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Written by Savi, 30 Comments

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.


White Sand Dunes Mui Ne
Ever seen sand dunes next to water and grasslands?


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?


White Sand Dunes in Mui Ne Vietnam Beach
There are dozens of beaches close to the sand dunes in Mui Ne, Vietnam


White Sand Dunes in Mui Ne Vietnam
Beaches and Sand Dunes ideal neighbours?



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 🙂



Outfit Details 

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

Kimono H&M (If you’re a fan of kimonos, check out this shoot from Vietnam and this one from lush sugarcane fields in Mauritius)


White Sand Dunes in Mui Ne vietnam 2
Stunning sand dunes in Mui Ne they are Vietnam’s li’l secret


White Sand Dunes in Mui Ne itinerary
White Sand Dunes in Mui Ne A perfect day out


White Sand Dunes in Mui Ne
Close-up Jewellery and bag


White Sand Dunes in Mui Ne Vietnam 4
White Sand Dunes in Mui Ne, Vietnam


White Sand Dunes in Mui Ne Vietnam 3
Gorgeous White Sand Dunes in Mui Ne turn tawny at sunset


White Sand Dunes in Mui Ne Vietnam itinerary
Sunset at the White Sand Dunes in Mui Ne




  • 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


30 thoughts on “Frolicking at the White Sand Dunes in Mui Ne, Vietnam

  1. i have been reading about Vietnam’s past and looking at this post it seems to have grown wonderfully .. lovely post ..

  2. Gorgeous Savi:) just the title of the first pic-‘white sand dunes amidst grasslands and water’ makes me want to go there !!

    1. It was out of this world, Ratika. Whenever you go to Vietnam, make sure you put Mui Ne on your itinerary 🙂

  3. Nice outfit, Savi! The kimono color against the backdrop of the sand seems very complimenting on you 🙂

    1. Thanks Snigdha ! Vid is VERY happy to see your comment – he says not many people notice such intricate details. Cheers 🙂

  4. Great pictures, as always guys! This place reminds me a bit of the sand dunes around the oasis at Huacachina in southern Peru, though that’s not by the coast.

    1. Hey Sam !

      Thank you so much 🙂 Well, technically this was also not by the coast, but was next to a big lake. It definitely felt like we were in a different world altogether !

  5. Wow! I had no idea Vietnam has sand dunes!? Another reason to add it to my bucket list 🙂

    Following you on Twitter – hopefully connect there sometime!

  6. Love this post and adore your style! Quick question – do you need an international driver’s license to ride a bike in Vietnam? Or, an Indian driver’s license would do?

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