Experience traveling to Bau Trang Mui Ne: Enjoy the sea breeze at the most beautiful white sand hill in Phan Thiet.
Bau Trang is one of the most beautiful and unique tourist destinations of Phan Thiet tourism. The freshwater lake nestled among the stretching sand dunes is the destination of many tourists when they arrive in this land.
In recent years, Mui Ne tourism has constantly developed with invested and renovated attractions, most notably Bau Trang.
Bau Trang is a small freshwater lake nestled between vast white sand dunes. In recent years, many models and international fashion magazines have chosen Bau Trang as a fashion photo spot, proving the attractive beauty of this sunny and windy land.
- 1. Bau Trang: A pure lake in the middle of a “small desert”
- 2. Interesting activities at Bau Trang
- 3. How to get to Bau Trang
- 4. Bau Trang travel experience
1. Bau Trang: A pure lake in the middle of a “small desert”
“Bau” means pond, puddle; “White” is the white sand color of the surrounding sand dunes. Bau Trang is a freshwater lake located between sand dunes stretching to the top. Previously, Bau Trang was a large lake, blocked by sand dams by people, so it was divided into 2 small lakes, Bau Ong and Bau Ba.
Between the successive sand dunes, the scorching sun makes the scene blurry like the Sahara desert.
In the heart of an endless stretch of white sand, Bau Trang is like a green oasis in the middle of a dry desert with cool blue lakes. From April to May, lotuses in the lake compete to bloom, the already beautiful scenery is now more magical.
Lotus grows in a lake in the middle of the desert. This scene is really worthy for you to overcome the sun and heat of Binh Thuan, going 65 km from the center of Phan Thiet city to admire.
2. Interesting activities at Bau Trang
2.1 Unlimited photos
The sand dunes that stretch together seemingly without stopping become the ideal background. In the distance are casuarina groves, nearby is a clear blue lake. Thanks to the large area, even if there are many tourists, you can still easily find an empty corner to take pictures.
Coming to Bau Trang, even those who do not like to take pictures have to take a few photos to preserve the beauty of this place.
2.2 Experience the high speed Jeep
A new tourist service that has been loved by many tourists in recent years when coming to Bau Trang is riding a Jeep or off-road vehicle to explore the sand dunes. For those who love speed and thrills, this will be an experience not to be missed.
If traveling in a large group, taking a Jeep will be more suitable. You will be surfing on the sand dunes at high speed. The cost of renting a Jeep and terrain in Bau Trang ranges from 300,000 – 800,000 VND/car for 20 – 30 minutes.
2.3 Sand slide
At Bau Trang or any sand dunes in Mui Ne, Phan Thiet, there are locals renting sandboards. From the top of the hill, you sit on the board and start sliding down the sand until the slope is over.
Sliding on sand dunes gives you the feeling of sliding on a huge slide made of sand, reminiscent of childhood games.
Therefore, sandboarding in Bau Trang always attracts tourists, especially children and families. Skateboard rental price is 15,000 – 20,000 VND for 30 – 60 minutes.
2.4 Boating on Bau Trang
If you come to Bau Trang right in the lotus season, try sailing around the lake. The feeling of gliding among lotus flowers blooming all over the lake, surrounded by a stretch of white sand is a rare experience that can be found anywhere else. The price for boating service is 100,000 VND/person.
3. How to get to Bau Trang
To get to Bau Trang, you have to move to Phan Thiet city first. Buses are the most popular form of travel to Phan Thiet with a travel time of only about 4 hours from Ho Chi Minh City.
Bau Trang is about 60-65km from the center of Phan Thiet city. There are 2 directions with 2 completely different roadside scenes:
Option 1: From Phan Thiet city, go along National Highway 1A towards Luong Son town. To the town, see the fork, turn right, continue about 18km to Bau Trang. This road passes through the scallop forest, green coconut forest, there is a section through the sandy beach, so the scenery on both sides is covered with white sand.
Option 2: From Phan Thiet city, go to Vo Nguyen Giap street and then Xuan Thuy street to reach Hon Rom, then go straight to Mui Ne market. From here, go along the beach road about 12km to Bau Trang. This road has a romantic sea view, suitable for those who want to see the sea on the way.
4. Bau Trang travel experience
4.1 Best time to go to Bau Trang?
The most ideal time to travel to Bau Trang is from April to August. If you want to see the lotus bloom, April – May is the lotus season in full bloom.
The beauty at Bau Trang changes with each time frame of the day. 5:00 – 9:00 and 16:00 – 18:00 are the beautiful time frames when the sun is out, the sand dunes have also cooled down and you can watch the best sunrise or sunset here.
4.2 What to prepare when going to Bau Trang?
Sunscreen, hat, sun jacket and sunglasses are indispensable items when traveling to Bau Trang. It’s hot here, and there’s not much shade, so you need to cover it carefully to avoid heatstroke.
The image of a freshwater lake located between the vast white sand dunes, interspersed by the casuarina groves of Bau Trang is a unique representation of Phan Thiet tourism.