Ly Son – one step to the paradise

Ly Son – one step to the paradise

[Tiếng Việt ở đây]

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Separated from Binh Son District in 1992 – Ly Son is the only island district of Quang Ngai province. About far 30 kilometers from the mainland, the remaining vestige of the 5–mouth volcano was formed 30 million of years ago.

Previously, Ly Son was named after “Re” island. Everybody called it as Re island because this was a place a lot of creepers grow and develop. At present, the island is famous for enthralling beautiful beaches. This is a place visited by a large number of youngsters having passion in tourism. Everybody travels to Ly Son together to find the most relaxable moments by the blue beach with yellow sands, watch the huge and romantic landscape look like the paradise.

Photo: Binh Pham

Ly son is famous for the beautiful coastline, the mossy rocks and the limestone caves with different strange shapes, the sacred pagoda. The beauty of the island is contributed by the lonely lighthouse, the village roads with 5, 6 crossroad village way or the coral ranges with different unique shapes.

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The small island is also called An Binh island, the small and peaceful island as per its name. Photo: Instagram | tienthuylam
The lonely lighthouse. Photo: Instagram | journey.of.lost.soul
The 6 crossroad village way. Photo: Binh Pham
Root of the big body of tree lying by the coastline looks like the tail of the mermaid. Photo: Binh Pham
The pristine and quiet corners where a lot of boats are anchoring bear the blue color of the beach. Photo: Binh Pham

Looking down from the peak of Thoi Loi, the picture of beautiful landscape appears with the immense green of the rice paddies, the side by side small houses, or the boats anchoring on sea faraway.

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Under the Thoi Loi mountain foot is Cau cave. This place still bears the pristine beauty but not less poetic. Ly Son people often come here for fishing because of its quietness and peace.

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The locals live mainly on seafood catching and growing garlics. Floating on the immense sea, the boats are looking for the source of life for people here.

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The garlic fields at dawn bear a poetic and mysterious beauty. The early sun covers the fields with the gentle blond. The garlic fields are often grown on the long beds of sand beside the beach or grown as per the cascade fields on the mountain. The special climate and geography make Ly Son garlic have special smell not similar to any other ones.

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If set foot on this land, you don’t  miss the beautiful scenes at dawn. The dawn fills the sea surface with a mysterious color of purple.

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Dawn at To Vo gate is also the the unique scene you must witness. To Vo gate on Ly Son island is the arch gate formed by the lava of the volcano, is resulted from the actions of volcano millions of years ago. Surrounded with the shining black ripple rocks with and strange shapes.

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The ideal places for visiting and praying are sacred temples and pagodas on the island. The biggest pagoda situated inside the cave with the straight cliff of the height of nearly 20 meters was founded in the 16th century. The present unique shape of the cave has been resulted from the sea water flapped and carved into the cliff thousands of years.

Hang pagoda. Photo: Instagram | tienthuylam
Hang Pagoda. Photo: Instagram | tienthuylam

In front of the cave gate are the trees of Terminalia catappa with luxuriant and shadowing foliages.

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Setting foot here, the remote island but it is certain that you will not feel lonely. Because of the friendly and familiar ways of greetings from the local people here. The local people are very honest and simple from their eyes and smiles.

The blind old is collecting garlics in silence. Photo: Binh Pham
The man with his happy smile by his darling dogs. Photo: Binh Pham

Let’s enjoy the seafoods from the island area. The rustic but not less fascinating cuisines.

Photo: Binh Pham
Photo: Binh Pham

Endowed with the impressive beauty along with the old historical and cultural values, Ly Son island is a place you can find a lot of interesting things for your own trip, a place you can enjoy your true holidays without worrying about anything.

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