Despite being less than 5 hours away from Ho Chi Minh City, Mui Ne is off the beaten path in Vietnam. We’ve spoken so much about the beaches and sand dunes in this part of Vietnam, but it is the early morning fishing market that is the focal point of this tiny fishing village on the Eastern coast of Vietnam.
Every evening local fishermen leave for a long night of fishing. They are effectively surrendering themselves to the sea because their small boats are ill-equipped to handle bad weather or rough seas. At dawn, the fortunate ones return with seafood by the kilogram and their wives take over.
The catch is meticulously sorted, cleaned, and sold to local restaurant owners and street food vendors on the spot. The frenzied rhythm of the market is hard to understand for a mere bystander but closer inspection reveals the method underlying the madness. We loved experiencing the chaos of Mui Ne’s fishing market and wanted to share it with you. This is the story of dozens of humble fishermen and their wives that makes Mui Ne special 🙂
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