We had good memories of these massages from Thailand a few years ago ,so we looked forward to trying it here.
There are fewer massage parlours available here as the gov't limits their numbers in an effort to control the potential for "extra" services..There were a choice of several along the main street and our service was excellent . It was $7.00 for 45 minutes.
My Hien is yet another stop for some local food. This one is really look as a local place where in front of the house is a restaurant and in the back the family live in. This time our choice was for king prawn. See image II.
Red Sand Dunes
On the way back to Mui Ne we stopped at e The Red Sand Dunes. These are similar to the White Sand Dunes but not quite as massive. We are enthusiastically greeted by a couple of youngsters hoping to rent us a plastic sled to coast down the hills. I guess they didn't notices my heat exhausted face !!
This time I ventured even less than at the White Sand Dunes and stayed under a tree for shade.
Not the best beach in the world but a welcome break from Saigon. Loads of resorts down Mui Ne strip, my favorite being the Sailing if just me and friends or The Beach if with family and the dogs. Kite surfing has really taken of there, but I just prefer to laze by the pool with some cold beers.
The dunes is about the only sight there is to see, not quite disney land but sand sledding has its momments.
If you go about 1k further on from the dunes you get to the Vietnamese beach (see home page and tips), well worth the trip.
Of course there is tons of seafood, all sorts of price ranges. The pic here is me with a bug in the first restaurant on the right as you hit the beach from Phan Thiet (have no idea what it's called), I reckon that's the best one.
At the other end of the scale, go about 1km past the dunes to the "Vietnamese" beach for some bargains, see my home page for details