Chasing Shadows Like In The Dunes

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Pham Viet Quan  (范越君)Pham Viet Quan (范越君)2 months ago
Chasing Shadows Like In The Dunes

The route to this sand dune is hailed as one of Vietnam's finest coastal roads for riding enthusiasts. To truly grasp its allure, you must experience it firsthand. Picture this: a single, straight asphalt road flanked on one side by captivating sand dunes and a row of vibrant yellow Wattle trees, perfect for picturesque portraits. On the other side, the shimmering coastline stretches as far as the eye can see.

White Sandunes for sunrise
Hoà Thắng, Bắc Bình, Bình Thuận, Vietnam

The sensation of cruising along this road with no traffic in sight is an experience like no other—a must-try for any avid rider. Located approximately 30 kilometers from Mui Ne Cape, approaching from the direction of Nha Trang, this sand dune awaits, ready to mesmerize with its beauty and charm. Truly a gem along Vietnam's coastal landscape.

As I gaze upon the vast expanse of sand, memories of the "Dune" movie from 2021 and the anticipated 2024 release flood my mind. The fine grains, whipped by the wind into gusts that can sting the skin, evoke a similar ambiance to the iconic desert landscapes portrayed in those films.

Yet, beyond the cinematic parallels, this dune holds a history that stretches back centuries. It's reminiscent of a time when the indigenous Champa people valiantly resisted the advances of the Dai Viet nation, albeit futilely, ultimately fading into the annals of history. Despite the tragic outcome, their story adds a layer of richness to this landscape.

Walking upon these sands, one can't help but feel a sense of reverence for the past and admiration for the resilience of those who came before us. It's a poignant reminder of the complex tapestry of human history that is woven into every grain of sand beneath our feet.

Amidst the scenery, don't miss the opportunity to sample some refreshing, ice-cold coconut from the nearby food stalls. Additionally, keep an eye out for the exciting four-wheel sand vehicles available for rent, offering a thrilling way to explore the dunes in their entirety.

After your adventure, it's just a short 30-kilometer journey to Mui Ne Cape, where the sun, sand, and delectable cuisine await. Soak up the beach vibes, indulge in delicious food, and bask in the warmth of a sunny day—making for the perfect continuation of your coastal journey.

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