Vietnam is a country steeped in, although it rarely dwells on the past. It is a progressive nation enjoying rapid development and widespread urbanisation while still remaining, in essence, completely South Asian. Home to terrific beaches, plenty of great bars and restaurants, and offering excellent shopping opportunities, it should come as no surprise that Vietnam is one of the most popular vacation spots in the world.
Mui Ne is a city located in the southern part of Vietnam. The region is famous for its scenic beauty and is a highly popular tourist attraction within the country. While the beaches are probably the most important attraction here, visitors should also try to visit the sand dunes located outside of the city. This area is terrific for having a picnic as well as for trying out a variety of activities such as dune bashing and sledding. The dunes are divided into two areas – the White Dunes and the Red Dunes (both regions are named after the colour of the sand found in each place).
Also referred to as Bau Trang (which means ‘White Lake’), the White Dunes are a lot bigger and more impressive than the Red Dunes. They are also harder to reach than the Red Dunes. However, the extra effort is worth it just to catch a glimpse of the Lotus Lake (Bau Ba), which is the largest body of water in the area and is named due to the profusion of lotuses decorating its surface. Taking a dip in the lake is a good way to cool off although one should be wary of reeds just below the surface. The Red Dunes are easier to access and, due to their smaller size, less difficult to hike across. It is roughly a forty-minute drive to the dunes from Nha Trang.
Finding a good resort in Mui Ne is not a difficult task. The Anantara Mui Ne Resort & Spa is one excellent option of a quality Vietnam hotel to try. The resort is situated on the country’s southern coast, right next to an amazing beach. Guests can spend the morning lounging in the sun, hiking the sand dunes or indulging in a relaxing spa session. The options are endless at this charming and elegant hotel.