Mui Ne is the most attractive beach paradise in the Southern Central of Vietnam with blue ocean, red sands, and strong winds. Mui Ne is not as touristic as Nha Trang and not as expensive as Phu Quoc. Moreover, the desert landscape makes Mui Ne a hot destination every summer.
1. Best time to visit Mui Ne
The best season in the Southern Central coastline of Vietnam is the dry season from October to March. The weather is cool, sunny and there is no risk of storms in these months.
2. How to get to Mui Ne
There are 2 ways to get to Phan Thiet: bus or train. The bus is very convenient for those who get to Mui Ne and offers flexibility in terms of schedule. It drives you directly to your resort in Mui Ne.
With the train, if you travel from Saigon, you could take your motorbike with you. It is very safe if you travel from Hanoi. However, the train will bring you to Phan Thiet then you need to take the bus to Mui Ne.
2.1. Quality bus to Mui Ne from Saigon
Morning : 07:30 – Noon: 15:00 – Night : 20:30
Address: 246 – 248 De Tham, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh city
Tel: +84.8.38 38 9593 – Fax: +84.8.38 36 9322
Or 24 -26 Pho Ðuc Chinh, Dist 1, HCM
Tel: +84.8.38 222 892 – Fax: +84.8.38 217 416
3 trips per day : 07:30, 08:30 am, 14:30.
Address: 272-274-276 De Tham, Pham Ngu Lao, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh city
Tel: 083. 837 5570
Ben Xe Mien Dong Office
Tel: 083. 551 6862
Mui Ne office: 062 – 3743 113 /3743 040
Mui Ne/ Phan Thiet- Saigon: 70.000 VND/ticket. Departure time: 09:00 và 14:00
2.2. Train from Phan Thiet to Saigon
Every day, there are trains from Saigon to Phan Thiet at 7.05 am, Saturday and Sunday, there is one more afternoon trip. Except for the weekend (Sat and Sun), the train is not crowded so you could sit anywhere. From the Phan Thiet railway station, there is a bus to Mui Ne, which takes about 30-40 minutes. You could even bring a motorbike with you on the train from Saigon to Phan Thiet.
Saigon station: No. 01 Nguyen Thong, Dist 3, Ho Chi Minh city
Tel: Auto-reply: (08) 39 310 666
For information: (08). 39 318 952 – 38 466 091
Ticket office: (08) 38 436 524 – (08) 38 468 701 (Line: 2302)
Saigon station offers a delivery service (inside the city, from 07:00 to 21:00). Please contact 08 8436528.
2.3. Taxi in Phan Thiet
Taxi MAI LINH : (0623) 739 888
Taxi MUI NE : (0623) 84 88 48
Taxi PHAN THIET : (0623).814 814
3. Things to see in Mui Ne
Stunning beach in Mui Ne: Doi Duong, Hon Rom, Thay Thim
Suoi Tien (The Fairy Stream): this gurgling stream is surrounded by amazing limestone formations.
Red Sand Dunes: 6km from Mui Ne
White Sand Dunes: 25km from Mui Ne
Poshanu Tower: was built in the 14th century to honor Hindu deities Lord Shiva, Agni, and Nandi.
4. Rent a bike in Mui Ne
Most hotels and resorts in Mui Ne offer motorbike rentals. If the hotel does not have a rental bike service, the receptionist will help you.
Or if you get to Phan Thiet by train, you could bring a motorbike with you. If you go 3 to 4 days or more, you should bring your own bike, it will be much more economical. It is an experience that when putting a motorbike on a train, remember to drain all the gasoline because the train is often deprived of gasoline. Do not forget to buy tickets for the return always because the parking is limited, often out of tickets.
5. Hotels in Mui Ne
You should choose the hotel with a private beach
6. What to eat in Mui Ne
Tu Minh seafood
Address: 17 – 19 Pham Van Dong
Opening hour: 08:00 – 23:00
Tel: (062) 3 822 068
Ty fish hotpot
Address: No 34 Chu Van An
Opening hour: 09:00 – 22:00
Ngoc Suong seafood
Address: 94 Nguyen Dinh Chieu
Opening hour: 09:00 – 22:00
Tel: (062) 3 847 515
Nguyet beef rice noodle
Address: 134 Thu Khoa Huan
Opening hour: 16:00 – 22:00
Quang noodle Phan Thiet
Address: 129 Tran Phu
Opening hour: 07:00 – 22:00
Address: pavement on Thu Khoa Huan street, near No. 168
Opening hour: 16:00 / 17:00 until night
7. Things to do in Mui Ne
Exploring things on the motorbike
With immense sand dunes, clear, poetic blue beaches, picturesque fishing villages in the sunset …, Phan Thiet is an attractive place for travelers to explore by motorbike. With only 200,000 VND to rent a motorbike per day, visitors can enjoy the feeling of discovering every corner of the city.
Located in Mui Ne Ward, sand dunes “fly” always attract tourists. The unique feature here is that whenever there is a strong wind, the appearance of the sandhill is different from the previous shape and the color also changes, sometimes yellow, white, white-gray, dark red … mixed together to create a beautiful picture of nature. Sliding down from the sand dunes is also a fun experience. With a plank, many adventurous visitors slide down from a high slope. The screams and laughter will give you moments of relaxation.
Fishermen Show – Legend of Fishing Village is a unique art space about the cultural intersection of the two ethnic groups of Kinh and Cham in Phan Thiet. The content of the program was inspired by the fishing village of Phan Thiet in 1762. The show takes place on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 20:00 and Sunday morning at 10:30. Tickets can be booked via 090 11111 666 or bought at Fishermen Show theatre, 360 Nguyen Thong street, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet. Ticket price ranges from 300,000 VND – 500,000 VND.
With a long, windy coastline, this place has become an ideal place for outdoor sports, especially kitesurfing. Using a dedicated kite, with a dedicated team of instructors, it’s fun to be able to comfortably ride on top of the waves.
Boat trip to admire the lotus in Bau Trang, Bau Sen
A must-see destination in Phan Thiet is Bau Trang, Bau Sen area. These are two natural freshwater lakes located between immense white sandhills, about 60 km from Phan Thiet. In the lotus season, the lakeside blossoms adorning the white sand hills with colorful colors. You can rent a small boat to roam the lake, pick lotus, fishing and feel the poetic beauty of the immense lake in the middle of the white sand, admiring the beautiful sunset on the lake.
Visit the early morning fish market in Mui Ne
Discovering the local life of fishermen in fishing villages is also an interesting experience. Every morning they get their catch to the shore. Their wives and family members sort out the catch and sell it to the local traders, restaurant owners, and street food vendors on the spot.