FAIRY STREAM MUI NE – THE GRAND CANYON OF VIETNAM

FAIRY STREAM MUI NE – THE GRAND CANYON OF VIETNAM

The small coastal town of  Mui Ne in Vietnam is most famous or its Saharaesque sand dunes, but it is also home to the Fairy Stream Mui Ne. The Fairy Stream is coloured by soft clay and limestone rocks that crumble down to shore from one side of the red canyon.

WHERE TO FIND THE FAIRY STREAM MUI NE

Mui Ne is located on the Southeast coast of Vietnam. From Ho Chi Minh city, you can take a bus directly to Mui Ne which costs 160,000 Dong ($7) and the journey takes 4.5 hours. You will have to book a bus to Mui Ne the day before you plan to travel. This can be done directly through your accommodation. The Fairy Stream Mui Ne is located at the northern end of the coastal bay.

SEE THE MAP BELOW FOR THE EXACT PIN LOCATION OF THE FAIRY STREAM MUI NE

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ARRIVING AT THE FAIRY STREAM MUI NE

From the main road, you will see the signpost for the Fairy Stream Mui Ne, follow the pathway to the end where there is a small set of stairs that leads down to the stream. It costs 5,000 Dong (20c) to enter the Fairy Stream, and the ticket man will even look after your shoes while you are off exploring the red canyon. The water is only a few centimetres deep and it is safe to walk barefoot the entire time.

At the beginning of the Fairy Stream, there are small food and drink vendors on the creek side if you would like to take a minute before or after the red canyon adventure.

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The entrance to Fairy Stream Mui Ne

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Creek side food and drink vendors

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The beginning of Fairy Stream

WHAT TO EXPECT AT FAIRY STREAM MUI NE

The Fairy Stream winds its way through a red canyon which resembles a miniature version of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. The soft red sand is quite pleasant to walk on so I encourage you to take off your shoes and get some clay mud between your toes.

The towering limestone rocks on the edges of the red canyon seem to be a likely hiding place for potential fairies to hang out and it very well may be where the name Fairy Stream comes from.

The Fairy Stream Mui Ne is surrounded by shaded bamboo and palm tree forests and it takes approximately 10-15 minutes to walk from one end of the stream to the other.

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MUI NE ACCOMMODATION

The small coastal town of Mui Ne has a range of accommodations from budget hostels to luxury beachfront resorts. To book online in advance you can click HERE to find an accommodation that best suits you.

FAIRY STREAM MUI NE – THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Although I visited Fairy Stream Mui Ne in July, they say the best time to visit is between November and March for optimum temperatures and little to no rain.

Try to avoid visiting the Fairy Stream Mui Ne on a weekend as it is a popular spot for local and international tourists to spend the day.

Wear some old clothes or even a pair of swimmers as you will most likely get splashed from little kids or other travellers as they pass you by, stomping through the waters of Fairy Stream Mui Ne.

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I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions about the Fairy Stream Mui Ne, drop me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Happy Adventuring 🙂

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