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To SEE

SEE.

  • Po Sha Nu tower is a derelict remainder of the ancient Cham culture that was built-in the 8th century.
  • Fish Sauce Plants, where the famous nuoc mam (fish sauce) is produced. Big jars harbour the concoction that, after months in the blazing sun, is sold all over Vietnam to add some spice to the food.
  • The famous Sand Dunes (Doi Cat), on the main coastal road a short distance north of the fishing town at the north end of Mui Ne bay, about 10 km from the main resort strip. The whole region is fairly sandy, with orange sand threatening to blow onto the coastal road in some spots. The dunes that visitors visit are about 50ha (1/2km²) of open sand on a hillside with ten-meter undulations, staffed by dusty children with plastic slides, who will offer instruction and assistance if you want to slide on the sand. Avoid these children at all costs. The plastic slides that they offer are simply an excuse to steal your belongings when you are not looking. They will offer to carry your bag for you as you go sliding, then steal your phone of wallet, and there are so many boys that you wont be able to tell who did it. The dunes also offer nice views of the sea-coast to the north. In all, it’s worth a half-hour visit, especially if you have rented your own motorbike for the day. On the opposite side of the road are a series of small cafe, where you can park your motorbike for a small fee if you ride there on your own. Most day tours sold by local tour operators include a stop at the dunes. The trip by taxi from the main resort strip would be about 150,000VND each way, and less by xe om. It is reachable by bicycle in 30-45 minutes, passing the Fairy Stream on the way.
  • Mui Ne market and fishing harbour (Lang chai Mui Ne). Don’t miss out on an excursion to this quiet little village, at the north end of Mui Ne bay. The coastal road leads straight into the town (with a left turn required to continue up the coast). At the entrance to town is an overlook with a splendid view of hundreds of colorful fishing boats moored in the bay. Further along into town, just off the main road, there is a small but colorful market. If you take your transport just down to the water, you will reach the fishing harbour, where you can purchase fresh seafood (if you have any means to cook it) or purchase steamed crabs, shellfish, etc. to eat on the spot from local vendors. Walking along the beach, you’ll pass by fishermen sorting out their catch, ship-wharfs and, at the southern end of town, a section where clams have been riddled of their shells for many years, so the sand on the beach is by now substituted with littered shells.
  • The Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien) is a little river that winds its way through bamboo forests, boulders and the dunes behind the village, in parts resembling a miniature version of the Grand Canyon. Local kids will want to accompany you to show you the way (and of course earn a dollar or so), but since you’re just following the stream, there’s little need. For the most part, the stream is about ankle-deep and no more than knee-deep even at its deepest. It is sandy with few stones and can be walked comfortably barefooted. You can climb up the red sand hills overlooking the river valley and even walk there parallel to the river, however, the sand may be hot on a sunny day, so bring some footwear. Walking upstream for about 20 minutes, you will reach a small waterfall into at most waist-deep water, great to take a refreshing bath before heading back! To reach the stream, head along the main road towards the east until you cross a small bridge. The stream is underneath, you will see a sign pointing towards a path to the left, go that way to reach an easy place to enter the stream. By bicycle it’s about 03 minutes from WindFlower Beach Boutique Hotel.
  • Bau Trang (white lake) is a famous landscape located about 65 km North East of Phan Thiet City. It is a fresh-water lake formed long ago and located amid the endless sand hills. Bau Trang is divided into two parts by a sand hill, which are called Bau Ong (Mister Lake) and Bau Ba (Lady lake). Long time ago, Cham people came here and use the water from this lake. The Cham people built Yana temple to thank this lake. It has become the source supplied for man and animals. When the Cham people left here, the temple did not remain intact. Now it only exists as a clue in south Bau Trang marking a history period about the process of conquering the nature before the Viet people come here. Beside the sand and pure water, Bau Trang has a very unique thing which is a lotus lake located in the center of the sand mountain. Along the lake side, a lot of lotuses are growing. In the summer, lotus in bloom has complement to the sand mountain a blaze of color. Lotuses grow naturally, and bloom in almost seasons.According to the residents in Bau Trang, the creature system here is very rich, such as many delicious fresh fish or a thirty kilogram carp or crocodiles. The last crocodiles live here were caught 25 years ago. Annually, the residents here harvest tons of kernels to build jam and lotus tea in the holiday. Come to Bau Trang, you can rent a boat to go sightseeing every place here or enjoy a view from the center of the lake or even fish when you are on boat. If you want to take bath, the water here is fresh enough for you to relax. If you want to have a place to build the tent and go picnic there, it’s also possible in the north side with willow forest, and you can sleep with a hammock or sing a song with your friends, if one of you know how to play guitar, it’s wonderful!!!. What can be happier than these? Come to Bau Trang is a must when you come to Mui Ne. [watch video]

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