Mũi Né is a beach resort town along the South China Sea in Southeast Vietnam.
Once upon a time, Mui Ne was an isolated stretch of shoreline where pioneering travellers camped on the sand.
Times have changed and it’s now a string of beach resorts, which have fused into one long coastal strip.
With a long, palm-lined stretch of sand, it has steady wind conditions (in the dry season) that make it a top destination for windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing and other water sports.
It’s also a popular weekend getaway from Ho Chi Minh City, with a busy strip of hotels, restaurants, and shops.
Mui Ne may be a small fishing village, but it has its fair share of temples. Head over to Po Sah Inu, the Mui Ne equivalent of the Po Nagar Cham Towers in Nha Trang. These towers are remnants of the Cham culture that once flourished in Vietnam, and are fun to explore.
Just around a 100 yards (90 metres) south of Po Sah Inu, is the Prince’s Castle, a rather new addition to Mui Ne’s historical spots having been built in 1911 by a French Prince known as Duke De Montpeiser. Nearby is also Phuoc Thien pagoda and together these three sites can easily take an hour or two off your day. Thanks to their hillside locations, you will be rewarded with fantastic views of the coastline as well.
White & Red Sand Dunes
Enjoy the dunes on a quad bike – everything from gentle bumps to stomach-churning bends is on offer.
At the Saharan-like White Sand Dunes, you can rent a quad bike for 30 minutes or an hour and speed through the hilly dunes in style. If the thought of a quad bike is too intimidating, you can opt for a jeep.
The white sand dunes of Mui Ne are approximately 25 km. away from the centre of Mui Ne – once you have had your share of fun at the dunes, just walk over to the lotus pond and spend the afternoon watching the sun go down.
Mui Ne Fishing Village
Wake up early, a little before sunrise, and head to the Mui Ne Fishing Village to get a glimpse of the local fishing life, make sure you visit the fishing harbour in the early morning as local fishermen sort out their catch of the day such as crabs, scallops, groupers, and stingrays.
Mui Ne Fishing Village boasts a splendid view of an expansive coastline lined with swaying palm trees and colourful fishing boats moored on the water.
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