Lang Co Beach, Hue, Vietnam 2020 - Everything You Need to Know
Lang Co Beach, Hue, Vietnam 2020 - Everything You Need to Know
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Lang Co Beach is a famous tourist destination located in the south of Hue city - the ancient capital of Vietnam. With smooth white sand-dunes under the shadow rows of coconut trees and the comfortable weather, Lang Co Beach is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. Today, Lang Co is recognized as the national tourist attraction and also is the 30th member of the World’s most beautiful bays Club. Therefore, each year, there are millions of international and domestic tourists coming here.
If you are planning a trip to Lang Co Beach, you are in the right place. This article will give you all the information you need about Lang Co Beach about how to get to, where to stay, what to eat and places to visit. Let’s design your own tour with us.
I. OVERVIEW ABOUT LANG CO BEACH
Lang Co Beach is about 60 kilometers from the center of Hue city and about 40 kilometers from Noi Bai Airport. With the length of approximately 8 kilometers, Lang Co Beach stretches along the National Highway 1A and lies under the foot of Hai Van Pass. Nearby the Lang Co Beach, there is a small fishing village called Lang Co Town of which local people have contributed significantly to preserve the natural beauty of Lang Co Beach. Therefore, Lang Co Beach is the harmonious combination between human and nature.
II. WHEN TO TRAVEL TO LANG CO BEACH, VIETNAM
Like other places in the central part of Vietnam, Lang Co Beach just has two main seasons: rain season and dry season. However, because of the effect of geographical features, Lang Co has a mild climate with the average temperature about 25C. For this reason, Lang Co Beach is a year-round tourist attraction.
1. From April to August - The peak season for sea tourism
During this period, although the weather of surrounding areas is quite hot with over 35C, the temperature at Lang Co still remains constantly from 25C to 28C. Moreover, the sea is blue jade with smooth white sand stretching along coconut trees and the beautiful sunny sky. Also, this is the suitable time for sea sports and fishing. As a result, millions of tourists come to Lang Co Beach each summer.
2. From December to March - Travel with reasonable prices
This period is the winter in Lang Co Beach so the temperature is a bit low at 10 - 15C and the number of tourists coming decrease significantly. For this reason, the prices of resorts, hotels and other tourism services are much cheaper. If you are interested in the peaceful atmosphere and want to see the beauty of the beach in the winter with a reasonable price, Lang Co Beach would be your best choice.
Note: In the period from September to November, you should not come to Lang Co Beach because this time is considered as the hurricane season in central part of Vietnam. Maybe, many tropical storms would hit Lang Co and in some case, the local authority will not admit for tourists to come here.
III. HOW TO GET TO LANG CO BEACH, VIETNAM
Lang Co Beach is about 60 kilometers to the south ò Hue City. Therefore, the journey to getting to Lang Co Beach is usually divided into two stages: getting to Hue City and getting to Lang Co Beach from Hue City. However, you can get directly to Lang Co Beach by shuttle bus
1. Getting to Hue City
a. Getting to Hue City by airplane
- Fly from Hanoi to Hue, Vietnam
Hanoi is far away from Hue about 700 kilometers. It takes approximately over 1 hour to fly from Hanoi to Hue. Because of the convenience of time, the airplane is the kind of transportation many people use. You can take the fight to Hue City at Noi Bai International Airport which is about 35 kilometers from center of Hanoi Capital. Hue City has a international airport named Phu Bai that is about 15 kilometers to the south of Hue City. This airport was put into operation in 2005 and today, it receives millions of passengers each year. Phu Bai International Airport is about 50 kilometers to Lang Co beach. Also, a significant feature is that all three Vietnamese airlines operate airline here (Vietnam Airline, Vietjet Air, Jetstar)
Price: VND 1,100,000 - 2,500,000/person (depending on the time you book and the airlines you choose)
- Fly from Ho Chi Minh to Hue, Vietnam
From Ho Chi Minh to Hue is over 900 kilometers so the fight will last about 1 hour and 30 minutes. You can take the flight to Hue City at Tan Son Nhat International Airport which is about 8 kilometers to the north of the center of Ho Chi Minh City.
Price: VND 1,000,000 - 2,700,000/person (the price can be cheaper if you book early)
b. Getting to Hue City by train
Hue City has Hue station which is about nearly 70 kilometers to Lang Co Beach. There are many united North - South trains running through Hue station. You can buy tickets to Hue station at Ha Noi station (120 Le Duan, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi) and Sai Gon station (1 Nguyen Thong, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City) or book tickets online at official website: https://dsvn.vn/#/ .
Price: From Hanoi to Hue: VND 450,000 - 950,000/person
From Ho Chi Minh to Hue: VND 500,000 - 1,200,000/person
2. Getting to Lang Co Beach from Hue City
It’s about 50 kilometers from Phu Bai Airport to Lang Co Beach. There are several ways to get to Lang Co Beach.
