Considered a hidden gem in Vietnam, Mui Ne is a place that you would not regret visiting due to its unique landscape. Located in South East Vietnam, the town is slowly gaining popularity among tourists partly because of the rising number of glamorous resorts in Mui Ne. One of the places of interest in Mui Ne is the red sand dunes and the river that flows by. Known as the Fairy Stream, this not so deep stream allows visitors to take their shoes off and walk in waters that a lower than knee high, the flow here is not very strong. This hidden gem could be hard to find, hence it could be better to get some help from locals. Hotels such as Anantara Mui Ne Resort offer area excursions to their guests to help explore this hidden gem.
The fairy stream has a unique colour when compared to other streams in the country. This reddish – orange colour is due to the sand in the area. The sand dunes rise to the horizon in white red and gold making one wonder whether they are wandering in the Sahara desert and not in a coastal town. As you progress through the waters one could find sand pillars formed by the water. These sand pillars keep changing their shapes as it is all dependent on the water.
The walk takes you further to sand blocks that look like ancient Roman Temples and visitors feel like they are taken back in time. The sunrise is a great time to explore the stream and the surrounding areas. The colour of sand here to keeps changing with the water flow. One can also climb up the sand dunes and take a better view of the surroundings.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.