Situated in south-eastern Vietnam, the coastal resort town of Mui Ne offers visitors an unforgettable holiday experience. Located in the Binh Thuan Province, the town is known for its picturesque beach and strong breezes that make it a haven for such water sports as windsurfing and kite surfing. Those heading to the region and looking to indulge in some sightseeing can visit such attractions as the sand dunes in Mui Ne.
The sand dunes which are sometimes also referred to as the ‘White Sand Dunes’ or ‘Bao Trang’ are awe-inspiring sites which offer unique desert adventures. Situated around 65 kms from Phan Thiet, these natural wonders vary in colour and range from gold to white. One will also find several shady spots near the lake areas in which to enjoy a laidback picnic amidst this stark yet beautiful and barren landscape.
Those planning to visit the dunes can do so by bike or by such 4-wheel drive vehicles as jeeps which can tackle the sandy terrain. These modes of transport also offer great opportunities to enjoy the stunning surrounding landscape. One can also visit the red sand dunes close to Mui Ne village which offer an interesting contrast to the typically white ones.
In order to get the most out of a visit to these fascinating sights, it is best to head to the dunes during sunrise or when the sun begins to set at the end of the day. An early morning visit should typically be planned between 5:30 AM and 6:30 AM and evening visits are best between 6 PM and 7 PM. While these two times offer spectacular lighting in which to photograph the dunes, it also lets one escape the heat of the sun! And those looking for some adrenaline pumping action can also take to sand boarding here which provides a unique perspective of these majestic natural wonders.
Travellers heading to the region and looking for a luxurious Vietnam hotel can stay at Anantara Mui Ne Resort & Spa. This stylish resort in Mui Ne is ideally located right near the beach and makes an ideal base from which to visit the famous sand dunes.