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Red Sand Dunes

Address: Mui Ne, Phan Thiet, Vietnam
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Ranked #4 of 5 Attractions in Mui Ne
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

We hired a driver from our resort, Mia Resot, Mui Ne. Good value as 4x4 is most certainly required. On the way to the red sand dunes, you pass massive pots of fermenting fish (very smelly) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fish_sauce, local kids trying to sell you something you don't want or need, and an ostrich racing pen. You have to walk up a... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

You get hassled by kids as soon as you get there. We had kids fighting over who was going to rent us sleds and take us up to the dunes. The actual ride itself isn't worth it either. You sink more than slide. If you do go, take one of the kids with you. Obviously you'll have to tip them... More 

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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47 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

We stopped here as part of a sunrise tour. Not the highlight to be sure. The dunes are strewn with trash which makes it very chancy to go barefoot. There are plenty of sleds for rent if you want to surf the dunes. If you want beautiful dunes, head to the white dunes instead--they are a little farther out of... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

Its not far to drive from the main Mui Ne strip and good fun taking some "lost in the desert" photos though not inspiring enough to compel me to drive 40 km to the white junes. If youre in Mui Ne you might as well

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Lyon, France
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

Amazing scenery especially at sunset. It's a must during your stay in Mui Ne

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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387 helpful votes 387 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

LOGISTICS I did these dunes as a part of a 4 hour Jeep tour which leaves from Mui Ne at 2pm and takes in the white sand dunes, red sand dunes, fairy falls and 'red canyon' (literally a ditch on the side of the road - ask to skip it). The Jeep tour was reasonably priced and the red dunes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

When we were in Mui Ne we rented Scooters at our Guesthouse (Mui Ne Hills) and they gave us a map to explore the sand dunes, fairy stream and all that. When you arrive at the red dunes there are a lot of people on the road triying to stop you and sell you stuff. So we just kept on... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

The red sand dunes were a bit of a let down, but it might be due to us going to the white ones first. The red dunes cover a lot smaller area then the white ones. Saying that tho, its a very pretty place, and the nic/nac store, sold trinkets I haven't seen anywhere else in Vietnam - that in... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011 via mobile

We took the tour, which is more a shuttle between sights in a jeep - nice but a taxi would be much cheaper I think. Our driver did not speak English and added nothing - he just grabbed the nearest hammock at each stop! The main complaint was the visit to the Faery Stream. This is a nice stroll along... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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36 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

Visited the Red Sand Dunes before sunrise to watch and photograph the Sun over the Sand.......... dunes are beautiful and unspolied if you are there early, once hordes of tourists arrive there are foot prints and trails everywhere :)

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