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Check in to Nam Cuong sand dunes - Ninh Thuan's virtual living paradise

Content 23/02/2024 15

Although you are familiar with Phan Rang, did you know that this place also owns a beautiful sand dune, which is likened to a miniature desert? Following HoaBinh Tourist, you will have the opportunity to fully explore the wild beauty of Nam Cuong sand dunes and save "quality like distilled water" photos here.

General introduction about Nam Cuong sand dunes, Ninh Thuan

Located in the Tuan Tu village area of the Cham people, Nam Cuong sand hill is about 8km from Phan Rang city center, spreading over an area of up to 700 hectares. Address: Nam Cuong Sand Dunes, Tuan Tu, An Hai, Ninh Phuoc, Ninh Thuan.

As one of the famous flying sand dunes in Ninh Thuan, Nam Cuong attracts tourists with sand dunes that move gracefully under the influence of the wind, like waves crashing on the shore.

Not being exploited for too much tourism, this place still retains its wild and mysterious look, promising to be a brand new and extremely trendy virtual living destination.

The best times of the day to explore Nam Cuong sand dunes are 5:00–9:00 and 17:00–19:00. At this time, the weather is still cool, and the sun is not too harsh but still bright enough to take lifetime photos of the sunrise or sunset.

How to get to Ninh Thuan and Nam Cuong sand dunes

1. Move to Phan Rang, Ninh Thuan


Currently, Ninh Thuan still does not have its own airport, so you can land at Cam Ranh-Khanh Hoa airport, then go another 60 km to Phan Rang. The average ticket price from big cities to Cam Ranh airport is about 500,000–800,000 VND per way.


When buying a Thong Nhat train ticket on the North-South route, visitors will stop at Thap Cham station, located right in the center of Phan Rang city. With the quality of services and facilities increasingly improving, traveling by train is also a good option. Depending on the departure station and seat type, train ticket prices to Phan Rang will range from 200,000 to 600,000 VND per way.


The bus system to Ninh Thuan operates quite strongly with many large and small bus companies, making it a favorite choice of many tourists from the Central and Southern provinces. With a distance of 200–400 km, it only takes you about 5–7 hours to travel along the highway.

Bus ticket prices to Phan Rang are also very affordable, only 150,000–300,000 VND per way for a comfortable and clean bed compartment.

2. Move to Nam Cuong sand dunes in Ninh Thuan


If you are afraid of traveling long distances in the hot sun and want to save money, the bus is the right option to take you to Nam Cuong sand dunes. Take bus number 04 from Phan Rang to Son Hai, ask the driver to stop at the nearest station to get to the sand dunes, then walk to Nam Cuong.


With a distance of 8 km, you can consider traveling by taxi for about 150,000–250,000 VND per way. Although the price is "slightly" higher than other types of vehicles, this will be a reasonable choice for large groups of friends.

Reputable taxi companies in Ninh Thuan include Mai Linh (0259., Sun Taxi (0259., Ngoc Hoa (0259., and Phan Rang (0259.

Self-driving motorcycles 

This is the most popular way of traveling for tourists because of its reasonable price, high initiative, and the ability to admire the scenery of Phan Rang along the way. You can rent motorbikes right at the hotel for an average price of 100,000–150,000 VND per day, fully equipped with helmets, raincoats,...

Directions to Nam Cuong sand dunes in Ninh Thuan: Starting from the central area of Phan Rang, go across the Cai River bridge and then turn right toward An Hai. Go straight along the national highway to An Hai commune; you just need to ask the locals for the way to the sand dunes.

Hotel in Phan Rang, Ninh Thuan

Most tourists coming to Phan Rang choose hotels located in the city center to conveniently move between entertainment locations. To help you find a suitable place to stay, MoMo has a list of quality hotels according to each segment and price.

1. High-class Ninh Thuan resort and hotel

Possessing excellent sea or city views, luxurious rooms, and 5-star services, resorts and hotels in the high-end segment promise to bring you a wonderful vacation. With a fairly reasonable price compared to other tourist cities, a double room at the Ninh Thuan hotel ranges from 1,000,000 to 2,000,000 VND per night.

Hoan My Resort, Phan Rang

  • Address: Yen Ninh, Son Hai, Phan Rang, Ninh Thuan.
  • Reference price: From 1,650,000 VND/ night.

Long Thuan Hotel & Resort

  • Address: 1 Yen My, My Hai, Phan Rang, Ninh Thuan.
  • Reference price: From 1,150,000 VND/ night.

2. Mid-range Ninh Thuan hotel

This is the most popular type of hotel, with many flexible options from price to style to room type. From only 400,000 VND per night or more, you can have a fully furnished bedroom in the city center with dedicated, attentive customer service.

TTC Resort Ninh Thuan

  • Address: Ninh Chu Beach, Yen Ninh, Son Hai, Phan Rang, Ninh Thuan.
  • Reference price: From 750,000 VND/ night.

Nomad Ninh Chu Hotel

  • Address: 75 Yen Ninh, My Hai, Phan Rang, Ninh Thuan.
  • Reference price: From 700,000 VND/ night.

