Located about 20km from Mui Ne, the flying sand dunes is formed so long time ago and spread out on a vast area, with total area of nearly 50 ha. Sand here has a lot of colors, mainly are: golden, milky white, dark red, reddish but such colors are mixed together to create a very beautiful site. The sand dunes in Mui Ne is really “a unique poetic dessert” of Vietnam. It is also called flying sand dunes because the sand flies and shape differently, creating geographic forms which are very attractive, interesting and always leave good impression on the visitors.
There are two fascinating spots to check out: the white and the red sand dunes: The White Sand Dune are by far the larger dunes and are known by locals as Bau Trang or White Lake with common comparison as a small Sahara desert in Vietnam. It is about 25 km away from Mui Ne and you can come there on motorbike, taxi or Jeep, in which jeep tour is more preferable. This place is really a “photographer’s paradise” cause every photo you take, it will become a masterpiece thanks to the beautiful sand here.
The Red Dune, which is only 5km away from Mui Ne, as the name suggests, features reddish-brown sand that makes them great attraction place. Although smaller than White Dune but they are easier to reach. Sand-sliding is a common (and fun) activity here, but it is hard to nail down where the best location to do so is as the sands shift from season to season so it’s best to look around. Dry sand is much more enjoyable to sled on. Another interesting activity is kite flying as well as catching the beautiful sunset here. From the sand hill, you can see the comprehensive view of Mui Ne surrounded by a boundless blue color of the sea mixed with the golden shine of the sand reflecting the bright sunlight; create a charming wild landscape that would make you feel like being in the nature.
The Sand Dunes in Mui Ne is really a priceless gift that the nature presents to Binh Thuan province. For so many years, this destination has become the must-see place for travelers to Mui Ne. It also becomes the endless source of inspiration for many photographers. And sand from Mui Ne is used to make wonderful hand-made sand pictures.
Best time to visit Mui Ne sand dunes is either early morning or late afternoon as the sand can get very hot during the day.