90 minutes or so outside of Mũi Né in Vietnam is home to two enormous sets of sand dunes; the Red Dunes and the White Dunes. These white dunes are found in the Bình Thuận Province and part of what makes them spectacular (to me at least) is that while it looks like you’re in the middle of a dessert, you’ll walk over a dune and find yourself staring into a lake. I couldn’t tell you if it’s fresh or salt water; usually you’d assume a lake to be fresh, but considering it’s proximity to the ocean, the water could be coming in, not going out. Whatever it is, it’s stunning. You can see where these photos were made on google maps.

In this first shot, you see the expanse of the dunes. Those tiny dots on the dune in the back are people, getting ready to go “sand sledding” on saucer-sleds down the dunes!

White Sand Dunes in the Bình Thuận Province of Vietnam

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And here, overlooking the water. It’s a pretty steep drop down; I’m not sure it’d be that easy to get back up!

White Sand Dunes in the Bình Thuận Province of Vietnam

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Tomorrow I’ll share the Red Dunes, with an extra special “surprise”. You’ll see immediately why the surprise made us very, very sad.

Would you go sledding down these dunes? It looked like a load of fun, but somehow the thought of picking sand out of my crevasses for the rest of the trip didn’t appeal. That and as it was, it took hours to clean the cameras!

Oh yeah, this is me, shooting… the wind was flying, fierce!

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