Vietnam has many beautiful landscapes getting the recognition of prestigious organizations in the world. Our country is fond of a long poetic coastline and that is a priceless gift that has been given to Vietnamese tourism. Halong Bay, Nha Trang Bay, Lang Co Bay are three of Vietnam’s “paradise” bays in the list of the most beautiful Bay Clubs in the world.
Club of the Most Beautiful Bays of the World – Worldbays is an international private association, established in Berlin, Germany on March 10, 1997, consisting of members which are the bays chosen by the club as the most beautiful in the world. Bay members must meet 6 criteria as follows:
• Have an ecological environment with interesting animals and plants;
• Beautiful and attractive;
• Known and assessed at the national level;
• Symbols for local residents;
• Have a potential economic source;
• At least meet two criteria of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in the field of culture and nature.
1. Halong Bay
Halong Bay is a small bay on the western bank of the Gulf of Tonkin in the North East Coast of Vietnam. Halong Bay consists of the island waters of Halong City, Cam Pha City and part of the Van Don Island District of Quang Ninh Province.
Halong is the most visited natural land of Vietnam. With an area of about 1,553 km² including 1,969 big and small islands, Halong Bay is a beautiful blue pearl in Vietnam. Halong Bay is known world-wide as a unique natural wonder with rocky islands, caves and beautiful beaches.
At 7: 00 a.m on November 11th, 2011, or at 2:00 a.m on November 12, 2011 in Vietnam, Halong Bay was declared by New7Wonders as one of the seven new natural wonders of the world after the preliminary vote.
There are many ways to explore the beauty of the bay, but the luxury and the best way is relaxing on a boat floating on the bay, watching a sea area of rock, wandering in the caves, waving in the area of the beach and immersing yourself in the silver lights of the moon, stars, and enjoying fresh seafood.
2. Nha Trang Bay
Nha Trang Bay in Khanh Hoa Province is recognized as the 29th member of the world’s most beautiful Bay Club since June 2003.
Nha Trang Bay has the total area of 507 km2, with 19 small and small islands, the largest is Hon Tre Island with an area of 3,250 hectares, the smallest is Hon Noc Island with an area of about 4 hectares. Looking from above, Nha Trang beach bends like a crescent-shaped holding to the blue bay.
Nha Trang Bay consists elements of mountains, rivers, lagoons, islands, fields, villages … creating a rich and special value. This is also a rare natural pattern of Gulf systems around the world with biodiversity, which are most typical of tropical ecosystems.
Nha Trang beach is 15 km long, pulling from Ke Ga cape to Cau Da port, like a silver crescent. Over 15 km of coastline is Tran Phu and Pham Van Dong roads connected by a solid concrete bridge – Tran Phu bridge. With the length of the coastline, along Tran Phu Street, there are many differently decorated and stylized theme parks. The rock or stone sculptures created by the sculptors create a harmony and beauty of luxury, history for Nha Trang beach.
On its own, Nha Trang beach has a lot of charms as well as many beautiful sights. The soaring green coconut trees, willow ranges are carefully trimmed along the sea path.
Nha Trang beach park is the most relaxing place for people of Nha Trang – Khanh Hoa. The viewer will enjoy the sea air mixed with the smell of salt making people feel calm, forget the busy daily life.
3. Lang Co Bay
Lang Co beach is more than 25 km from the north of Da Nang, the first stop on the way to Hue, just like a graceful greeting of the dreamy city.
Being officially recognized as “Lang Co – the World’s Beautiful Bay”, the 30th member of the “Club of the Most Beautiful Bays of the World” in June 2009, Lang Co has been gradually attracting tourists from all over country.
Lang Co Beach is located in Lang Co Town, Phu Loc District, Thua Thien Hue Province, next to National Highway 1A and Hai Van Pass. This is a romantic beach with green mountains and white sand in 10 km.
Lang Co beach with white sand, clear blue sea, and average temperature of about 25ºC in summer, is an attractive destination for domestic and foreign tourists. With its charming natural scenery, stretching on the most beautiful curved shore of the country, Lang Co contains almost all that nature can offer: the green of tropical forests, the fine white sand , the arrays of sunlight and the cool blue sea as crystal. This is the third bay in Vietnam, after Halong and Nha Trang listed in 30 beautiful bays in the world.
Lang Co is conveniently located about 60 km from the center of Hue city, but 40 km from Phu Bai International Airport. If visitors go to Lang Co from Da Nang city via Hai Van pass tunnel, it only takes about 25 km. However, the longer route over the Hai Van pass is still chosen by many tourists, especially the adventurous ones. Because from Hai Van pass, tourists can admire the majestic and especially spectacular view of the romantic Lang Co bay from the high pass.
Lang Co with white sand dunes, blue sea water, harmonious with the green of the mountains, cool climate, comfortable with the system of vacation resorts, villas of international standards, is a great rendezvous for visitors who love the tropical sea.
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