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Best things to do & to see in Dalat – Vietnam. What & where to eat in Dalat?

Dalat is such a romantic and peaceful city. Each visit to Dalat to me just feels like being so lost in Europe. The poetic scenes of immense endless pine forests calm me down. Let’s visit the spectacular Dalat and enjoy the nature or simply to live a bit more slowly.
Based on my personal experiences together with some other reference sources, I will share with you my valuable tips, experiences and top things to do in Dalat, Vietnam. Hope you will also have a great time in this beautiful city.

Top things to do in Dalat - Vietnam
Top things to do in Dalat – Vietnam

How to get to Dalat?

There are two most common ways that people often choose to get to Dalat: by air and high quality buses.

Travel guide: Phu Yen – An emerging charm

Phu Yen is a coastal city in Central Vietnam. It is a beautiful land with nice beaches, along with special culture of the South-Central region. Phu Yen has a lot of tourist attractions; most notably are Ganh Da Dia – which is a rocky beach where all the rocks have plate shape, Vung Ro bay and O Loan swamp, etc. The city also has many famous specialties. 

Below are some Phu Yen travel experiences which I had from my trips, my friends’ trips and collected from several Vietnam travel forums.

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Phu Yen - the land in South-Central Vietnam
Phu Yen – the land in South-Central Vietnam

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How to get to Phu Yen

The center of Phu Yen is Tuy Hoa city. There are many ways to get to Tuy Hoa: Train, bus and plane of Vietnam Airlines. 

1. By bus

* From Ho Chi Minh city

The distance between HCM City and Tuy Hoa is more than 500km (310 miles). Averagely, it takes over 10 hours to get to Tuy Hoa from HCM City and the fare is about $15. Some popular bus agencies: 

– Hoang Long bus at Mien Dong bus station (Bến xe Miền Đông on Dinh Bo Linh street – HCM city). Tel: +848.2243.8989 

– Thuan Thao bus starts from Mien Dong bus station at different time during the day. There are 2 types of ticket: seat and bed, you should choose bed ticket as you are likely to get tired because of the long distance. Tel: +8457.382.1111 or +8457.382.0303

– Cuc Tu bus is of fine quality. Contact the ticket office at Mien Dong bus station by calling +8489.019.090, or at Tuy Hoa city by calling +84573.382.4227

– Binh Phuong bus: Contact the ticket office at Mien Dong bus station by calling +8491.347.7751, or at Tuy Hoa city by calling +8457.382.6632 or +8457.383.6767

* From Hanoi capital

The distance between Hanoi and Tuy Hoa is 1200km (750 miles). Averagely, it takes over 30 hours to arrive in Tuy Hoa from Hanoi. The fare is about $35 to $40. Suggested bus agency:

– Hoang Long bus (this is best agency I know) leaves at 3 Nguyen Khoai street – Hai Ba Trung district – Hanoi. Tel: +8443.987.7225

Phu Yen sea in Vietnam
Phu Yen sea

2. Train

* From Hanoi capital

There are many trains during a day. You can buy the train ticket at: 

– TSC agency (add: 114 Pho Duc Chinh street – Ba Ðinh district – Hanoi): +844-37162868

– Mua Xuan (Spring) agency (add: 41 Ma May Street – Hoan Kiem district – Hanoi): +844-39263138 or +844-22109775

– Hanoi railway station on Le Duan street

* From Sai Gon city

– Sai Gon railway station:  No. 01 Nguyen Thong street, Ward 9, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City. Tel (Answer phone): +848 39 310 666 

– For more information, call +848 3931 8952 or +848 3846 6091 

– To buy ticket, contact the ticket office at +848 38 436 524 or +848 38 468 701

Sai Gon station will deliver the ticket to your hotel if requests at +848 8436 528. The delivery service is available only within the city from 7:00 to 21:00 everyday.  

3. By plane

You can learn about the traveling time, routes and book ticket on the website of Vietnam Airlines: www.VietnamAirlines.com. And remember to book soon early to get promotions for good fare. 

