The Red Sand Dunes

Attraction The red sand dunes, Mui Ne, Viet Nam Published on: 04-03-2016

1 hour
06:00 AM
07:00 AM
First-time visit
Attraction
Nature
Outdoor
Scenic
Must see
Free
0.00 USD

The Red Sand Dunes is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
The Red Sand Dunes is one of the most well-known destination for tourists. It also gives photo opportunities for people to have great shots.

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Why The Red Sand Dunes is special ?

There are two sets of famous dunes in the Mui Ne area, the Red Sand Dunes and the White Sand Dunes, though the whole region has dunes scattered here and there creating unusual, colourful scenes. Because they are right at the back of Mui Ne village, alongside the road leading North, the red dunes are those most visited. The red dunes is more popular for it's the best place to admire the sunset in Mui Ne.

What to explore at The Red Sand Dunes?

The Red Dunes, as the name suggests, features reddish-brown sand that makes them a more popular place for photography. Smaller than White Dunes, they are easier to reach. Sand-sledding 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.

Visitors can rent plastic sleds and it is a wise idea to check the price and agree on it beforehand. Some travelers have had unpleasant experiences with the youngsters renting them out so be alert and keep cool. Another interesting activity is kite flying as well as catching the beautiful sunset here. These dunes are a popular picnic place for locals too.

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How to get to The Red Sand Dunes?

Begin your trip heading southwest - the beach will be on your right - along the tourist stretch into Mui Ne village; pass Joe's Art Cafe on the left and Pogo Club farther down on the right. If signs start turning to a mix of Russian and English, you have gone the wrong way on the strip! Easy to miss, the Fairy Stream is reached by a rough path on the left side of the first small bridge that you cross. Continue past the charismatic fishing port on the right, then turn left at the large Christian church on the left; there is a traffic signal. Drive to the end of the road, then turn left at the traffic signal. You will quickly reach a large traffic roundabout; take the first exit to the right. The photogenic Red Dunes will come into view on your left; you must pay 25 cents or buy a drink to park at one of the cafes across the street.

Selling points

  • Gorgeous view from the red sand dunes
  • Beautiful View in Red Sand Dunes
  • Picturesque at Sunset
  • Fun for a couple of slides
  • Sunset is great
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Duration
1.0 day
Estimated
73.45 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
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Tips for you

  • Don't forget to bring water along you
    What to bring
  • It's a great place for kids
    Other
  • It's better to use buses as some taxi drivers can charge you more compared with the real cost.
    Transportation
  • Some kids will ask you to rent some cardboard for silde down. The price starts from 50.000 VND, it can be cheaper if you bargain.
    Experience
  • Go early to avoid hot sun. The view is gorgeous at 5 or 6 a.m
    Weather

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White Sand Dune more buatiful than Red Sand Dune

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Красивейший вид на бухту Муй Не, незабываемый закат!

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Nice color ~

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Get there early in the morning for sunrise... But far better views for sunset

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Дюны курильщика.:'(

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As a photographer the opportunities for a wonderful shot were all around me. I really enjoyed going prepared for photo's prior to the sunset and getting some great shots of the sun going down. We enjoyed a cold coconut drink across the street from the sand dunes, it was the best coconut water I have ever had. I could see this not being overly exciting for someone looking to "do" something at this attraction, but as far as enjoying the beauty of the sand dunes and enjoying watching the sunset visually and in taking pictures it is amazing as a destination. It is close by Mui Ne, we used our rented scooter to check them out. If you are wanting to "do" something more in the sand, check out the white sand dunes as they have atv's that you can rent to zip around on the larger sand dunes there. Going to see the dunes in the morning or late afternoon will likely be more enjoyable as it won't be as hot and your pictures will have more definition because of the position of the sun.

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Very beautiful place to see the sunrise and take the photograph. If you plan to visit Mui Ne, don't forget come here.

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I didn't go to the white sand dunes, but these are worth the visit! If you have a motorbike or a bike, it is a must! And it doesn't cost anything.

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As a photographer the opportunities for a wonderful shot were all around me. I really enjoyed going prepared for photo's prior to the sunset and getting some great shots of the sun going down. We enjoyed a cold coconut drink across the street from the sand dunes, it was the best coconut water I have ever had. I could see this not being overly exciting for someone looking to "do" something at this attraction, but as far as enjoying the beauty of the sand dunes and enjoying watching the sunset visually and in taking pictures it is amazing as a destination. It is close by Mui Ne, we used our rented scooter to check them out. If you are wanting to "do" something more in the sand, check out the white sand dunes as they have atv's that you can rent to zip around on the larger sand dunes there. Going to see the dunes in the morning or late afternoon will likely be more enjoyable as it won't be as hot and your pictures will have more definition because of the position of the sun.

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Don't need a tour! 15m by motorbike from touristic center, use google maps, go by yourself and park on the left side. didn't pay to see it. If you stop right side, park in a rest and buy a drink

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