Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien), is located in Mui Ne, a small beach town in southern Vietnam. It is one of the least advertised sightseeing spots in the area, so while most people are heading to the sand dunes in droves, Fairy Stream offers a more peaceful day time adventure. It takes about 15-20 minutes on a bicycle to get there on the main road so it is fairly easy to find. Heading east you pass over a small bridge which is your clue to stop and look for a faded sign on the left hand side of the road that says “Fairy Stream”. You can park your bike for 5,000 VND and then stock up on snacks and drinks for the journey. There is also a place at the entrance to the stream to leave your shoes since you will be walking in ankle deep water the entire time. There are several kids trying to be your guide, however it is a straight shot to the end so it isn’t necessary to hire one. After a couple minutes of walking you will be presented with the opportunity to ride an ostrich if you are up to the challenge.
The stream leads you along a winding pathway with bamboo and palms on one side and brightly colored sand dunes on the other. The colors in the sand range from bright red to milky white to charcoal black, making beautiful patterns and colors when they swirl together in the stream. At the end of the trek is a small waterfall, usually filled with children jumping from the rocks into the shallow pool below. Above the waterfall is a grassy area perfect for a picnic and a cold beverage.