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Best Things to do in Phan Thiet – Coastal Village of Immense Beauty

The capital of Binh Thuan, Phan Thiet is a mere four hour train ride from Saigon. A popular tourist destination, it is home to the rustic village of Mui Ne and offers plenty of fun things to do.


Relish the Simple Pleasures of a Bicycle Ride

The simple pleasure of riding a bike is a very rewarding experience in Mui Ne, Phan Thiet. As with most Asian countries, a cycle is ideal for exploring the rural sectors, coastal roads and even navigating the traffic congested roads. You can rent a bike for a very nominal fee in Mui Ne, and discover the best of Phan Thiet at a leisurely phase.


Enjoy Some Quad Biking Fun

Some of the best Phan Thiet hotels are located in and around Mui Ne, loved for its beach vibes. If you happen to be a guest at Anantara Mui Ne Resort, do head over to the White Sand Dunes for a spot of adrenaline pumping quad biking fun. Enjoy the rides which take you along unpaved roads, winding across rustic environs which are typical of Vietnam. There are quad bikes for rent at the dunes which stretch for a distance of over 20kms giving you a wide expanse to enjoy a thrilling ride. Once done make sure to head over to the Lotus Pond where you can relax and enjoy the beauty of a dazzling sunset.


Pay a Visit to the Red Sand Dunes

Shorter in distance than the White Sand Dunes, the Red Sand Dunes of Phan Thiet are located within walking distance from the Mui Ne city centre. Located just next to the beach these dunes offer one the illusion of being right smack in the middle of a desert; do take along the cameras for some exclusive photos.


Explore the Fish Market at Dawn

Experience the true essence of this fisher village by planning an early morning visit to the Mui Ne Fish Market. There you will see the daily activities of local fishermen as they auction off the day's catch. The fresh catch once brought in is sorted by family members of the fishermen, before being sold off to hotels, traders, street food vendors and owners of local restaurants. A lovely exposure to native lifestyles the bustling atmosphere there is quite interesting to observe.


Enjoy the Sunset

Tourists lucky enough the be enjoying a stay at a Mui Ne beach resort, should make time each day to be captured in the magical glow of the areas very popular sunsets or sunrises. One of the destinations most distinguished features this magical phenomenon is perfect for the romantic at heart to rejuvenate mind body and soul.


Walk Along the Fairy Stream

Surrounded by limestone, the bubbling little stream is tucked in-between rustic villages and the beach. You can wade along the water, shoes in hand, and enjoy the lovely surroundings made up of lush foliage and towering limestone columns. The reward at the end of the trek is the beautiful waterfall.