Well, nearly 12 and a half months since I left on my trip, I’ve finally made it to Vietnam. According to my original itinerary, it was one of the must-stop places for me, which has miraculously held true. Plenty of other countries and sites I wanted to see were cut here and there. Things change …
Travel blogs, photos and features from Mui Ne, Vietnam
Mui Ne Travel Guide
The ultimate guide to the best things to do and see in Mui Ne
This tranquil oasis in the Bin Thuan Province of southern Vietnam offers a pleasant escape from the nearby cities, and also is a great place to explore some of this region’s unusual landscapes. Start here with my basic Mui Ne travel tips, or jump down below to read my latest Mui Ne travel blogs.
When to Visit
Unlike much of the rest of Vietnam, the weather in Mui Ne is dry most of the year round, and even during the “rainy” season, you’ll very rarely experience rain here. Generally speaking though, August to April is probably the best time to visit as this is when the weather is most stable.
Top Things To Do
Sand board down the dunes – The number one thing that travelers come to Mui Ne for is to experience the impressive dunes. Standing among these red sandy dunes, you could easily imagine you’re in the Sahara, not in southern Vietnam! A fun way to experience them is to sand board down from the top, just be careful you don’t get sand in your eyes.
Visit Fairy River – This surreal looking fissure in the ground that forms a shallow stream is one a unique and almost magical place. The rocks surrounding the fissure are mutlicolored and form a stunning backdrop for a pleasant walk in the stream: just take off your shoes, roll up your pants and take a hike through this fairytale landscape!
Mui Ne Tours
Taking a tour from Mui Ne can be a great way to get out and see some of the surrounding nature. Take a look at this selection of recommended Mui Ne tours.
LGBTQ – Gay Mui Ne Travel Guide
Mui Ne does not have a gay scene really at all, though like the rest of Vietnam, non-heterosexuality is generally tolerated and accepted, meaning that as a gay traveler, you likely won’t notice any different to a straight person visiting Vietnam in how you are received.
If you’re in search of specifically gay nightlife, your best bet is to head to nearby Ho Chi Minh City instead, which has much more to offer.
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Mui Ne Travel Blogs
Mui Ne, Vietnam is popular for kite-surfing, beautiful sand dunes, Russian tourists and swimming pools. The one-street city goes on for miles (literally) and there are heaps of choices for places to stay, from high-end resorts to backpacker dorms. Sharing a room with some friends, we got a good deal with air-con, and just across …