According to the website Wonderslist (US), Mui Ne (located in the central province of Binh Thuan) has been listed 2nd in top 11 most ideal sand0boarding destinations all over the world. Stretching endlessly, the vast sand dunes of Mui Ne is the ideal condition to develop sand-boarding tourism.
About 22km to the north-east of the Phan Thiet city centre, Mui Ne may allure every visitors by its charming beach with blue water and unique beauty of sand dune in Vietnam.
Spreading over an area of 50ha, Mui Ne Sand Dune was an old iron mine formed hundreds of years ago with various colors, including yellow, white, gray, ivory, pink, red, black, etc. Locals here often call Mui Ne Sand Dune the Flying Sand Dune as its shapes changes every hour thanks to the winding and eroding the thin upper sand layer. Therefore, many artists and professional photographers flock to Mui Ne Sand Dune to capture stunning images of sand.
Aiming to develop the tourism of Mui Ne, a plan to construct golf courses and resorts as well as to plan trees in the sand dune to create beautiful landscapes and contribute to reducing mobility of sand has been approved by Binh Thuan Province. Furthermore, Mui Ne also offers many types of sport like sand-boarding, motor racing, terrain car racing on sand, etc.
Best time to visit Mui Ne sand dunes: Ideal from 5:00 to 8:00 in the morning because sand is still cool after a night.
How to travel to Mui Ne? As a foreign tourist, you should prepare for yourself a valid Vietnam visa to enter the country (if your nationality isn’t included in Vietnam visa exemption list). Nowadays, the most convenient way to get visa to Vietnam is applying for Vietnam visa online from your country. Then, book a flight from your country to Vietnam on your scheduled time. Reach one of 3 international airports in Vietnam and take a flight to Binh Thuan to enjoy your holiday in Mui Ne.
The list of the most ideal sand-boarding continues with Duna Grande (Peru); Tattori, Chiba and Shimoda (Japan); Lucky Bay (Australia); Cerro Negro volcano active (Nicaragua); Cerro Iman, Valle de la muerte, Cerro Dragon, Medanoso, Punta de Choros (Chile); desert in Dubai (United Arab Emirates); Sossusvlei, Swakopmund and Walvis Bay (Namibia); Sandmaster (US); Hirschau (Germany); Great Sand Sea near Siwa (Egypt).