Tourist information about Phan Thiet and MUI ne (Vietnam)
Phan Thiet (Phan Thiet, Phan Thiet also) is a city in the South of Vietnam on the coast of the South China sea, about 200 km from Ho Chi Minh city (Phan Thiet and MUI ne on the interactive map of Vietnam). The city's population – 350 000 people (in 2005).
Actually, when it comes to travel Phan Thiet is meant, first and foremost, MUI ne (., MUI ne, Mui Ne is also the Ne people or Mounika). MUI ne is called differently- resort, beach, Cape, Peninsula, city, but in fact the very town of MUI ne, located about 22 km from Phan Thiet's city centre is just a fishing village. Most of the beaches and resort hotels located either in the village of MUI ne and in the city of Phan Thiet, on the coast between Antietam and MUI ne, which is called MUI ne beach (Mui Ne Beach).
So, Phan Thiet / MUI ne is one of the most popular if not the most popular resort of Vietnam among Russians. It is so popular that many local restaurants have a menu in Russian, in the streets everywhere across the signs in Russian language, excursions are conducted in Russian. In one of the local cafes, you can watch Russian movies, and many shops just outside the resort area is focused on Russian language and immigrants from the CIS.
The whole tourist area of MUI ne beach lies along the coast and hotels are located here, with rare exception, directly on the beach. Literally leaving the hotel you will find yourself on a sandy beach. The beach here is General, although it is conventionally divided between the hotels, and no one will forbid you to rest in any place, what you will like.
A lot of controversy is the quality of the beaches of MUI ne, especially on the Internet. Someone persistently proves that the beaches in MUI ne are worthless, and someone on the contrary says in the reviews, what a wonderful and snow-white beaches here. But as usual the truth is somewhere in the middle. There's no stretching to water the palm trees by the water, the sand white and fine as flour. In addition, often spoils the weather, namely the wind and the waves, which do not allow comfortable to swim and bring ashore debris from the sea. The same waves make the water unclear. At the same time, the beach here is very wide and long (great for walking along the shore), completely furnished (has sunbeds, water sports, directly on the beach facing cafes and restaurants, Board rentals and school, kite surfing), and, most importantly, is very close with most hotels in the resort area. There are, however, in this regard, another feature of the hotels that are directly on the beach, struggling to obstruct the way to the beach from the main road that runs through the whole resort area. This creates some inconvenience to those who choose to stay in more economical hotels, located across the street from the beaches, but to find the passages between the hotels is still possible, and in some cases you can just go "brazen" through the territory of another hotel.
Here was created and is actively developing the necessary infrastructure for tourists, although nightlife while the ne abundance (but they are). There are many restaurants, bars, massage parlors, and the area has several natural, historical and cultural attractions. On the beach you can enjoy water sports and recreation, and land for lovers there is a Golf course. With specific regard to night life, in the ne there is a few Nightclubs-bars and live music, but in recent years there has been a slight decline, which were believed to be associated with the influx of tourists of the older generation of Russia. Here are some famous night clubs in MUI ne: Wax Bar on the beach (68 Nguyen Dinh Chieu), Dragon Beach with beach access, DJ Station is one of the most progressive places (120C Nguyen Dinh Chieu), Snow Club - a place with quiet music (109 Nguyen Dinh Chieu), Ocean Republic - still one of the most advanced (120 Nguyen Dinh Chieu).
Also MUI ne is a Mecca for Windsurfing, kiting, and, to some extent, surfing. It is believed that there the best conditions to practice these sports throughout Asia. Thanks to the surfers and kiters, this place has become so popular and has today become a popular resort.
Phan Thiet yields the palm to the popularity of the most popular in Vietnam, resort in Nha Trang, at the same time, many tourists face the choice of where to go in Nha Trang or Phan Thiet and MUI ne:
Phan Thiet is a bit more relaxed in terms of entertainment and nightlife than Nha Trang. Nha Trang is quite a big city and the hotels are located directly in the city (with the exception of the island, of which there are very few), in Phan Thiet, the resort area located 7 kilometers from the city and inhabited mainly by tourists and employees of tourism businesses and hotels are located right on the beach. The author of the site is such that Phan Thiet more democratic and more "resort", there are more young people coming here to practice water sports, and more tourists. Nha Trang is the feeling of the city-resort, Phan Thiet is just the resort on the beach. In General, not to be mistaken with a choice, read the information on both resorts, reviews and choose what you closer in spirit and lighter in the pocket. Also, read our comparison article: Where to go in Nha Trang or Phan Thiet
If you are committed to yourself to visit this resort on pages of our website you will find detailed information for independent travel to MUI ne:
- Hotels in Phan Thiet and MUI ne beaches
- How to get to Phan Thiet and MUI ne and transport
- Attractions of Phan Thiet and MUI ne
- The map of Phan Thiet , etc.
