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Tips for traveling to Mui Ne 3 days 2 nights "cheap but healthy"

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Mui Ne is known as a resort paradise, a famous tourist center of Phan Thiet city, Binh Thuan province. Mui Ne attracts tourists from all over because of its cool climate, long stretches of pure white beaches, clear blue sea and the most beautiful coastal road in Vietnam.

Time  to travel  to Mui Ne

Mui Ne has a typical southern climate with 2 seasons: rainy season and dry season. However, no matter what season it is, the weather here is very beautiful. Each season has its own appeal. You can choose to go to Mui Ne at any time of the year.

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You can travel to Mui Ne at any time of the year. But the best time to travel to Mui Ne is the end of the year

However, according to local people, the period from September to December is the most beautiful time for Mui Ne. At this time, the sun is not too harsh, the wind is cool and the sea is gentler.

Suggested itinerary for 3D2D:

Day 1: Bau Sen – Bau Trang – Coastal road – White Sand Dunes – Hon Rom – Mui Ne Fishing Village

Day 2: Ke Ga Lighthouse – Duc Thanh School – Poshanu Cham Tower – Ong Dia Rock Beach

Day 3: Flying Sand Dunes – Fairy Stream – Back to Saigon

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On every street of Mui Ne, you can see rows of these beautiful colorful bougainvillea flowers

Travel means

Mui Ne is more than 200km northeast of Ho Chi Minh City, equivalent to more than 5 hours by car. The main means of getting here are passenger cars, trains or motorbikes.

For tourists from Hanoi, Da Nang or neighboring areas in the north who want to go to Mui Ne, they will have to travel to Ho Chi Minh and then take a bus to Mui Ne.

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From Saigon, taking a bus to Mui Ne is very convenient. Ticket price is 135,000 VND/trip with Phuong Trang bus company

Because the travel time from Saigon to Mui Ne is quite long (about 5 hours by car), you should choose to travel to Saigon by plane. 

By proactively booking tickets during airline promotions, you can book round-trip tickets for less than 2 million VND, thus minimizing the cost of the journey.

Means of transportation to visit Mui Ne are very diverse: cars, taxis, motorbikes. Motorcycles are the most popular means of transport mainly because of their convenience. For only 120,000 VND, you can wander around all day.

 

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The most convenient means of transportation in Mui Ne is motorbike. Car rental price is 120,000 VND/day

In Mui Ne, "gas stations" are everywhere along the way, from grocery stores, to food restaurants, and drink shops that also do this special type of business, so don't worry about running out of gas while on the road.

Accommodation

Mui Ne is a place with strong tourism development, so it also has many diverse types of resorts to choose from. From affordable levels such as motels, hostels, and homestays to high-end hotels and resorts.

Along Nguyen Dinh Chieu and Huynh Thuc Khang streets, pull towards Hon Rom, where many motels, hostels, hotels and resorts are concentrated, located close together. Prices are only from 180,000 VND/night for budget hostels. Prices from 700,000 VND/night for resorts.

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Mui Ne has many beautiful motels from affordable to high-end to choose from

You should book in advance from booking websites such as traveloke, booking, agoda, mytour... You will be able to proactively choose the price that suits the conditions. Choose a vacation location that suits the purpose of your trip. When booking from websites, you can also enjoy incentives from promotions and marketing programs from these units.

Entertainment and sightseeing spots

Bau Sen - Bau Trang

Located more than 20km northeast of Mui Ne center, in Hong Lam village, Hoa Thang commune, Bac Binh district. Bau Sen - Bau Trang is an attractive tourist destination because it has sand fields ranging from red orange, to yellow, to pure white, stretching along the road. 

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The freshwater lake at Bau Trang is planted with many lotuses, creating a cool, romantic scene amidst the white sand desert

Located between those seemingly dry sand dunes are three freshwater lakes - two large lakes, one small lake. Surrounding the lake are lush green casuarina trees, the lake surface is covered with lotus flowers. 

Coming here, you can participate in tourist sightseeing activities: taking pictures, taking a boat to visit the lake, renting a jeep to conquer sand dunes, sand skiing...

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The freshwater lake is located at the foot of the white sand hill

 

White sand dunes

White sand dunes are located in the territory of Bau Trang, known as the sub-sahara desert of Binh Thuan. 

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White sand dunes are an attraction for many tourists to visit and experience

The vast expanse of pure white sand dunes with a wild and peaceful look but also very poetic and lyrical will certainly captivate visitors when they set foot here.

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Pure white sand dunes

The most beautiful coastal road in Vietnam

For those who are passionate about exploring and conquering new roads, Mui Ne is a destination not to be missed.

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The most beautiful coastal road in Vietnam, with two lanes running between wide sandy beaches and blue sea

Going from Mui Ne towards Bau Trang - Phan Ri is route DT716 with two large lanes, sparse traffic, surrounded by a vast sand desert that changes color continuously from yellow, red to white. Steep hills, beautiful scenery, overwhelming.

