Mui Ne is a sea cape in the center of Phan Thiet city, Binh Thuan province. From a wild coast with desert-like red sand and impoverished villages, Mui Ne nowadays is a developed area with hundreds of resorts and tourist attractions. Arriving in Mui Ne, tourists will have a chance to visit fishing villages and witness their daily routine from the early morning to the late night. Besides, there are tens of scenic spots and monuments along the town. With the area of 35,41 km² only, visitors are able to explore this attraction by bike. Here are some suggestions for bikers to have unforgettable moments in Mui Ne, Vietnam.
So, what are actual things you can do in Mui Ne? First, rent a bicycle to move from places to places. Mui Ne is not too large, so a bike is the most suitable means of transportation. It is not only convenient but also money-saving. After that, drive to:
White Sand Dune
White sand dune (which is called “Đồi cát trắng” or “Bàu Trắng” in Vietnamese) is a famous adventurous destination in Mui Ne, which is considered as Sahara desert of Vietnam. It attracts a lot of domestic and foreign tourists each year thanks to the pure beauty of white sand and historic surroundings. “Bàu Trắng” is a must-see place in Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan, Vietnam. The sand here changed itself from yellow to white over the history of hundreds of years. It is so strange that “Đồi cát trắng” brings local people an indefinite source of fresh water, which does not usually happen to other sand dunes in the world. Standing in this dune, it is like staying in a desert with a pond of fresh water and blooming lotus. It is such a charming landscape!
Red Sand Dune
Red sand dune, whose Vietnamese name is “Đồi cát đỏ” or “Đồi cát bay (flying),” is a favorite destination of many famous artists. This dune does not have a stable shape; it changes hourly, daily or even monthly due to the wind. The wind and sandstorm fly away surface layers of the dune and create it different shapes. Thanks to this mystery, red sand dune attracts many people to arrive here to explore yearly. The name “Đồi cát bay” is also originated from this fact.
Mui Ne Fishing Village
After exploring the majestic beauty of white and red sand dunes, it is high time to ride to Mui Ne Fishing Village. This is a beautiful place for those who want to learn and immerse into the daily life of fishers. If you come here in the early morning, you will feel the peaceful and pure atmosphere of the sea as well as the busy of local people when fishing boats shore.
Mui Ne fishing village is a quiet image of sea life in Vietnam. This is the converging place of the sea, the sun, the wind and the ingenuity of local people.
Ta Cu Mountain
Riding to Ta Cu Mountain and then hiking the stone-step hill road, you will reach a magnificent Buddhism temple. From here, you can enjoy the majestic beauty of the surrounding forests and worship the 49-meter length and 6-meter high statue of The Buddha. Ta Cu Mountain’s temple was built in 1879 at 457 meters above the sea level. If you are scared of hiking the mountain, you can choose to go by cable.
Mui Ne Beach
The main beaches of Mui Ne are Mui Ne Beach, Hon Rom Beach, Suoi Nuoc Beach, Doi Duong Phan Thiet Beach, etc. These beaches are all beautiful and suitable for team-building activities, kite, windsurfers, and so on. If you want to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere, come here in the morning. On the other hand, late afternoon is for those who want to feel the quietness and see the sunset.
The Fairy Stream
The Fairy Stream is only a small ravine beside Hon Rom, hidden behind sunburn sand dunes. This stream is overwhelmed by the red color of sand and stalactite. A long time ago, thousands of stalactites was formed from sand. They became harder and harder before being abrading by rain and wind. This creates a wild but exciting fineness to this must-visit destination. After being tired of biking, wandering through the Fairy Stream and putting your feet on the fresh water will be an excellent experience.
Poshanu tower is a remnant group of Cham tower, which was built in the ancient Kingdom of Champa on Ba Nai hill, Phu Hai Ward, 7 km from Phan Thiet city. It was established at the end of the 8th century to worship Shiva God. In the 15th century, some additional temples were built to worship Princess Po Sha Inu, a talented daughter of King Para Chanh. This tower is a symbol of Hoa Lai architecture – one of the ancient Champa art styles. Although having a small and medium area, Poshanu tower still brings architectural quintessence of Champa age, which is very solemn and mysterious.
We have introduced to you some significant places in Mui Ne, Vietnam to explore by bike. With a small bicycle, you can also get to famous restaurants and resorts to enjoy your trip freely. Have you ever been to this beautiful tourist attraction? If yes, share with us your experience. If no, we hope our article useful to you.
This article is a guest post on therovingheart.com by Emily Pham.
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I am Emily Pham. I was born in Vietnam – a country with many unknown beaches, historic sites, and tourist attractions. Understanding that Vietnam nowadays is a famous destination, I establish the blog site vina.com with the purpose of introducing the elegant beauty of Vietnam to friends around the world. If you are planning a trip to Vietnam, our blog will provide you with essential information on where to go and what to do in our country.
Alexandra WrigleyApr 11, 2019
I never went here when I went to Vietnam! I’m going to have to go back it looks super fun!