A trip to central Vietnam cannot be perfect without a stop-over at Lang Co Bay, which lies between Da Nang and Hue cities on the central coast. Visitors flock to Lang Co beach to seek for a wonderful landscape created by both nature and humans.
Lang Co Bay in Hue (Photo by Josephin Huong Giang)
A long white-sand beach with blue seawater of Lang Co may capture every visitor’s heart at first sight. Visiting Lang Co Bay at the sunset, you may feel nostalgic when seeing a peaceful fishing village with boat sailing in Lap An Lagoon (near Lang Co bay), together with flocks of storks flying back to their nest.
Being part of the Gulf of Lang Co, Lap An lagoon is an 800 hectare brackish water lagoon, which is famous for its poetic beauty of mountains, clouds and sky reflecting in the clean blue water surface as well as for rich natural resources including mangroves. Lap An is an ideal place for photographers and explorers. The best time to visit the lagoon is at dusk.
The natural complex of Lang Co Bay, Lap An and Cau Hai lagoons has been regarded as one of the most beautiful destinations in Southeast Asia. It is home to 11,000 local people who earn their livings by catching and farming fish, as well as providing tourism services.
In addition, visitors to Lang Co Bay area for its cool climate of around 25 degrees Celsius, especially in summer when heat waves normally hit the central region.
Particularly, what really makes Lang Co bay special is its close proximity to four Vietnam’s World Heritage Sites, including the ancient citadel of Hue, Hoi An ancient town, My Son Sanctuary and Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park. All of which are within a radius of 150 kilometers. Also, Lang Co is near Hai Van Pass with spectacular scenery and the harmonious beauty of the clouds, mountains and sea and the national park of Bach Ma.
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Last but not least, visitors to Lang Co have chance to taste fresh seafood from the lagoons of brackish water and saltwater.
Lang Co was acknowledged as one among 30 most beautiful bays in the world by the Club of the World’s Best Bays (Worldbays) in 2009. This is the 3rd Vietnam owns the bay which is listed on the club’s list after Halong Bay and Nha Trang Bay.
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