Red Sand Dunes, Mui Ne

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Slide down a red, Martian-esque landscape on a plastic sled at Red Sand Dunes, a formation of enormous red-and-orange-brown sandy hills just 20 minutes from downtown. Set against a view of the ocean, the gentle slopes of the dunes offer an easy but scenic walking trip, which will make you feel like you're in the Sahara Desert. Prepare to bargain over price of sand-sledding, or alternatively rent a quad bike or even ride an ostrich to explore the dunes. You can observe locals flying their kites as they gather for picnics in this popular spot. Pine trees provide necessary shade, with a limited number of food and drink stands on hand. For Red Sand Dunes and beyond, use our Phan Thiet trip itinerary planner to get the most from your Phan Thiet vacation.
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  • Not as breath taking in my opinion as the white dunes, but definitely work a stop if in the area to see the contrast in colour.  more »
  • Not much to do except slide down the dunes, which is a struggle for anyone over 70kg it seemed to us. Too many tourists there to enjoy the "romantic sunset" that we were told we'd experience.  more »
  • Not much to see, you get on a poop and you see sand Orange supposedly you can go sledding on a few meters. Nothing impressive d
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  • Lovely spot for sunset and fun to run around the dunes. Do not rent the sand boards, not worth it. A popular place for tourists but I really enjoyed it anyways. Cheaper to go by scooter rather than on a tour. I have heard of police giving foreigners that drive there a rough time, usually including a fine, but I didn't see any cops here, maybe that is more at the white dunes?it is a nice place to go! Recommended!
  • Sand dune is any accumulation of sand grains shaped into a mound or ridge by the wind under the influence of gravity. It is another manifestation of God’s marvelous design. Any movement has a life, even this thing is moving as part of our ecosystem. I have been to many sand dunes, and this one is one of the best. As if you are in heaven on earth.
  • Not worth it. The Vietnamese people that hound you when you pull up is so frustrating. They're super super aggressive to get you to park at their store and to rent their sand boards. It'll make you annoyed just arriving. The loud whining sound of them dragging out their words when arguing is so irritating. Then you get to the sand dunes and it's full of tourists. The board don't work. You get sand everywhere! The only good thing is to get a couple photos and leave. That's it.
  • Another beautiful, nature, hard climb but great exercise, once up on top with everyone else, enjoy the breath-taking view. Won't we not created to enjoy god's creation? But of course, so enjoy.
  • Very underwhelming. Not really red at all and the dunes are very small. Lots of rubbish. Don't bother paying for the bits of plastic to try sand surfing. You need a proper board.
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