Situated in Phan Thiet Province, Mui Ne is a coastal city famous for its quiet beaches, sand dunes, and ideal views for watching the sunsets. Coming to Mui Ne, you are not only in for beautiful beaches but also delicious seafood.
WHEN TO GO TO MUI NE
• The best time to visit Mui Ne is from April – August (dry season)
• Mui Ne is hot throughout the year and windy
HOW TO GET TO MUI NE
From Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), you can take the early train, it’ll get you to Phan Thiet in 4 hours, then you can either take the bus or taxi to get to Mui Ne, which will take another 30 mins. We recommend pre-arranging your transportation. Another option is to book a bus from the backpacker’s street at Pham Ngu Lao in District 1 to get directly to Mui Ne. The train will give you more comfort and avoid busy highways and bumpy ride, but the buses offer more flexibility regarding the schedule frequency. If you would like a guided tour to Mui Ne, you can check out this coastal adventure itinerary.
WHERE TO STAY IN MUI NE
Anantara Mui Ne Resort
Booking link: Anantara Mui Ne Resort
Explore Vietnam’s charm and the stunning beaches at Mui -Ne while indulging in the luxurious international-standard services and amenities at Anantara Mui Ne Resort. Dine on freshly caught seafood and admire the impressive sea view at their renowned restaurant. Apart from deluxe rooms, suites, and pool villas, their complimentary massage service will definitely make your trip to Mui Ne worth every penny.
Sea Links Beach Resort & Golf
Booking link: Sea Links Beach Resort & Golf
Sea Links Beach Resort & Golf is a perfectly serene sanctuary by the beautiful coastline of Mui Ne. There is never a dull moment with a host of recreational and leisure activities to take part in, from the on-site golf course, world-class spa, water sports, an outdoor pool, fishing spots, etc. Sea Links Beach Resort & Spot is the perfect accommodation to fully take in the sights and sounds of the gorgeous Phan Thiet City.
Muong Thanh Holiday Mui Ne Hotel
Booking link: Muong Thanh Holiday Mui Ne Hotel
Muong Thanh Holiday Mui Ne Hotel is the best place for travelers to stay and enjoy the breezy winds and spectacular scenery. The four-star hotel locates only a few minutes from the airport, and on the main road to the city center, making it incredibly accessible to visit the city’s main attractions. The amenities include deluxe rooms, a spacious conference hall, high-quality restaurants,…and all blends harmoniously the natural surroundings and state-of-the-art modernity.
Saigon Mui Ne Resort
Booking link: Saigon Mui Ne Resort
Escape the bustling city life to enjoy natural beauty in the bungalows at Saigon Mui Ne Resort. Their design is a perfect combination of sandy beaches, coconut groves, and up-to-date facilities. After a day of exploring the city and hanging out on the beach, make your way to their first-class restaurant to enjoy a wide range of seafood, and a fusion of Vietnamese and international cuisine.
La Marina Boutique Hotel & Spa
Booking link: La Marina Boutique Hotel & Spa
For its exceptional service and facilities, La Marina Boutique Hotel & Spa offers everything at an incredibly reasonable price. All rooms are thoughtfully designed to provide guests with ultimate relaxation and comfort. The pool area is the most favorite place in the hotel, where you can either go for a swim or simply relax by the poolside with a book in hand.
WHERE TO GO IN MUI NE
The Sand Dunes of Mui Ne
The Red and White Sand Dunes are the two wonders that Mui Ne is known. During the day, the sand can get quite hot, so it is best to visit in the early morning or late afternoon. Favorite activities at these attractions include sand sliding, kite flying, jeep riding, picnic, and photography.
Hours: All year round
Location: White Sand Dunes: 26 KM Northeast of Mui Ne Beach
Red Sand Dunes: 17 KM Northeast of Mui Ne Beach
Hon Rom Beach
Hours: All day
Location: 2 KM North Phan Thiet’s City Center
The Fairy Stream
The Fairy Stream is a beautiful piece of nature tucked between beaches and fishing villages with the stream surrounded by geological limestone formation. When coming to this unusual place of visit in Vietnam, you are encouraged to walk and dip your feet in the water and the sand. This is an ideal scenic photography attraction. It takes about an hour to reach the end of the stream, so you should bring lots of liquid to stay hydrated and wear comfortable clothing.
Hours: All day
Address: Huynh Thuc Khang, Ham Tien, Phan Thiet, Mui Ne
Mui Ne Fishing Village
A visit to Mui Ne’s fishing village in the early morning brings you fascinating exposure to the lives of the local fishermen. This area is a trading fish market, so if you want to pick up some fresh seafood, this is the place to go.
Hours: The best time to visit is in the early morning
Address: 7 KM North of Mui Ne Town, Phan Thiet, Mui Ne
To celebrate and preserve the cultural beauty of the town based mainly on fishing, the Fishermen Show comprises stories and legendary tales about the village. With interesting performances and special effects, it promises an entertaining and exciting experience.
Hours: 8 PM – 10 PM from Wednesday to Sunday
Address: Nguyen Thong roundabout, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet
Ticket: From VND 300,000 – 800,000, depending on seat
Po Sha Inu Cham Towers
Built in the late 8th century to worship Shiva, one of the most important deities in Hinduism, the Po Sha Inu Cham Towers were the ancient religious sites of the Cham ethnicity. The Po Sah Inu Cham Towers group includes three towers: Tower A (16m tall), Tower B (13m), and Tower C (5m). This amazing ancient site is well worth a look for history lovers.