Phu Yen lighthouse - Vietnam
Phu Yen lighthouse

Vehicle leasing service in Phu Yen

You can rent vehicles at your hotel if they have this service. If not, you may contact:

Motorbike

– Mr. Sang, the owner of a cafe at 2 Le Thanh Ton – Tuy Hoa. Tel: +849.3407.4522

– Phu Viet travel company. Tel: +849.0528.0452

Car

– Hong Vinh at 46 Tran Hung Dao – Tuy Hoa. Tel: +849.0582.5005 or +849.1349.5432

– Thanh Binh hotel at 126 Le Thanh Ton – Tuy Hoa. Tel: +8457.3823.942

– Anh Tuan company at 337 Nguyen Hue – Tuy Hoa. Tel: +8457.382.3569

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Where to visit in Phu Yen

1. Nhan mountain (núi Nhạn) – Da river (sông Đà) are in center of Tuy Hoa. On Nhan mountain, there is Cham ethnic’s tower which is 800 years old. You may climb the mountain, get an overall view of Tuy Hoa and take photos at Cham ethnic’s tower. The mountain is more beautiful at night. 

2. Buu Lam pagoda is located at the foot of Chop Dai mountain, 5km (over 3 miles) away from the city. The pagoda is famous for its massive and sacred Buddha statues. After visiting the pagoda, you may also climb to the Chop Dai summit to observe the entire city and surrounding area.

3. Ganh Da Dia. This is a must-see place, it’s very special. I could not believe that they are totally natural because all of the rocks have plain plate shape

Ganh Da Dia in Phu Yen Vietnam
Ganh Da Dia. Do you believe they’re natural rocks

Ganh Da Dia is 30km (19miles) away from the city, you can take route 1A from Hanoi. When arriving at Chi Thanh junction, going straight ahead for about 1,2km (0.75miles), you will see Lo Go bridge. Go through the bridge and keep going for about 7km (4.4miles), and you will get to Ganh Da Dia. You should also visit Ganh Den (which has a lighthouse). This is only a few hundreds of meters from there. 

4. Vung Ro bay (vịnh Vũng Rô) – Da Bia mountain (núi Đá Bia) are 2 places near each other. Vung Ro bay is surrounded by many stone mountains and has 12 small beaches. You can rent a boat to explore the bay. You can also climb Da Bia mountain, which is near the bay. 

5. O Loan swamp is a big swamp. It is very beautiful at sunset and sunrise. O Loan is 25km away from Tuy Hoa, and close to Route 1A. After visiting the swamp, don’t forget to enjoy delicious seafood dishes and specialties of the region at several restaurants. 

6. Vuc Hom water fall. The road to Vuc Hom is quite rough but the waterfall is very nice. Around the fall are some other attractions such as Ganh Da Dia. Take Route 1A from Hanoi. Once getting to Hoa Da junction, turn left and keep going for about 20km (12,5 miles). Then take the earthen road for about 10km. During the journey, you should ask the local people about the way to Vuc Hom waterfall (thác Vực Hòm). You will have to go through 1km (0,6 miles) of earth road of poor conditions before arriving at the fall. 

Vung Hom waterfall in Phu Yen Vietnam
Vung Hom waterfall. Outside is more beautiful than photo

7. Long Thuy beach and Chua islet. These attractions are 9km (5.6miles) from the city. To get there, take Route 1A towards Ganh Da Dia. On the road, you will see a sign: “Thanh Luong pagoda (chùa Thanh Lương) 1500m”. Take that way and keep going to the end of road, you will see an immense sea. From here, you can see Chua islet which is very close. You will have to rent a boat to reach the islet. There are a lot of fish boats around the dock.

Hotels and motels in Phu Yen

In Tuy Hoa, there are many hotels with the average price from $8 to $15 on Hung Vuong street

Some hotels:

1. Anh Tuan 1 & 2 hotels. Both of them are on Hung Vuong street. Tel (Anh Tuan 2): +8457.381.1711, and (Anh Tuan 1): +8457.3841.999

2. Nhiet Doi hotel is at 216 Nguyen Hue – Tuy Hoa. Tel: +8457.382.2424 or +8498.571.5334 or +8491.347.2633. It’s a new hotel with good rooms. The price is less than $10. You can also rent motorbikes here. 

