How you too can go slip-slidin’ away, down a sand dune in Vietnam
An unlimited sand slide service is available for only VN$20,000-40,000 (roughly US$2-4).
The Mũi Né sand dunes are vast, located only 10-15 minutes from the Mũi Né coastline. Mũi Né is about 200 km from Ho Chi Minh City. It is located on the coast in South Central Vietnam. White sand stretches about 22 km from Phan Thiet (the largest and nearest town in Binh Thuan province) to the fishing village at Mũi Né’s furthest point.
These mountainous peaks of sand often host troupes of little Vietnamese children waiting in droves for tourists to come by. They offer a ‘sand slide’ service for those who feel the need for some sandy speed. For a mere VN$20,000-40,000 (roughly US$2-4) they will assist you up the dunes, and will then give you with a plastic board to sit on to slide down again. You can climb and slide as many times as you like and they’ll even give you a helpful push should you need it.
But be warned: these children have a tendency to horde your attention. Once you get off your car or motorbike, they will come rushing at you in waves. So pick one and get slidin’!.
There are three ways to get to Mũi Né: either by renting a car, taking a train, or a bus. The trip can usually be condensed in a three to four-hour drive depending on whether you start traveling from HCMC, or elsewhere in Vietnam.