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Mui Ne is the name of a beach, a popular tourist center in Phan Thiet, which is included in the list of national areas of Vietnam. From a strip of pristine coastline with red sand hills like the desert lies very far from the traffic, only had a few sparse fishing villages, Mui Ne has sprung up hundreds of resorts. Furthermore, about 22 km north-east of Phan Thiet, Mui Ne is connected by two streets considered the major route for the tourism of Binh Thuan. When coming to Mui Ne, visitors will be able to visit Mui Ne fishing village, have the opportunity to witness the activities of a fishing village pure sea of Vietnam.

Mui Ne, Vietnam 2018 - The Essential Travel Guide In Mui NeSource: dulichocean.vn

Amazing story

The name of Mui Ne came from the fact that when the fishermen went fishing and the beach met the storm, they often came here to take refuge. “Mui” is the cape; “Ne” means to avoid. Here is the harmony between the yellow of the sand, the color of the sun and the deep blue of the sea to create a warm and fresh feeling, attracting a lot of visitors.

The name was derived from the youngest princess of the Cham king. It was rumored that this land belonged to  Cham people. When the princess was 16, she was suffered from a terminal illness. Later, people built Am temple for her to rest in here. Then, her nickname was “Na Ne” and gradually people changed the word “Na Ne”  into Mui Ne. “Ne” was rhe name of that princess and “Mui” is the cape. 

I. WHEN TO TRAVEL TO MUI NE?

1. General weather in Mui Ne

WHEN TO TRAVEL IN MUI NESource: htcamera.vn

Mui Ne is in the dry, tropical climate typical, windy, sunny, with little thunderstorms,  no frost, and the average annual temperatures are usually from 26°C to 27°C. January, February and December have the average temperature about 25.5°C and are cooler than other months of the year. April and May are the hottest months in Phan Thiet, sometimes it can rise up to 29°C. The average humidity is between 78 and 80.7%.

Month The highest temperature (°C) The lowest temperature (°C) Month The highest temperature (°C) The lowest temperature (°C)
January 29 22 July 31 25
February 30 22 August 31 25
March 31 24 September 31 25
April 32 26 October 31 25
May 33 26 November 31 24
June 32 26 December 30 24

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2. Best time to travel to Mui Ne

WHEN TO TRAVEL IN MUI NESource: datviettour.net

Mui Ne has a year-round warm climate with windy and less stormy, so you can travel any time.
The period from April to August is considered the best time to travel to Mui Ne. At that time, the water is blue and cool.

a. Mui Ne in the cool climate (From December to February)

This is the time of winter in the North and Phan Thiet seems to enjoy a little cold air in the region causing the climate that is suddenly cold so that the traveler is in a romantic space to extremely. 
December to February, Phan Thiet makes people crazy by the mysterious nature of the sandhill in Mui Ne. Cold weather is suitable for these excursions to the mini version of the Saharan region to admire the sand dunes stretching as desert wilderness. Under the mild sunshine of winter, we suddenly see sand dunes sparkling colorfully. The wind blows make us see the shapes the sand dunes create.

WHEN TO TRAVEL IN MUI NE Source: blog.yesgo.vn

b. Mui Ne in the most beautiful time of waves (From August to December)

From August to December, Mui Ne is experiencing a hot summer and preparing for the cold winds of the winter. This is considered to be a very exciting time to transfer. But, what makes the tourists happy to visit Mui Ne is that at this time,  waves undulate and is not so smooth but enough to experience great moments when surfing and playing the sea adventure.

WHEN TO TRAVEL IN MUI NESource: expedia.com

August to December is considered a great time for those who love the sea and want to experience the full moment in the sea.

c. Mui Ne in the hottest time (In April and May)

In April and May, the climate has gradually increased and the sunshine becomes so warm. People are interested in returning to Mui Ne, with the cool ocean of water to disperse the heat of the summer.

WHEN TO TRAVEL IN MUI NESource: viettrip.vn

Mui Ne beaches are known as the beaches on the list of the most beautiful beaches in Phan Thiet with long sandy beaches with smooth sand under the sun. Once you set foot in that place, you will be fascinated by the clear water, see your reflection in its surface. Besides, the beaches are also remembered for the coconut wrapped around, so you can be lost in a large pineapple forest and the sea is another great discovery.

II. HOW TO GET TO & AROUND MUI NE

1. How to get to Mui Ne?

a. Getting from Hanoi to Mui Ne 

HOW TO GET TO & AROUND MUI NESource: mytour.vn

Getting to Mui Ne by plane
The first way: Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh city – Mui Ne

Many people choose and apply is to go to Mui Ne by plane. However, there is no direct flight to Mui Ne – Phan Thiet so you will have to travel through intermediate airports and transit routes.
You will fly straight from Hanoi to Tan Son Nhat Airport – Ho Chi Minh City and then, from Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet and Mui Ne, you can catch a bus. This schedule can be an example:

Your day trip is from Noi Bai airport in Hanoi to Tan Son Nhat airport, Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon or night. Stay in Ho Chi Minh city in an evening and then catch a shuttle bus to Phan Thiet. Then, the bus can drive you straight to Mui Ne or you can go to Phan Thiet and then catch another bus to Mui Ne.

  • Price of an airplane ticket from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city: From VND 587,906 – VND 3,127,371/ economy class/person
  • Price of shuttle bus ticket from Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet: The average price is about VND 202,500
The second way: Hanoi – Nha Trang – Mui Ne

You can take a plane that follows the journey Hanoi – Cam Ranh (Nha Trang). Next, you can sleep one night in Nha Trang and travel to Nha Trang if you want. Or go straight from Nha Trang to Phan Thiet (about 200km).

From Nha Trang, there are many buses departing from Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh city or Ho Chi Minh city – Nha Trang and follow these buses’ schedule to Phan Thiet. Please refer to the buses that from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang to select the car through Binh Thuan

  • Price of an airplane ticket from Hanoi to Nha Trang: VND 1,384,000 – VND 2,056,000/economy/class/person.
  • Price of shuttle bus ticket from Nha Trang to Phan Thiet city: About VND 110,000 – VND 150,000/person
Getting to Mui Ne by shuttle bus

From Hanoi, you rent an Open Tour of Hanoi such as Mai Linh express buses having beds and high quality are scheduled Hanoi – Phan Thiet – Mui Ne.

Every day at the bus station of Hanoi (Giap Bat – Hoang Mai), there is Mai Linh Open Tour bus to Phan Thiet. Most of the cars are only delivered at Phan Thiet. To come to Mui Ne, you will get off at Mai Linh station in Phan Thiet and then from Phan Thiet, you can catch a taxi to Mui Ne with a total distance of 24 km.

  • Mai Linh Express: Telephone: (+84) 243 511 7788
  • Departure: Nuoc Ngam bus station – Hanoi
  • Destination: Mai Linh – Phan Thiet station
  • Ticket price: 700,000 – 800,000 VND/person.
  • Besides, there are so many websites helping you to book another open bus from Hanoi to Mui Ne.
  • To book tickets, check here
Getting to Mui Ne by train

You can take a train from Hanoi to Phan Thiet Railway Station in Binh Thuan province. This is the center of Phan Thiet and you can take a bus or taxi to Mui Ne ( about 34 km).
To book your train tickets, check here.

b. Getting from Ho Chi Minh city to Mui Ne

Getting to Mui Ne by train

Train information

These two trains are from Hanoi to Phan Thiet:

  • SPT2 (Departure: 6h50; Arrival time: 10h30): From VND 125.000/ticket
  • PT4 (Departure: 17h0, Arrival time: 21h35): From  VND 115.000 / ticket