Along the Mui Ne strip are several small nameless shops; all selling the same sundries and souvenirs. You can find packaged snacks (Oreos, cakes, biscuits, ice cream, etc), liquor, clothing, and souvenirs.
Anything beyond very basic necessities should be brought with you. There are small pharmacies, but it would be wise to bring your own first aid kit.
Standard souvenirs offered include wooden and lacquered bowls, wooden statues, snake whiskey, and pearl necklaces. Compared with Ho Chi Minh City, souvenirs are almost five times more expensive in Mui Ne. The same small wooden bowl selling for $3USD in HCMC is priced at $14USD in Mui Ne.
Several travel agencies along the strip also double as used book stores. Most have a few shelves of English books, along with a small selection in German and French. Books cost 80,000 – 100,000VND and most shops will cut the cost in half if you trade in a book.
- Coop Mart, Phan Thiet (corner of Nguyen Tat Thanh and Tran Hung Dao), service hours from 8:00AM – 9:30PM. A large, Western-style grocery store that also sells books, jewelry, and necessities. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in Mui Ne, you may have better luck here.