This outfit succinctly tells the story of my obsession with exploring ethnic cultures, natural wonders and unknown destinations.
The White Sand Dunes in Mui Ne, Vietnam were recently featured on Huffington Post’s list of 19 Places in South East Asia that could change your life. Having spent a day there, I can see why!
The White Sand Dunes in Mui Ne are spectacular as is – they transport one to hidden crevices of whirling sand dunes in barren deserts. But that isn’t what makes them special! Unlike the desert, where the possibility of water is but a mirage, the White Sand Dunes in Mui Ne are actually located next to a water body and really close to Vietnam’s gorgeous beaches.
One could spend the day playing with shadows, frolicking barefoot on the dunes with sand between the toes, marvel at the pristine white colour of the sand, sneak off to the beach for a li’l midday nap and come back to the dunes, luminous in the evening light, to watch a near-perfect sunset. What more could one possibly demand of a destination?
I wore a little black dress and paired it with a neon pink kimono. The embroidered bag is from a night-market in Thailand and the jewellery is from markets in Morocco and India – I just wanted to play dress up and drown in gypsy cuffs, silver rings, and bright colours 🙂
Bag – Night market in Thailand
Jewellery – Markets in Morocco and India
Dress – H&M (I wore the same dress in London, but styled it differently for winter)
Mirrored sunglasses – ASOS
Flat sandals – ASOS
- The white sand dunes are roughly 25 Kms from Mui Ne
- The perfect way to get there is to rent a motorbike and make a day trip out of it
- Entry is free and there are a couple of snack bars on site
- If you are up for it, quad bikes are available on rent
- A word of caution – if you visit on your own on a motorbike, it’s advisable to start back for Mui Ne before it gets dark since a stretch of the road is very poorly constructed and not lit
Have these photos tempted you to visit Mui Ne? Read our article on the Top 10 Things To Do in Mui Ne to see how you could be spending your days in this part of Vietnam
Planning a trip to Vietnam? Don’t forget to read our tips on accommodation, street food, and sightseeing in Vietnam
Looking for a place to stay in Mui Ne? Read about our experience at Pandanus Resorts