||BEACHES & ISLAND IN CENTRAL
137/4 Tran Huu Trang, Phu Nhuan District
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel. ( 84 - 8 ) 847 7335
Fax ( 84 - 8 ) 847 7335
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
CO - CHAN MAY
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.
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.
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
An Beach is situated near by Thuan An mouth,
where Huong River runs to Tam Giang lagoon and
then to the sea.
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.
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
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
NUOC TOURIST AREA
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trang reaps the benefits from topographical
advantages of sea, islands, mountains and deltas.
An endless range of mountains is located west
of the city.
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.
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.
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.
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
NA TOURIST VILLAGE
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.