Top 10 popular activities you should not miss in Mui Ne - Phan Thiet
- on Jan 30, 2019       By: LucyH
Only 4 hours on train from the bustling Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City, Mui Ne - Phan Thiet is a completely different world. Romantic sunset, picturesque fishing villages nestled among turquoise beaches, fanciful sand hill you name it. Don't miss out these 10 experiences in your exciting journey to Mui Ne.
1. Get a sweet ride on your motorbike
With its poetic and picturesque sceneries, Mui Ne - Phan Thiet is an attractive place for tourists to explore by motorbike. Just about 200,000 VND (around 10$) for a day of rental, visitors can freely enjoy the feeling of exploring every single alley of the city.
A motorbike is considered the cheapest and most convenient means to explore Mui Ne - Phan Thiet. Itmakes you feel quite comfortable and flexible to discover many different places, many beautiful beaches and the daily life of the people here.
2. Rowing boat watching lotus in Bau Trang
Bau Trang also known as Bau Sen is always in the list of what to visit in Mui Ne - Phan Thiet. It the natural freshwater lake located among the vast white sand hills (about 60 km from Phan Thiet). In the lotus season, the lakeside blooms to a large area adorning white sand hills with colorful colors. You can rent a small boat on the lake, pick lotus, fish and feel the poetic beauty of the vast lake between the white sand, watching the beautiful sunset on the lake.
3. Visit seafood market at dawn
Mui Ne market in the early morning gives you the most honest view of the lives of Vietnamese fishermen. In the morning, every fishing boat comes ashore, family members together sell the seafood they caught the previous night to local merchants, restaurant owners in the area. The net image is full of fresh fish, seafood everywhere and the morning business atmosphere is sure to leave you with an unforgettable memory.
4. Watch the sunrise and sunset in Mui Ne
The small fishing village scene becomes incredibly magical when dawn comes and even at sunset. Dozens of colorful boats adorn the water surface. Scenes like being bathed in a shimmering light. Take in the sights and enjoy your own relaxing moments here is an experience not to be missed.
5. Experience sand sliding
Red Sand Hill Mui Ne also known as Golden Sand Hill is located near Hon Rom beach, Mui Ne, about 25 km from Phan Thiet city. This is an attractive tourist destination in Mui Ne that tourists cannot ignore when coming to Phan Thiet. The sand dunes are seen as local natural wonders that make you feel like you are standing in a desert right next to a beach.
Sand sliding, ride a bike on the sand, and take beautiful pictures are the most popular activities when traveling to the Sahara sub-region of Phan Thiet.
6. Suoi Tien (Fairy Stream - Phan Thiet)
With white color - red - orange is the main color making Suoi Tien (Fairy Stream) become unique and mysterious. Being not very clear, Suoi Tien is impressed by the beautiful red-orange water. The water in Suoi Tien only reaches the ankles of visitors so they can freely wade the streams under the cool water. Suoi Tien Mui Ne is called a stream but it is actually a small arroyos near Rom island in Mui Ne ward, about 19 km from Phan Thiet city center. The scenery on both sides adorns the vivid nature picture with the right is a natural sand hill scene with lush green forests, the left side with the stalactites (clay) in strange shapes formed for hundreds of years.
7. Fish sauce
From a local traditional craft formed from the 18th century, Phan Thiet fish sauce has become a famous specialty, favored by both domestic and foreign markets.
Being recognized by the Vietnam Book of Records as the top 10 famous spice sauces in Vietnam, Phan Thiet fish sauce today is also considered one of the meaningful "souvenirs" that tourists everywhere bring home as gifts.
8. Find a secluded beach
You can easily spend many exciting days at the hotel beaches with various activities, however you should explore the surrounding areas by motorbike. There are a big number of deserted beaches, suitable for you to freely organize outdoor meals or even … being nude bathing if you like to. One of the favorite deserted beaches is Hon Rom, situated between the Red sand dunes and Bau Trang.
9. Kite surfing
With a long, windy coastline, this place has become an ideal place for beach sports such as surfing, sailing, water motorbikes etc. And kitesurfing in Mui Ne is in top 5 extreme sport in Asia. Using a dedicated kite, with a dedicated team of guides, it's fun to be comfortably ride on the waves. Some local centers offer short-term windsurfing courses for beginners at an absolutely affordable cost.
10. “Eat well”
You can find in the menu in Mui Ne so many fresh and delicious seafood dishes that are absolutely affordable. Grilled scallops, sprinkled with a little peanut served with lemon pepper salt is one of the most popular dishes here. In addition, you can enjoy other unique dishes such as snake meat, crocodile and even turtle.
About the fruits here, from lychee, mango, mangosteen, papaya etc all is ready for you to choose freely. If you notice, on the way from Saigon to Mui Ne, you will encounter dragon fruit gardens on both sides of the road. Nowhere in Asia can can you find dragon fruit that as good as it is here.
With the distance of 200 kilometers, it is easy to travel from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) to Mui Ne - Phan Thiet. It takes only 4 hours to travel by train.
Train SPT2 (Saigon - Phan Thiet): depart from 6:50 to Phan Thiet at 10:55
Train SPT1 (Phan Thiet - Saigon): depart at 13:10 to Saigon at 17:15
Train SPT4 (Saigon - Phan Thiet): Depart at 1730 to Phan Thiet at 21:28
Train SPT3 (Phan Thiet - Saigon): depart at 6:10 to Phan Thiet at 10:15
Ticket office hours: 7:00 - 21:00 daily
Tickets are delivered in person, no charge within a radius of 7 km from Saigon station. If the customer is farther away, the ticket delivery fee varies from 30.000VND to 50.000VND ($1.3-$2.2) / ticket delivery.
Theweather in Mui Ne is quite stable, little rain and little influence of storms so almost every time we can travel to Mui Ne. The best time to come to Mui Ne is from August to January, the weather is mild, not too hot with the water is clear.
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