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Things to Do in Mui Ne, Vietnam – Splendid Coastal Village

Located between Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh, Mui Ne is a coastal village in South Vietnam. The sleepy village stretches along the gorgeous stretch of beach bordering the South China Sea. It is a popular beach resort for loads of fun. Here are the top things to do in Mui Ne, Vietnam.

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Enjoy the Thrills of Kitesurfing

Mui Ne is a hot spot for kite surfing in Southeast Asia because the area boasts the perfect conditions; strong winds, an almost rock-free beach, and perfect weather most of the time. Mui Ne has on average 227 days of sun annually and clocks wind speeds of about 12 knots. Hence, kite surfing is one of the most popular things to do in Mui Ne. To be a part of kite surfing action in a big way, head over to Hon Rom Beach. It's the busiest kite surfing beach and is located in the central area of the village. Also, guests at Anantara Mui Ne Resort will find the beach is less than half an hour away. So, do go there especially if you are in Mui Ne between October and May, which is when Hon Rom Beach experiences the best wind conditions.

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Go Dune Sledging on the Red Dunes

Mui Ne is home to sand dunes that look like they are straight out of the Sahara Desert. They are called the Red and White dunes. And located closest to the village centre are the Red Dunes. There you can indulge in a variety of exciting sports. Sand sledging is the most popular. Sledges are rented for a nominal fee by local kids, who enjoy watching tourist tumble out of their sledges and roll along the dunes – all in good fun! The Red Dunes are also a great spot for photography, especially during sunrise or sunset when the entire place is lit up in a fiery orange glow. Best of all, the area is so large that despite the throngs of tourists visiting the Red Dunes, you can still find an isolated spot to savour the rustic environs in peace.

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Dune Bashing on the White Dunes

The White Dunes of Mui Ne are about 18 miles from the village centre. The area is noted for its ruggedly stunning surroundings that are festooned by lovely lakes and marshes as well as small pine groves – all of which add colour to the area. Dune buggies can be hired for a spot of action. And you can take along a picnic too and join the other happy holidaymakers enjoying the outdoors and picturesque surroundings.

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Explore the Cham Ruins

Mui Ne belongs to the city of Pham Thiet, which was once a part of the great Champa Empire. A drive to Pham Thiet will reward you with the sights of the 8th century Poshanu Cham Tower. The tower was built in honour of Lord Shiva, who was worshipped by the Cham People. And while the temple is mostly in ruins, part of a red tower and an altar are still intact.

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Be a Happy Foodie in Mui Ne

Mui Ne is a hub for good times. The beach, the surf, and sunny surroundings are the perfect ingredients to encourage a thriving roadside food industry. Perfect for savouring beachside charms, the area is home to a variety of lovely cafés, restaurants, and beachside bars. Look out for the traditional bo ke restaurants where you can enjoy fresh seafood dishes on a very low budget!