Mui Ne is located in the eastern coast of Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan province and 300 km north of Ho Chi Minh City. The typical scenery of Mui Ne lies in the sand dunes which are moving lines of golden sand caused by the wind and when they are seen from afar they look like moving waves. It now is developing in to the top place for beach vacation in Vietnam with numerous of resorts along the beach. Mui Ne boasts shady roads under coconut trees, a beautiful beach and cliffs battered by the waves of the sea. Mui Ne is an ideal place for rest and relaxation joint tour from Ho Chi Minh city
Located in the east of Binh Thuan, a coastal province in Southern Vietnam , Mui Ne is strongly affected by oceanic climate and tropical monsoon climate. The weather of Vietnam can be split into two main seasons: the rainy season from May to October with high temperature (32˚C to 35˚C )and rainfall as well as the dry one from November to April with slightly lower temperature (26˚C to 27˚C) and low rainfall.
The best time to travel to Mui Ne
Mui Ne is a famous tourist attraction in Southern Vietnam. It can be said that the weather here is good for a trip at any time of the year. But in general, the best time to visit Mui Ne is during dry season from November to April. In this time, you will have the chance to discover the most beautiful scenery in Phan Thiet, where you can enjoy wonderful beaches and spectacular landscapes.
If you love local festivals, coming Mui Ne from January to March will give you a glimpse of colorfull and exciting traditional festivals.
If you prefer outdoor games and water sports, it is perfect for you to come Mui Ne from May to October. The wet seasons bring the movement of wind and waves, which will be ideal from your surfing and sailing.
How to get there
The only way to come Mui Ne is by bus. You can come here from Ho Chi Minh, Nha Trang, Da Lat and Vung Tau. There are available high ways for visitors to come Mui Ne from these cities. You can take shuttle buses or private cars, which depends on your budget.
What to do in Mui Ne:
Fairy Stream: Located 18km of the northeast of Phan Thiet City, the Fairy Stream has a dramatic landscape – one side is a mix of white and red sand dunes, while the other side is filled with rows of coconut palms, verdant trees with luxuriant leaves, and different kinds of wildflowers.
The Sand Dunes of Mui Ne: The White Dunes & the Red Dunes are famous tourist attractions in Mui Ne. The White Sand Dunes or Bau Trang (White Lake) is by far the larger dunes with dramatic white sand dunes plunging towards a small lagoon lined with lotus flowers.. The Red Dunes offer reddish-brown sand, which makes them a more popular place for photography. Small than White Dunes, it is easier for visitors to reach here. Coming the sand dunes, visitors can join many exciting activities like sand-sledding, jeep car, etc.
Mui Ne Floating Villages: Set at the northern end of Mui Ne Bay, this quaint village also offers a splendid view of an expansive coastline lined with swaying palm trees and colourful fishing boats moored on the water. Especially, in the early morning, visitors will have chance to see fishermen returning from sea with their massive haul of live crabs, scallops, groupers, and stingrays.
The Po Shanu Cham Tower: The Po Shanu Cham Towers are located atop Ong Hoang (Mr Heaven) Hill, comprising three ancient worship towers built during the late 8th century. Together with Po Dam Towers and My Son Sanctuary, these ruins are regarded as important cultural landmarks of the ancient Champa Kingdom.
Ta Cu Mountain: Ta Cu Mountain in Phan Thiet comprises 250,000 square metres of lush rainforests, rare wildlife, limestone caves, and ornate Buddhist structures. Accessible within an hour’s drive from Mui Ne Town, travellers can opt for a two-hour hike through the verdant rainforest or a 10-minute cable-car ride to reach the top of the mountain.