Weather, tourist seasons
About Phan Thiet and MUI ne, it's safe to say that this is a year-round resort. The average annual temperature here is 29 degrees. The lowest temperature during the year – 25 degrees at night.
During the year there are only two seasons (not four, as we do) is the rainy season (aka low season) and the dry season (high tourist season).
The rainy season (low season) runs from about may to October and the dry season (high season) is from November to April.
But the rainy season should not scare you and be cause for cancellation of the trip, especially because it's low tourist season and accordingly lower prices. For many tourists it is the season of rain is a favorite time to visit Phan Thiet, because the short rains bring some variety and relief in the heat. The rains in the rainy season is really short, no more than an hour, and usually go at night, early in the morning or evening. To predict precipitation in rainy season is very difficult and it happens that for weeks no rain at all. In the dry season rains are rare.
Almost always throughout the year in Phan Thiet and MUI ne the wind blows a little easier feeling the heat. At the same time, the wind almost always waves at sea. In the summer months (rainy season) the waves a little calmer, and in winter (dry season) the waves at times can be quite strong, even can interfere with the swimming. The swimming season with a small waves runs from April to November. The windiest season and the best time for surfing, Windsurfing and kite surfing is from January to March. In General the sea is fairly calm most of the time suitable for bathing.
Seasons by months in Phan Thiet and MUI ne*
*best time to visit;
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Weather Phan Thiet and MUI ne and the forecast for the near future:
Time in Phan Thiet and MUI ne
In summer and in winter time in Phan Thiet, ahead of Moscow is +4 hours.
Currency exchange. To change currency in resort area of MUI ne is not very profitable, the rate is low. Better to change in the city of Phan Thiet, and even better in Ho Chi Minh city, if you go through it. ATMs in the resort area there, so you can use a credit card to withdraw cash.
Souvenirs in MUI ne several times more expensive than in Ho Chi Minh city. So if you are planning to stay another day in Ho Chi Minh city, better to buy Souvenirs there.
Food. Eat in restaurants and cafes cheaper outside the tourist zone. Ripples and better off away from hotels, the prices will fall a few times. In Russian restaurants the prices are somewhat high even for a tourist area.
Shopping in MUI ne. Around the ne meet jewelry stores, tearooms and coffee shops, etc., targeted at Russian-speaking tourists. They spend a fraction of aggressive sales, so if you go into a shop, it is very difficult to get rid of the obsession of the sellers. Why? if you do not intend to buy something better immediately dismissing the offer to visit these shops, not to lose time. Prices in these stores are somewhat high, and should negotiate and haggle.
On the main street of MUI ne, you can find several grocery stores, including even the local supermarket "Crossroads."
In the village of MUI ne in the morning a local market that sells clothes, fruit, fish and other foods. The place is quite interesting and worth a visit even as a standalone attraction. Market position is marked on our interactive map of Phan Thiet and MUI ne
Shopping in Phan Thiet. Until recently, the largest shopping center of Phan Thiet was COOP Mart, who concurrently was one of the benchmarks for travel to Phan Thiet from MUI ne. It is near COOP Mart makes a stop local bus # 1, and as it is the center of the city. Long time COOP Mart was the only opportunity to buy something big in Phan Thiet and MUI ne.
But in 2013 opened a new shopping Mall Lotte Mart. It is much more beautiful and easier than the old TTS. Unfortunately, the bus ride from MUI ne to impossible, have to take a taxi or go with a change of bus (with bus number 1 you need to change on # 4 at the end).
Hospitals in MUI ne. In the resort area there are two hospitals for foreigners, the prices are high. Cheap the nearest public hospital is located in Phan Thiet. The appointment there is 4$, there is an accompanying English-speaking staff.