Marvelous mobile sand dunes in Vietnam’s South Central Coast

Ninh Thuan, a province in the South Central Coast of Vietnam is sunny and windy all year round; therefore, many places here are in desertification, creating the endless magnificent sand dunes such as Nam Cuong red sand dune, Tuan Tu white sand dune, and Phuoc Dinh mobile sand dune.
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Nam Cuong red sand dune

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Nam Cuong red sand dune Photo: FunTravel

This sand dune is located in Tuan Tu village, An Hai commune, Ninh Phuoc district, Ninh Thuan. It covers an area of 700 hectares, lies from 20m to 100m above sea level, and especially owns the unique red color.

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Photo: VNA

Nam Cuong sand dune is enveloped by mountains, seas, and villages, creating spectacular natural beauty. The best time to visit this destination is at sunrise and sunset as the reflection of sunshine colors in its smooth sand adds another dimension to its stunning beauty, according to Vietnamnet.

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Photo: Vietnamnet

A special feature of Nam Cuong sand dune is the change in its appearance every hour and every day. Just a gust of wind can change its appearance. After one night, the footprints of humans and animals on the sand are completely erased, returning this place the inherently smooth sand.

Tuan Tu white sand dune

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Tuan Tu white sand dune Photo: Bao Moi

Also situated in Tuan Tu Village, An Hai Commune, Ninh Phuoc District, Tuan Tu white sand dune boasts another distinctive charm.

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Photo: Ninh Thuan News

It consists of overlapping plots of white fine sand creating beautiful undulating sand “valley”. The blue sea, straight rows of poplar, and bushes of cacti adorn its beauty. The destination has become one famous “check-in” spot in Ninh Thuan.

Phuoc Dinh mobile sand dune

Located in Son Hai Village, Phuoc Dinh Commune, Thuan Nam District, about 40km from the center of Phan Rang City, with an area of ​​about 10km2, Phuoc Dinh sand dune is dubbed as “the miniature Mongolian desert”.

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Photo: Ninh Thuan News

The outstanding trait of this sand dune is that it approaches the mainland or recedes to the sea twice a year. Underneath the Phuoc Dinh mobile sand dune lies crystal-clear streams and small lakes. Coming here, visitors can take part in numerous interesting games such as sand sliding or motorbike racing.

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