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 colored by soft clay and limestone rocks that crumble down to shore from one side of the red canyon.
I have put together this complete guide of Fairy Stream Mui Ne including how to get there, how much it costs and what to expect!
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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 and the journey takes approximately 4.5 hours.
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Alternatively, you can book a bus to Mui Ne via the reception at your accommodation. Tip: You will have to book a bus to Mui Ne the day before you plan to travel.
The Fairy Stream Mui Ne is located at the northern end of the coastal bay.
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Drone shot of the Fairy Stream Mui Ne
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 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 Mui Ne, there are small food and drink vendors on the creek side if you would like to take a minute to chill before or after the red canyon adventure.
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The entrance to Fairy Stream Vietnam
Creekside food and drink vendors
The beginning of Fairy Stream Mui Ne
WHAT TO EXPECT AT FAIRY STREAM MUI NE
Fairy Stream Vietnam 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 to 15 minutes to walk from one end of the stream to the other.
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Drone shot of Fairy Stream Mui Ne
Fairy Stream Mui Ne Vietnam
Fairy Stream Mui Ne Vietnam
Fairy Stream Mui Ne
WHERE TO STAY IN MUI NE?
Mui Ne has hundreds of accommodations to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Mui Ne to suit budget backpackers and luxury travelers. See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Anantara Mui Ne Resort
Mid Range: Four Oceans Resort
Budget: Xin Chao Hotel
FAIRY STREAM MUI NE – THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Although I visited Fairy Stream Vietnam 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 travelers 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.