3. Cong Doan hotel (Union hotel) is close to the beach. Add: 53 Doc Lap street – Tuy Hoa. Tel: +8457.382.3187. The price is 15$ for a double room. It includes a breakfast for 2. Rooms at the hotel have nice view overlooking the sea.

Deluxe hotel

4. Cendeluxe 5-star hotel is at 2 Hai Duong street – Tuy Hoa. Tel: +84573.818.818

5. Dai Lanh resort is nice, spacious and quiet. Contact Mrs. Phung at +8490.868.7679

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O Loan swamp in Phu Yen Vietnam
Sunset in O Loan swamp

Specialties and restaurants in Phu Yen

Phu Yen has rich culture and tradition, so Phu Yen cuisine is also very diverse. For example, some traditional dishes of Phu Yen include Pork rice paper (bánh tráng), pancake (bánh xèo), noodle soup (bánh canh), etc. Besides, the city also has several specialties such as tuna, spider crab of Song Cau or oysters of O Loan, etc.

The following are some restaurants to enjoy Phu Yen specialties: 

1. Le Duan pancake is a sidewalk restaurant, near Dien Bien Phu – Le Duan intersection. The restaurant opens only in the afternoon, from 5 p.m to 8 p.m. Pancake in Phu Yen is very different from that in the Central or the South of Vietnam. 

2. There is another pancake restaurant at 20 Le Thanh Ton. The price is from $0.2 to $0.25 for each piece which is accompanied by tasty sauce. 

3. Thinh Nam restaurant at 6 Bach Dang street, Tuy Hoa serves seafood dishes. The famous dishes are tuna and tuna’s eye. It might sound a bit terrible but very tasty indeed. You should eat tuna first, then try tuna’s eye dish. 

Tuna's eye specialties in Phu Yen Vietnam
Tuna’s eye is not as terrible as you think

4. Tuyet Nhung chicken rice restaurant on Le Thanh Ton street serves very tasty and cheap chicken rice of only $1. 

Rice restaurant is at 57 Duy Tan street. The food is cheap and tasty too. The price is $1/plate.

Another tasty restaurant is on Thanh Thai street, opposite a supermarket. 

5. Grilled corn with sauce is sold at Hung Vuong – Nguyen Hue intersection. 

6. Fried roll lizard is a specialty of the South-Central region. This is sold at Tran Quy Cap – Nguyen Con Tru intersection. 

7. Sauce noodle is on Nguyen Hue street, near a park. 

8. Egg rice paper is sold at 100th tree on Le Trung Kien street. 

9. Bánh bèo (mini topped pancake) is sold at the foot of Nhan mountain. Its price is $0.8/plate. The food stall also serves noodle soup ($0.5/bowl) and pancake. 

Cuckweed cake bánh bèo specialties in Phu Yen Vietnam
Bánh bèo

10. Nhu Y rice at 8 Nguyen Cong Tru serves extremely tasty and cheap dishes. 

Some famous seafood restaurants

11. Seafood restaurant at Luong Van Chanh – Nguyen Hue intersection

12. Tran Phu restaurant on Tran Phu street, 200m (660ft) from Phu Yen museum towards the beach

13. Tay Du Ky at the beginning of Ba Trieu street, near Lac Long Quan street. 

14. Phi Hoa Sua at the junction, on the middle slope of Le Thanh Phuong street. 

15. Tuna restaurant at Le Duan – Dien Bien Phu intersection

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Best things to do & to see in Hoi An – Vietnam. What & where to eat in Hoi An?

Hoi An ancient town was the cultural and commercial center of Central Vietnam during the 16th and 17th centuries. Now it is “an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port” (UNESCO). Following is my experiences, tips and top things to do in Hoi An citythat I collected after a few trips.

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Top things to do in Hoi An - Vietnam
Top things to do in Hoi An – Vietnam

How to get to Hoi An?

Assuming that you’re staying in Da Nang, about 30km from Hoi An, here are 3 ways to get there:

Travel guide: Quang Binh, Vietnam – The land of wonders

The top tourist attractions in Quang Binh include Phong Nha cave, which is known as “Vietnam’s best cave” (Nam thiên đệ nhất Động), Thien Duong cave (Paradise cave), and Phong Nha Ke Bang national park – a World Natural Heritage. In addition, there are various beautiful beaches such as Nhat Le or Da Nhay (Dancing Stone) under Da Nhay mountain pass. The best time to visit Quang Binh is summer when you can climb up the mountains and swim down in the sea at the same time. 

