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A special guide for a first timer in Mui Ne - The Essentials

A coastal town off of Ho Chi Minh City offering a diverse range of landscapes and a rich lifestyle can be somewhat of a challenge for a first timer. Here is a breakdown


Mui Ne Beach

Boasting a 15-kilometre stretch of white sandy beaches dotted with many a resort in Mui Ne, out of which the blissful Anantara Mui Ne Resort is located, attracts many visitors every year. The northern end of the bay is where the local fishing village is situated. So, do not miss an opportunity to head there at least once during the break of dawn to observe the energized fishermen who have returned with their catch. The southern end is primarily dominated by local stalls that sell handicrafts and beachwear. It is also a popular spot for kitesurfing, kayaking and surfing which are activities recommended to enjoy during November and March when temperature and waves are at optimum.

Just a little further from the beach, you can even spot the mountainous silhouette along with ruins of the Champa Kingdom.


The Sand Dunes of Mui Ne

A geological wonder that shouldn't be missed at all! This iconic stretch of white and red sand dunes is spectacular. The White Dunes are the largest of the two and is advised to visit it during the morning or late afternoon. You can rent plastic sledges and slide down the slopes. An activity called the sand-sledging; an activity that is very popular among those who have gone there. Alternatively, you can also rent a quad bike and ride down the dunes feeling like a star! The Red Dunes, as the name suggests due to the reddish-brown hue of the sand found, is a more popular spot for photo shoots especially.

The Dunes can be visited any time of the year!


Mui Ne Handicraft

A store that was opened in 2008, is a place where most go to buy lasting souvenirs. The workshop even uses differently-abled children who excel at handicrafts and are always a pleasure to meet. There are also traditional textiles that are made by hand and portray the traditional Cham patterns. The place is pretty much open to visitors daily from 7 am to 11 pm.


Wander through the fairy stream

Ditch the footwear and let yourself be relaxed while you walk through the ankle-deep clear water while admiring the formations of limestone. These limestones have quite a beautiful pattern and colour ranging from brown to yellow to even red. Keep going and at the end of the stream is a small waterfall that will make you feel more accomplished and happier.


Catch the sunset and sunrise

Why does this deserve a special mention, you ask? Because this quite literally is one of the best places in Vietnam that would offer you a spectacular sunset and sunrise view just for you!

The best and cheapest way to get around is by busses or renting scooters. So, if you want to enjoy the holiday without having to worry about bus schedules, rent a scooter, give it a few practice runs and go explore!