- Getting to Lang Co Beach by taxi
If you travel alone or with a small group under 10 people, you can take a taxi at the airport with the price about VND 300,000 - 500,000/taxi.
- Getting to Lang Co Beach by rental Car
If you travel with a big group over 10 people, you can rent passenger car with the price about VND 1,000,000 - 2,500,000/car depending on the number of seats.
Here are some websites of car rental shop in Hue:
- Website thuexehue.com: link (Hotline: (+84) 945 313 989)
- Website xedulichhue: link (Hotline: (+84) 166 447 6789)
- Getting to Lang Co Beach by bus
If you want to save money, you can take a bus from Phu Bai Airport to Lang Co Beach with just only VND 7,000/person.
3. Getting directly to Lang Co Beach by shuttle bus
One of the advantages of traveling by shuttle bus is that you can come directly to Lang Co Beach without intermediate transportation. Therefore, shuttle bus is chosen by a lot of tourists despite it takes you a long time to travel.
a. Shuttle bus from Hanoi to Lang Co Town, Vietnam
|Brand of bus||Time to start & beginning station||Time to arrive & arrival station||Price||Tel||Rate|
|Camel Travel||17:00 18:00 459 Tran Khat Chan, Hanoi||09:00 09:30 National Highway 1A, Lang Co Town||VND 370,000||(+84) 248 585 0555||4 stars|
|Queen Cafe||18:00 18:30 208, Tran Quang Khai, Hanoi||09:00 09:10 National Highway 1A, Lang Co Town||VND 350,000||(+84) 243 996 0199||4 stars|
|Hung Thanh||18:00 19:00 287 Tran Khat Chan, Hanoi||10:00 10:30 National Highway 1A, Lang Co Town||VND 350,000||(+84) 243 903 6036||4 stars|
|Vu Loc||18:00 Giap Bat station||06:30 National Highway 1A, Lang Co Town||VND 310,000||(+84) 243 903 6036||4 stars|
|Van Khoi||15:00 Giap Bat station||05:00 National Highway 1A, Lang Co Town||VND 300,000||(+84) 243 903 6036||4 stars|
b. Shuttle bus from Ho Chi Minh to Lang Co Town, Vietnam
Almost shuttle bus from Ho Chi Minh to Lang Co will stop at Hue Southern Station, however, if you can ask the driver to stop at Lang Co Town when the bus goes through.
|Brand of bus||Time to start & beginning station||Time to arrive & arrival station||Price||Tel||Rate|
|Hoang Long||07:00 08:00 11:00 14:30 17:30 18:30 21:00 Ho Chi Minh City||05:30 06:30 09:30 13:00 16:00 17:00 19:30 National Highway 1A, Lang Co Town||VND 460,000||(+84) 934 765 640||4 stars|
|Tam Minh Phuong||07:30 09:30 Eastern Station||05:30 07:30 National Highway 1A, Lang Co Town||VND 425,000||(+84) 190 096 9681||4 stars|
|Phi Long||07:00 Eastern Station||05:00 National Highway 1A, Lang Co Town||VND 450,000||(+84) 190 096 9681||3 stars|
|Phuoc Thach||06:00 Ho Chi Minh City||04:00 National Highway 1A, Lang Co Town||VND 450,000||(+84) 190 096 9681||3 stars|
|Dung Huong||07:30 Ho Chi Minh City||07:30 National Highway 1A, Lang Co Town||VND 400,000||(+84) 190 096 9681||2 stars|
IV. WHERE TO STAY IN LANG CO BEACH, VIETNAM
1. Resorts in Lang Co Beach, Vietnam
a. Banyan Tree Lang Co - A vast complex of Vietnamese royal architecture
Banyan Tree Lang Co is a five-star resort designed with pottery, traditional Vietnamese fabrics, elegant paintings and eco-friendly materials like bamboo following Vietnamese imperial style. All spacious villas have a private pool, a minibar, seating area and en-suite bath with a bathtub. The resort is surrounded by white sand beaches and magnificent mountains so you can enjoy the nature with the great view. Also, you can relax with full-body massage at spa area within the resort. One of the plus points is that the restaurant area serves you a variety of dishes including Vietnamese, Thai and Italian style.
Banyan Tree Lang Co is considered as the best resort for couples at Lang Co Beach.
