Incredible Things to do in Mui Ne Vietnam



It will be an omission if we don’t consider Mui Ne as one of the most stunning beaches in Viet Nam. Mui Ne has transformed from a small fishing village to a hot-on-the-radar sun holiday destination in Vietnam. Mui Ne is located in Phan Thiet – the capital of Binh Thuan Province. Five hours from Ho Chi Minh City and a regular stop on Open Bus tours, Mui Ne has 10-kilometers of white sand beach – more if you venture north along the coast.

It is a beautiful beach with many high-ranked coastal resorts, which can easily satisfy any visitors. Mui Ne attracts not only international but also domestic traveler with its gorgeous beach, busy trip of hotels, restaurants, shop and many interesting activities. Because of strong see breeze, Mui Ne is also notably famous for kite and wind surfing. The most interesting things in Mui Ne is the Sand Dunes (Doi Cat), where the dunes turn from white to gold (red dunes can be found further south in Mui Ne Village).

It’s also attractive weekend get away from Ho Chi Minh City to jump into a beach holiday.

Coming to Mui Ne, you not only have sightseeing but also can enjoy countless delicious dishes made from seafood.

Saigon to Phan Thiet by train
Saigon to Phan Thiet by train


Bus: There are many high quality bus companies operating from Sai Gon - Phan Thiet / Mui Ne such as Phuong Trang, Mai Linh, Tam Hanh, Hoang Long, Sinh Café,etc. Ticket price range from 6USD to 10USD (depending on your choice of seat or bed). Most of high quality bus companies have transit service to bring you into Mui Ne.

Train: To get to Phan Thiet, you can also choose a train for transportation. However, the limitation of traveling by train is that the train only stops at Phan Thiet, and from here you have to find the car to move to Mui Ne. Train tickets range from 5USD to 6USD.


Mui Ne Beaches

Mui Ne is a beach resort town along the South China Sea in Southeast Vietnam. With a long, palm-lined stretch of sand, green lush palm tree along the coast.

Hon Rom Island

Hom Rom one of the most stunning attractions in Mui Ne. This place has a strange charm because there are many stones with strange shape opposite the sea. Especially the rainy season, the whole mountain is covered by the blue of nature. In sunny days, if you stand from a distance, you will see it look like a giant straw, so the fisherman called this is Hon Rom (Straw Island).

Hon Rom is not an offshore island but seen as an island as it connects to the mainland by a narrow strip of sand. It is about 30 km from Phan Thiet City. The area features with towering mountains surrounding over 17-km beach, yellow sand and green lush coconut trees. 

Beach in Hon Rom Island is one of the most crowded tourist attractions in Mui Ne.

Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien)

Fairy Stream is a small waterfall located next to Hon Rom, this is a walking stream with beautiful sandy valley. Next to the stream are the natural stone hills of red and white. Due to the erosion of time should create the stalactite shape strange.

Red and White sand dunes

Also known as "Sand Hill" stretches many kilometers from Binh Thuan to Ninh Thuan. This color is extremely strange because of the color of the old iron mine mixed with the beautiful yellow sand. The shape of the sand layer is constantly changing, because of the erosion of the wind, swept away by the thin layers of sand. Pictures of golden sand hill are considered as the symbol of Mui Ne tourism. This is why the stunning destination attracts many photographers from around the world.

The White but also the red sand dunes are a must visit near Mui Ne. It’s like a tiny piece of desert in Vietnam.

Best places to visit in Mui Ne

Best places to visit in Mui Ne

Mui Ne rock

The place has many rocks emerging from the sea to embrace waves, the scenery is majestic. Alternative with the rocky beach is a small sand beach, the top the rock is the Ba Vang shrine and the foot of the rock is Thach Long Museum. What a poetic landscape.

Mui Ne Fishing Village

Every morning, fishermen bring the fresh seafood to the shore. This is a great opportunity to immerse yourself into the local’s life. The fishing village in Mui Ne is unique and lovely, and I hadn’t seen a fishing village up so close before. The fishermen worked on their tools, fixing their nets, while the women of the village were sorting out the fishes.

Best places to visit in Mui Ne

Best places to visit in Mui Ne


Thap Cham - Pôshanu
Thap Cham - Pôshanu

Bau Trang – Bau Sen: 18 km from Hon Rom. These are two natural freshwater lakes amidst the vast white sand hills. Bau Trang also known as Bau Ong, with this place you will be able to admire the lotus blossom interwoven between the white sand in the summer. Bau Sen has another name is Bau Ba, this is the vast lake, the deep blue water surrounded by the beautiful pure white sand.

Thap Cham - Pôshanu

Near the city of Phan Thiet, about 7km. Located on Ba Nai Hills, Cham Tower is relatively intact as a group of relics of the remaining temples of the ancient Kingdom of Champa. Although the tower has small architecture but is distilled from the essence of architecture and art of the Cham. This place is very majestic and mysterious beauty.


Phan Thiet City is 25km away from Mui Ne, with many historical sites.

Ho Chi Minh Museum: Ho Chi Minh Museum was founded on 19/5/1986, where President Ho Chi Minh lived and taught in 1910 before his arrival in Saigon to find a way for the country.

Dinh Van Thuy Tu is an attractive destination in Mui Ne.t. Dinh Van Thuy Tu has kept dozens of decorations of the Nguyen dynasty's generations, including the reign of King Thieu Tri, who has had 10 ordinances and over 150 years still preserved. There is a bronze bell in the year of Nhâm Thân (1872), which is 140 years old.

Dinh Van Thuy Tu

Dinh Van Thuy Tu

Lau Ong Hoang: On the way to Mui Ne you will be curious to discover Lau Ong Hoang because it is associated with the name of poet Han Mac Tu. Lau Ong Hoang was a dating place between Han Mac Tu and Mong Cam - the lover of the poet. Han Mac Tu poet has many poems about this charming landscape.


In addition to the typical seafood, Mui Ne also has a rich and attractive cuisine. Some not to be missed while traveling Mui Ne include:

Banh bot loc tom thit: This dish has been around for a long time in Binh Thuan, and visitors to Binh Thuan often find it because of its unforgettable smell.

Banh canh: A simple, nutritious food. Can be served with bread to dip with soup bread. There are many types such as fish soup rolls, steamed cakes.

Goi Hai San: Goi Ca is prepared from fresh fish, spring fish or clay fish served with fresh vegetables, noodles and a special sauce. Goi Oc included Snail, pork ham, vegetables, onions, roasted peanuts ... eat delicious sour lemon juice extremely delicious.

Banh Can: The original name is Banh Cang. Banh Can are made from rice flour, poured into small molds like cakes in other provinces of the South, but the other is not oil / grease mold. Banh Can is "cooked" to the plate with a pair of the same small chop.

Banh trang mam ruoc: A familiar snack can be found in the streets of Phan Thiet and Mui Ne. Banh Trang is placed on a charcoal stove, add spicy sauce, quail eggs and spices, grilled and rolls are very attractive.

Foods in Mui Ne, Vietnam

Foods in Mui Ne, Vietnam

Best time to visit Mui Ne | Mui Ne weather

The best time to visit is from October to November and April to May. But Mui Ne has its own micro climate which keeps it drier than other places nearby. So you can visit year-round. We’ve celebrated Christmas and the weather was perfect.

The weather in Mui Ne is mostly sunny and breezy. It can get really hot during the day, so putting on sunscreen is always a good idea!

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