort the seafood is a must-see experience. As the day progresses, one major activity is kitesurfing where amateurs could also get lessons. Other activities are riding hot air balloons, sailing, surfing, windsurfing, and all sorts of water activities.
What one shouldn’t miss out when here is to check out the unique Nui Ne Sand Dunes which is a natural phenomenon that is reminiscent of the desserts found in the Middle East. It’s a great place to take photographs of or even ride an ATV along. One should also check out their specialty – fish sauce. A lot of Vietnamese cuisines feature this and here is where a large quantity is made the local way. You could cap off your trip with visits to the Fishing Village, the Mui Ne Market and fishing harbor, and the Fairy Stream.