You should stay at Quang Binh for at least 2 days to fully experience this place.

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Quang Binh - Vietnam travel guide
Quang Binh – Vietnam

How to get to Quang Binh

From Hanoi and Sai Gon (Ho Chi Minh city), you may go by train, bus or plane to Dong Hoi (the centre of Quang Binh province).

1. By train

* From Hanoi

There are many trains to Dong Hoi during the day (about 8 trains). The distance between Hanoi and Dong Hoi is about 600km (375 miles), so it often takes less than 10 hours to get there. You can buy train ticket at: 

– TSC agency (add: 114 Pho Duc Chinh street – Ba Ðinh district – Hanoi): +844-37162868

– Mua Xuan (spring) agency (add: 41 Ma May Street – Hoan Kiem district – Hanoi): +844-39263138 or +844-22109775

– Hanoi railway station on Le Duan street

* From Sai Gon

There are about 8 trains to Dong Hoi within a day too. The distance between Sai Gon and Dong Hoi is about 1250km (750miles), so it often takes more than 20 hours to get there. You can buy ticket at: 

– Sai Gon railway station:  01 Nguyen Thong street, Ward 9, District 3, Ho Chi Minh city. Tel: +848 39 310 666 

– For more information: +848 3931 8952 or +848 3846 6091 

– Contact the ticket office at +848 38 436 524 or +848 38 468 701

Sai Gon railway station will deliver ticket to your hotel if you request at +848 8436 528. The delivery service is available only within the city from 7:00 to 21:00 everyday.  

Paradis Thien Duong cave in Quang Binh Vietnam
Paradise cave

2. By high quality bus (sleeper bus)

* From Hanoi

It takes about 12 hours to get to Dong Hoi – Quang Binh by bus. Some popular bus agencies:

– Hoang Long bus. Add: 3 Nguyen Khoai – Hai Ba Trung district – Hanoi (Luong Yen bus station). Tel: +844.3987.7225

– Sinh Cafe (open tour): 38 Ly Nam De – Hoan Kiem district – Hanoi. Tel:+8498.8757.689

– Dong Hien bus: 281 Doi Can – Ba Dinh district. Tel: +844.3832.7330 

– Hung Long bus: 338 Tran Khat Chan – Cau Giay District – Hanoi. Tel: +844.3972.4505 or +84914.077.779

* From Sai Gon

It takes less than 40 hours to get to Quang Binh by bus. 

– Hoang Long bus. 292 Dinh Bo Linh – Binh Thanh district – Ho Chi Minh City (Mien Dong bus station). Tel: +848.2243.8989 

– Sinh Cafe. 246-248 De Tham street – District 1. Tel: +848.3838.9597

3. By plane

There are flights of Vietnam Airlines to Dong Hoi. You may book ticket on their website at www.vietnamairlines.com 

Phong Nha cave in Quang Binh Vietnam
Phong Nha cave

Hotels in Quang Binh

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– Duong Sat guest house is near Dong Hoi railway station. The price is $8/day for a twin room (cheap but far from the beach). Contact Mr. Hai at +84982.079.969 or +845.2383.8904

– Tu Linh hotel at 21 Truong Phap street – Dong Hoi, opposite to Nhat Le beach. The price is $10/day for 4 people. Call +845.2382.1324

I stayed at these hotels during my trips to Quang Binh, they’re quite good for you to consider. In addition, I have found some other good ones:

– Cong Doan Nhat Le hotel on Truong Phap street – Dong Hoi. Price: $13 – $15. Tel: +8452.822.369

– Phuong Nam hotel at 10 Quang Trung street – Dong Hoi city. Price:  $10 – $20. Tel: +8452.820.390

– Phong Nha hotel at 5 Truong Phap street. Price: $20 – $40. Tel: +8452.824.971

Vehicles renting in Quang Binh

Most hotels provide vehicles renting service (motorbikes). If not, you may contact:

– Xuyen Viet taxi. Region 10 – Dong Phu ward – Dong Hoi. Tel: +84523.84.84.84. You can hire 4-seat and 7-seat cars (with or without driver). 

