Want to taste the desert feel in a monsoon tropical climate country like Vietnam? Is it possible? The answer is YES. Totally YES. Where can you find sand dunes – little deserts in Vietnam? Here is a list for you to go.
Mui Ne Sand Dunes in Binh Thuan
Stretching over most of Binh Thuan’s area with an increasing scale, Mui Ne is one of the largest sand paradise in Vietnam. Due to wind erosion, blowing away the fragile sand layer above, the terrain here is always changing and enriching over time. Because of that, the Mui Ne complex is also known as the flying sand hill.
Despite of the serious desertification and coastal landslide phenomenon, Mui Ne is always the top destination for young people who are passionate about photography and feel the desert taste. In Binh Thuan, the white and red sand dunes are the two most famous tourist attractions.
Formed from iron mines that had existed for hundreds of years, sand dunes in this region have 18 different colors such as white, red, gold, pink, etc. This places are also the sources of materials to make sand painting art works. Under the brilliant sunlight, Mui Ne is shimmering like a scene in Hollywood movies.
Mui Dinh Sand Dunes in Ninh Thuan – Little deserts in Vietnam
Heading to the south about 30 km from the center of Phan Rang – Cham Tower (Ninh Thuan), Mui Dinh Sand Dune will appear in your eyes with golden sand hills and rocky mountain. Trust me, it is a mysterious, wild but extremely attractive scene that you have never seen in your life before.
At the foot of the sand dunes are winding stream empties into the sea and untouched green grass fields. One of the most exciting activities here that makes so many people love Mui Dinh is the experience of riding a plow of the locals around the sand dune. It is a must-try when traveling to Mui Dinh.
Mui Doi Sand Dunes in Khanh Hoa – Little deserts in Vietnam
On the way to Mui Doi – the easternmost point of Vietnam, you can stop and explore Mui Doi sand dunes. Not many tourists know about this place, that makes Mui Doi sand dunes even better to travel. For those who are planning to go to Mui Doi, Khanh Hoa, this destination is not suitable for a relaxing trip. Because you will have to work out a lot. It requires a good physical body.
The ideal time to visit Mui Doi sand dunes is from January to May, when there is not too much rain and the temperature is not too high. Crossing the dunes in the hot weather is really a difficult challenge. However, when you finish the trekking trail, the natural sceneries will never disappoint you. Breathing the cool fresh air, looking out the blue sea far away and standing under the bright sunlight will make all the tiredness disappear and you will feel like being on the heaven for sure.
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Nam Cuong Sand Dunes in Ninh Thuan
Another destination that you should give a visit in Ninh Thuan is Nam Cuong Sand Dunes. Located about 8 km from Phan Rang city center, Nam Cuong sand dunes is still a hidden heaven that is not popular with tourists. There is no word can describe exactly the beauty of this sand dunes. It looks like smooth silk pieces put on streams of flowers and cactus.
The best time to explore and admire the sand dunes is at dawn. The shapes of sand dunes there change every day due to the strong wind blowing. Tourists traveling to Nam Cuong Sand Dunes can also have fun with hunting lizard game. This animal can run very fast, finding and catching them is an exciting experience that you should try.