Quan Lan Beach

Quan Lan Beach
Quan Lan beach is found on Quan Lan Island in Bai Tu Long Bay, between the Minh Chau and Quan Lan communes of Van Don District, 55 km away from Ha Long City. Its pristine beauty exemplifies the unspoiled environment of the area. The white sand beach, which spans several kilometers, has strong waves backed by the deep blue sea. Behind the beach is a stand of green wild pines, which further add to unique charm of this spot.
Quan Lan Island belongs to Bai Tu Long Bay; part of an island range on the outside of the gulf of Bac Bo. It has an area of 11 sq. km, and features eight populated hamlets. Quan Lạn Island stretch toward East – West from the foot of Van Đon Range to the Got Mount with many high mountains to the east barring waves and winds, protect the villages. Along two sides of the island are tens kilometers of sand beaches. This is the endless resource for glass making which the sea gives to man and it is also the extremely interesting tourism.

Since the 11th century, Quan Lan had been one of the centers of the ancient commercial port of Vân Ðon, which was animated and prosperous at the time. Today, there are still many vestiges linked to the ancient commercial port. This also explains why the island, lying deep in the sea, has the large pagodas and archaeological sites seen today. On the island there is the Quan Lan Communal House built in the 18th century; exceedingly beautiful and almost entirely preserved. Next to it is Quan Lạn Pagoda (Linh Quang Tự), which is dedicated to Buddha and God Lieu Hanh. The pagoda also worships the statue of old Hậu, a local person who made lots of contributions to the construction of the pagoda. The statue features a gentle and cheerful old woman, which adds an original character to the pagoda. Beside Quan Lạn Pagoda lies Nghè Quan Lạn (Ðức Ông) Shrine, which is dedicated to Phạm Công Chính, a local people who participated in the historical Vân Ðồn battle against the Yuan invaders. He was later honored as a god. Quan Lan has many valuable sea products such as octopuses, butter-fish, mackerel, holothurian, shrimp, and Sai Sung.

A system of guesthouses taking the shape of stilted houses, which hide themselves under the lush foliage of casuarinas has been built. A brick-paved road leads tourists from the artery to Quan Lan Beach. Its pristine beauty and pure environment have made it a paradise for tourists.

On Quan Lan Island, tourists can gaze and swim at one of the most beautiful beaches of Halong bay; enjoy quiet and refreshing atmosphere as well as delicious seafood from local fresh sea products.
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