Wandering the Sand Dunes in Mui Ne, Vietnam

Thetraveljunkie.org – Did you know there were sand dunes in Vietnam? Neither did we! We were pretty spoilt with the unbelievable sand dunes we got to experience in Western Australia, but when we discovered Vietnam had some of their own, we were intrigued, so we made our way north to the beachside town of Mui Ne.

Mui Ne is a perfect destinantion to break from the norm. It offers adventure, nature, great food, freedom and happiness. There’s such a huge contrast in the landscape: you can be on a beautiful beach and suddently come across sand dunes that look like they’re from another planet.

We started our adventure at the Oriental Pearl Resort, a beautiful resort with incredible sea views. The sand dunes is must-visit places where you’ll find beautiful landscapes.

Going for a drive in a jeep around Mui Ne is a real adventure. Our first stop was the white sand dunes, but our jeep driver was 15 minutes late and we missed the beginning of the sunrise. Due to our late arrival, we rode a crazy ATV. We blame the driver!

Regardless, the white sand dunes were pretty cool.

Next stop! The red sand dunes were a bright red or brown colour, but were terribly crowded and felt a little less authentic. Locals sat on the edge selling all sorts of breakfast dishes and kids chased you nagging you to rent their mats to slide down the dunes.

If you set off from the city, to the sand dunes, a tiny fishing village, driving past the fairy stream, you’ll come across gorgeous scenery filled with beaches with the perfect waves to go kitesurfing.

Stay tuned for more of our adventures in Vietnam.


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