Hours: 7:30 AM 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM- 4:30 PM
Address: Ong Hoang Hill, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet
Entrance: VND 10,000 ($0.5)
Kitesurfing and Windsurfing
Windy beaches are the perfect calling for kitesurfing and windsurfing lovers. This is one of Asia’s most famous coastal cities for kitesurfing. Due to the sport’s popularity, many competitively priced kitesurfing schools can be found in Mui Ne.
Sea Links Wine castle
Situated in a 5-star resort, Sea Links City Wine Castle is an outstanding site in Mui Ne. The attractive point of this site comes from the classic European architecture to the broad range of wine collections and vineyards.
Hours: 4:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Address: 706b Nguyen Thong, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet
• Castle visiting: VND 100,000 ($5) including 1 type of wine
• Wine tasting: VND 100,000 ($5) including 5 types of wine
• Both of Castle visiting and Wine tasting: VND 200,000 ($10) including 5 types of wine
Van Thuy Tu Temple
Built in 1762, Van Thuy Tu Temple is used to worship and honor whales in Phan Thiet. According to the beliefs of the coastal locals, whales are the guardians and protectors of the fishermen whenever they fish in the sea. This Temple houses the remains and burials of more than 500 whales skeletons!
Hours: 7 AM – 5 PM
Address: 54 Ngu Ong, Duc Thang, Phan Thiet
Entrance: VND 10,000 ($0.5)
WHAT TO EAT IN MUI NE
Frog crab & spotted-boxfish
Being in the coastal city of Mui Ne, trying out fresh seafood is recommended. With a broad range of selections, seafood lovers are in for fulfillment. Particularly, some highly recommended choices are the frog (spanner) crab, spotted boxfish, scallops, and fish salads.
Hours: 8:30 AM – 11 PM
Address: Food zone at the Riverside along Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Phan Thiet
Quan 49, 49 Pham Van Dong
Price: VND 20,000 – VND 550,000 ($1 – $27)
Mini Pancakes (Banh Can)
Hours: 4 PM – 10 PM
Address: 168 Thu Khoa Huan, Phan Thiet
Price: VND 10,000 – VND 30,000 ($0.5 – $1.5)
Sizzling Pancakes (Banh Xeo)
Hours: 10 AM – 10 PM
Address: Banh Xeo Cay Phuong, 49 Tuyen Quang, Phan Thiet
Price: VND 15,000 – VND 55,000 ($0.75 – $2)
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Pork and Shrimp Dumplings (Banh Quai Vac)
Hours: 10 AM – 10 PM
Address: 1 HA Kim Dong, Phan Thiet
Price: VND 15,000 – VND 33,000 ($0.75 – $1.5)
Woven Vermicelli with Pig Organs (Banh Hoi Long Heo)
Hours: 7 AM – 10 PM
Address: Banh Hoi Dong Khanh, 40 Tran Phu, Phan Thiet
Price: VND 12,000 – VND 25,000 ($0.5 – $1)
Surf and Turf Hotpot (Lau Tha)
Hours: 9 AM – 11 PM
Address: Seahorse Bistro, Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Ham Tien, Phan Thiet
Price: VND 50,000 – VND 250,000 ($2 – $12)
Grilled Butterfly Lizard (Dong Nuong)
Hours: 7 AM – 11 PM
Address: Vietnam Home Restaurant, 125A Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Mui Ne
Quan 49, 49 Pham Van Dong
Price: VND 100,000 – VND 500,000 ($5 – $25)
Banh Bot Loc (Mini Tapioca Dumplings)
Like other Vietnamese dishes, banh bot loc in Vietnam also has many variations. You might be familiar with Hue’s banh bot loc, which is usually wrapped and steamed in a piece of banana leaf, but the one in Mui Ne has a slightly different take. There is still the signature chewy tapioca shell and it is served with lots of scallion oil, crunchy shallots, and fish sauce, but the fillings usually don’t have pork like Hue’s version. Therefore, banh bot loc in Mui Ne is pretty small and they are usually sold in plastic Tupperware. You can find it at local Mui Ne markets or if you’re lucky, you might see some local lady vendor sell it on the street. Make sure to ask for the price before buying to avoid being scammed. The standard price for one serving is around VND 25,000 – 35,000/box ($1)
Cha Cuon Ca Trich ( Herring Fish Summer Roll)
This special summer roll is both a local and tourist favorite. Similar to the standard spring roll in which you would find lots of fresh herbs and veggies wrapped in a piece of rice paper, but instead of boiled pork and shrimp, the protein in Mui Ne’s summer roll is herring, some cold cuts, fermented pork, and boiled eggs. Herring is carefully prepared to remove the fishy taste, then wrapped in rice paper and deep-fried like a mini spring roll, which adds a delicious crunch to the summer roll. You can ask for wrapped summer rolls or buy the ingredients home to wrap them yourself and eat them as you go. This delicious summer roll is a harmony of fresh greens and a taste of the ocean.
Summary of What to do in Mui Ne Travel Guide
With many places to visit in Vietnam, Mui Ne is an amazing place that should be on your bucket list. We have listed our favorite things to do in this What to do in Mui Ne Travel Guide, and we hope you’ll find it useful. For more information, feel free to let us know in the comment section below.
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