If you’re planning to visit Ho Chi Minh soon, you may want to consider checking out the beautiful city of Mui Ne. Located at the eastern coastline of Vietnam, Mui Ne is only a 4-hour drive away from Ho Chi Minh. This laidback coastal city is known for its stunning sand dunes and beautiful beaches. Below is a list of the 8 things to see and do in Mui Ne.
1. Go Biking at the White Sand Dunes
For a more adventurous way of exploring the stunning white sand dunes of Mui Ne, hop on a quad bike and drive yourself through the sand. While it’s also possible to explore the sand dunes on foot, driving the quad bike as you make your way into the sands is truly an exciting adventure, one that you’ll never forget for the rest of your life!
2. Go Kite Surfing and Wind Surfing
Aside from driving a quad bike on sand dunes, there are several other exciting activities that you can enjoy in Mui Ne. You can also go kite surfing or windsurfing. So if you are feeling a bit adventurous, you should give these sports a try. As a matter of fact, Mui Ne is one of the best destinations to practice these sports in Asia. You’ll also find plenty of kite surfing schools in the city so you may want to consider signing up to any of these kite surfing classes.
3. Explore the Fairy Stream
The fairy stream is one of the best attractions to see in Mui Ne. This ankle-deep stream is known for its crystal clear water that is surrounded with stunning limestone formations. So after your adventurous sports, head to the Fairy Stream and wander through the area to soak up the beautiful sceneries around you. The vibe is truly relaxing and you’ll surely have a great time taking pictures of this Instagram-worthy site.
4. Visit the Lang Chai Fishing Village
Another great attraction to see in Mui Ne is the Lang Chai Fishing Village. Located by the winding road that goes out of Mui Ne, this fishing village is a great place to stop as you drive your way out of the city. Here, you’ll find a beautiful bay that’s surrounded by colorful fishing boats and looks even more stunning during sunset. You can take great pictures of the bay or simply absorb the relaxing vibe of the surroundings.
5. Go To the Beach
Mui Ne is also home to some beautiful beaches. Its main beach is the Mui Ne Beach. You can take a dip or perhaps observe people as they go kite surfing and windsurfing. The area tends to be very busy with surfers in the morning and during the late afternoon. Another beach that’s worth checking out is the Hon Rom Beach, which is in the northern part of the city. Suoi Nuoc Beach is another popular beach that’s often filled with foreign travelers and is known for its gorgeous white sands.
6. Feast on Delicious Seafood
Mui Ne is home to many fish markets, which is why the seafood here is in abundant and are very affordable as well. So if you’re craving for some delicious and cheap seafood dishes on your trip to the city, check out those local restaurants that serve the most sumptuous seafood dishes. Some of the best restaurants to check out are the Cay Bang Restaurant, Lam Tong Restaurant, Rung Forest Restaurant, and more.
7. Enjoy the Nightlife
The nightlife in Mui Ne is pretty exciting especially at the Mui Ne beach, which is lined with many restaurants and bars. So when evening comes, make your way at the beach and look for a bar where you can hang out and enjoy a drink or two. The Dragon Beach Bar is one of the most popular bars in the city and a great spot to socialize and meet fellow travelers. Here, you’ll find DJs playing good music. Guests are lounging along the beanbags puffing shisha and sharing some drinks.
8. Watch Sunrise and Sunset by the Dunes
Sunrises and sunsets in Mui Ne are some of the best in the country and the best places to observe them are by the sand dunes! You can sit along the main beach of Mui Ne at sunrise and observe the fishermen on the nearby fishing village preparing their boats. At sunset, join your partner and walk hand in hand by the dunes as you witness the amazing beauty of nature.
As you can see, there are so many things to see and explore in Mui Ne. Even if you spend a week in the city, you’ll definitely not run out of things to do. The best thing about Mui Ne is that it’s not as crowded and chaotic as Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi, and other big cities in Vietnam.