White sand dunes
Mui Ne is not just famous for its wonderful beaches and other unique Cham towers, but also White Sand Dunes. White Sand Dunes is the most outstanding sandy hills in Binh Thuan in particular and Vietnam in general.
Tiptoeing along White Sand Dunes in Mui Ne is one of should-not-miss things to do in Mui Ne, apart from enjoying great time in cool seawater. Such sand dunes make Mui Ne more attractive and a unique spot in Binh Thuan as well as in a tropical country like Vietnam. Sand dunes stretch from Binh Thuan to Ninh Thuan. The most beautiful sand dunes area is in Mui Ne. Mui Ne Sand Dunes is about 20 km from Phan Thiet City to the northeast. Sand dunes in Mui Ne have different colors: white, yellow, red, and pink... These sand dunes are becoming one of top things to see in Phan Thiet. Here is the paradise of sun, wind, and sand. Sand appears everywhere: beaches, sandy springs, and sand dunes.
Immense White Sand Dunes Mui Ne - Source: Image from Panoramio
White Sand Dunes are the second-to-none place in Vietnam. These sand dunes are formed by ancient iron mines existing for hundreds of years. Iridescent sand spreads like wild deserts with different shapes owing to wind blowing. In addition, the intrusion of sand creates many interesting scenes in these sand dunes. It seems to be endless when strolling on the sand dunes. White Sand Dunes is stretching in the area of Mui Ne sandy hills. The name of White Sand Dunes originates from its sand's color. The white sand hills are also named Bau Trang (White Lake). It is about 62km from Phan Thiet City to White Sand Dunes to the northeast, and about 30km from Mui Ne. White Sand Dunes is located in Hong Lam Hamlet, Hoa Thang Commune. Mui Ne White Sand Dunes is more interesting during northeast monsoon season. By virtue of this monsoon, wind creates outstanding scenes in this area. Therefore, White Sand Dunes is also known as "flying" sand hills.
Sand Dunes in Bau Trang - Source: Image from Panoramio
The Bau Trang has three lakes: Bau Ong (Gentleman Lake), Bau Ba (Lady Lake), and Bau Xoai (Mango Lake). Among three lakes, Lady Lake is the largest one, while Mango Lake is the smallest one. Between Bau Ong and Bau Ba is Bau Sen (or Lotus Lake). Bau Sen is a cool oasis amid the hot sand dunes. Bau Sen is not just a place of providing fresh water, but it is also one of beautiful attractions in Mui Ne. In summer, lotuses bloom dazzlingly around this lake, coloring the beauty of White Sand Dunes.
One of the most exciting tourism services in Mui Ne is riding Jeep to conquer these sand hills. This is one of should-not-miss sports games when popping in White Sand Dunes. The feeling of riding on Jeeps seemingly brings a sense of conquering and enjoyability. Many races are held by tourists as small contests to relax and entertain. The most wonderful feeling is that you can ride alone along sand hills, contemplate the scene and take some photos. These wonderful "roads" will make you more cheerful or inferior to the Nature.
Lotus Lake and White Sand Dunes - Source: Image from Panoramio
In spite of a beautiful landscape and appealing a large number of tourists, the service of accommodation has not been developed, maybe due to the sand dunes far from the beach. Yet, White Lake is still a must-visit attraction in Mui Ne for tourists, especially those who are fans of photography. The special things of White Lake are described through not just two lakes of freshwater, but also a small pool of water amid the white sand hills. Here, you will have a chance to see various species such as fish, insects, birds, weeds, and white lotus, etc. Moreover, you can meet some typical species of plant such as carnivorous plants living in the sand (red trees). On the other side of Bau Ong (Gentleman Lake), few tourists pop in. Thus, this lake becomes the fishing lake of the local people. Once visiting Mui Ne, you should not miss dropping by these unique white sand dunes. Your trip will be more meaningful and memorable.
This article originally appeared on alotrip.com