White Sand Dunes

White Sand Dunes, Mui Ne: Hours, Address, White Sand Dunes Reviews: 4/5

White Sand Dunes
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Southeast Asia is usually associated with a wet, tropical environment, but, in the area of Mui Ne, Vietnam, lays a beautiful desert. white sandunes is 50km away from mui ne central ,the city of Mui Ne is four hours from Ho Chi Minh City, in the south of the a further 45 minutes,and you arrive at Bau Trang, Bau Trang, or the White Sand Dunes, is one of the only desert areas in Southeast Asia and is a beautiful expanse of dunes and sand. There are no camels here; instead, shepherds herd cows through the sandy expanse. Perhaps the most striking part of the area is a small lagoon covered in lotus flowers. Beside the lake, there is also a small pine forest that makes the wind cool, even in the hot Asian desert.
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Alex H
Port St. Mary, UK854 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
We did the sunrise tour to the white sand dunes and arrived here at around 5:15am ish, after using the tour through our Mui Ne Budget Hotel.
We arrived and opted to take the quad up to the view point for 200,000 VND each. Yes this is an absolute rip off, they say it’s 5km and you wouldn’t be able to walk it but you absolutely can walk it. However when we got picked up by the quad the way back was down hills and they took adventurous routes. This half makes it worth it I suppose, but if you’ve done Huacachina in Peru then this doesn’t even come close.
The sun rise is beautiful and I recommend taking a good camera to capture it.
Would definitely recommend doing.
Written March 15, 2020
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Febrina Prameswari
Jakarta, Indonesia18 contributions
Oct 2019
I was here by 4.30 AM and the view was amazing, you can go to the sun-rise spot with 4wheel quadbike and pay 200,000dong which I don't recommend you to do. You can walk and still get the best view just in time. Many people are walking too. I was with my hostel and I were travel with my own schedule, I will stay there longer!
Written March 11, 2020
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Becky1979
Hull, UK182 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
We arrived at the White sand dunes and were surprised at the cost to hire a private jeep or quad bike. (Jeep- 800,000 and quad 1milion vnd). You fo not have to pay to enter and there is a small cafe selling local food and snacks etc.
We chose to walk the dunes instead which we could do freely.
The time we arrived (11.30) meant we had missed all the organised sunrise and sunset tours so had the dunes almost to ourselves. It was however very hot.
We were travelling with 3 children (2x 7 year olds and a 3 year old). The older children made it to the top of the dune which was about a 15 minute walk. Once on top they loved throwing themselves down into the sand and rolling down. The youngest walked for about 10 minutes but loved exploring and feeling the soft sand.
We had taken good advice and arrived in trainers which was vital as the sand was incredibly hot.
Would highly recommend visiting.
Written February 13, 2020
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Scudley
Wakefield, UK133 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We arranged a group tour from a Tour operator in Mui ne, we were told to be in the Hotel reception at 04:30, the driver turned up at 04:45 he forgot us, then he drove like Lewis Hamilton often driving on the wrong side of the road, we arrived around 05:30, we were told to pay k200 vnd each for a Quad bike up the dunes as it was a 4km hike, we were never told we would have to pay 400k when we booked, infact it's a 15 min walk, a right rip off, it was a disappointing sunrise as it was cloudy, not the tour operators fault. We went to the red sand dunes ( rubbish), again Vietnamnamese trying to sell you a sledge for 50k down the sand dunes, the Mui ne fishing village was very good but smelly, and finally the Fairy river, 15k to tourists not Vietnamese, all in all it was a rip off, the driver took every opportunity to try and sell us a quad ride, when we refused he dropped us at the side of the road and said 10 mins, and left, coming back for us later. Would I recommend it NO, would I go again NO. Arriving back at the hotel around 08:45.
Written January 15, 2020
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Gilles
1 contribution
Sep 2019
The white sand dunes were part of a tour offer (besides red sand dunes and fairy stream) we booked at our hotel in mui ne. The actual place is pretty cool since you wouldn't expect to see dunes in Vietnam. The contrast between the white sand dunes and the dark blue water of the small lake lets you get some great pics, so it's surely worth a visit (if you're not in a hurry since it takes already more than half an hour to get there from mui ne).
What I'd definitely not suggest is renting a quad to visit the dunes, unless you're into getting ripped off! Unfortunately we fell for their ploy because I did such things in Egypt and Namibia which were really cool experiences, but in this place it was the complete opposite!!
They wouldn't let you drive on your own (they care to always provide you an annoying company of theirs), each ride just lasts 2min and you're being charged again to get to another dune as soon as you get off the quad. Those locals also don't bargain at all (which should've been suspicious already for Southeast Asia). We paid 600.000 VND for 2 people to get on one quad for 2min!
If you're there and have got some time, just do it on your own (it's for free and you don't need a guide) and enjoy the scenery! It will save you a lot of energy deeling with difficult people!
Written February 25, 2020
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nitamusa
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam31 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
We went there on our way back to Ho chi Minh city from Da Lat on our tour van (20th Dec 2019).We rented 2 jeeps costing VND600K each.
We took lots of pictures and the scenery on top of the dune is beautiful if most of my eyes half-clised due to the glaring sun.It is advisable to wear a mouth cover&dark shades where the wind blew very hard and the sun is glaring if you visit in the afternoon (I learn my lesson when my mouth filled with bits of sand).
The most exhillarating moment was when the jeep-drivers took us on a sharp descent down the dunes where we screamed and laughed like crazy.Everyone was happy eventho exhausted, including our bedraggled looking tourguide (it's her 1st time,too🤣🤣)
Written January 4, 2020
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Mica L
United Kingdom105 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Really enjoyed the ATV quad biking over the dunes. They were bigger than I expected.
I was disappointed that to ride the bigger quad the guide had to come with us on the quad. I was looking forward to going by myself or just me and my partner. However, we both had turns of driving and the guide had a turn & took us over some super steep sand dunes and offered to take our photo at some nice spots (all for a tip at the end of course).
The quad was more expensive than I had read online. It was 800,000 (35USD) for 2 pax on the big quad for 20 minutes.
We went around sunset and it was really beautiful.
Little bit awkward to find and took us 45 minutes to drive there but worth it for sure.
Written January 6, 2020
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Globepouncing
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam349 contributions
Jul 2020
The White Sand Dunes are a curious bit of geography near Mui Ne. Look in one direction and you may as well be in the Sahara; look the other way and you see a deep blue lake with tall grass and lotus blossoms. It’s a nice bout of exercise to climb up and down the dunes, and you can romp around on an ATV if you’re into that. If you’re in Mui Ne, go to the White Dunes. They are significantly better than the Red Dunes.
Written June 4, 2021
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absoluteraga
4 contributions
Aug 2019
Mui Ne is just a 4-hour train ride away from Ho Chi Minh, about 200 Kilometers away, but it feels like you’re exploring altogether a different world. It makes it a famous weekend getaway from Ho Chi Minh City, with a busy streak of hotels, restaurants, and stores.

In the last 20 years, Mui Ne has witnessed some significant growth.
Written July 18, 2020
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Peekaboo
475 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Got there for early sun rise. SCAM - locals waiting at the entrance to sell u tickets for expensive quad bike ride to top of sand dunes which they claim are 4km away. We declined and walked up which took us about 15 mins so unless you are not able to walk up it's a waste of money and seriously overpriced. As for the dunes one word comes to mind....average!. Scattered rubbish in places and the roar of quad bikes up and down just ruins it! If I could do it again I'd roll over in the bed and turn off the 4am alarm. There are far more spectacular dunes throughout the world.
Written February 24, 2020
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