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Mui Ne

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Best Time: December - April Read More

Ideal duration: 2-3 days

Nearest Airport: ho chi minh Check Flights

"Amber dunes and briny beaches"

Mui Ne Tourism

The picturesque town of Mui Ne is located at a four-hour train ride away from the capital city of Ho Chi Minh. Perfect for beach lovers, this town is dotted with quaint fishing villages and azure sea waters. This place houses sand dunes right next to the beach making it unique.

With its laid back beaches and fascinating sand dunes, the town of Mui Ne is the perfect weekend getaway away from the din of the city. What Mui Ne offers is a curious combination of White Sand Dunes, beautiful beaches and clear blue water to swim in. One can find various landforms within a short drive of 20 minutes in this small town of Mui Ne. Each traveler has some or the other taste that gets satisfied here. The curious combinations do not end at just landscapes; along the main street of Mui Ne, one observes store signs all in Russian / Vietnamese / English.

This town is also quite famous for the amazing variety of adventure sports that it offers such as kite surfing, sailing, surfing among others. Day tours which include a quick excursion to nearby places are also quite popular. 

This coming together of these cultures and people is another factor that adds to the uniqueness of this town. One can go for various sports from Kite Surfing in the sea to Quad Biking on the dunes. If you're a backpacker and not ready to spend much on these sports, you can do dune walks and sea swims. If you're on a romantic / family trip, look no further, the town has a host of resorts with private beaches all along the main strip. If you're a backpacker, worry not, you can stay in your own tents for as cheap as $4 per night, right at the beach and wake up to the sound and the view of the beautiful sea. Places like LongSon Mui Ne offer 24-hour bar and restaurant on their premises, with cheap but well-maintained tents for those who wish to spend less on accommodation and more on other travel experiences. All in all, spend a weekend in Mui Ne and you might come back with a lot of sand in your hair, but you will not regret a minute of it.

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Nightlife in Mui Ne

You can enjoy a few parties- Vietnam style- right here in Mui Ne, as nightlife here is very much existent. You can find a few nightclubs with definitive party schedules and a few standard drinks, and there can be no better way to mingle with the local crowd. A few casinos exist too, but there are no laws regularising the same so gamble at your own risk!

Shopping in Mui Ne

You can buy souvenirs such as wooden and lacquered bowls, wooden statues, snake whisky, and pearl necklaces, which are unique to this place and may cost up to VND 318115.

Currency in Mui Ne

Cash is the most viable form of currency here, as it is a small region with only a few ATMs for tourists available along the strip.

Exchanging Money in Mui Ne

ATMs are present here in Mui Ne. However, it is advisable to carry enough cash before visiting this destination. ATMs of Vietin Bank, Sacombank and ACB are available on the strip among others.

Daily Budget for Mui Ne

Shoestring Budget: VND 906,672 /day Comfortable Budget: VND 2,266,566 /day Luxury Traveller: VND 3,407,686

Religion of Mui Ne

The predominant religion in Vietnam is Buddhism.

Mui Ne Customs

Gestures such as shaking hands, or passing an item over to another person are generally done with both hands. Do not touch anyone's head, or pass an item over their head. Public display of affection especially with the opposite sex is frowned upon. Mui Ne is a conservative destination and tourists are expected to dress up modestly, unless on the beach where appropriate swimming gear is required.

History of Mui Ne

As much as Mui Ne is a tourism hotspot, it has a rich and illustrious history attached to its name as well. This town was initially occupied by the Cham dynasty and has towers built by the them that are as old as the 8th century. Besides the towers, this destination also had a temple, which has now been buried underground for about 300 years. In 1692, Nguyen Phuc Chu captured the area and named it Binh Thuan Dinh. Before it became a popular tourist spot, Mui Ne was a sleepy town centred around fishing. This place is rich in lore and legends which make up for interesting conversations.

Restaurants and Local Food in Mui Ne

From lazy lunches to happening dinners, Mui Ne has a lot to offer its patrons. You can enjoy a quiet meal of noodles, fish and lemon at the Lam Tung, which is a local staple here. In addition to traditional Vietnamese food, you can also tuck into some Mediterranean delicacies at the Sindbad Kebab and the local sea food restaurants in Nguyen Dien Chieu street. These local restaurants promise the most fresh form of sea food, where you get to choose which sea food you'd like while it is still breathing in the water tanks. The variety is great and if you're a fan of experimenting with food, you'd be able to appreciate the plethora of options some of these local restaurants can provide. Meals here can cost anywhere between VND 30,000-150,000. Joe's Cafe is another place to check out for a more lively, slightly touristy environment with a great ambience for grabbing drinks and finger food.

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