Exploring Ninh Thuan’s beauty of sand dunes under moonlight

The walk of Cham ethnic women on Nam Cuong sandhills at dawn is the ultimate source of inspiration for unique art photos.

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exploring ninh thuans beauty of sand dunes under moonlight
This photo set is named “Moon picking on the sandhill”, taken by photographer Nguyen Tan Tuan (Ho Chi Minh City) during a recent working trip in Ninh Thuan. Daybreak is a great time to admire the beauty of the sand dunes with the orange, red, and yellow markings in the sky against the dark undulating sand waves. (Photo: VN Express)
exploring ninh thuans beauty of sand dunes under moonlight
Nam Cuong sand hill is located in Tuan Tu village, An Hai commune, Ninh Phuoc district, about 8 km from Phan Rang – Thap Cham city. If you take a motorbike trip from Phan Rang, it takes about 30 minutes to get here. (Photo: VN Express)
exploring ninh thuans beauty of sand dunes under moonlight
The work named “Dance with the sand” of the Cham girls at dawn. Nam Cuong sand dunes have long been a favorite destination for tourists, photographers in their travel and photo compositions in Ninh Thuan. (Photo: VN Express)
exploring ninh thuans beauty of sand dunes under moonlight
Walking on windswept sand hills, visitors will see many interesting shapes of nature. Each angle gives visitors a different sense of the vast stretching of sand dunes. (Photo: VN Express)
exploring ninh thuans beauty of sand dunes under moonlight
The stretched shadow of three Cham girls is printed on the golden sand at dawn. The sand base and the shape of the “sand curve” change hourly and daily, depending on the wind. (Photo: VN Express)
exploring ninh thuans beauty of sand dunes under moonlight
Nam Cuong sand dunes cover an area of about 700 hectares, with an altitude of 20 – 30 meters, and in some places, 100 meters above sea level. (Photo: VN Express)
exploring ninh thuans beauty of sand dunes under moonlight
Cham girls wearing blue, red and yellow dresses are happy to see “the hanging moon” on the sand dunes. Mr. Tuan said the key to success with these art photos is catching the charming and smooth walk of the Cham girls. (Photo: VN Express)
exploring ninh thuans beauty of sand dunes under moonlight
Nam Cuong is an ideal place for creative photo works. In June this year, Mr. Tuan went to the sandhill on the occasion of the summer moon at 6 am, recorded the scene of Cham girls crossing the sandhill to find the moon, then “picking the moon” and “bringing it home” – a scene that seems only to be in the fairyland. (Photo: VN Express)
exploring ninh thuans beauty of sand dunes under moonlight
Depending on the subject of the photo, there are acting activities with different props on the sand dunes, such as children running in the sand, women hanging out, carrying ceramic pots on their heads, or carrying a “nhá”- a kind of small hooves for fishing. (Photo: VN Express)
exploring ninh thuans beauty of sand dunes under moonlight
“The moon-picking scene reproduced through photography contributes to colorizing the life and culture of the Cham people. We feel happy about this, so we contribute to the preparation of costumes and acting props in order to get the best photos, ”shared a Cham woman participating in the moon picking photo set. (Photo: VN Express)