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Quang Phu Sand Dunes

Quang Binh is a famous place in the Central Coast of Vietnam, where the beauty of both North and South intersects. Although the area of Quang Binh province is not too large, this place possesses many famous attractions, such as Phong Nha – Ke Bang cave, Son Doong cave, Nhat Le beach, Chay river, Dark cave, etc.

In addition to famous places across five continents, in Quang Binh there is also a place known as sand paradise, a peaceful place that attracts many tourists. That is Quang Phu Sand Dunes.

Setting foot on this sand dune, visitors will have unforgettable impressions of the vast sand dune space, enjoying the scenery that is both poetic and majestic. Certainly, Quang Phu sand dunes will have many interesting things waiting for you to explore. Let’s explore this beautiful sand dune with Origin Vietnam.

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1. Where are the Quang Phu sand dunes?

Quang Phu sand dunes are located in Quang Phu commune, Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh province, Vietnam. About 8 km north of Dong Hoi city center and about 495 km south of Hanoi capital.

2. How are Quang Phu sand dunes unique?

Quang Phu Sand Dunes is one of the famous landmarks in Quang Binh, possessing a quite favorable location, so this place attracts a large number of tourists. As a natural sand dune, this place still retains the intact beauty of nature. The scenery at the sand dunes is quite wild, the air is fresh and everything has not been affected too much.

Coming to Quang Phu sand dunes, visitors will experience the feeling of being lost in a desert sand paradise, enjoying a wonderful peaceful space. At the same time, you can’t miss the exciting sandboarding games, or more gently, walking on the vast sand dunes and taking photos to preserve moments in these sand dunes.

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3. When is the best time to visit Quang Phu sand dunes?

Quang Binh’s climate is typical of the Northern climate, divided into two distinct seasons. The dry season is from April to August, the rainy season lasts from September of the previous year to March of the following year.

The ideal time to combine exploring Quang Phu sand dunes and exploring mysterious caves and cool green beaches is from April to July. At this time the weather is a bit sunny but not too harsh. The dry weather is suitable for moving and exploring the beautiful landscapes of Quang Binh’s nature.

4. How to get to Quang Phu sand dunes?

4.1 Moving to Quang Binh

Quang Binh is about 500 km from Hanoi, more than 1,200 km from Ho Chi Minh. With the increasingly developed transportation system, visitors can choose many means of transportation. If you depart from Hanoi, you can choose to travel by bus, train or personal means of car, motorbike,…

4.1.1 By Bus:

Buses on the Hanoi – Quang Binh route have a travel time of about 10 – 12 hours. You can choose high quality car brands such as Duong Vu, Queen Cafe, Thien Trung, Thuan Hien,…

4.1.2 By Train:

If you want a lighter trip, you can choose the train to travel. Travel time from Hanoi to Dong Hoi station in Quang Binh is 10 hours, if departing from Da Nang it takes 6 hours, from Hue it only takes 3 hours.

4.1.3 By car or motorbike:

If you are in neighboring provinces such as Hanoi, Ha Tinh, Quang Tri, Nghe An, Hue, etc., traveling by personal vehicle will help you have a more comfortable and proactive trip. At the same time, you will also discover and experience new things on the way to Quang Binh.

4.1.4 Traveling by plane:

For tourists in the southern region of Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City, the most suitable means of transportation to Dong Hoi, Quang Binh is by plane. You will save time and health to prepare for the journey to explore Quang Binh.

4.2 From Dong Hoi city to Quang Phu sand dunes

Only about 8 km from Dong Hoi city center, you can easily move to Quang Phu sand dunes by personal means. After arriving in Dong Hoi city, you can choose to rent a motorbike, or choose a car rental service to move on your own.

Starting from Dong Hoi center, you move along Tran Hung Dao street, then turn onto Nguyen Du street. From there, you just need to go through Truong Phap street, pass Nhat Le beach and turn left at the intersection to reach Quang Phu Sand Dunes.

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5. Activities and experiences at Quang Phu sand dunes

Quang Phu sand dunes are also known as Quang Binh white sand dunes. Here, the vast, high and wide mountains of fine white sand will give visitors the feeling of being lost in a desert. Let’s explore many exciting activities at this destination!

5.1 Immersing yourself in the magical space of sand dunes

Coming to Quang Phu sand dunes in Quang Binh, any tourist will surely be overwhelmed with the extremely peaceful scene. Large sand dunes stretch all the way to the coast, sunlight shining in makes everything more magical.

