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Facts about Sand Dune Sliding in Quy Nhon - Read, Steady, Slide!

Gliding on the golden sand dunes of Quy Nhon is the perfect outdoor adventure when you are in Vietnam. Sand sliding in summer is a must-try if you are visiting the Phuong Mai peninsula. Here are some interesting facts about the dunes.



Quy Nhon is a city blessed with a diverse ecosystem, beautiful beaches, and spectacular sceneries. There is much to look forward to this beautiful Vietnamese city. Visitors can enjoy the natural beauty of Thi Nai Bridge, have fun on the Phuong Mai dunes, take a plunge in the amazing beaches and taste mouthwatering seafood.


When to go

February to August are the peak months in Phuong Mai. There's plenty of sunshine during these months and you can ride the dunes to your heart's content. You can click gorgeous photographs and not worry about rainy weather. If you are planning to visit during these peak months, make sure to book luxury resorts in Vietnam in advance. The Anantara Quy Nhon Villas is a popular choice among travellers that you may want to check out.


Phuong Mai Sand Dune

Phuong Mai Sand Dune is located close to the Nhon Ly beach. The dunes are at a height of 100 meters and the breathtaking view of the Phuong Mai peninsula from here is breathtaking. If you want to experience how it feels to be lost in a desert then Phuong Mai dunes will do you justice. The wild beauty of the dunes is amazing and the shape changes every hour due to strong winds.



Tourists can enjoy sliding down the dunes with the use of a sandboard. You can play it, as a game in groups and it's ideal most ages. Gliding on the dunes can be fun and relaxing for the whole family. The weekends get pretty crowded with locals but there's plenty of space so you have nothing to worry about.


The unique Phuong Mai Sand Dune

When you talk of sand dunes in Vietnam the first thing that comes to your mind is Mui Ne. However, the wild beauty and diversification of Phuong Mai Sand Dunes what makes it unique. The difference between the sand dunes in Phuong Mai- Quy Nhon and Hon Rom- Mui Ne is the untouched beauty and the texture of the sand. The sand in Phuong Mai makes sliding more comfortable. Unlike in Mui Ne, visitors use specially designed glide boards to slide down due to the height and texture of the dunes.


Must know

It's best to wear comfortable cotton pants and t-shirts for sand sliding. Using sunscreen and wearing sunglasses will keep you safe. Make sure to drink plenty of water since it can get pretty hot. You can go fairly fast on a sandboard so wearing a helmet can keep you safe from accidents. Knee and elbow pads will also help avoid unwanted scratches on your skin.