Mui Ne among world's top destinations for hot air balloon rides: Booking.com
Dutch-based online travel agency Booking.com has named the resort town of Mui Ne one of the six most ideal destinations in the world for a hot air balloon ride.
Mui Ne, around 12 km away from Phan Thiet, the capital of Binh Thuan Province on the south central coast, is the only locality in Vietnam that offers a hot air balloon ride over sand dunes, which starts at 5 a.m.
In 2017, Mui Ne started offering hot air balloon rides for visitors to explore the coastal town famous for ancient fishing villages and rolling sand dunes.
The other five destinations recommended for the rides are Napa Valley and Albuquerque Valley in the United States, Yarra Valley in Australia, Siem Reap in Cambodia and Gstaad Valley in Switzerland.
The ranking was based on a survey conducted among more than 24,000 people in 32 countries and territories who plan to travel for business or leisure in the next 12-24 months.