The city of Mui Ne is often known as the ‘Adrenalin Capital’ of south Vietnam. The once isolated beach with its fishing village along the South China Sea in South East Vietnam, now fast reaching up market status as a tourist resort. The area surrounding Mui Ne has many interesting sites for sightseers. There are many types of Mui Ne resorts and for a superb stay, Anantara Mui Ne Resort & Spa on Mui Ne Beach with its unique blend of Vietnamese tradition and contemporary luxury would be an excellent choice.
Ta Ku (Ta Cu) Mountain (Nui Ta Cu in Vietnamese) is one of the biggest tourist attractions for Mui Ne vacationers and can be reached by vehicle from Mui Ne. The drive along the coastal road is beautiful and the road passes by the Khe Ga light house, traditional Vietnamese rural hamlets ,paddy fields and some salterns.
Ta Ku (Ta Cu) Mountain rises up from the flat plains and is in striking contrast with the plain. Apart from the beauty of the mountain there is a sense of great serenity in the atmosphere. At an elevation of 694 meters above sea level the temperature at the top is cooler than the temperature at the bottom. From the bottom an electric car will take you the cable car stop but this is optional. The walk is not that long. A cable car ride to the top takes about 10 minutes. You can also trek through jungle to the top. There are several small statues and pagodas on the way but the two main pagodas – Linh Son Truong Tho (Upper Pagoda) and Long Doan (Lower Pagoda) and the reclining Buddha Statue are at the top. At 49 meters in length this is the longest reclining Buddha statue in Vietnam. While gazing at the Buddha you will feel a strong sense of calmness stealing over you inspired by the expression of serenity on the face of the reclining Buddha. A group of three smaller Buddha statues about 50 meters away from the main statue exudes the same tranquility as the main statue.
The view from the top of the surrounding plains is panoramic and beautiful. The singing of birds and the rustle of the wind in the trees are in keeping with the serene and beautiful atmosphere. The antics of monkeys will amuse you no end.
The white sand dunes of Mui Ne with a lotus lake in the middle and the Fairy Stream with its many coloured layers of sand and dragon fruit farms are other attractions for sightseers to Ta Ku to visit.
Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.