Price: from VND 11,303,000/2 adults/night/room
Address: Cu Du Village, Loc Vinh Commune, Phu Loc District, Thua Thien-Hue Provice, Vietnam
|Rating point||5 stars||9.0/10||8.9/10|
b. Angsana Lang Co - A modern resort featuring stylish interiors
Angsana Lang Co has spacious rooms, suites and lofts with modern facilities, en-suite bathroom, a kitchenette and living area. Also, the resort offers an outdoor swimming pool, spa area and fitness center inside the campus. Moreover, water sports activities are available. With Angsana Lang Co, you can not only enjoy the beauty of nature but also relax with spa and sports activities.
Angsana Lang Co also provides family houses with 2 bedrooms for 4 adults and 2 children under two years old. Therefore, if you are planning a trip with your family, you can put Angsana Lang Co into your considered-list.
Price: from VND 5,068,000/2 adults/night/room
Address: Cu Du Village, Loc Vinh Commune, Phu Loc District, Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam
|Rating point||4.5 stars||8.5/10||8.7/10|
c. Lang Co Beach Resort - A relaxing stay in Lang Co
Lang Co Beach is an affordable resort with elegant design and full facilities. There are restaurants, massage services, tennis court and business center inside the campus. Also, the resort offers both couple rooms and family villas with sea view and pool view. The resort's restaurant serves both Vietnamese and Western food throughout the day.
Price: from 917,451 VND/2 adults/night/room.
Address: 463 Lac Long Quan, Lang Co Town, Phu Loc District, Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam
|Rating point||4 stars||7.0/10||7.2/10|
2. Hotels in Lang Co, Vietnam
a. Champa Lang Co Hotel - A standard hotel at Lang Co
The hotel is just 8 minutes from the beach. It offers air-conditioned rooms with elegant interior design, full facilities and private bathroom. Also, there are a restaurant, a seating area and sun terrace inside the campus. Champa Lang Co is suitable for a small group under 4 people and family with two children.
Price: from VND 596,343/2 adults/night/room.
Address: 510 Lac Long Quan - Lang Co Town, Phu Loc District, Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam
b. Ngoc Hang Hotel - a hotel with affordable prices
Ngoc Hang Hotel is just only 2 minutes walking from the beach. The hotel provides accommodation with full facilities, private bathroom and free Wifi. One of the convenient features of Ngoc Hang is that it offers the free shuttle service. This is a great budget hotel for couples.
Price: from VND 397,485/2 adults/night/room.
Address: 364 Lac Long Quan, Lang Co Town, Phu Loc District, Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam
c. Binh An Guest House - Less money, more benefits
Although Binh An Guest House is about 10 kilometers from Lang Co beach, it features a modern design and the accommodation with full facilities. Also, the guest house provides the airport transfer and rental bicycle services. Binh An is rated for best value at this range of price in Lang Co.
Price: from VND 229,363/2 adults/night/room.
Address: Binh An 1 Village, Loc Vinh Commune, Phu Loc District, Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam
V. WHAT TO EAT IN LANG CO BEACH, VIETNAM
1. Seafood in Lang Co Beach, Vietnam
One of the indispensable experiences when traveling to the beach is tasting seafood. Lang Co Beach is well-known for fresh seafood a reasonable price like lobster, squid, crabs,... You can eat seafood at almost restaurants in Lang Co. Here are some restaurants, we recommend for you:
- Be Den restaurant
This is recommended by a lot of tourists coming to Lang Co because of delicious and fresh seafood, a variety of dishes and cheap price.
- Location: under the Hai Van pass (you can ask the local people and hotel’s staff to find it because it is quite famous at Lang Co Town).
- Price: VND 30,000 - VND 60,000.
- Minh Hang restaurant
This is the restaurant with a lagoon view. If you come to this restaurant you should try the lemon pepper squid or spicy clams with lemongrass.
- Location: Lac Long Quan Street, Lang Co Town, Phu Loc District, Thua Thien-Hue Province
- Price: from VND 50,000
2. Hue’s traditional foods
Hue cuisine is well-known for unique taste and cooking method for a long time so when coming to Lang Co, you should not miss the opportunity to try Hue’s traditional food. Here are some dishes we recommend for you which you can find at almost Vietnamese restaurant inside your hotel and resort.
a. Hue Beef Noodle (Bun Bo Hue)
The fact is that you can eat Bun Bo anywhere in Vietnam, but you definitely should try it in Hue because more spicy, tastier, and people here use a special kind of noodles to cook.
- Price: VND 20,000 - VND 50,000b. Baby Clams with Rice or Noodle (Com Hen, Bun Hen)
b. Baby Clams with Rice or Noodle (Com Hen, Bun Hen)
Com Hen, Bun Hen is simply a dish of rice or noodle with clams. However, it is a combination of many sub ingredients like pork rind, shrimp paste, raw vegetables, banana flowers, bean sprouts, small white taro, and peanuts. This mix creates the characteristic flavor of Hue.
