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The Beautiful Sand Dunes Of Mui Ne {Vietnam}

Sand Dunes of Mui Ne
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Sand Dunes of Mui Ne
Post Last Modified – August 30, 2023 ¦

Experience The Red and White Sand Dunes of Mui Ne Vietnam

One of our first stops after arriving and spending a few days in Ho Chi Minh City, we boarded a 🚂 train for the short ride to the popular seaside fishing village of; Mui Ne. This unique town is also well known for the beautiful …

🌺 Sand Dunes of Mui Ne. 🌺

Mui Ne is now a very popular small beach resort alongside the South China Sea, in the southeast part of Vietnam. It’s also very well known for attracting 🏄 windsurfers and kite surfers, arriving from all over the world.

This tiny beach resort is also a very popular weekend getaway for locals, coming from 🏙 Ho Chi Minh City.

Discover The Incredible Sand Dunes of Mui Ne

Mui Ne Vietnam White Dunes

Over the years, the warm 🌬 winds blowing off the South China Sea, have whisked the sand up the hillside, creating these remarkable sand dunes!

White Sand Dunes Mui Ne

We were lucky visiting the Dunes, as it was during the off season (late November), so we pretty much had the dunes to ourselves. After a short while, a few tourist 🚙 jeeps arrived to climb the dunes, which was kind of cool to watch! 🙂

The White Sand Dunes of Mui Ne

Visit The Sand Dunes of Mui Ne On Scooters Or Escorted Tours

Scooters in Mui Ne

From our excellent seaside hotel at the …

🏨 Surf4You Residence, 🏨

we were able to rent 🛵 scooters for the day and make our way to the dunes.

This was great fun and an affordable way to explore the area in and around Mui Ne. It’s about a 24 kilometer scenic ride to the {White Dunes}, from the town area.

Cattle On The Beach Mui Ne Vietnam

Because this area is relatively quiet, we found renting Mui Ne scooters for the couple of days during our stay, was a great way to get around safely and affordably while in Mui Ne.

🛵 Scooters are for rent everywhere, and will be delivered right to you most anywhere you’re staying.

Mui Ne Scooters

It’s a nice ride along the coastline to the Dunes, with a number of places to stop along the way. A great opportunity to watch local 🧑 farmers and 🎣 fisherman going about their daily lives, in this part of Vietnam.

Mui Ne Fish Boats

Mui Ne is historically a 🎣 fishing village and as you can see from the 📸 photo above, 🐟 fishing is still a major source of income for livelihood, in this part of the country.

At night, there is literally a {sea of lights} on the 🌅 horizon, lined with these fish boats.

Just a short way from Mui Ne are also the; Red Dunes, but definitely the bigger attraction are the; White Dunes, and definitely are worth seeing.

Apparently there are regular sunrise and sunset tours that are offered, which would definitely be worth checking into as well.

Walking On These Incredible White Sand Dunes

The Sand Dunes of Mui Ne

Many tours that you can book, like fully escorted jeep tours, will take you to the top of the dunes for the fun ride and the view.

We parked our scooters at the bottom and slowly walked up to the top of the dunes at our leisurely pace.  The sand is soft and thick, but we slowly made our way up, taking 📸 photos along the way.

Sand Dunes in Mui Ne

The sand is super thick and powdery soft under your bare feet. So take your time and enjoy a walk on these beautiful and unique Sand Dunes of Vietnam!

Getting To The Sand Dunes of Mui Ne

Mui Ne Sand Dunes Map

Mui Ne is located in the southern portion of Vietnam, very close to; Ho Chi Minh City. A 🚍 bus ride between {Ho Chi Minh City} and {Mui Ne} will take a good 5 hours, or approximately 218 kilometers.

Vietnam Train Attendants

If you leave in morning, we took the; 🚃 SPT2 train from {Ho Chi Minh City} to {Phan Thiet}. 🚏 Phan Thiet Station is closer to Mui Ne, than 🚏 Binh Thuan station.

It’s about 20 Km from 🚏 Phan Thiet station to Mui Ne, and an easy, affordable 🚕 cab ride. You can also catch the 🚌 bus, which is less expense, but take a little longer.

Below, I’ve included a handy website on transportation to and from Ho Chi Minh City and Mui Ne for your convenience. 🗺 Be sure to check out the {Google Map} box at the bottom of this post for Mui Ne’s exact location. 🗺

🚗 Kiwi Taxi 🚗  


The Best Time To Visit The Sand Dunes

White Dunes of Mui Ne Vietnam

Historically, September is usually the wettest month of the year and many suggest to avoid travel during this month. February is the driest, with the least amount of rain.

Mui Ne’s driest periods are in January, February and March, making these ideal months for visiting this part of Vietnam. You can expect rain from; May until to the end of November.

windsurfing mui ne

🏄Windsurfing is very popular in {February and March}, because of the warm strong winds that flow at this time of year. We enjoyed our couple of relaxing days in Mui Ne, before catching the 🚌 bus and traveling further north to the larger coastal city of – Nha Trang.

We did find however, that the beaches more towards the fishing village area of Mui Ne, to be quite littered, which was disappointing to see. Apparently in the more touristy area of town and where many of the resorts are located, the beach is much nicer and cleaner.

This small resort is definitely worth a 🛑 stop, if you’re making your way slowly up the coast from 🌆 Ho Chi Minh City. We traveled in the country for one month, making several stops along the way. We only went as far north to the ancient city of; Hoi An.  

Ancient Hoi An Street

Be sure to check out my …

📸 Photos of Old Town Hoi An – Vietnam, 📸

in a separate post I’ve prepared here. Hoi An is a destination in Vietnam, that is not to be missed! 🙂

As well, below I’ve included a link to the 🌾 Official Vietnam Tourism website for your convenience. A great resource to help you get started planning your vacation to beautiful Vietnam.

vietnam tourism

🪔 Tourism Vietnam 🪔

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Vietnam is a remarkable country, with so much history and an abundance of beautiful places to visit. It definitely should be added to your 🪣 Bucket List 🪣 at some point in time.

The Sand Dunes of Mui Ne Vietnam, were definitely a highlight of our stay in this area. The Vietnamese culture and its people are simply amazing. We were warmly greeted and welcomed wherever we went in this amazing country. We are definitely planning to return, to see the rest of this vast land!

😎 Safe and Healthy Travels!

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A Blogger Since 2012, Robert has a {Passion for Travel}, having worked in the industry for over 35 years. He enjoys sharing special moments & tips on; Travel, Health & Wellness, Book Reviews and much more!

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