General Information

Mui Ne – Phan Thiet is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Vietnam. Located in the South Central Coast, Phan Thiet is the capital of Binh Thuan Province, 200km (4-hour drive) north of Ho Chi Minh City. This city is endowed with beautiful landscapes, spectacular sand dunes, and abundant aquatic resources. Besides tourism, fishing and producing fish sauce are other main industries of this city. Phan Thiet hosts numerous international and local restaurants, luxury beach resorts, affordable guest house and amazing water sport activities.

10 km northeast of Phan Thiet, Mui Ne is a fishing village which offers white-sand beaches with swaying coconut trees around the coast. This place is a paradise for those who want to relax and enjoy a beach holiday in Vietnam. Though the density of luxury beach resorts here is lower compared to Nha Trang, there is a wide range of hotels, guesthouses and bungalows with private beaches for you to choose from.

Apart from beach getaways, Mui Ne is ideal for golf holidays in Vietnam. Standing at 80 meters above the sea level, Sea Links Golf Country Club offers a stunning view to the turquoise beach. This high-quality golf course satisfies international standards and is proud to host many national and international tournaments.

Mui Ne Weather

You can visit Mui Ne any time a year. The weather here is sunny and less stormy compared to Hue and Da Nang. The best time to visit Mui Ne is from April to August.

Mui Ne Weather - Mui Ne Travel Guide
Weather in Mui Ne

Getting to Mui Ne – Phan Thiet

By road

The most popular way to reach Phan Thiet is by car/bus.

  • From / to Ho Chi Minh City: 204km. Duration: 4 hours
  • From / to Vung Tau: 146km. Duration: 3 hours
  • From / to Da Lat: 175km. Duration: 3 hours
  • From / to Nha Trang: 245km. Duration: 5 hours
  • From / to Buon Ma Thuot: 320km. Duration: 8 hours

By train

There are trains from other cities to Phan Thiet, which stop at Phan Thiet Station or Muong Man Station (Binh Thuan).

  • Ho Chi Minh City – Phan Thiet: 3 hours 45 minutes
  • Nha Trang – Binh Thuan: 4 – 5 hours
  • Hanoi – Binh Thuan: 28 – 30 hours
  • Da Nang – Binh Thuan: 13.5 – 16 hours

Getting around Mui Ne – Phan Thiet

Mui Ne is 10km from Phan Thiet, it takes about 20 minutes for the Phan Thiet – Mui Ne route.

You can travel by bike, motorcycle, taxi or car around the town.

You can also rent bicycles to discover nearby fishing villages, or visit the local fish market, an authentic activity of local life.

The recommended taxi agencies in Phan Thiet are Mai Linh Taxi (the most famous), Quoc Te Taxi, Mui Ne Taxi and Sun Phan Thiet Taxi.

If you want to travel at your own pace and in a more pleasant way, you can contact a travel agency to book a private car in Vietnam. The quality and the price are fixed before your departure.

Where to Stay in Mui Ne – Phan Thiet

Anantara Mui Ne Resort - Mui Ne Travel Guide
Anantara Mui Ne Resort

We have some recommendations for your stay in Mui Ne:

  • Anantara Mui Ne Resort

Address: 12A Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Ham Tien Ward, Mui Ne Beach

  • Victoria Phan Thiet Beach Resort & Spa

Address: Km 9, Nguyen Thong Street, Phu Hai Ward, Mui Ne

  • Pandanus Resort

Address: Block 5, Mui Ne

  • The Cliff Resort & Residences

Address: Zone 5, Phu Hai Ward, Mui Ne

What to See in Mui Ne – Phan Thiet

1. Downtown Phan Thiet

Po Shanu Cham Tower - Mui Ne Travel Guide
Po Shanu Cham Tower
Duc Thanh School

It is a school founded by some patriotic scholars in 1907 to respond to the Duy Tan movement in Central Vietnam. This is the place where President Ho Chi Minh used to work as a teacher. Today, Duc Thanh School retains almost all its antiques more than a century ago.

Van Thuy Tu Temple

The temple of Van Thuy Tu is located on Ngu Ong (Whale) Street. This temple worship Ca Ong (Lord Whale) – the deity of Nam Hai. Van Thuy Tu Temple is the resting place of more than 100 whales. The skeleton of the whales exhibited here measures 22m long and weighs 65 tons, which is considered the largest skeleton in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Local fishermen yearly organize a festival called ‘Cau Ngu’ (Whale Worshipping Ceremony) in this temple to pray for harmonious weather and good fishing harvest.

Po Shanu Cham Tower

Po Shanu Tower is located on Ong Hoang (Mr. Heaven) Hill, 6 km west of Mui Ne. Po Shanu Cham Tower is a remnant of ancient Cham kingdoms. The tower is built under Hoa Lai architectural style – one of the ancient architectural styles belonging to the Champa in the 9th century.

