Nestled peacefully on Huynh Thuc Khang Street under the shade of coconut lines, Mui Ne fishing village boasts its rare charms from early twilight to sunset, literally waving at passers-by to stop and admire the splendid sceneries and take photos.
By Khai Nguyen in Phan Thiet
Mui Ne fishing village in early morning in Phan Thiet City - Photo: Khai Nguyen Nestled peacefully on Huynh Thuc Khang Street under the shade of coconut lines, Mui Ne fishing village boasts its rare charms from early twilight to sunset, literally waving at passers-by to stop and admire the splendid sceneries and take photos.
A small area of 1,000 meters of coastline in Mui Ne Ward, Phan Thiet City, Binh Thuan Province, the fishing village is endowed with calm waves all year round so naturally it is the home pier for fishermen in the city. Considered as the miniature of Binh Thuan Sea, Mui Ne Fishing Village is attractive not only by its spectacular surroundings but also by the bustling rhythms of daily coastal life.
Every moment of the day is different. From the deafening silence at twilight when hundreds of boatpeople have some shuteye, to hustle and bustle of morning with some boats anchoring off for a new day, while others return from off-shore fishing with loads of catches to sell. The boats go about their business out in the calm waters at noon, before the fishermen return with their haul at sunset just in time to keep the local seafood restaurants in business.
Le Van Bay, a 72-year-old fisherman said: “If you want to sense the daily life here, you must come between 3 a.m. to 8 a.m. to see the peak time of the village with images of tired men coming back from the sea, while their radiant wives and daughters pick them up and quickly unloading baskets of seafood to sell during the day.”
The seafood market in the village is jam packed during early morning. Together with local market visitors, this hotspot is popular with foreign tourists who are keen to buy fresh seafood at a bargain price.