Mui Ne beach in the central coastal province of Binh Thuan has been rated by the Global travel website Skyscanner as one of the 12 most beautiful beaches in Asia-Pacific region.

Mui Ne, ranked 10th, is for those who love the heady contrast of excitement and relaxation, and is ideal for wind-surfing, kite-surfing and all sorts of physical activities thanks to strong winds, big waves, and clear skies, Skyscanner says.

It has some dramatic and unusual scenery: giant sand dunes, like a piece of desert next to the sea, and perfect for dune-trekking.

Last year, Mui Ne ranked second in the list of 11 most beautiful beaches in Southeast Asia by the travel guide Canadian Travellers.

In the first two months of 2015, the tourism sector of Binh Thuan welcomed over 711,000 visitors, including 91,250 foreign arrivals from Russia, Germany, the UK, the United States, Australia, France, Sweden, according to the provincial Deparment of Culture, Sports, Tourism.-VNA