Beautiful views of Lang Co Bay

Visitors to Lang Co will be certainly captivated by a long white-sand beach with blue seawater. They may feel nostalgic given the great view of a peaceful fishing village with boats sailing in Lap An lagoon and flocks of storks flying back to their nests at dusk. Lap An lagoon covers 800 hectares with small makeshift houses of fishermen scattered in the middle of the lagoon.

Local people go fishing in Lap An lagoon in Lang Co Bay
Local people go fishing in Lap An lagoon in Lang Co Bay

The area encompassing Lang Co Bay, and Lap An and Cau Hai lagoons is considered one of the most beautiful places in Southeast Asia. It is home to around 11,000 people who mostly earn a living by catching and farming fish, and providing tourism services.

Though heat waves normally hit the central region in summer, temperatures in Lang Co Bay area hover around 25 degrees Celsius. Therefore, the French used Lang Co as a summer retreat.

What also makes Lang Co special is its close proximity to four of Vietnam’s World Heritage sites – the ancient citadel of Hue, the ancient town of Hoi An, My Son sanctuary and Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. These tourist attractions are within a radius of 150 kilometers.

The breathtaking Hai Van Pass and Bach Ma National Park are also near Lang Co.

Another interesting feature of Lang Co is fresh seafood from the lagoons of brackish water and saltwater.

In 2009, the Club of the World’s Best Bays (Worldbays) recognized Lang Co as one of the 30 most beautiful bays in the world, so this is the third Vietnamese bay on the club’s list after Halong and Nha Trang.

Foreign visitors stop on Hai Van Pass to take photos of Lang Co Bay
Foreign visitors stop on Hai Van Pass to take photos of Lang Co Bay
Lang Co Bay Beach
Lang Co Bay Beach
A fisherman on Lang Co Lang Co Bay Beach - PHOTOS: TIEN SA
A fisherman on Lang Co Lang Co Bay Beach – PHOTOS: TIEN SA