Mui Ne – Phan Thiet travel guide (Last updated on April 20, 2021)
Phan Thiet is a city in Binh Thuan province, located on National Highway 1A 183km northeast of Ho Chi Minh City. Phan Thiet has long been a famous tourist destination in Vietnam with beaches with long stretches of white sand, blue sea, and curvy coconut trees. Mui Ne is a place name, a sea name in Phan Thiet city, Binh Thuan province, Vietnam. Located about 14 km northeast of Phan Thiet city center, this is a famous tourist center of Binh Thuan province and one of the national tourist resorts of Vietnam.
Mui Ne has a shallow beach, clear and clean water, sunny all year round, so it will be a favorite place for tourists who love to travel the sea and resort. Not only possessing beautiful natural scenery, but this land is also an attractive cultural tourism destination with diverse communities of Hoa, Cham people. Enjoy the view, but enjoy a lot of good food that is made from fresh seafood.
Best time to travel to Mui Ne – Phan Thiet
The average temperature in this area is between 25 and 27 degrees Celsius all year round and especially there are very few storms here, so you can plan to visit here at any time of the year. However, for a great trip, we recommend the times when the weather is considered to be the best:
- From December to February, this is the time in Mui Ne – Phan Thiet with cool temperatures, an average of about 26 degrees C, the sea is windy. This is the best time to travel, swim and relax.
- From April to May, the temperature will rise higher than other months, maybe up to 30 degrees Celsius, it will feel a little hot but you will feel completely different when you go to the sea.
Where to stay? Nice and good Homestay & Hotels in Mui Ne
The motels, hotels, and resorts in Phan Thiet – Mui Ne are quite plentiful, with both luxurious and affordable places for backpackers. Phan Thiet – Mui Ne hotel rooms are mostly quite soft, there are many options for rooms, suitable for each different needs of visitors. During peak seasons, remember to book 1-2 months in advance to get the best price!. In addition, Booking.com is a very reasonable choice we would like to advise you with information and photos, very detailed service, as well as reviews of the people who have booked here.
How to get to Mui Ne – Phan Thiet
Currently, Phan Thiet airport has been planned and planned to be built in the period of 2020-2021 by the government, so there is currently no direct flight from major cities to this city. Therefore, the easiest and fastest way to travel is from big cities with airports in Vietnam or from the host country, you need to fly to Ho Chi Minh City (Tan Son Nhat airport). Then use one of the ways below to move to Mui Ne – Phan Thiet.
From Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet
The distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet is about 215 Km, visitors can choose to use personal vehicles, or choose public transport depending on the journey as well as your plan.
Every day from Saigon Station, there will be an SPT1 train to Phan Thiet, depart from Saigon Station at 6:40 am, and arrive at Phan Thiet Station at 10:15 am. Passengers on the train are served free mineral water and cold towels. The new train was upgraded to serve the tourism so it is quite nice, the luggage storage area is designed very large so that visitors can comfortably store items.
- The normal train costs 110,000 VND / ticket or more (seats), SPT number (morning trip), or PT4 (weekend night travel; buy tickets at Saigon station – 01 Nguyen Thong, District 3.
- High-quality train Golden Train, priced from 160,000 VND / ticket or more, depart in the morning. Tel: +84 28.35261685 – +84 28.35262724.
- If you take the train, you should get off at Phan Thiet station, not at Muong Man station, it will be further away from Phan Thiet. On the train, there is a sale of bus tickets from the station to the resorts in Mui Ne with the price of 30,000 VND / person.
From Phan Thiet station to Mui Ne
The distance from Phan Thiet station to Mui Ne is about 30 Km, you can choose one of the following vehicles:
- Transit car: Transit bus tickets are sold right at the train station for about 35,000 VND / ticket
- Bus: From Phan Thiet station you take bus route 9
- Taxi: cost about 300,000 VND
Currently, many companies use high-quality sleeper buses to run the route from Ho Chi Minh City – Mui Ne to serve tourists. Compared to trains, using a sleeper bus will be more convenient because there are many trips in a day and travel time is also faster. The car also serves tourists to pick up and drop off at tourist areas, homestays, hotels, resorts on the main roads in Mui Ne, so you do not need to use other means and pay more expenses to move to your accommodation. There are a number of sleeper buses coming from Ho Chi Minh City but the last stop they are in is Phan Thiet City but there will also be a shuttle bus to take guests to Mui Ne.
Departure from TP. Ho Chi Minh: Time: 5:00 am, depart at Mien Dong bus or De Tham street, District 1. Ticket prices range from 90,000 to 130,000 VND depending on the airline.
Car companies you can refer to:
- Kumho (Tel: +84 35 112 112, Address: Mien Dong Bus Station): drop off at the bus station of Phan Thiet city, if you want to go down to Mui Ne, you must rent a taxi.
- Phuong Trang (Tel: +84 38375570; Address: 274 – 276 De Tham, District 1): drop off at Mui Ne, convenient for travelers who want to go directly to the Mui Ne area.
- Hoang Long (Binh Thuan Office No. 18, Quarter 2 Truong Chinh – Ward Xuan An – Phan Thiet City +84 623 739 988)
- Sinh Café (tel: +84 38376 833 – + 84 38369 420, Address: 246 – 248 De Tham, District 1): drop off at Mui Ne, convenient for tourists who want to travel to Mui Ne.
- To get to Phan Thiet Center: You should choose Kumho and Phuong Trang buses because the bus drops off at the Phan Thiet bus station and there is a transfer to the hotels and resorts in Phan Thiet.
- If you want to go to Mui Ne: you should choose the vehicle Phuong Trang or Sinh Café, because the car will take and pick you up right to the resorts in Mui Ne.
