In the red dunes of Mui Ne there are girls ve rent plastic sheets to be used as sleds. Talking to them it is quite clear that this is their way of life, probably chosen by their parents, instead of going to school. They speak English better than other children of their age, but not going to school may end up taking its toll on them as adults. It is part of the harsh reality of many families in Southeast Asia and it is difficult for us to know what is the right thing to do. In any case, one can not expect great speeds as those achieved in the dunes of Natal, so it can be a bit disappointing. You pay no more than €0.5 per pull. A few km from the town of Mui Ne, heading north, you find the Red Sand Dunes an you don't need any special transport to access them. You can get to the foot of the dunes on a motorcycle or bike along the main road. The bars next to the road offer to take care of your bike or scooter and keep in the shade and wait for you to have a drink at their bar. You have to ask the price. The area occupied by these dunes is not huge, but it is enough to take pictures and enjoy a very beautiful descent through some of them. Although few tourists come to Mui Ne (compared to other parts of Vietnam) there are often too many people on the dunes. The dunes overlook the sea and part of the fishing village of Mui Ne. It is highly recommended to enjoy silence and tranquility, providing the heat is not sweltering.
Mui Ne is a small coastal town near Phan Thiet. Just a 4 hour bus ride from Ho Chi Minh City. In recent years it has become a tourist destination for the residents of Ho Chi Minh City looking to escape the busy city for a relaxing weekend break. It's a small fishing village famous for developing the Nuoc Mam, a fish sauce, a viatamese cuisine. The harbor of Mui Ne, found in the center of the town, is where the fishing boats dock and sell their fresh catch of the day.
Mui Ne is a small coastal village near the town of Phan Thiet. Gradually it has become one of the most popular beach destinations of Southern Vietnam and is only 4 hours by bus from Ho Chi Minh City. Mui Ne Beach stretches along 15 km. Along some of it you can see sections of resorts but there are palm trees along the whole way. Some sections of the beach are suitable for fishing and others are suitable for swimming. The area closest to the fishing port (east) is not very clean and there are the remains of molluscs, algae, jellyfish and garbage, and it's frequented by fishermen and boat-basket shellfish pickers. The other side (west) is cleaner and has floodlights and is a favoured spot for kitesurfers. Mui Ne Beach is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway escape from the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City.