Explore Mui Ne’s Natural Wonders on a Tour of the Red and White Sand Dunes

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Tipped to be one of Vietnam’s most intriguing tourist attractions the red and white sand dunes of Mui Ne are a geological anomaly that is worthy of exploration. Frequented by locals and travellers alike this captivating stretch of sand dunes have expanded to become one of the most popular tour options in central Vietnam.

Located on either side of a massive lake the White Dunes are situated the farthest from Mui Ne city centre and is considered the most arid area in all of Southeast Asia. Dubbed Bau Trang in the local tongue the White Dunes is a miniature desert with the Lotus Lake serving as its only body of water. Lotus flowers gaze up from the water source that is anything but a mirage and creates a sharp contrast with the sandy confines of its location. A series of cafes are pine trees are on hand to offer shade and refreshments as well as a quiet space for picnics, if one should so desire.

The Red Dunes on the other hand are easier to reach and is located close to the touristic heart of Mui Ne. Littered with small slopes and red hued sand the venue is a hotbed for local photographers and videographers who use the venue’s rich, textured landscapes as the back drop for music videos and the like.

Visitors can take a jeep tour across both dunes or opt for a more eco-friendly bike tour or motorbike tour and explore the area in its entirety with guides providing valuable information on the venues. Sledding activities are also popular at both dunes with sleds for adults and children available for rent nearby. Visitors can also go for a swim at Lotus Lake and enjoy the breathtaking scenery from a different vantage point.

Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.