About Mũi Né

Mũi Né is a coastal town in the Bình Thuận province of southeastern Vietnam. Its economy is based primarily on tourism and fishing. Much of the tourism is based on kite-surfing, resort stays,  the sand-dunes & other attractions, and of course, the beaches and the seafood. For more general information about this town, you might want to start with its Wikipedia entry.

Mũi Né in Wikipedia:

But here on this page, I will rather discuss the practical aspects of Mũi Né — how the town is layed out, how to get around, what to see and do, the surrounding areas etc.

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The Layout of Mũi Né:

Mũi Né is split up onto two main parts:

1) Mũi Né (proper) – This is the town itself (located on a peninsula) [km20 to km26]
2) Hàm Tiến (the resort/tourist strip) – This part of the town stretches from the larger city of Phan Thiet in the west to Mui Né proper in the east. [km5 to km20].  On this internet site, this part of  will be referred to as “Hàm Tiến”,  theMũi Né Resort/Tourist Strip”, or the “Mũi Né Strip”.

These two parts together are mapped out in a series of kilometer markers that can be seen by the roadside on the ocean side of the street. They are painted white with red tops. You can find these km markers plus even 1/10 km markers. I believe this is a great system for a town so “linear” as Mũi Né. I will include km-marker data on this site whenever I can and I highly recommend taking advantage of this system’s ease and convenience.

Here is a general breakdown of what is generally found in which part of the town as a whole:
km01-05 : Eastern Phan Thiết
km05-10 : open ares, large resorts , golf club , university campus
km10-14 : densest part of the tourist/traveler/backpacker/smaller resort area
km14-16 : more open and more vietnamese part of the tourist/traveler/backpacker/smaller resort area
km16-18 : a small enclave of Mũi Né proper, with a market and other less tourist-based businesses
km18-20 : more open areas and beginnings of port
km20-23 : Mũi Né proper – West coastline of the peninsula (front side)
km23-26 : Mũi Né proper – East coastline of the peninsula and road to the dunes (backside)

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The Streets:

The main street that runs parallel to the beach through the tourist/resort strip is called Nguyễn Đình Chiểu [approximate pronunciation: <New-WIN Din Chew>]. This street changes names to “Huỳnh Thúc Kháng” sometime after km17.  If you stay in the lower km-number area, you may never have to deal with any street address other than Nguyễn Đình Chiểu. It is sometimes abbreviated NĐC.  Even number addresses are on beach-side and odd numbers are on the inland side of the street.  When you are looking for an address, be sure to judge how close you are getting by looking at the correct side of the street.  I say this because the numbers on one side are quite off-set from the numbers on the other side.

There is a highway/bypass just to the north (uphill) of the tourist/resort strip. This bypass can be taken when, for example, traveling from Phan Thiết to the dunes — thus avoiding driving down the more congested and slower speed NĐC. The bypass section of the highway is marked on both ends by roundabouts.

NĐC is connected with the bypass by just a few roads. There really aren’t many other roads than those mentioned so far, unless you include Mũi Né Proper.

[This blog/website is being built NOW…  in the last months of 2011.  This means the info may be small at the beginning, but at the same time, VERY up to date compared to many other sites you may find when searching “Mũi Né“. Please visit often and watch it grow.  (17 Nov 2011)]

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One response to “About Mũi Né

  1. very nice info. from an American friend 🙂

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