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The red sand dunes
Visitors really enjoy a trip to these amazingly Saharan-like sand dunes. As the name suggests, this place features reddish-brown sand. The dunes offer great views of the sea coast. Sand-sledding is an exciting and fun activity here. You can rent a plastic slide. It only costs about 10,000 VND/sled. In summer that the best time to visit vietnam
- Best time to visit: early morning or late afternoon since the sand can be very hot during the day.
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White lake (Bau Trang)
Bau Trang is divided into two parts which called Bau Ong and Bau Ba. Besides endless white sand hills and pure water, there is also a colorful lotus lake.
Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien)
The Fairy Stream is a miniature version of the Grand Canyon. It’s a little river winding through a patch of dunes, bamboo forests, and boulders. It’s really a joy to wade up the stream. Walking upstream for about 20 minutes, you will head to a small waterfall. You should remember to bring leather soles or sandals when reaching the big sand dunes.
Po Sah Inu Towers (Cham Towers)
This is the remaining vestiges of ancient Champa Kingdom.
The group of Cham Towers was built in the 8th century and now there are only three towers left. The first main tower was built to worship Shiva while the two other towers are for deity Agni and deity Nandi.
Po Sah Inu Towers have mysterious and pristine beauty. It’s your chance to discover the unique and exquisite architecture and sculpture of ancient Cham people.
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Lang Chai Mui Ne (Mui Ne market and fishing harbor)
You should not miss an excursion to this quiet village. Right after steeping your foot at the entrance to the village, you will catch signs of hundreds of fishing boats moored in the bay. Sea shells cover the beach. You will also pass by fishermen sorting out their catch. This is also a great place where you can get fresh seafood and taste delicious cuisines from seafood at very affordable prices.
- Best time to visit: in the early morning or late afternoon
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Huynh De Crab (Ranina Crab)
Huynh De Crab is a specialty in Binh Thuan province. The most common dishes are boiled or roast crabs. They are served with a mixture of lemon, salt, and pepper. This dish has a sweet and yummy taste.
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Grilled rice paper with shrimp paste (Banh trang mam ruoc)
After putting mam ruoc (shrimp sauce), boiled eggs, fermented pork roll, fried green onions, chili sauce on the surface of rice paper, the owner will bake that rice paper and roll it up by a pair of long iron chopsticks. Rolling the crispy rice paper requires you to be really carefully.
This dish tastes really good with the crispiness of crackers, the salty of shrimp sauce and the softness of fermented pork roll.
It is sold on many pavements in Phan Thiet.
Lau Tha (Hotpot)
This hotpot requires thin slices of boiled pork, sillago, silversides, fried eggs, cucumber, and spinach. They will be put on different petals of banana flowers. You will put a little of everything into your bowl then pour the soup into it. The sauce is the mixture of dried tamarin, dried peanuts, garlic, banana.
The special combination of herbs, meat, and sauce make a tasty dish.
There are also numerous kinds of delicious seafood that you should try
- If you come to Mui Ne in summer, you should spend your time to discover tourist attractions in daytime since there will be rain at night.
- Sunscreen, sunglasses are necessary when you get to sand dunes or Po Sah Inu Towers as there is no shade