Arrival of the Fishermen, Mui Ne, Vietnam

Arrival of the Fishermen, Mui Ne, Vietnam

Arrival of the Fishermen, Mui Ne, Vietnam

The first order of business for the day in Mui Ne is at sunrise, when the fishermen arrive with their daily catch. Hundreds of people gather to collect, clean and trade the fish and prawns that have been caught, and for a short while, the beachfront is alive with the activity of trade.

The hats, which you see all over Vietnam are known in Vietnamese as "Nón Lá”.

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One of southern Vietnam's prime slices of beach real estate, Mui Ne is a kilometres-long sweeping bay boasting a huge range of guesthouse and resort options, with the actual village set at the far northern end of the bay.

The accommodation and services scene, heavily influenced by its proximity to Saigon which is a mere four hours away, has developed rapidly in recent years and now offers some outstanding mid-range resort options, and while the options for budget travellers have dwindled somewhat, there are still some get budget haunts worth seeking out.

The beach itself is yellow sand with a semi-fine grain. While the central stretch of the beach through to the northern end is poorer quality and dominated by the fishing industry (ie there's a fair amount of refuse, netting, dead fish and other fishing paraphernalia), the southern stretch is better suited to swimming, sun-baking and deck-chair reclining. Obviously the bits of beach right out front of individual resorts ... Read our complete Mui Ne travel guide

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