DT716, nearly 40km long, is known as the most beautiful coastal road in Vietnam, passing through vast deserts like the European sky, then running along the coast with white sand dunes on one side and blue sea on the other. Anyone passing through here seems to have to stop for a moment to admire, enjoy and record the beautiful images that nature has bestowed on Mui Ne.

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On this road, there is a road connecting the white sand dunes and the blue sea. Connecting the two lanes is a white sand beach

 

 

Mui Ne Fishing Village

Fishing Village located on Huynh Thuc Khang Street - Mui Ne is a place to focus on trading and trading many types of fresh seafood at cheap prices. This is also a place where visitors can immerse themselves in the life of fishermen and admire the idyllic and unique natural scenery of the coastal region.

Ong Dia rock beach

One of the most talked about beautiful beaches in Phan Thiet is Ong Dia rock beach.

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Ong Dia rock beach is a rock protruding out of the sea

Ong Dia rock beach is a rocky outcrop that juts out from the sea surface, surrounded by clear blue sea water. 

The stone beach is located on Nguyen Dinh Chieu street, Ham Tien ward, Phan Thiet. If you come here by motorbike, you can park it on the street for 10,000 VND/motorbike and walk down.

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In the afternoon, many people gather here to swim, admire the scenery, and take photos

In the afternoon, many people and tourists come here to bathe because the water on this beach is clean, the sand is fine white, no pebbles, the seabed is gentle, shallow, the water is calm, and the waves are gentle.

Coming to Ong Dia beach, visitors can participate in activities such as swimming, sightseeing, surfing, paragliding, jet skiing...

Sandy hills

Bay Sand Dunes, also known as Red Sand Dunes, is located in Quarter 5, Mui Ne Ward, Phan Thiet City. Sand dunes with a total area of ​​nearly 50 hectares. The reason it is called flying sand dunes is because the sand dunes do not maintain a certain shape but change shape continuously through each vortex, hour by hour and do not repeat the old image, creating unique landscapes. , attractive.

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Each sand dune in Mui Ne brings different new experiences

The sand here is not just one color but it is a mixture of many different beautiful colors. The main color is still red, followed by white, pink, gray white, red black...

Every time you come here, visitors will witness a completely new, magical, and colorful change in the sand dunes. And each time brings a new feeling, a new scene.

Duc Thanh School

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Duc Thanh School - national historical relic

Located at 39 Trung Nhi Street, Duc Nghia Ward, Phan Thiet. Duc Thanh School was founded in 1097 in response to the Duy Tan movement in Central Vietnam. The school marks the time when teacher Nguyen Tat Thanh stopped teaching before leaving to find a way to save the country.

Duc Thanh School has a history of more than 100 years, and is a place to store artifacts that have been closely associated with Uncle Ho such as: the set of chairs he sat on, his writing desk, his standing cabinet, trays and glasses of water, and office boxes...

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This green campus is where many memorabilia of teacher Nguyen Tat Thanh are kept

Duc Thanh School is ranked as a national historical relic by the Ministry of Culture and Information. Visitors can visit for free and park at the gate next to Duc Thanh school.

Hai Dang Ke Ga

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Ke Ga Lighthouse - the oldest and tallest lighthouse in Vietnam

Ke Ga Lighthouse is located at Ke Ga cape, in Tan Thanh commune, Ham Thuan Nam district, Binh Thuan province. Nearly 60km south of Mui Ne.

Ke Ga Lighthouse has been confirmed by the Vietnam Record Book Center as the tallest and oldest lighthouse in Vietnam.

Ke Ga Cape is surrounded by white sand and large rocks lying undulating towards the sea. 

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From Mui Ke Ga to Mui Dien is about 500m. Surrounded by large stone slabs

Ke Ga Lighthouse is located on Dien Cape, no more than 500m from Ke Ga Cape. When the tide is low, you can walk from Ke Ga Cape to Dien Cape to reach this ancient lighthouse. 

But when the tide is high, you can only take a canoe or basket boat to get to Mui Dien.

Currently, the Ke Ga Cape tourist area has come into operation, there are no longer basket boats carrying passengers to Mui Dien like before but must go by canno for 50,000 VND/person and only serve 2 or more guests.

At Mui Ke Ga tourist area, there are activities: swimming, catering, resort homestays...

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Mui Ke Ga beach is put into tourism exploitation

Although Mui Ke Ga has been put into tourism exploitation, this place still retains its wild, peaceful, and rustic look. From Ke Ga Cape, you can see the lighthouse standing tall in the middle of the sea surrounded by large rocks, a beautiful, majestic scene.

Posahnu Cham Tower

Posahnu Cham Tower relic site is located on Ba Nai hill, Phu Hai Ward. 18km south of Mui Ne center, 7km northeast of Phan Thiet city.

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The main palace area of ​​the Cham tower

This is considered a great work and a symbol of the Champa Kingdom at that time.

The Posahnu Cham tower relic area converges the architectural and highly artistic quintessence of the ancient Cham people. Unique and mysterious architectural works are always attractive to tourists from all over when coming here.

