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East of Phan Thiet the road passes through Dragonfruit plantations, finally climbing over the slope of a Cham-Tower-topped hill and descending onto the long, sandy crescent of Mui Ne Bay. The formerly scarcely inhabited beach south of the fishing village of Mui Ne proper has seen some serious development in the last 15 years, leading to a 15km long strip of resorts that line up like pearls on the shady street lined with coconut palms. Addresses are frequently specified by giving the distance from Phan Thiet in kilometres.
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[Modifica sezione] By bus
Open Tour Buses between Ho Chi Minh City and Nha Trang have a regular lunch-stop in Mui Ne. Furthermore, public buses from both destinations service the place. You can also take the train to or from HCMC to Phan Thiet which is a short taxi ride from Mui Ne. Once you are on the train you can upgrade if there is room. Look around.
There are dozens of small travel agencies to sell you airline, rail, or open tour bus tickets. Be sure to shop around since some unscrupulous agents will often overcharge the unwary buyer, Tam Hanh Travel (88 Nguyen Dinh Chieu) in particular is a good one to avoid for any services other than set fare bus tickets.
[Modifica sezione] Get around
Xe Oms are available and their drivers will bug you each time you leave the hotel. Bargain hard to get appropiate prices (20,000 dong is more than enough to pay for a ride "downtown" from the resort-area)
Motorbikes and bicycles are for hire at most resorts and may be your best option for exploring the surroundings.
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Bring whatever you need for travelling and pleasure. There is not a lot on the Mui Ne strip and if there is, it is usually junk. There is a small market in the town itself but do be careful. Remember. This is turning into a real tourist town.
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Every resort area is surrounded by restaurants specializing in seafood. The food is invariably fresh, well-prepared, and served in friendly and interesting surroundings. By all means get out of your hotel and try one of the local restaurants.
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[Modifica sezione] Sleep
Mui Ne has dozens of properties to choose from, in every price category (US$20-200).
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