- Price: VND 5,000 - VND 20,000
c. Hue Rice Dumplings (Banh Beo, Banh Nam, and Banh Loc)
Banh Beo (Rice Savory Dumpling), Banh Nam (Steamed Flat Rice Dumpling), and Banh Loc (Tapioca Savory Dumpling) are the 3 most typical dumplings of Hue. These are sophisticated dishes, from the selection of raw materials to the processing so you can enjoy the various flavors in this dish.
- Price: VND 20,000 - VND 30,000
VI. WHERE TO GO IN LANG CO BEACH, VIETNAM
1. Hai Van Pass - The most scenic hillside road in Vietnam
Hai Van Pass is lying on Highway 1 on the border between Lang Co Town and Danang City. This is the highest pass in Vietnam (about 500 meters above sea level) and the final section of the Truong Son Range stretching to the sea. This is the ideal destination for thrill-seeking motorcyclists due to its blind corners, winding roads, sudden curves and gorgeous views of Da Nang City, Tien Sa Port, Son Tra Peninsula and Lang Co Beach.
If you love backpacking tourism, Hai Van Pass is an ideal place. Because when you go through Hai Van Pass, you can experience two feelings: amazement of running through the pass in the clouds and fear of seeing the dangerous curves of the road. You can rent motorbikes at your hotels or rental companies with the price from VND 60,000 to 120,000 per day for your trip.
2. Bach Ma National Park - A wonderful destination for nature lovers
Bach Ma National Park is located approximately 30 kilometers from Lang Co Beach, covering the total area of nearly 22.000 hectares stretching from the coast to the Annamite mountain range at the Lao border. At Bach Ma, you can see a wide variety of habitats and biodiversity with more than 1400 species of plants and 132 kinds of mammals including rare ferns, orchids and birds in Vietnam Red list. Therefore, this is the favorite destination of bird observer.
Besides, Bach Ma is well-known for majestic landscapes. When you reach to the top of Bach Ma mount, you will see the mighty and astounding Do Quyen Waterfall which is more than 300 meters high and 20-30 meters wide. Also, you can go to Hai Vong Dai - a sea observation post, where you will have a wonderful view of the vast sea and surrounding scenery.
The best time to visit Bach Ma National Park is in the summer from February to August, especially in February when the special flower named Rhododendron Simsii to blossom along small streams of waterfall. There are some buses going to Bach Ma Mount if you want to travel by yourself or you can book daily tour to Bach Ma for your convenience.
3. Hue ancient citadel of Vietnam - A must-see attraction when coming to Hue
Located on the north bank of Huong river, Hue Ancient Citadel of Vietnam is one of Vietnam’s seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It has been selected the top tourist destinations in Vietnam in 2016 with over 1 million tourists visiting. Hue Citadel was built in 1803 by King Gia Long – the emperor founded the Nguyen Dynasty (the last dynasty of Vietnam) and until now, it is over 200 years old. However, it still remains the imperial architecture with the complex of palaces, royal gardens, connecting gates,... in the harmony with the surroundings. Moreover, on special occasions, some royal rites and traditions will be stimulated to remember about the history.
Entrance fee: VND 70,000/a adult (entrance free on April 30th, September 2nd and Tet holiday)
If you want to experience both Hue citadel and royal tombs, you can book daily tour because the distance between citadel and tombs is quite far and rugged.
4. Elephant Springs - Water recreation area
Elephant Springs is approximately 15 kilometers to the north of Lang Co. The springs are lined with little bamboo coverings along each side that make the atmosphere become fresh. The water is pure and cool. Also, the view of the mountain is fantastic. When coming to Elephant Springs, you can sluice yourself down the smooth rocks at the base of the falls, and there are plenty more spots upstream to explore.
However, there are not many drinks and food stalls at Elephant Springs so you should prepare food and water before coming. You can rent motorbikes or car to get here because there is no taxi in this area. Camping nearby the springs is also a great idea you should try. But remember to anti-bugs cream because there are a lot of insects at night in Elephant Springs.
VII. ESSENTIAL INFORMATION & TIPS TO KNOW ABOUT LANG CO BEACH
1. Some must-know tips about Lang Co Beach
- Be careful when swimming at Lang Co Beach because there is a kind of fire jellyfish that can make you allergic and be itching.
- If you do not want to schedule, you can book tour at travel company to experience fully the beauty of Lang Co and surrounding areas.
- If you want to buy souvenirs or gifts, remember to bargain because the sellers here usually give you the higher price than the real value.
2. Essential contact information in Lang Co Beach
Police station phone: (+84) 234 3822393
Emergency phone number: (+84) 234 115
Lang Co Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches of Vietnam that you should put on your must-go list. We hope that this article will become the useful guide for you if you are planning a trip to Lang Co Beach. Have a nice trip!