Take a trip to the enormous sand dunes of the Mui Ne Beach for a perfect family vacation. Drive from Saigon to Phan Thiet which is situated in the Binh Thuan province, 198 kilometres from Saigon. Interestingly, the population of this region comprises mainly of the descendents of the Chams who ruled in this area till 1962.
Phan Thiet is popular for its ‘nuoc mam’ (fish sauce) and fishing industry. Buy fish sauce, an exclusive seasoning used in Vietnamese cuisine for a flavour of the country once you return home. Explore the beautiful fishing town of Phan Thiet and see fishermen rushing with their nets to the harbour and women and children mending nets in their houses. Visit the Mui Ne Beach which is located 22 kilometres east of Phan Thiet and see its famous sand dunes.
A stunning landscape of rocks protruding out of the sea, the changing contours of sand dunes and lanes lined with coconut trees is truly a sight to behold.The solitude and beauty Mui Ne has been a source of inspiration for poets and artists alike. Take a dip in the azure waters of the sea or climb the golden sand dunes, while you’re here.
Continue to the historical ruins of the Cham Tower, an architectural marvel of the 8th century. Wind your way up the staircase which leads to the temple on the hilltop and see the remains of a meditation hall of the Cham worshippers. A trip to Phan Thiet, its picturesque landscape and beautiful beaches will be the perfect family holiday in Vietnam.