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Tourists aboard a boat
going to Ngoc Island
Tourists to Vietnam
frequently make time to visit some of the central coastal provinces World
Heritage Sites that include Hoi An ancient town, My Son, and the ancient
imperial capital of Hue. However, this summer season Ben Thanh Tourist have
added another attraction, named Ngoc Island to the usual itinerary, in an effort
to offer something fresh and new for those travelers who have already visited
the region once or fancy something different.
The island, which is
located in between Danang and Hue, is just 20 minutes by boat from Lang Co Beach
in Thua Thien Hue Province.
As part of their
four-day three-night World Heritage Sites tour program of the central region,
Ben Thanh Tourist is now also offering tourists a day to explore the idyllic,
seldom visited island.
Although Ngoc Island
only covers 60,000 square meters, it reaches up to an altitude of 235m above sea
level and is a home many sea creatures including lobsters, grouper fish, abalone
and holothurians or sea cucumbers. So, if you are able, you should visit the
island, as tourists are able to enjoy net or line fishing, or diving to see at
close range up to 144 kinds of amazingly colorful, polychromatic coral.
Younger tourists may
also fancy a good old fashioned desert island adventure, or want to try their
hand at some sea sports activities such as kayaking, jet skiing or fly fishing.
The Ngoc Island
excursion is only one part of the more conventional tour that potters around
Quang Nam Province, Thua Thien Hue Province and Danang City taking in the
ancient relics and sites, which maybe a bit less energetic and so of greater
interest to older travelers. Obviously, the ancient town of Hoi An and the
former imperial capital of Hue are the two biggest draw cards, and most visitors
instantly fall in love with these beautiful destinations.
In Hoi An one can
easily slip back in time to visit a glorious past hundreds of years ago, simply
by strolling down one of the lanes or stopping to visit one of the old wooden
houses or temples, or stopping off by the Chua Cau (bridge pagoda), built in the
late 16th and early 17th centuries by Japanese merchants to cross one the town�s
streams as it flows into the Hoai River.
Chua Cau has a
distinctive architecture representing its origins that include yin-yang roof
tiles and a small temple. The bridge has been delicately craved from wood that
has stood the test of time and witnessed many changes, perhaps because it is
protected by two wooden guardian dogs and monkeys who stand at either end
guarding the bridge against evil.
The ancient capital
of Hue, on the other hand, is altogether much grander, as one would expect from
an Imperial City. The city boasts many stunning temples, palaces, and the royal
tombs of Nguyen Dynasty kings, each with delightfully unique and aesthetically
pleasing architectural styles or features.
The Ben Thanh tour
visits several of the most popular sites including the Royal Palace Citadel, the
Moon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace and Thien Mu Pagoda.
Evenings amongst the
tranquility of Hue are equally agreeable, and tourists can enjoy a trip on the
Huong River in a boat to better see Trang Tien bridge and enjoy some
traditional, regal Hue music whilst releasing flower garlands and coloured
lanterns to pray for blessings, ancestors and the future.
The night finishes up
at Hue�s famous Dong Ba market, where visitors can buy local specialties such as
Hue non la (hats made from latania leaves), or m� x�ng (sesame
candy) for presents.
Tourist is currently organizing the above tour for VND3,819,000 per person for
groups of between eight and ten, which includes return travel by plane to HCM
information about the new tour or other similar group or individual tours,
contact Ben Thanh Tourist on tell: 08 520 20 20.