– Ngoc Thanh in Bac Nghia ward – Dong Hoi. Tel: +8452.377.0417

If you travel in a big group, you may contact:

– Vinh Ha: 9-12-16-seat cars. Add: Huu Nghi street – Dong Hoi. Tel: +8452.382.3371 or +84912. 585.656

– Hong Hoa: 12 to 35-seat cars at 78 Le Loi – Dong Hoi. Tel: +8452.382.4537 or +8491.8186.902

Danced Stone beach (bãi Đá Nhảy) Quảng Bình Việt Nam
Da Nhay beach (bãi Đá Nhảy)

Quang Binh travel itinerary for 2 days

Day 1

Upon reaching Dong Hoi, rent a motorbike or a car to travel.

In the morning, play at Nhat Le beach in the city center.

In the afternoon, get to Da Nhay beach, which is about 30km (19 miles) from Dong Hoi towards Hanoi. Next, visit Vuc Quanh ecotourism area, on Ho Chi Minh Highway – 7km (4 miles) from Dong Hoi.

In the evening, stroll around the streets, enjoy the wind along the river bank or visit Me Suot monument. 

Day 2

You should buy a tour to visit Thien Duong cave (Paradise cave – a beautiful and majestic cave that you can’t miss), and Phong Nha Ke Bang national park (World Natural Heritage) including such beauty spots as Tien Son cave, Phong Nha cave, Tam Co cave and Nuoc Mooc stream. 

In the tour, you will visit Thien Duong cave in the morning and Phong Nha Ke Bang in the afternoon. 

You can buy a tour at your hotel or at Phong Nha Discovery company. Tours will finish at 6pm. 

Nuoc Moc streem in Phong Nha Ke Bang national park Quang Binh
Nuoc Moc stream in Phong Nha Ke Bang national park

If you have one more day

You may visit the rest of the attractions. Most of them are historical sites. There are not many special things to visit. The following are some of the sites: 

– Truong Son cemetery is the cemetery exclusively for martyrs. 

– Hien Luong bridge over Ben Hai river used to be the border dividing Vietnam into 2 separate parts during the war from 1954 to 1975. 

– Vinh Moc tunnel is an underground military structure including kilometers of tunnels and other underground structures. 

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25 specialties and best restaurants in Mui Ne – Phan Thiet

Mui Ne Phan Thiet is a coastal city famous for many luxury resorts runing along the coast. Sea creates the beauty of Phan Thiet and also brings in the diverse seafood sources. Phan Thiet’s cuisine is very diverse, from luxury to popular dishes, serving all needs of customers. 

Phan Thiet cuisine has a very special characteristic: all of dishes are slightly sweeter compared to other places. However, you will be addicted soon. The highlights of Phan Thiet cuisine are fish cake noodle (bánh canh chả cá), duck Hu Tieu (Hủ tiếu vịt – a kind of noodle), Quang noodle (mì Quảng), baked rice paper, (bánh tráng nướng), pancake (bánh xèo),… 

25 specialties and best restaurants in Mui Ne Phan Thiet
25 specialties and best restaurants in Mui Ne Phan Thiet

In this article, I’m going to list the famous specialties and good restaurants in Phan Thiet Mui Ne.

Travel guide: Tuy Hoa, Phu Yen Vietnam travel guide for 3 days

Phu Yen is a coastal province in South-Central Vietnam, located on 1A highway – the most important route from North to South of Vietnam. Bestowed with unparalleled coastline and spectacular geographic structures, Phu Yen has gain significant popularity among local travellers, especially after one of the movies was casted here. Grand, Peaceful and so many Shades of Green and Blue. Here are some things and recommended itinerary to catch up once you’re there!

Tuy Hoa city of Phu Yen - Vietnam travel guide
Tuy Hoa, Phu Yen – Vietnam travel guide

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Things to see in Mui Ne. What to eat in Mui Ne – Phan Thiet Vietnam

Mui Ne is a famous tourist center in Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan, Vietnam. It is only 22km away from the center of Phan Thiet. The nature of Mui Ne is a gift from god. The stunning and heaven-like landscape with emerald sea water and endless golden sandy beaches there offers favorable conditions for tourism development. It is considered an ideal resort for tourists. Moreover, it has also become an inspiration for many artists and photographers.

