Vietnam is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia and is usually flooded with tourists throughout the year. There are quite a few interesting places to visit within the country although Mui Ne, which has been dubbed the ‘Resort Capital of Vietnam’, is typically where most tourists end up staying. The city not only has good infrastructure it also has quite a number of interesting places to visit. This includes the Fish Sauce Plants, the Mui Ne Market and Fishing Harbour, the Fairy Stream, the Sand Dunes and the Pho Shanu Cham Towers.
The Cham Kingdom was an ancient kingdom that ruled Vietnam from the seventh century all the way till the early part of the 1800s. All those centuries of rule have left a permanent mark on the country’s landscape and ruins of buildings built during their rule can be found throughout the country. The ruins are in various conditions of disrepair although many are currently being restored. The best ruins are the Po Nagar, at Nha Thrang and My Son, near Hoi An. The ruins near Mui Ne are not as grand but they make for an interesting visit.
Located roughly five kilometres to the south of Mui Ne, the Pho Shanu Cham Towers are a collection of ruins from the Cham Kingdom. The ruins date to the thirteenth century and are considered a ‘must visit’ when in the city. The complex consists of two tall towers and a slightly smaller structure. Historical records say very little about the complex but it is in relatively good shape thanks to a few renovations. The towers are located at the top of a small hill close to Phan Thiet. It is worth visiting as one can also get delightful aerial views of the city from the top of the hill. There is a small cemetery situated across the complex that one can visit afterwards.
Tourists looking for a resort in Mui Ne can try the Anantara Mui Ne Resort & Spa. Situated in a central location, the Vietnam hotel offer elegantly decorated rooms and provides a myriad of services that make it the ideal place to stay.