Minh Quang Hotel

  • Address: Street 16/4, My Hai, Phan Rang, Ninh Thuan.
  • Reference price: From 450,000 VND/ night.

3. Cheap Ninh Thuan hotels

With a budget of under 400,000 VND per night, you can still find an extremely good from 1 to 2-star hotel in Phan Rang, Ninh Thuan. Suitable for backpackers and students, these cheap hotels fully meet basic accommodation needs with comfortable, clean rooms, private bathrooms and convenient locations.

Phan Rang Hotel

  • Address: Area K1, Quarter 5, Thanh Son, Phan Rang, Ninh Thuan
  • Reference price: From 250,000 VND/ night.

Phu Quynh Hotel

  • Address: 184 Nguyen Gia Tu, Thanh Son, Phan Rang, Ninh Thuan.
  • Reference price: From 245,000 VND/ night.

Nu Hoang Hotel

  • Address: 23 Street 16/4, Kinh Dinh, Phan Rang, Ninh Thuan.
  • Reference price: From 290,000 VND/ night.

What is so attractive about Nam Cuong sand dunes?

Stretching from the Dong Hai coast to Cha Bang mountain, Nam Cuong sand dunes are likened to a desolate desert with many mysteries. Coming here, you will feel the smallness of humans in the vast nature and be immersed in the beautiful things that make visitors "can't stop walking" below.

1. The trail is filled with green trees

Following the small road leading to the sand dunes, visitors will pass by a large garden with many types of green trees, from fruitful green grape vines to fragrant ripe apple orchards to towering ferns, green bamboo groves or long wild cactus bushes. Walking under the shady trees and looking out into the distance, you will see pure white salt fields—a scene that brings a feeling of peace that is hard to describe in words.

2. Unique flying sand dunes that change every hour

Upon setting foot on Nam Cuong sand dunes, visitors will not be able to help but admire the rows of sand stretching one after another, forming layers like undulating waves. With just a gust of wind, the sand slopes will begin to move slowly, forming new layers of waves.

In particular, not only in shape, Nam Cuong sand dunes also change in color depending on location, angle and even time of day. The blend of sand patches with diverse light and dark colors, orange and yellow, and the changes in shape—from straight to soft curves—are all works brought to this land by the sun and the wind.

3. The natural landscape is wild and impressively beautiful

Nam Cuong not only has sand on all four sides but also possesses beautiful natural scenery surrounding the "little desert". Standing on the top of a sand dune, visitors can admire the blue East Sea, the majestic mountains and forests of the Cha Bang range, or the peaceful villages, rice fields and orchards.

4. Catch sunrise and sunset in the romantic desert

Sunrise and sunset are the two most beautiful times of the day at Nam Cuong Sand Dunes. In the early morning, when the sun begins to rise and the sky is not yet clear, the sand slopes change color from dark to gradually brighter with each ray of sunlight, and finally the orange-yellow light spreads all over. The sun was already high.

At sunset, the sky turns pink and gradually dyes the whole space red, while the sand dunes also change color from orange to pink, gradually sinking into darkness. While watching the movement of nature and feeling the rare peaceful space, what could be more effective in recharging the spirit?

5. Extreme virtual living with a 1-0-2 desert background

Coming to Nam Cuong, you will regret it if you don't own a set of photos in the ultimate nomadic or bohemian style. With a wild sand dune background perfectly combined with light and wind, you just need to freely pose, and you will have satisfactory photos from every angle. A small tip is that to have an impressive photo shoot, don't be afraid to "dress up" with brightly colored outfits like yellow, red, orange,... Use vintage accessories and take advantage of "cool, don't ask" off-road vehicles as signature props.

6. Explore the daily life of indigenous people

Visitors to Nam Cuong Ninh Thuan sand dunes will easily see images of the daily lives of the indigenous Cham people living in the nearby village. These could be Cham girls wearing baskets and walking leisurely on the sand, or shepherds leisurely herding sheep and goats, or Cham children flying kites, playing cartwheels or having fun sandboarding. Watching the simple lifestyle of the people here, you will forget all the pressures of life and enjoy the slow passage of time.

Experiences when having fun at Nam Cuong sand dunes

  • Choose lightweight clothes, sandals or slippers for easy movement, and don't forget to bring a hat and apply sunscreen carefully.
  • Because this is still a pristine tourist destination with few services, you should prepare your own mineral water and spare snacks.
  • Fully charge your phone and camera to enjoy your virtual life.
  • Do not leave trash lying around, and remember to clean your area before leaving.
  • When walking on the sand, you should limit walking barefoot and be careful to avoid stepping on cacti or dangerous sharp objects buried in the sand.

With scenery like a remote desert, Nam Cuong Ninh Thuan sand dunes will bring super interesting experiences that you cannot miss when coming to Ninh Thuan. For any information you need advice on, please contact HoaBinh Tourist through our hotline at 0939.311.911 - 0913.311.911 for dedicated support.


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