Mui Ne Fishing Village – A Charming Coastal Escape

Want to take a trip to the coast, experience some local culture and try some truly delectable seafood too? If you are planning a holiday to Vietnam, then such an experience awaits at the Mui Ne Fishing Village!

Where can it be found?

This charming village by the sea can be found at Mui Ne Bay’s northern end. It lies around 07 km from Mui Ne Town and is easy to reach from Phan Thiet hotels as well. In order to get there, you can look to travel via motorbike, car or even a bicycle, depending on where you are staying.

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Erwin Verbruggen from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Fishing village (14429033158)CC BY-SA 2.0

Best time to visit

To truly immerse yourself in the coastal beauty surrounding Mui Ne Fishing Village, the best time to visit is probably early mornings. This is the time when local fishermen return with their night’s catch and the area is a hub of activity. Alternatively, late afternoon is also a good time to head there.

Highlights that await

Bring your cameras or phones along cause there is plenty to capture; the fishermen sorting their daily haul of fish and crabs on the beach and the bay dotted with colourful vessels including the traditional round shaped boat known as the coracle. Certain resorts like Anantara Mui Ne Resort even give you the chance to head out with fishermen in a coracle boat to try some fishing for yourself!

Image Credit: Anantara Mui Ne Resort

Foodie delights

Of course, no visit is complete without sampling some of the delicious seafood on offer. There are plenty of restaurants and food carts along the shore serving grilled seafood and other local delicacies worth trying out.

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The great Sydney Harbour Bridge – An iconic structure!

Among the massive manmade structures in Australia, The Sydney Harbour Bridge is certainly one of the most iconic structures. Read on to know more about this massive arched bridge.

Overview

Spanning over 1149 meters lengthwise the Sydney Harbour Bridge carries rail, vehicular and pedestrian traffic between Sydney central business district (CBD) and the North Shore. The stunning bridge which is surrounded by the harbour and the Sydney Opera House is an icon of Sydney.

Architecture and facts

Influenced by the design of Hell Gate Bridge in New York City, The Bridge was designed by British firm Dorman Long and Co Ltd of Middlesbrough. It is the world’s sixth longest spanning-arch bridge and the tallest measuring 134 meters from sea level.

Construction

Proposals for building a bridge were started coming in as early as the year 1815 but the construction originally started in 1924 and was opened to the public on a Sunday, 19th March 1932 after 8 years of rigorous construction.

Visiting the bridge

You can visit the bridge easily from all most all the part of the city by taxi. The bridge is also surrounded by accommodation options the likes of Oaks On Castlereagh which is an apartment hotel in Sydney where you can plan your stay after a tiring day of exploration.

 

 

Damon Starky is a creative nomadic travel writer, who is well informed and experienced on a wide range of interests that would connect to the needs of any type of traveler.

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The Old Friday Mosque – A Visit to the Malé Hukuru Miskiy

One of the oldest and ornate mosques in Malé, Maldives, the Old Friday Mosque was recently added to the tentative UNESCO World Heritage cultural list for being a prime example of sea culture architecture.

Image by Ibrahim Iujaz from Rep. Of Maldives, Mosque of Hulhumalé, CC BY 2.0

History

Built during the reign of Ibrahim Iskandar, in the year 1658, the Old Friday Mosque was constructed primarily of coral and originally featured a thatched roof. Later on, in 1668, a minaret patterned after those found in Mecca was added. According to the UNESCO appraisal, the mosque represents the achievements and creative excellence of the Maldivian people.

Location

The mosque is located just opposite the Muliaage, the President’s House and the Medhuziyaaraiy. It can be easily accessed from via speedboats or planes from outlaying Maldives Island resorts including the likes of The Residence Maldives by Cenizaro.

Things to See

With the capacity to accommodate up to 1,372 devotees at a time, the ornate mosque features intricate carvings with inscriptions from the Quran. The high vaulted ceilings and arches lend to the airy spaciousness of the building. The roof and the interior are fashioned with traditional Maldivian lacquer work and wood carvings as well.

Useful Information

Do dress appropriately covering one’s shoulders, arms and legs as it’s a place of worship. Entrance is free and visiting in the morning hours is well recommended.

 

Damon Starky is a creative nomadic travel writer, who is well informed and experienced on a wide range of interests that would connect to the needs of any type of traveler. Google+