2. Landscapes around Mui Ne

Rang Beach - Mui Ne Travel Guide
Rang Beach
Rang Beach

On your tour to Central Vietnam, you cannot miss some awe-inspiring beaches in Mui Ne. Rang Beach is the most beautiful beach in Mui Ne. Rang Beach is about 15 km north of the city center, and famous for its swaying coconut rows. In summers, Rang Beach is crowded with tourists coming to sunbathe and enjoy fresh seafood.

Rom Island (Hon Rom)

Hon Rom Island is well-known for its turquoise beaches, blue sky and tranquil atmosphere. Coming to this place, you can enjoy the unforgettable view of sunrises or sunsets and organize a campfire on the beach. In Hon Rom, you can visit some wonderful beaches of Mui Ne such as Hon Rom 1, Hon Rom 2, etc.

Ghenh Island (Hon Ghenh)

1 km from Mui Ne, Hon Ghenh remains its unspoiled beauty from mass tourism. To get to Hon Ghenh, you can book a shuttle service from your hotel or rent fishing boats at around VND 200,000 dong/boat for 10 people.

Red Sand Dune

Just a couple of kilometers from the center of Mui Ne, Red Sand Dune offers you a radiant fiery red scenery during sunsets. For thrill-seekers, it is fun to take a ride down the slopes of the sand. If you do not have time for the White Sand Dune, head to the red one.

White Sand Dune - Mui Ne Travel Guide
White Sand Dune
White Sand Dune (Bau Trang)

24 km north of Red Sand Dune, White Sand Dune is much larger which extends to 20 km along the coast. This sand dune is gorgeous with sparkling white color and a blue lake below the entrance to the dune. Don’t forget to enjoy sandboarding here.

Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien)

Suoi Tien is praised as a fairy landscape which is located next to Hon Rom. On the banks of the stream, there are red and white natural stalactite hills.

Fishing Village

Mui Ne fishing village is located about 3 km north of Mui Ne. At the entrance of the village, you can see hundreds of colorful fishing boats. Not far from the harbor is a small colorful market surrounded by the peaceful beauty of coconut rows.

3. Other Tourist Sites

Kenh Ga Lighthouse - Mui Ne Travel Guide
Ke Ga Lighthouse
Hon Ba Island

Hon Ba is a small island about 70 km southeast of Phan Thiet. Hon Ba is shaped like a giant turtle raising its head on the waves.

Ke Ga Lighthouse

30km drive from Phan Thiet, Ke Ga Lighthouse is the highest lighthouse of the region. Tourists often come here to admire the romantic natural landscapes when climbing to the top of the lighthouse.

Mount Ta Cu Pagoda

Ta Cu Pagoda, also known as Linh Son Truong Tho Pagoda, is built in 1879 and 457m above the sea level. If you are an adventurous tourist, you can conquer the mountain with more than 1000 stairs. If not, you can take the cable car to the top of the mountain after 15 minutes. When coming here, you can contemplate the imposing ‘Sakyamuni statue entering Nirvana’ with the length of 49m and height of 6m.

Co Thach Beach

Co Thach Beach is in Tuy Phong District, Binh Thanh Commune. Its seven-color stone bank, which is formed due to the impact of tides, attracts numerous photographers.

Located near the beach, Co Thach Pagoda (or Hang Pagoda) is 64m above the sea level. It was listed as a national cultural-historical relic in 1993.

What to Eat in Mui Ne – Phan Thiet

1. Grilled rice paper with shrimp taste (Banh trang cuon mam ruoc)

Banh trang cuon mam ruoc - Mui Ne Travel Guide
Banh trang cuon mam ruoc

This dish is made from rice paper, ground meat, green onions, eggs, mam ruoc (shrimp sauce) and other types of vegetables. All ingredients are rolled up to create a delicious and attractive dish. This dish is usually sold in the evening.

Where to Try Banh trang cuon mam ruoc

  • Crossroads of Tran Hung Dao and Thu Khoa Huan streets, near Hoa Thao Coffee Shop.
  • Tam Bien Street, near the Tieng Xua café.

2. Can cake (Banh Can)

Banh can - Mui Ne Travel Guide
Banh can

This cake is made from rice powder mixed with other ingredients such as eggs, green onions and seafood (shrimp, squid, etc.). You can dip it in a delicious fish sauce to enhance the flavor.

Where to Try Banh can

  • Xu’s Banh can

Address: Ngu Ong Street, near Phan Thiet fishing port

Opening hours: 4.00 pm – 9.00 pm

  • Banh Can Phan Thiet

Address: 168 Thu Khoa Huan Street, Phan Thiet City

Opening hours: 4.00 pm – 10.00 pm

3. Seafood Salad

Raw herring salad - Mui Ne Travel Guide
Raw herring salad

Salad is considered a dish that you must enjoy while traveling to Phan Thiet. The seafood salad is prepared from fresh fish served with raw vegetables, noodles and a special sauce.

Where to Try Seafood salad

  • Vietnam Home Restaurant: 125 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Mui Ne