Photo: Boards for hire, Mui Ne.

Things to see and do

Things to do in Mui Ne

Mui Ne has just a few sights to indulge the tourist. Its chief attraction these days is kite-surfing, but you can also visit the sand dunes and a few other attractions, including the Po Shanu Cham Towers. Be warned that some of the tours scratch around a bit for add-ons — don’t be tempted by exotic names such as the ‘dragon garden’ and then be disappointed when you arrive in a field of ... Read more about Things to do in Mui Ne .

Kite surfing

Along with Boracay in the Philippines, Mui Ne is one of the top locations for wind- and kite-surfing in Southeast Asia due to its consistent cross onshore winds. During peak season, wind and kitesurfers dot Mui Ne’s entire shoreline; the stretch of beach has on average 227 days a year with winds of more than 12 knots. Due to these fantastic conditions, a stack of surf schools now offer lessons ... Read more about Kite surfing .

Po Shanu Cham Towers

The site, perched on a hill near Phan Thiet town and boasting impressive views of both Phan Thiet and Mui Ne, was built in the ninth century. The ruins today consist of two tall towers and a smaller third building; they were originally places of worship for the predominantly Hindu Cham population and dedicated to Lord Shiva, Agni and Nandi. Hiking a bit further up the hill takes you to a memorial ... Read more about Po Shanu Cham Towers .

Sand dunes

Mui Ne's sand dunes are a fascinating phenomenon created by the high winds rushing to and from the ocean here. Two sets of dunes, one red, the other white, can be visited either under your own steam or on a jeep tour. The red dunes are a few kilometres from Mui Ne bay, so if not doing a tour you'll need your own motorbike to get there. They are a series of slopes so gentle that it's not worth ... Read more about Sand dunes .

A day in Phan Thiet

Most travellers heading from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne pass through Phan Thiet on their way to getting their fill of sun and sand. If you’re interested in getting a glimpse of typical daily Vietnamese life however, it’s worth hanging around the town for a day, if you have your own transport on hand. Here’s how we’d do ... Read more about A day in Phan Thiet .

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Mui Ne? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Vietnam.

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