Sunday, 25 May 2014

The Golden Dunes of Mui Ne: Part 2

Click here to read Part 1 of this post if you haven't already.

On the road back to Mui Ne, we passed some beautiful coastal scenery.
Back near the town, we visited the Red Dunes. As their name suggests, these have a more browny-red tone, and are much smaller than the White Dunes, though still very impressive.

Despite the fact that it was only about 7 o'clock in the morning, it was already scorching hot outside. We didn't explore the Red Dunes for very long, instead opting for breafast at a nearby restaurant, with some help from a little friend.
Then our driver took us to a local fishing village, where dozens of boats bopped up and down in the nearby bay.

Angela barters for cockles.

The last place on our jeep tour of Mui Ne was Suoi Tien, or the Fairy Stream. As it's mostly bedded with soft, red sand, you can walk along this shallow stream barefoot, passing enchanting scenery and strange rock formations along the way.

The stream is mostly very shallow, but sometimes reaches up to the knees.

The further we walked, the more fantastical and exotic the landscapes became.

It almost felt like we were on a strange planet.

Having enjoyed our time in this strange, magical place, we soon headed back along the stream to return to our jeep.

Amazingly, our tour was over by 9 in the morning! We spent the rest of the day catching up on lost sleep and relaxing in our air-conditioned hotel room. Mui Ne was absolutely worth visiting if only for this short, morning tour of the local sights. The White Dunes, especially, took our breath away, and the enchanting Fairy Stream was a perfect way to cap off the adventure.

No comments:

Post a Comment