Mui Ne, Vietnam
When to go
Mui Ne’s sand dunes help protect its unique, dry micro climate (the town receives half the average rainfall of nearby Phan Thiet), making it an ideal year-round destination. If you’re keen for kite surfing, book your trip in the windier months of November to March, or visit between August and December for the best surfing conditions.
PlanesMui Ne’s closest airport is Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, serving all major international airlines. From Ho Chi Minh, it’s a four-hour drive or train ride to Mui Ne.
TrainsThe four-hour train journey from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon station) takes you from cosmopolitan cities through tropical countryside to Phan Tiet railway station, half an hour’s drive from Mui Ne.
AutomobilesMui Ne is a four-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City or a five-hour trip from Nha Trang. Don't consider car hire though, the driving conditions will stress you out and you'd be much better off asking your hotel about hiring a motorbike or scooter (or just getting by on bicycle, which is brilliant). Open-tour buses serve Mui Ne from both cities, at a cost of around US$10.