Fairy Stream

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Location

Mui Ne, Vietnam

Address

3 kilometres west of Mui Ne town, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet, Vietnam

More information

https://foursquare.com/v/fairy-stream

Prices

Free access.
The price of a taxi or motorbike from Suoi Tien Mui Ne to be around 3€ each way

Opening hours

All year round. The stream of fairies is free access and although it does not as such opening hours, we recommend that you leave the place before the dark, i.e. about 16: 30.

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One of the most beautiful places of Mui Ne is the arroyo de las hadas, called Suoi Tien in Vietnamese and Fairy Stream in English. Known mainly for its sand dunes, the small town of Mui Ne in Vietnam is also home to a soft red creek known as the Fairy Stream that is colored by the clay and limestone particles that filter in from the strange rock formations at its shores. 

Winding its way through bamboo forests, boulders, and the dunes behind Mui Ne, the whimsically-named Fairy Stream resembles a miniature version of the Grand Canyon in places. For the most part, the stream is about ankle-deep and no more than knee-deep even at its deepest and visitors are encouraged to take off their shoes and follow right along the creek-bed. The soft red dirt is remarkably pleasant to walk through, avoiding the exposed sand and rocks on the shore that can get quite hot. 

The pitted rock formations off to the sides of the stream also seem like the perfect hiding place for any potential fairies which may be where the stream gets its name. However it could also simply be the image of people strolling through the opaque red waters as though it were a groomed hiking trail, like the hikers themselves were children of nature. 

It is a small stream that runs through a forest of bamboo and dunes close to the village to zig-zag mode. The dunes of reddish color, coupled with the erosion of the passage of time, they resemble a miniature version of the Grand Canyon, in fact this part of Mui Ne is known with the name of the Red barrel.

The stream of the fairies of Mui Ne has a minimum depth of 10 cm and can reach in its deepest part 1 metre, enough to get lost if we are not careful. 

The walk along the stream of fairies, just 2 kilometres, we recommend you do walk starting on the road from Mui Ne to Phan Tien to finish on the beach. Shallow water invites to walk barefoot, but caution that the sand can be hot. 

During the walk through the stream of fairies almost safely you will have the company of children from the nearby village. These children will have you all sorts of adventures, will teach you the best points to climb the dunes and take a few pictures, in addition to indicate you the deepest points of the River, and oddly enough, speak very good English and any other language. In return they will expect your part an own small, 1€ is more than enough (about 25,000 VND). 

Suoi Tien is situated 3 kilometres west of Mui Ne, between the beach and the main road. The stream of fairies is free access and although it does not as such opening hours, we recommend that you leave the place before the dark, i.e. about 16: 30.

How to reach the creek about fairies?

As scrolling options from Mui Ne up the stream of the fairies, in addition to the taxi and motorbike, we can go by bike or Jeep. 

The price of a taxi or motorbike from Suoi Tien Mui Ne to be around 3€ each way. For the same price you can rent a bike all day. As a final alternative transportation, jeep, usually around 10€ per person, but that price includes a tour around Mui Ne 4 hours.

Most private tour companies include the Fairy Stream in the itinerary with the White and Red sand dunes. If you want to DIY, hire a motorbike and get a good map from one of the hostels in the area.