Bai Mon beach – Mui Dien cape
Updated : 12/28/2010 10:28:16 PM (GMT+0700)

Bai Mon beach and Mui Dien cape are located next to each other, belonging to Dong Be hamlet, Hoa Tam commune, Dong Hoa district.

 
Mui Dien cape

At the end of the 19th century, a French captain-officer named Varella discovered and recognized the importance of this land cape on the map of the international shipping, therefore, the French people called it Cap Varella. In 1890, the French built the light-house on the purpose of giving directions for the boats and ships operating in Vung Ro bay. After the wars, the light-house was ruined. In 1995, the light-house was restored and again put into operation. This is one of the eight light-houses of more than 100 years old among the total of 79 light-houses operating in Vietnam; it is also the light-house situated the nearest to the international territorial waters.

Bai Mon beach is protected by Mui Nay cape in the North and Mui Dien cape in the South, the seashore is more than 400 meters long, the sand is white and smooth, the water is blue and clear, the waves are gentle, the slope degree is small and sloping gently toward the sea.

 

Within a radius of about 5 kilometers, there are 3 national-level vestiges: Bai Mon beach Mui Dien cape, Da Bia Mountain, Vung Ro bay and many other beautiful beaches such as Bai Goc beach, Bai Bang beach in the north, the preserved forest of North Deo Ca Pass. This area has great potential for developing various types of tourism: marine relaxation, marine sports, mountain climbing, sightseeing, studying the eco-system of the sea and the forest.

On arriving here, visitors can climb up to the top of the light-house and enjoy the whole view out to the vast ocean; place their step on the milestone marked Zero coordination by the Land-management General Department; visitors can stay overnight, enjoy the fresh and cool atmosphere; enjoy fresh sea-foods and listen to the sounds of the waves and wait for the first rays of the sun-rise on the mainland of Vietnam.

 

Source: Vietnamtravelblog.net

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