Mui Ne, a small town in the south of Vietnam, is drawing people from across the world, especially those looking for a virgin paradise. The coastal town’s sand dunes are a major part of the reason why, but there’s more to it. By Rashima Nagpal

At first, sand dunes in a beach town sounds like an oxymoron. But that is not the case, once you have a think. Destinations like Vietnam’s Mui Ne and California’s Pismo Beach are living evidence of the phenomenon. Let us take you to through the #trending sand dunes of Mui Ne, and more of what makes it be on the bucket-list of so many.

  • Here, the desert meets the sea, literally.

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  • The sun paints the sky in one beautiful hue or the other, every time it rises or sets.


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  • The Fairy Springs – a stream that flows through a patch of dunes and past some interesting sand and rock formations – has a surreal quality to it. Best experienced barefoot, the journey that leads to the source of the spring is enchanting.


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Losing track of time at the fairy springs⏰ . . . . . . . . . #muine

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  • The amber sand of the Red Sand Dunes radiates an intense fiery red, making way for dramatic photographs, like this one.


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📍Mũi Né 🇻🇳

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Last but not the least, Mui Ne is the first town in Vietnam to offer hot air balloon rides. It is a professionally run, European-owned operation that lets you soar high above the spectacular white sand dunes and desert lakes east of Mui Ne, or the bustling fishing harbour of Phan Thiet.

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