Mui Ne & Phan Thiet Shopping
Where to Shop and What to Buy in Mui Ne & Phan Thiet
Mui Ne and Phan Thiet’s shopping scene comprises mostly boutique outlets selling handicrafts such as embroidery, paintings, lacquerware, blankets, scarves, handbags and ceramics. Many are done up in ancient Cham style, making them unique gifts for loved ones back home.
Open from dawn onwards, the local markets are must-visits for travellers looking to experience the local lifestyle, stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables, and sample Vietnamese dishes such as fish pho, banh xeo, and spring rolls. Offering a more relaxed shopping experience, read on to discover where to shop and what to buy in Mui Ne and Phan Thiet.
There are a number of good markets in the area. In Phan Thiet, you might want to start at the Co-op Mart on the corner of Nguyen Tat Thanh and Tran Hung Dao, for souvenir and jewelry shops.
Phan Thiet Central Market, which is the largest in the province, is the place for local stuff such as fresh fruit, coconut candies, dried seafood, and sand paintings.
Mui Ne Village Market, too, has a range of fresh fruits.
Mui Ne Handicraft at Java Restaurantis a recent addition to the Mui Ne shopping scene. Stop by to watch deaf children create sand art or shop for hand-woven textiles with traditional Cham patterns, then get the local tailor to turn them into clothes at bargain prices. Java Restaurant is on the road into Mui Ne, on a hill just above the town. Tel: +84 (0) 62 324-1055.
Other restaurants that also carry interesting souvenirs include The Hot Rock, which carries an eclectic selection of locally-inspired jewellery and handbags using local fabrics and traditional designs; and Forester Shop, which stocks Cham ceramics, crocodile leather and assorted high-quality souvenirs. Read More...
Phan Thiet Central Market is the largest of its kind in Mui Ne, hosting hundreds of stalls selling household items, fresh produce, and local delicacies every day. This outdoor market is at its busiest at dawn, with huge crowds haggling with vendors for an array of fresh fruits, spices, nuts, meat, dried foodstuff, and household supplies.
As Mui Ne is renowned for its traditional fishing villages, you’ll find just about any kind of fresh and cheap seafood here, from shrimps, squids and fishes to snails, clams, and crabs. The market is also a good place to enjoy authentic Vietnamese delicacies at very low prices, including banh xeo (crispy pancake), Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 05:00 – 18:00
- Location: The intersection between Ly Thuong Kiet and Nguyen Hue Streets, Phan Thiet
If you are looking for some second-hand books to read while in Mui Ne and Phan Thiet, try Victor Tour at 121A Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Phan Thiet. Tel: +84 (0) 98 959-1599. It has the largest inventory of used books in the area.
For jewelry, try Thinh & Sabine on 79a Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Phan Thiet. Tel: +84 (0) 90 993-1192.