East of Ho Chi Minh City lies the Fairy Spring which is locally known as the Hong Spring or red spring. Inhabitants believe that the body of water is a miracle and cherishes it dearly.
The red and orange tones of the cliffs around and the soft sand under the sheath of water make the flowing stream also look red. This unusual appearance is one of the main reasons that almost everyone who stays at a Mui Ne resort visits the spring. Enthusiastic science fans trek all the way to the source which is said to lie beneath some of the huge sand dunes in the form of a desert water bag.
The Depth and Breadth
Water has almost always been only up to the ankles of a person, allowing people to wade through comfortably. The flow of water is steady but rarely heavy. It flows through an awkwardly shaped crevice which is only a few metres wide.
For many years, the locals celebrated their festivals along the tiny banks of the stream. Today they are joined by people from all over the world who enjoy trampling the soft sand underneath the red sheer.
Accessing Fairy Spring
Drive a few kilometres along the main street on which Anantara Mui Ne Resort is located and you will find the Fairy Spring to your left. The water is cool and refreshing throughout the day but plan to finish the excursion before midday to avoid the harsh unmerciful sun.
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