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Surrounding the campus are stone benches, shade trees and beautiful rows of bougainvillea flowers

The space is spacious, quiet, the sea breeze blows gently, the towers are close together with a brick red color that stands out against the blue sky. In between are rows of pink bougainvillea flowers, creating a poetic and beautiful scene.

Entrance fee is 15,000 VND/person, parking ticket is 5,000 VND/motorbike.

Mr. Hoang's floor

Located in the historical complex of Poshanu Cham tower. Visiting the ancient Cham towers, head straight to the top of the hill, pass the victory monument to reach Lau Ong Hoang.

Lau Ong Hoang is one of the cultural and historical relics associated with the resistance war against the French and the love story of melancholy and sentimental poet Han Mac Tu and his lover Mong Cam.

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Only traces of Ong Hoang's Palace remain

100 years ago, Lau Ong Hoang used to be the most modern resort villa in Indochina. During the war against the French, it was destroyed by bombs and bullets, now only the foundation and vestiges remain.

Ong Hoang's Lau is located on the top of Ba Nai hill, 150m above sea level. From there, visitors can see the surrounding sky and sea, catch cool breezes, and enjoy the feeling of relaxation when mingling with the sky and sea.

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From here you can see the surrounding scenery

Some other attractive places of Mui Ne include: Bai Rang, Hon Rom, Hon Ghenh, Suoi Tien, Co Thach rock beach, Ganh Son...

Specialties, dining

Hot pot

Coming to Mui Ne, you must definitely try this unique and typical dish. The hotpot is made with apricot fish, one of the specialty fish species of Phan Thiet waters. Hot pot can be replaced with transparent fish, opaque fish, but the most delicious is still apricot fish.

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Mui Ne's famous delicious hot pot dish. For less than 300,000 VND you can enjoy this meal for 2 people

The hot pot broth is made from stewed bones, pureed shrimp, and ripe red tomatoes for color and is served in a terracotta bowl. The hot pot broth has a rich, sweet and unique taste.

Hot pot is served with boiled pork belly, omelet, sliced ​​pork sausage, vermicelli, chopped grilled rice paper and vegetables such as mango, star fruit, green banana, herbs... All served in flower wrappers. Bananas and delicate decoration create a rustic and beautiful look for the dish. The most special thing is the apricot fish, which is boned into fillets and then blanched in lemon juice until medium-rare and marinated with spices, garlic and chili. 

Creating a unique feature of the dish cannot help but mention the rich, greasy and rich dipping sauce. The dipping sauce has the cool sour taste of tamarind, the aromatic taste of fish sauce, the fatty taste of roasted peanuts, and the spiciness of chili.

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The broth is delicious, rich, and has an eye-catching golden brown color

The way to eat is also very simple, you just need to put everything in a bowl and add hot pot broth to enjoy this dish.

You can go to a few of the following addresses to enjoy this dish

Soc Nau Restaurant

Address: No. 5 Nguyen Dinh Chieu

Seahorse hot pot (part of Seahorse resort & Spa) 

Address: Km11, Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Phan Thiet

Vietnamese restaurant home

Address: No. 125 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Ham Tien Ward, Phan Thiet.

Fried snakehead fish rolled with rice paper

One of the typical rustic dishes of Mui Ne is fried snakehead fish. Whole snakehead fish is deep fried until golden brown. Firm, sweet, fragrant fish is eaten with green vegetables such as fish sauce, basil, spearmint, cucumber, lettuce, marigold, rolled in rice paper. Mix with tamarind dipping sauce, fish sauce, chili, and garlic.

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Fried snakehead fish dish

Famous addresses for this dish include: AH fried snakehead fish restaurant at 17 Nguyen Dinh Chieu - Ham Tien - Mui Ne

Seafood dishes on the embankment of Nguyen Dinh Chieu street

You can't go to the beach without enjoying seafood dishes to your heart's content. Along the embankment of Nguyen Dinh Chieu street are seafood restaurants growing closely.

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Fresh and delicious Seafood on the Embankment

Fresh seafood, you can choose raw food and order processed dishes for the restaurant owner.

Restaurants operate from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., so you can choose to enjoy seafood at any time of the day.

Mui Ne is also famous for its thunderstorm dishes that you can try. Thunderstorms are reptiles that live a lot in the sand dunes of Mui Ne. Their meat is very sweet and firm and can be processed into different dishes such as steamed porridge, grilled porridge, etc. But not everyone wants to try this reptile because of its impressive appearance. its. You should consider before deciding.

In addition, coming to Mui Ne you can also find other famous dishes such as Banh Xeo at Cay Phuong restaurant, Tuyen Quang street. Banh Canh at Banh Canh Xiu restaurant, No. 1HA Kim Dong Street. And some other dishes such as Quang Phan Thiet Noodles, Fat-fried giant fish, grilled squid teeth, apricot fish salad....

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There's nothing better than enjoying fresh coconuts and enjoying the sun and wind of the sea

Coming to Mui Ne, don't forget to enjoy drinking coconut fruit for only 20,000 VND/fruit at the water stalls along the way. The coconuts here are sweet, cool, delicious, not sour or sharp like coconuts in other regions. Very special.

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