What you should know when travelling to Mui Ne - Binh Thuan
With the beautiful natural landscape along with blue beaches
and the seasonable prices, Mui Ne has been becoming attractive address for the
domestic and international tourists.
Located 22 km far from Phan Thiet downtown to the northeast, Mui Ne is considered as a famous tourist center of Binh Thuan Province and also on the list of national tourist sites in Vietnam.
Sea and sand are 2 vital factors which has bestowed on this land. Located in the tropical region, it is less influenced by the northeast monsoon, the climate is hot and dry, it can be said that Mui Ne is a tourist attraction in all four seasons. Mui Ne also attracts tourists by the unique and unforgetable tourism types that can?t be missed in your travel itinerary.
Weather in Phan Thiet is hot and dry year-round, the average temperature is around 27 degrees C. You can visit all year round but ideal time for swimming and bathing is from August to December, the time to have most pleasant wind is from November to April. Low tourist season here is in about July. If coming to Mui Ne at this time, you?ll get a holiday with very attractive price.
From Hanoi: At present, it has not had the straight flight from Hanoi ? Mui Ne, therefore, if the tourists from Hanoi want to go to Mui Ne, they often take the flight to Sai Gon, and then drive car to Mui Ne. Or, they can take the flight from Hanoi to Cam Ranh airport at Nha Trang, since then travelling to Phan Thiet by shuttle bus from Nha Trang to come to Phan Thiet ? Mui Ne.
From Sai Gon: everyday, there are many shuttle buses driving to Mui Ne, Hon Rom like: Sai Gon passengers car, West- bus station, East-bus station. Or you can travel by train from Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet, and then go by motobike-taxi, bus or taxi to Mui Ne.
Mui Ne ? Phan thiet have many beach resorts, they are mostly one-storey thatched roof houses and located on the beach. The more luxurious hotels has an outdoor pool, sports services, sunbathing chairs, restaurants, bars and spas. Prices here are quite expensive, from 600,000 VND.
Guest houses in Mui Ne are also fairly standard, full of amenities such as toilet in room, fans, air conditioning, cable TV for only 150,000 - 250,000 VND / day, with breakfast. Tent is lower: only 70,000 to 80,000 VND per day with common toilet (quite clean), free bathing with fresh water in Hon Rom area.
Mui Ne market: Food in Mui Ne market is rather cheap and very various. The popular delicious food here:Mai raw fish, Suot fish, ?
Ho Xuan Huong Road: There are middle-class restaurants sell for the local residents just 15,000 to 30,000 VND for breakfast with many dishes such as ribs rice, Quang noodles, "pho", noodles, mini pancakes.
Near the post office, the corner of Ho Xuan Huong - Huynh Thuc Khang: there is "night-eating area" have sold many dishes: "pho", salad rolls, half-hatched egg, noodle, ice cream with reasonable prices.
In the evening and night, at Ham Tien area, there is a range of luxurious restaurants (the seafood is cooked by Italian, French, Spanish, Japanese style). Also, you can come to the coast to buy seafood and processed by them and enjoy right there.
Where to visit?
Besides the famous destibations as Hon Rom, Golden sand dunes, Bau Trang ? Trinh Nu sand hills, Red Hill, Posanu Tower, Mui Ne ancient village, Fresh seafood market ... you can try to "change favor" by visiting other places which are equally interesting as Tra Cu Mountain, Phu Quy island, Ke Ga lighthouse, Hong stream, visit Van Thuy Tu palace where has 22m long whale skeleton, visit Duc Thanh School having the star-fruit plant by Uncle Ho.
Coming here, you can combine sightseeing tours and beach resort, camping. Not only suitable for those you love adventure but also a great and pure place to rest.
Apart from bathing and swimming at the beaches, and in the pool (if you choose resorts), you can visit and explore the daily life of fish-men, and visit producing fish sauce factory.
Where to buy gifts?
Where to buy cuttle: from Mui Ne, you return Phan Thiet center, there will be processing fresh cuttle to 20-25cm big: VND 80,000 / kg, this is very delicious, "trung" cuttle: 45,000 VND / kg .
"Con Ca Vang" Sauce Fish sauce ? the product of Phan Thiet stock companies. Very small glass bottles 50ml/bottle x 9 bottles / carton, 45 degrees, the price is around 63,000 dong / carton.
Because the weather here is quite sunny and dry, so when going out and traveling, you should bring the following items: mineral water bottles, sunglasses, sunscream, sandals to conveniently move on the sand.
In May, June (lunar month) (around July-August ? solar calender), Mui Ne beaches often appear red algae polluting water sources, you should avoid swimming when meeting this alga.