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Vietnam Visual Diary: Sights, Streams & Sand Dunes

Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2016

I'm heading off to BKK for yet another girly trip, so I figured it's about time I (finally) do up my last post for Vietnam, a trip of which I am super fond of. All the important sights around Mui Ne can be seen in just 4 hours - our hotel had tours for USD35.00, but we found one in town for just USD15.00, and apparently you can bargain even more!

The White Sand Dunes
The reason why everyone comes to Mui Ne! It felt like I was back in Morocco, but so much more affordable, haha. I strongly recommend coming in the morning to catch the sunrise, even though though it meant waking up at 4am for a 5am pick up, and another bone-chilling 45minute ride in an open air jeep to the dunes (bring a jacket!) They do have afternoon tours, but we were advised against it because the sand gets very hot. There's something about cold sand in between your toes that made the trek up the dunes worth it.

Wearing The Fifth Label Modern Love Dress

The Red Sand Dunes
Much closer to the main tourist area of Mui Ne, I found the Red Sand Dunes are not as grand as the White Sand Dunes, and slightly dirtier to be honest - but the colour of the sand was stunning in contrast with the bright blue sky (I swear my photos didn't need any editing - it really just was that colour)!

Wearing Al Et Clar Denim Dress, Hat of Cain Fedora

Fishing Village
It was quite amazing to see the sheer amount of boats! The smell of the sea was quite overwhelming as well as the rubbish lining the streets, and sadly we didn't learn much about the background of this fishing village since our tour guide literally just dropped us there to take pictures (pick your tours wisely, folks!) Seafood in Mui Ne is super affordable, so it's still kinda cool to see where it comes from.

The Fairy Stream
The entrance to the Fairy Stream was looked like a nondescript longkang (drain) in the middle of a town and we were wondering why is this a tourist attraction? But after a short trek with the cool water running through our toes, it opened up to a country side with the most inspiring rock formations made of layer upon layer of bright, blinding orange. Super unexpected and super glad we didn't skip this (we almost did because of time)!

So there you have it! The end of our Vietnam journey! After baking in the sun all day, we even managed to make it back to our hotel by 10am for breakfast and lounged by the beach for the rest of the day. Mui Ne made me realise how much exotic sights Asia has to offer without having to travel too far away or break the bank, and I'm looking forward to exploring more of Vietnam in the super near future!

Photos by Trishna Goklani and Myself

Discussion

GlassesShop said...

amazing pics and like your post