Get Lost In The “Mini Desert” Of Quang Binh's Epic Dunes

Quang Phu sand dunes feel like they stretch endlessly towards the blue sky, creating a majestic and wonderful space for tourists to experience and explore.
March 07, 2023 | 20:36

Quang Binh is the paradise of adventurers who love to immerse themselves in the vast natural scenery, where all the attractions of nature are presented, from the sea, mountains, and caves to beautiful sand dunes.

Photo: vantoan_199
Photo: vantoan_199

Quang Binh is Vietnam’s sleeping beauty with a 116.04 km long coastline. Favored with marvelous landscapes, Quang Binh is home to Phong Nha–Ke Bang National Park, a famous local attraction recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage. The complex consists of beautiful grottoes and caves with fantastic stalagmites and stalactites. Also, there are a number of historical-cultural relics such as the Hoang Phuc pagoda, Dong Hoi Citadel, Nguyen Dynasties, and Bau Tro cultural archaeological sites, etc. in Quang Binh. Besides, many ethnic groups whose traditions and cultures are incredibly interesting and diverse.

Unlike the majestic Phong Nha–Ke Bang National Park or the dreamy Nhat Le beach, Quang Phu sand dunes attract tourists with their pristine beauty and wilderness of a vast sky with fanciful ivory white color.

Photo: Phong Nha Explorer
Photo: Phong Nha Explorer

Quang Phu Sand Dunes is located in Quang Phu Commune, adjacent to Nhan Trach Commune, Bo Trach District, about 10km from the center of Dong Hoi City.

The first impression of travelers when coming here is the white sand stretches to the horizon endlessly, glittering with golden light from the sun's rays reflecting on the tiny, fragile sand grains.

Going deeper, tourists can stand in the middle of the sand dunes and look into the distance to admire the soft curves created by different high and low sand dunes, which makes the natural picture here even more enchanting.

Photo: Vinpearl
Photo: Vinpearl

Quang Phu appears as a wild but vibrant picture, the towering sand dunes have both strong and gentle features with undulating and winding curves on the top of the dunes.

Quang Phu sand dunes with shiny golden sands stretching along the beautiful Quang Phu beach are Quang Binh tourist sites that you cannot ignore. From dawn to dusk, the long sand dunes stretching the horizon change color according to the moment of the day, in the daytime, it is white and pure, but In the evening, there is a mysterious white gray. Take part in the sand slide game to feel the smoothness and charm of Quang Phu sand dune and don't forget to take a beautiful photo of the wonderful wild landscape there.

Photo: Phong Nha Explorer
Photo: Phong Nha Explorer

Unlike the dunes in Phan Thiet and some areas of Quang Binh dunes converge many unique elements to make an ideal tourist landscape. White sand dunes with crystal shine and sunny sandy grassland stretching the coast to watch green, and clean have never affected the landscape and environment. Sand hills with elevations are reasonable to design the adventure game. One is walking on the sand, conquering challenges and sand would be an impressive holiday for those who join the tour experience Quang Binh sand.

Besides the sliding sand game, if travelers want to learn more about the culture of the sea, the village people can find on Human Trach commune (a sand hill 5km) to explore. Here, visitors will get to visit the village and learn about the customs of the sea as villagers dancing for fishermen, rowing during the dry season, the procession of Fishman, etc. Special guests also enjoy the delicious typical products of coastal villages such as fish sauce, shrimp paste, dried fish, dried squid, and other dishes.

Photo: Instagram
Photo: Instagram

With such advantages, recently Quang Binh has promoted the development of marine tourism with many new products, including sliding sand games attracting many tourists to participate.

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