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Mui Ne Vietnam travel guide
Mui Ne Vietnam – The land of sea and sand

Additionally, Mui Ne is also popular among tourists for its the historical and cultural relics influenced by different ethnic group’s culture such as Kinh, Cham, or Chinese, etc.

With the development of tourism, there is a steady increase in the number of hotels and resorts in the area. Up to now, the number of high-quality resorts in Mui Ne has accounted for 70% of the total number of resorts in Vietnam. Therefore, Mui Ne is also known as the  “capital of resorts” or “heaven of tranquillity and relaxation” in Vietnam.

Travel guide: Buon Ma Thuot – the “coffee capital” of Vietnam

Buon Ma Thuot (Buôn Ma Thuột) is the heart of Dak Lak (Đắk Lắk) province and Central Highlands (Tây Nguyên) of Vietnam. Buon Ma Thuot was built over 1 century ago, when the French people were still in Vietnam and built the ruling fortress in this area. 

Before becoming a city, this land was a very big village with over 50 Long Houses (Nhà Dài – a unique house of ethnic groups in Highlands), each of which is home to 30-40 people. The entire village was led by the chief Ama Thuot (Ama Thuột) who is very reputed and powerful. Therefore, the name of village, Buon Ma Thuot, was named after the chief. The word “Buon” means village in Vietnamese, so “Buon Ma Thuot” means the village of chief Ama Thuot. 

In Vietnam, Buon Ma Thuot is very famous for coffee (origin of the tastiest coffee of Vietnam), big flocks of elephantunique houses of ethnic groups, as well as majestic nature of Central Highlands

Buon Ma Thuot city - Vietnam travel guide
Buon Ma Thuot travel guide

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Best things to do & to see in Mui Ne Phan Thiet. What & where to eat in Mui Ne?

I was fortunate to visit Mui Ne, Phan Thiet twice. Both times left very deep impressions in me. The most attractive thing in South-Central of Vietnam is the long beaches with a very charming and picturesque beauty. In this post, I will share my experiences, tips and top things to do in Mui Ne – Phan Thiet to those who are planning to explore this city. 

Things to do in Mui Ne - Phan Thiet
Things to do in Mui Ne – Phan Thiet

Best period to visit Mui Ne. Any time! Just avoid Jul and Aug, season of seaweeds, which makes the sea not clean and blue. Best time is Jun, with a lot of sunshine.

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How to get to Mui Ne – Phan Thiet?

Assuming you are in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh city, there are two ways to go Mui Ne: by bus and train. By bus, you can get straight to Mui Ne, a little more convenient. By train, you will stop in Phan Thiet city, then go to Mui Ne from Phan Thiet, about 22km. 

By bus

* From Ho Chi Minh city to Mui Ne

– Sinh Cafe has seat car and bed car. 

Times: 07:30 – 15:00 and 20:30 

Add: 246 – 248 De Tham, District 1, Ho Chi Minh city. Tel: +84.8.38 38 9593 – Fax: +84.8.38 36 9322

or 

24 -26 Pho Ðuc Chinh , District 1, Ho Chi Minh city. Tel: +84.8.38 222 892 – Fax: +84.8.38 217 416

– Phuong Trang 

Times: 7:30, 08:30 and 14:30

Address: 272-274-276 De Tham, District 1, Ho Chi Minh city. Tel: +84. 83. 837 5570 

Office in Mui Ne: +84 62 3743 113 or +84 62 3743 040 

– Tam Hanh

Times: 08:00, 09:00, 15:00 and 20:00

Address: 272 – De Tham – District 1 – Ho Chi Minh City. Near Sinh Cafe and Phuong Trang offices

Tel: +848 9205 653 

* From Hanoi to Mui Ne

Hoang Long has 2 offices in Hanoi:

– 1A Nam Dong, Dong Da district, Hanoi. Tel: 8494 321 19 00

– 19 Thuoc Bac, Hang Bo, Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi. Tel: 844 6295 5565

Things to do in Mui Ne - Phan Thiet
Mui Ne Vietnam – The land of sea and sand

By train

*From Ho Chi Minh city to Phan Thiet

Everyday, there is 1 trip from Sai Gon station to Phan Thiet at 7:05 am. Saturday and Sunday have 1 more train in the afternoon. From Phan Thiet station, you can catch a bus to Mui Ne. 

