Quảng Ngãi – home to stunning beaches

The central province of Quảng Ngãi is endowed with many stunning and unblemished beaches which have potentialities to be developed into attractive tourist areas like Khe Hai, Nho Na, An Cường and Thanh Thủy in Bình Sơn District, Mỹ Khê Beach in Quảng Ngãi City, Minh Tân in Mộ Đức District and Sa Huỳnh in Đức Phổ District.

Moreover, tourists to the island district of Lý Sơn can also be amazed by the exotic attraction of beaches on the Lớn Island and Bé Island.

The seven-kilometer Mỹ Khê Beach, about 14 kilometers northwest of Quảng Ngãi City, is recommended as an ideal venue for travelers to indulge themselves on the fresh waves and immense greenness of the poplar forest.

To Mỹ Khê, tourists can also have a chance to learn more about history at Sơn Mỹ historical relic which displays documents and artifacts about the wartime massacre.

Quang_NgaiThe romantic setting on a beach on Lon Island

Near the beach is the Kinh River and a water coconut forest that used to be the military base of Vietnamese soldiers.

Trương Định Temple dedicated to national hero Trương Định and the tomb of Huỳnh Thúc Kháng, formerly State President of the country in the 1930s, should also be listed in the itinerary of visitors.

Sa Huỳnh Beach, about 60 kilometers south of Quảng Ngãi City, is well-known for artifacts of Sa Huỳnh Culture.

Located right on National Highway 1A, the nearly-six-kilometer beach befits enthusiasts of beach games as it has no underwater rocks and boasts golden sandy beach.

Meanwhile, Khe Hai Beach, about 35 kilometers from the city, must be an address for visitors to relax on white sandy beach under the shades of casuarinas lines.

Along with many beaches, the 10-square-kilometer Lý Sơn Island in Quảng Ngãi Province is really an amazing tourist attraction.

From Quảng Ngãi Province, Lý Sơn Island can be reached by boat from Sa Kỳ fishing port at 8 a.m. every morning.

The island is distinguished for its vast garlic fields with a pungent aroma and that explains why Lý Sơn is called the land of garlic.

Nestled in the Thoi Li Mountain is the 300-year-old Hang Pagoda, a peaceful sanctuary with ancient architecture.

Other highlights of the island are old houses and An Vĩnh Temple which  worships the ancestors who explored and reclaimed the land four centuries ago.

The temple is also a venue to host offering ceremonies to marine soldiers who sacrificed their lives in missions on the East Sea and the offering ceremony to the souls of Hoàng Sa and Trường Sa soldiers in the third lunar month every year.

Source: The Saigon Times Daily

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