The sand dunes are nearly 100m high, with colors constantly changing according to each viewing point. During the day, the sand color is dotted with green clusters of wild bushes, looking very wild and rustic.

In particular, not only can you admire the picture of smooth white sand dunes. At points on the sand dunes, you can also enjoy the wind blowing day and night.

5.2 Experiencing sand skiing from a high hill

With an altitude of more than 100m, visitors not only enjoy conquering the sand hills. At the top, there are also quite interesting activities, among which sand skiing is an activity that many tourists participate in.

You can rent skateboards and enjoy relaxing moments together. Surely this will be a game that brings you wonderful moments that are not available anywhere else.

In addition, riding an off-road vehicle under the supervision of an instructor is also an activity you should not miss. Experience the cars and conquer the long white sand road. For those who love adventure and thrills, don’t miss skateboarding and off-road vehicle riding.

5.3 Saving super magical photos

With a clear blue sky, in the distance are giant white sand dunes creating a unique landscape. Don’t forget to create cool poses to take vivid photos at this sand dune.

Let your fun moments be preserved through movies, retaining memorable memories on your journey to conquer new lands.

6. Specialties when traveling to Quang Phu sand dunes

It is a tourist destination quite close to Dong Hoi city center, so when you come to Quang Phu sand dunes, you can enjoy many Quang Binh specialties, specifically:

  • Grilled stingray: after being cleaned, slits are made along the body, marinated with spices and grilled. Each long white meat of the fish, served with herbs will definitely make you remember it forever.
  • Grilled scallops with onion fat: in any Central Coast region, this dish is always chosen by many tourists. Spices for grilled scallops often include dried onions, coriander, cooking oil, etc. The dish is not only delicious and nutritious but also has a fragrance that “fascinates” diners.
  • Grilled scad fish: plump fish with grilled sweet meat is also one of Quang Binh’s famous specialties that you should try.
  • Sung worm salad: Fresh Sung worms when eaten will feel chewy, but the more you chew carefully, you will clearly feel its extremely delicious sweetness. Combined with the unique marinated flavor, it creates a delicious specialty in the Quang Binh region.
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7. Accommodation when traveling to Quang Phu sand dunes

Quang Binh is becoming a tourist city attracting many tourists. Therefore, the accommodation system here is quite diverse, you have many accommodation options during your trip to Quang Phu sand dunes.

This place owns a very rich system of resorts, hotels, motels, and homestays. Depending on each person’s financial ability and needs, they can choose to use different services.

Below are a few Dong Hoi hotels that are highly appreciated by many tourists.

  • Muong Thanh Luxury Nhat Le Hotel. Address: 121 Truong Phap, Hai Thanh Ward, Hai Thanh, Dong Hoi City, Quang Binh Province.
  • Melia Vinpearl Quang Binh. Address: Quach Xuan Ky Street, Hai Dinh Ward, Dong Hoi City, Quang Binh Province.
  • Gold Coast Hotel Resort & Spa. Address: Vo Nguyen Giap, Bao Ninh, Bao Ninh Commune, Dong Hoi City, Quang Binh Province.
  • Rex Quang Binh Hotel. Address: No. 1 Bach Dang, Nam Ly Ward, Dong Hoi City, Quang Binh Province.
  • Bao Ninh Beach Resort. Address: Vo Nguyen Giap, Bao Ninh Commune, Dong Hoi City, Quang Binh Province.

8. Some important notes when traveling to Quang Phu sand dunes

Before planning a visit to this destination, you need to note the following information:

  • You should choose the experience time from 7 – 9 am or 4 – 6 pm. At this time the weather here is quite cool, convenient for taking photos. If you go at noon, the sun is strong and the sand is very hot, easily burned.
  • Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, hats, hats and drinking water because when you come here, you will participate in many outdoor activities.
  • You can bring a swimsuit to go down to the beach and shower right after visiting or taking pictures at the sand dunes.

Quang Phu Sand Dunes is a very interesting check-in tourist destination in Quang Binh. With very unique and unique experiences that cannot be found anywhere else. The pristine nature of the coastal landscape will help you relax and relieve stress after stressful working days. Don’t forget to save for yourself great photos at this location.

Please immediately contact Origin Vietnam – Vietnam’s leading tour operator, to get useful information about destinations and extremely attractive tour schedules. We are pleased to accompany you on your tours in Quang Binh to discover the travel beauty of Quang Phu Sand Dunes with unforgettable experiences.

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