- To get to Mui Ke Ga: go to Coop mart Phan Thiet, take bus number 6 (1 trip every 30 minutes) from Phan Thiet to Mui Ke Ga, along the way, ask the bus stop at your resort. When you get back, ask the resort to watch and take the bus for you and go in the opposite direction.
Places to visit in Mui Ne
The amazing attraction here is certainly because there are so many mysterious rock formations facing the sea. Every season of the year, Hon Rom rocks site cover for itself a unique beauty: the blue of nature in the rainy season and the yellow in the sunny season, if looking from a distance this looks like a straw stack Colossi. That is the reason for the name Hon Rom.
Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien) is a small stream covered by a beautiful sandy valley. Fairy Stream combined with the quite mysterious scene of the rocks in Hon Rom creates a beautiful landscape painting magic.
This is a popular tourist destination that attracts many tourists to visit and have fun. One of the funniest games is sand skiing, and you can also try to enjoy the sand dunes to watch the sunset. The ideal time to play in this sand skiing is early morning or late afternoon to avoid the heat as the fire pours on the sand.
Mui Ne Fishing Village
Mui Ne fishing village is located about 3 km north of Mui Ne. At the entrance to the village, you can see hundreds of colorful fishing boats anchored on the water. Not far from the port is a small colorful market with the peaceful beauty of the surrounding coconut.
Poshanư Cham Tower
Located in Ba Na hill and about 7km from Phan Thiet, Cham tower is considered one of the architectural meanings of Cham culture in Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan.
Bau Trang is the name of a freshwater lake located about 35km from Mui Ne. Bau Trang is divided into 2 parts by a sandhill. Partly divided by the sand dunes of this freshwater lake planted with many lotuses, making the landscape extremely unique and interesting. Sand dunes have been associated with Bau Trang for thousands of years, now compared to a sub-Saharan desert of Binh Thuan. In addition to coming here to explore and admire the beauty of Mother Nature, you can also participate in some games on this sandhill such as sand sliding, driving terrain vehicles on the sand. And to avoid the heat, you should come early in the morning and in the afternoon when the sun is gone.
Ke Ga Cape
It is considered the most beautiful scenery in the South Ham Thuan. This is a very hot destination recently when tourists visit Vung Tau because of the ancient place of work that has existed for more than 100 years. You can contact the resort to rent a boat or charter a boat or a local boat. Normally, a boat of local people does not equip life jackets. You can bring or contact the resort for rental.
Rang beach is the most beautiful beach in the city of Phan Thiet. Rang beach is about 15 km north of the city center, under the thick coconut trees that look like the beautiful coconut forest. In the summer, beach ráng every day bustling guests to bathing and enjoy the sea specialties here.
Located less than 1 km from Mui Ne, Ghenh island is quite primitive. To reach Hon Ghenh, you can take the shuttle service from the hotel or hire a small boat of fishermen for about 200,000 VND / boat 10 people, including the return ways. After about 10 minutes of floating on the sea, you will be set foot on the island. The first impression is clear seawater, which can see the beautiful coral under the bottom, the small stones stacked on top of each other. Sightseeing in Hon Lao, go in the afternoon is the most beautiful, if you like to go fishing should go early in the morning.
Co Thanh Stone site
A 7-color rocks site in the Co Thach tourist area with many sizes, large and small shapes. Co Thach rock site is an interesting place to visit when traveling to Phan Thiet or Binh Thuan.
This is a desert island, about 9km from the coast, take the boat from the mainland for about 1 hour 30 minutes. On the island there are thousands of stone blocks with unique shapes, alternating with green grass. This place is planned as a marine reserve and a very attractive marine eco-tourism.
Phu Quy Island
By the coast of Phan Thiet 100 km, on Phu Quy island there are quite large temples such as Linh Quang Pagoda, Cao Cat Pagoda … are recognized as historical cultural sites. The island has a rich coral reef, with many beaches such as Trieu Duong bay, Doi Dua beach, small Ganh Hang beach …
The experiences you should try when coming here
Fly a kite
Phan Thiet is famous for its long stretches of sandy beaches, so it is very suitable for kitesurfing. Guests can buy kites at the beach itself or the resort has attractive tourist services. In addition, some resorts also organize separate festival kites to serve tourists.
Night squid fishing
This is also another wonderful experience in Phan Thiet, a squid fishing tour begins at 5 pm at Phan Thiet fishing village, which will run for 30 minutes to reach the most crowded places. At these locations, visitors will experience squid fishing with local fishermen. Another interesting thing is the amount of squid that you will catch be used to cook on the boat, so you can enjoy the freshest squid. The price of a squid tour includes all dinners, utensils are around 700,000 VND/person
This is a show that brings together the culture of fishing villages in this place, combining contemporary drama and high-tech water-light effects for an impressive visual experience.
Off-road racing and sand-shifting
Visit the famous sandhill, if you can, then you should try a four-wheeled moto. Running a moto on the golden sands will bring a feeling quite attracted to young travelers. In addition, sand-shifting is a familiar game that all visitors should try once on the sandhill, this is the experience suitable for anyone, especially families, children …
This is an interesting and fun game if your group is crowded. You only need to go to the sandy area in Mui Ne then hire skis from the locals. Skateboard rental is quite cheap here and you need to agree clearly on the price and how long is the rental. You should bring glasses and masks to avoid getting dust, sand in the eyes, or mouth while playing.
Eat seafood in the seaside
After a day of playing and exploring in Mui Ne, it is time for you to need more energy for your body. What is more wonderful than enjoying the fresh seafood caught directly from this sea right at the coastal restaurant in the evening. The price of seafood here is acceptable, but it is best to ask the price carefully before choosing an item.