"Here is something I never would have thought to see in Vietnam of all places. But standing at the top off a massive white sand dune with jeeps and quad bikes flying around all over the place, I could see, the sea, a beautiful pair of lakes, a forest and of course, the rolling sands around me. A surprise addition to my holiday during Tet. A must see for sure."
Doi Cat Mui Né
The Sand Dunes Mui Né - are two geological wonders that no visitor should ever miss on his itinerary. There are White Dunes and Red Dunes. The Red Dunes features reddish-brown sand that makes them a more popular place for photography. Smaller than White Dunes, but they are easier to reach. The near-constant oceanic winds sculpt the white or yellow dunes into wonderful Saharaesque formations.
There are plenty of tour operators in Mui Né, who organize trips to admire the Sahara-like red and white sand dunes. But you can easily find yourself away to explore these places at your own tempo.
The sand dunes are the most special beautiful locations in Mui Né. Many artists and photographers who visited the spot, were passionate. They came from all over the world to see this miracle. Actually it is called "Doi Cat Mui Ne", because of the ever-changing shape of the dunes. Doi Cat Mui Né is a very interesting landmark, which changes every day, every hour. This is the magic that attracts visitors and they want to discover the beauty of Doi Cat Mui Ne.
If you are visiting the white dunes, you can rent plastic sleds to slide down the dunes. It is wise to agree the price in advance. Some travellers have unpleasant experiences with the young, which afterwards asking for too much money. Be alert and on guard.
The Red Dunes
Another interesting activities include kite flying, just like the beautiful sunset. You will see a blaze of colors - red, ocher, orange, purple and blue all at once. It's beautiful. You keep staring at the sun. If admiration is over, you should take a walk on the nearby beach. On the beach, fishermen are getting ready for a night on the sea. The sky darkens as they sail into the horizon.
There are the sand dunes a few stalls selling food and drinks for the visitors. You can sit under the pine trees, because they give you the shade you need. The dunes are also a popular picnic spot for locals.
Best time to visit the dunes is either early morning or late afternoon. At other times, the sand is too hot. Bring plenty of water with you.
The location of the Red Sand Dunes is 17km northeast of Mui Ne Beach.
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