Do not forget to rent a bicycle when you are in Phan Thiet. You won't have other chance to ride along the beautiful and peaceful beaches or simply just move up and down sloping streets like that. Trust me, you can both relax and ...do exercise by doing this.
For those who cannot swim (like me ;-) , doing exercise in early morning on the beach is a good decision. Breathe in and out. Let fresh sea air overwhelm your poor lung which has been spoiled by air polution in city. Now, breathe in....and out.....in.....and out...
A pocos kilómetros de Mui Ne , se puede ir en moto(taxi), a visitar unos cañones de tierra y rocas que tiene unas formas muy interesantes
Few Kms. from Mui Ne , you may go by moto (taxi), to visit a canyon of sand and rocks that have very interesting forms
There are lots of tourist cshop along Nguyen Dink Chieu all offering a similar tour. We booked with ASC Travel .They took us on a private tour around the area . We were picked up at our hotel in the morning around 9AM returning around Noon . Even though our driver didn't speak English it was a good trip.
We went to the Red and White Sand Dunes ,the Fishing Village ,Lotus Lake and The Fairy Stream.
The cost was $25.00 for both of us.
The view of the Blue Boats was beautiful from the hilltop. We were greeted by a little local girl selling pearls. She spoke perfect English and I was impressed with her keen sales ability. She wore a little Canada Flag pin given to her by a passing tourist.So endearing was she, I think of her often . I feel certain she will do OK.At least I hope.
Across the road at the top of the hill is a guy offering a boat tour around the area for $5.00 each. Depending on the boat it could be a fun thing to do.
Its true you smelthe Fishing Village of Mui Ne before you see.The stench comes from the drying fish used in the famed Fish Sauce. Aparently 17million liters of the stuff is produced annually and is shipped allover Asia.
We saw ( and smelled) the huge pots of it brewing when we took a walk to the Fairy Stream.
En esta zona hay mucha pesca y se puede visitar un pueblo de pescadores en el que se ven cientos de barcos de pesca amarrados.
La perspectiva desde la carretera es impresionante
On this area there are lot of fishing and tou may visit a fishermen village where you may see hundreds of fishing boats
The view from the road is impressive
En la zona de Mui Ne hay unas dunas impresionantes con un colorido y unas vistas que hay que verlas especialmente a la salida y la puesta del sol
Cuando llegas a las dunas , te asaltan los niños que quieren hacerte de guías con sus trineos bajo el brazo y despues de elegir a los que te van a acompañar te vas a dar un paseo por las dunas y a deslizarte en los trineos
In Mui Nearea there are some impressive dunes with a colur and viewsthat you must see them, spetially at down and sunset
When you reach the dunes you are assaulted by children that want to be tour guides with their sand sledge under their arm and after choosig those that will acompany you you go to walk in the dunes and to slide on the sand
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.
We only came to this place because we were partially bored and it was not very far from where we stayed. With a tiny stream and also some nice colored sand and rocks at the side, it is a nice place for pictures.
Beware of kids coming to you voluntarily to become your guide and explaning things to you. We had kid stick to us like glue while we were just walking around only to find out that he is asking for money. Try to brush them off if you are not interested at the beginning.
As we drive along the coast the scenery gradually changes .It becomes very arrid with scrubby shrubs and soon we come upon massive white sand dunes.It reminds of scenes fromthe Egyptian desert!
We climbed only a short way as the sun was beating down and the going got tough.
Braver (younger) visitors explored the big dunes with buggies and some even slid down on plastic boards.
The most interesting sites in this place are actually away by the sea & the countryside so the following tips are about those and the last few tips (page II) will be more of the local things to do in Phan Thiet town itself.
So the first place to visit is the Fishing village of Mui Ne, it is just about 10-15 minutes from Phan Thiet.
When you arrive to the white dunes, you have the option to walk there, I notice some uses local guide but that is not really necessary, just walk pass the woods and proceed further into the great white open.... after you climb the dune you can continue into this oasis/pond and small lake around. Reserve the 2 hour if you plan this whole trip, have water with you and you can even have romantic picnic if you wish :)
1. Can you imagine yourself watching the sun goes up and down over the desert?
you can choose from either one. The RED and the other WHITE.
2. Must compare at least 3 companes for land packages 0f 5 hrs @US$16 inclusive Jeep + driver before you get the best offer.
3. Land package : White and red sand dune, Little Red Canyon, Fishing Village, Fairy Stream.
4. Come and enjoy and relax at Mui Ne. Best time to go Nov to April (dry season).
1. Rocks underneath, sand sweeping around your feet, water passing through your legs...
what an experience in such a natural environment.
2. Guarantee you will sleep very well that day
3. Not only that, as you walk along the Fairy Stream, you dont know what's in front of you where there are beautiful scenes of the different red and white rock formation on the left awaiting you to pass them and on the right, they are all greeneries... it is so contrasting to the left.
4. Fresh water crabs in the stream finding their way back home.