About 200 km northward away from the chaos of Ho Chi Minh City is Mui Ne – a coastal resort town in Phan Thiet – the capital of Binh Thuan province. This tiny fishing village is nestled between turquoise beaches that line the Eastern coast of Vietnam. Mui Ne is a tropical beach with wonderfully warm weather, which is ideal for swimming. With strong sea breezes, Mui Ne is most famous for kite and wind surfing. Mui Ne’s long beach is also quiet and serene, great for walks, jogging and spectacular sunsets. The most must-see destination in Mui Ne is the Sand Dunes, where the dunes turn from white to gold and the near-constant oceanic winds sculpting the sands into wonderful formations just like Sahara desert.
Obviously, lots of beautiful spots in Mui Ne attract domestic as well as international tourists, such as Ca Na Beach, which takes 2-hour drive from Mui Ne and provides probable the best coral reefs and diving opportunity in Vietnam, Fairy Springs (Suoi Tien) - a stream where people can sightsee the local wildlife (birds, crabs, fish, frogs, many exotic flowers, etc.), Fish Sauce Plants, where famous Phan Thiet fish sauce (nuoc mam) is produced and sold all over Vietnam, Phan Thiet Water Tower, desighed by Prince Suphanouvong of Laos - also the symbol of Binh Thuan province, Takou Mountain - 1-hour drive from Mui Ne Beach, which has not only beautiful tropical forest, but also an old pagoda on top of the mountain, PoShaNu Cham Tower - a relic of Cham culture built in the 8th century, which should not be missed, etc. The most must-see is the Sand Dunes (Doi Cat), where the dunes turn from white to gold. Tourists arriving in Mui Ne can also enjoy the atmosphere in Mui Ne Village Market, which sells lots of fresh fruits and inexpensive clothing.