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Forbes reveals Vietnam's 10 most beautiful beach destinations

Released at: 08:22, 07/07/2019

Forbes reveals Vietnam's 10 most beautiful beach destinations

Con Dao Island. Photo: Forbes

List helps travelers enjoy sun, surf, and sand along country's coastline.

by Le Diem

US-based business magazine Forbes recently issued a list of the best beaches in Vietnam, which boasts more than 3,000 km of coastline plus a handful of renowned island destinations that are mostly just a day-trip from the coast if not on the coast already.

The list takes travelers to the most notable beaches from the north to the south of the country and from coastal cities to islands, including Ti Top Island’s beach and Ban Chan Beach (Ha Long Bay, northern Quang Ninh province), My Khe Beach and Tien Sa Beach (central Da Nang city), Cua Dai Beach, Chong Beach and Bac Beach (central Hoi An ancient town), the city beach and beaches on Tre Islet and Lon Islet (south-central Nha Trang city), Doc Let Beach (south-central Khanh Hoa province), Ham Tien Beach (south-central Mui Ne city), Ho Coc Beach (southern Ba Ria Vung Tau province), Sau Beach (central Ly Son Island), Dat Doc Beach, Lo Voi Beach and the beaches of nearby Bay Canh island (southern Con Dao Island), and Khem Beach, Sao Beach, and Long Beach (southern Phu Quoc Island).

Ha Long Bay. (Photo: Forbes)

All were praised for white sands and blue seas and their own particular beauty.

Top of the list, Con Dao Island, which is actually an archipelago of 16 islands off the Mekong Delta coast, is known for coral reefs and its historical value as a former French prison for Vietnamese soldiers. Now it also gives visitors the chance to witness the annual releasing of baby sea turtles, as it is the preservation spot of the animal.

Da Nang's My Khe Beach. (Photo: Forbes)

Meanwhile, Da Nang is a favored spot among water sport fans, with surfing, snorkeling, and jet-skiing, while Nha Trang is home to dozens of charming resorts on its islets, where guests can enjoy the iconic view of Nha Trang Bay, one of the world’s most beautiful bays.

The other destinations also offer something else beside pretty beaches, such as Hoi An, where three major rivers converge before reaching the sea and which has well-preserved architecture from its history as a trading port influenced by the French, Chinese, and Japanese, as well as the nearby ancient ruins of the Champa Kingdom that once occupied the region, Mui Ne, with large sand dunes popular for sand-surfing and even hot-air balloon rides, and Ly Son Island, with a stunning dormant volcano 25 to 30 million years old and with caves, cliffs, stone arches, and garlic fields making it the country’s kingdom of delicious seafood.

Ly Son Island. (Photo: Forbes)

Vietnam hosted 45.5 million domestic tourists and 8.5 million foreign tourists in the first half of this year, up 6 per cent and 7.5 per cent year-on-year, respectively, according to the General Statistics Office.

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