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THIEN CAM BEACH

Thien Cam Beach is situated approximately 20 km from Ha Tinh Low Mountains looming over the sea create a beautiful landscape. Separated from the mountain fool by a sandbank, Yen Lac Pagoda, built during the 13th century, is an ancient vestige of the Vietnamese people. A famous set of paintings called “the King of Hell’s Ten Palaces” has been kept there since the beginning of the century. The French built Thien Cam to be a resort, but years of war have nearly destroyed the infrastructure.

 

LANG CO - CHAN MAY

Learning against the Truong Son Mountains, Chan May Cape is in the shape of an enormous crescent. It is next to Lang Co Beach and north of Hai Van Pass. These beaches are considered the nicest in the central area.

Lang Co Beach is 10 km long with White sand and clean and shallow waters. The in-season is from April to the end of July, with an average temperature of 25OC and 158 sunny hours per month.

According to research of the Institute of Physics and Hydrology, the water in the area is accessible to the vessels exeeding 10 tons, and the Vietnamese govrenment plans to build a harbour in Chan May. The harbour will be a starting point for tourists. It is planned for Chan May Harbour and the Dung Quat Industrial Zone to greatly contribute to the economic development of central Vietnam.

 

THUAN AN BEACH

Thuan An Beach is situated near by Thuan An mouth, where Huong River runs to Tam Giang lagoon and then to the sea.

In the beginning of the 19th century, King Minh Mang named the place as Thuan AN, assigned to build Tran hai prontier post for the defence of the Capital.

Far from Hue 15 km, only 15 minutes by car, tourists are able to reach the beach. Plenty small boats, junks drift up an down the river in the left of the route, and on the right there are houses, temples, pagodas, rice field, and gardens successively spread out..

Thuan An is a very enjoyable place for all tourists after a full day to visit Citadel, mausoleums, pagodas, and Hue scenery… Thuan An is also the place, where Hue people gather to enjoy the fresh air and sea-bathing in summer time. Intensive activities of the beach last from April to September, while Hue temperature being fairly hot.Sometimes, tourists are very crowded, and there are not enough places for their camping.
Besides sea bathing, tourists are able to visit Thai Duong Temple, where Thai Duong Goddess is very esteemed by villagers or visit the temple devoted to the whale, the sacred animal of the local people.

 

NON NUOC TOURIST AREA

Non Nuoc Beach runs for 5 km along the Marble Mountains in Da Nang. It is bordered by Dien Ngoc Sea to the south and Da Nang to the north. The beach gently slopes towards the calm, clear and blue ocean; the clarity of the water attracts people who come to swim and enjoy the seafood. The area is famous for seaweed, which is exported internationally.

 

CHAM ISLAND

Cu Lao Cham, also called Champa islets, is situated 31 km from Hoi An in direction of the East Sea Champa islets comprise five islets very close to one another: Yen, Rua, Cu Lao, and two smaller islets.

Yen islet is where swifts build their nests, Yen – Quang Nam company exports and protects the birds in the area. Rua islet (Tortoise islet) is the biggest among the islest on the right of Yen islet and is its population is mostly involved in fishing, the islet has many pagodas, markets, and schools.

 

SA HUYNH BEACH

From Ha Noi, you can reach Sa Huynh Beach by either car or train. Visitors can also take a boat from Hai Phong or Ho Chi Minh City and reach Sa Huy Port. Close to National Highway 1, it is and ideal location to spend a few days on a beach bordered by coconut grove and rice paddies.

 

MY KHE BEACH

My Khe Beach is located on Highway 24B, 15 km from the town of Quang Ngai in the Son Tinh District. It is an ideal and huge beach in Quang Ngai Povince with smooth sand and a slight slope. Behind it is a dark green poplar forest, and beside, the Kinh River carries crystal water to the sea.

 

NHA TRANG

The 7 km white-sand beach of Nha Trang is often called Vietnam’s Mediterranean. It is sunny all year round, with an average temperature of 23OC thanks to northern winds. Annual rainfall is less than anywhere else in the country and the area is not threatened by serious storms as it is protected by the Truong Son Mountains and Ca Pass.

Hon Tre island is 25 sq. km and belongs to a group of islands located southwest of Nha Trang. It takes two hours to reach Hon Tre by rowboat and only 20 minutes by ferry.

Nha Trang reaps the benefits from topographical advantages of sea, islands, mountains and deltas. An endless range of mountains is located west of the city.

Nha Trang has many specialties. Every year, bird’s nest soup, or Yen nest soup, is cooked. The magnificent coral seabed in Nha Trang also makes it ideal for scuba diving and snorkeling.

 

HON CHONG

Hon Chong is a small crescent-shaped bay near Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa Province.
Hon Chong is divided into two parts. The first is situated offshore, while the other can be found in sang dunes in the fishing hamlet of Cu Lao. The offshore cluster includes layer after layer of massive rocj emerging from the sea. These layers of rock act as natural protection from violent waves.

The second part, located in the sand dunnes, is a careless collection of several massive rocks. On the side of the rock facing the sea is a deep handprint with five fingers squeezed together.

 

VAN PHONG GULF

The Gulf of Van Phong, 50 km north Nha Trang, consists of an 18 km – long sand hill, situated between the mainland and two islands, creating a fantastic gulf. Many kinds of land and underwater tourism and sports activities are available (scuba-diving, water – skiing, sailling and hunting).

 

CA NA TOURIST VILLAGE

Tourist travelling to Ho Chi Minh City, Vung Tau, Tay Nguyen and Da lat often stop in Ca Na where they have the chance to relax on a beautiful beach.

Ca Na is located on the border between Binh Thuan and Ninh Thuan provinces, approximately 250 km from Ho Chi Minh City. Dinh Cape, Ong Phat Cave, Ong Nong Rapids, Duc Well and Bac Mountain are other interesting attractions in the area.

 

NINH CHU

Ninh Chu Beach is located 6 km east of Phan Rang – Thap Cham. The 5 km beach is famous for its white sand, turquoise water, and verdant pine trees.

The beach used to be reserved for the exclusive use of President Nguyen Van Thieu, chief of Ninh Thuan province, and other high – ranking officials of the Saion regime.

 

ONG HO ISLAND

From Long Xuyen, visitors embark on Hau river to visit Tiger island, more specifically Hoa Hung village, and the native village of the President Ton Duc Thang. The inhabitants of this island explain that in the past this was a region of rushes and reeds that was the done of tigers and panthers. After many years of accumulation of the a silt of Hau river this fertile island was formed and then men began to establish communities, but they still call this island by the name of Tiger. On the island is a wooden house in the middle of the garden abundant in fruit trees. This house is the place where the souvenirs of President Ton Duc Thanh are preserved.


MUI NE

Mui Ne is located 24 km north east of Phan Thiet City. It is a fishing village as well as a familiar tourism area in Binh Thuan Province.

It is found on Highway No. 706, and features sweeping sand dunes and beautiful rows of palm trees. The beach is shallow and sloped, the water is clean and blue and the sun rarely hides behind clouds.

There are desolate and primeval beaches that have never witnessed human exploitation as well as imposing landscape. These are also Doi Cat (Sand Hill), which has long been a creative subject of artistic photographs and paintings. Besides beaches and sand dunnes, there are also beautiful landscapes such as Suoi Tien (Fairy Spring), the Ong Hoang Building and the Poshanu Cham Tower.

 

 
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