Add of Sai Gon station:  No. 01 Nguyen Thong street, Ward 9, District 3, Ho Chi Minh city

Phone (automatic answer): +848 39 310 666 

For information: +848 3931 8952 or +848 3846 6091 

Ticket office: +848 38 436 524 or +848 38 468 701

Sai Gon station will bring ticket to the hotel if requested at +848 8436 528, only available for inner city from 7h to 21h everyday. 

* From Hanoi to Phan Thiet

You can buy the train tickets at:

– TSC agent (add: 114 Pho Duc Chinh street – Ba Ðinh district – Hanoi): +844-37162868

– Mua Xuan (spring) agent (add: 41 Ma May Street – Hoan Kiem district – Hanoi): +844-39263138 or +844-22109775

– Hanoi train station on Le Duan street. 

Taxis in Phan Thiet 

– Mai Linh Taxi: +84623 739 888

– Mui Ne Taxi: +84623 84 88 48

– Phan Thiet Taxi: +84623 814 814


 

Best things to do & to See in Mui Ne – Phan Thiet – Vietnam

Mui Ne beach Vietnam travel guide
Mui Ne beach

– Beach: Mui Ne sea is very nice, clean and blue water. I think it’s even more beautiful than Nha Trang beach. 

– Suoi Tien (Angel Stream ) has red water with one side is sand dunes, other side is coconuts forest. 

– Red sand dune (Đồi Cát Đỏ)About 5km from Mui Ne. 

– White sand dune (Đồi Cát Trắng )Quite distant from Mui Ne, about 25km. You can rent a motor or jeep to go. 

– Sen lake (bàu Sen), a big lake in Mui Ne. 

Sen Lake in Mui Ne vietnam
Sen Lake (Bàu Sen)

– Hon Rom beach (Bãi Hòn Rơm), a beautiful beach in Mui Ne. 

– Posanu tower (Tháp Posanu), a ancient tower of Cham ethnic. 

– Ham Thuan Nam, about 30km from Phan Thiet city. 

– Doi Duong beach, Thay Thim palace and Thay Thim beach. 

– Mui Ke Ga and Ke Ga lighthouse

– Duc Thanh school. Ho Chi Minh president, who is a great man in Vietnam history, used to teach here. 

Angel stream in Mui Ne vietnam
Angel stream

 

Best Hotels in Mui Ne Vietnam

Mui Ne has many hotels and resorts. It is even called “Resort Capital of Vietnam”. So you have many choices. Below is some hotels and resorts.

In Phan Thiet City

– Hong Hai hotel. 165 Le Loi – Phan Thiet. Tel: +84 62.3822705

– Sai Gon Phan Thiet hotel. Add: T21, Nguyen Trai, Phan Thiet. Tel: +8462. 6251229 – 3750173 – 6281602

– Truong Thinh Hotel. Add: Tuyen Quang. Tel: +8462 383 4567

Rates are about +$10/day, including breakfast. 

– Minh Hanh motel. Add: 390 – Thu Khoa Huan. Tel: +8462.3834567. Rate for normal day is about +$10/ double room. 

resort in Mui Ne Vietnam
A resort in Mui Ne – Phan Thiet

In Mui Ne

– PinPon Hotels: 233 – Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Phan Thiet city. Phone: +84 43 978 5397 or +8498 454 4333.

– Su Trang motel: 3b Nguyen Dinh Chieu street. Tel: +8462 3847 344 

– Vuon Xoai motel: 5 – Nguyen Dinh Chieu street. Tel: +8462 374 1401

– Ngoc Hung motel: 45/4 Nguyen Dinh Chieu. Tel: +84905 187 541


Tent sleeping on beaches

tent sleeping on beach - Things to do in Mui Ne - Phan Thiet
Tent sleeping – An interesting thing to do in Mui Ne – Phan Thiet

Also, Mui Ne has tent service on beaches. Sleeping in tents brings freedom and adventure, or simply helps you save money. You should ask about security on beaches where you will sleep. Some resorts in Mui Ne provide tent sleeping service:

– Thuy Trang resort. Tel: +84 623.849.196. 

– Hon Rom 2 resort. Tel : +84 623.848.828

– Hon Rom 1 resort. Tel : +84 623.848.539 or +84 918.186.047

These resorts are placed on one road. If you come from Phan Thiet city, you will see: Thuy Trang – Hon Rom 2 – Hon Rom 1. 

Renting motor in Mui Ne

The attractions in Mui Ne are far apart, so you should rent a motor to visit all of the sites. Most of hotels in Mui Ne has motor for rent, if not, talk to reception, they will help you. 

If you had motor before going to Mui Ne, you can train from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh city and send the motor on train. 

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What & Where to eat in Mui Ne – Phan Thiet?

Phan Thiet is coastal city so it’s famous for seafood. If possible, you should buy seafood on the beach from fishermen in the early morning. It’s fresh and tasty. Otherwise, you can eat seafood in restaurants. 

I like Phuong Vy restaurant, that’s spacious and dishes are very delicious. 

Add: 34 – Nguyen Tat Thanh road, Phan Thiet city. Tel: +8462 3 835668

Some other specialties: 

1. Rice paper (Bánh tráng), a dish is very tasty and popular of Phan Thiet. You can enjoy this dish at:

– Intersection of Tran Hung Dao and Thu Khoa Huan streets, near Hoa Nang cafe. 

– Tam Bien junction, near Tieng Xua cafe. 

Specialties in Mui Ne Vietnam
Rice paper

2. Bread soup (bánh canh), a dish is simple and nutritious. 

– Ba Ly restaurant at 566 Tran Hung Dao street, from 16:00

– Restaurant on Hai Thuong Lan Ong street, near SKCB central, from 16h to 19h. 

3. Raw fish (gỏi cá), a must-eat dish in Mui Ne – Phan Thiet. 

Add:

– Pubs are located next to Ca Ty river. 

– Viet Nam Home restaurant at 125 Nguyen Dinh Chieu – Mui Ne – Phan Thiet. 

4. Mi Quang Phan Thiết (Mì Quảng Phan Thiết), a noodle dish, is very “Phan Thiet”. The dish is quite sugary, so you should squeeze more lemon before eating. 

Add:

– 129 Tran Phu, serve in all day. 

– Ba Phuong restaurant lies on Trieu Quang Phuc street, opposite to Tuyen Quang school. 

– Restaurant on Le Hong Phong street, 200m from Phan Boi Chau school gate, only in the morning. 

Mi Quang Phan thiet Vietnam
Mi Quang Phan Thiet

5. Pancake (bánh xèo) is a snack that’s very cheap and tasty. There is 1 street that sells this dish. You can enjoy Pancake at 49 – Tuyen Quang or any restaurant on this street. 

6. Can cake Phan Thiet(bánh căn Phan Thiết) is a snack too that’s sold lots on streets in evening. You can ask taxis to know good places. Some restaurants that I like:

– A sidewalk restaurant near the Phan Thiet market, next to glass shop Eden, only serve in the evening. 

– No. 8 – Hai Thuong Lan Ong. 

7. Banh re (bánh rế Phan Thiết) is a specialty of Phan Thiet. You can buy Banh Re in Phan Thiet market or next to Ca Ty river. 

8. Banh quai vac (bánh quai vạc) is a popular dish that is sold a lot in Doi Duong beach and Phan Thiet market. 

9. Raw snail (gỏi ốc) is a snack sold a lot at Phan Thiet station in the afternoon, from 15h to 19h. 

Raw snail in Mui Ne Phan Thiet Vietnam
Raw snail

10. Squid teeth is a favourite dish of Phan Thiet youth. You can try this dish at Phan Thiet train station, Nguyen Tat Thanh road (the road to go Doi Duong beach) or Vo Thi Sau street.

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Hue is the ancient capital of Vietnam. I visited Hue twice with many different emotions, but one thing never changes, the silence. Any one who visited Hue probably have had similar experiences. There seems so few people on the streets, life is passing very slow, and even a little sad. So, why go to Hue?!

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Hue ancient capital of Vietnam travel guide
Hue ancient capital of Vietnam

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