Quan Lan Beach

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Quan Lan beach
Quan Lan beach

This beach lies at Quan Lan Island in Bai Tu Long Bay, between Minh Chau and Quan Lan communes of Van Don District, 55 km away from Halong City. Its pristine beauty features unspoiled environment. The deep blue beach has strong waves and white sand, which spans over several kilometers. Tens of meters away from the beach stand the very green wild pines, which further add to its original charm.

Quan Lan pagoda
Quan Lan pagoda

Quan Lan Island belongs to Bai Tu Long Bay; part of an island range on the outside of the gulf of Northern. It has an area of 11 sq. km, and features eight populated hamlets. Quan La??n Island stretch toward East ai??i?? West from the foot of Van Don Range to the GA?t Mount with many high mountains to the east barring waves and winds, protect the villages. The island is situated on an important navigation route that connects China, Japan, Thailand and Philippines to Vietnam. Along two sides of the island are tens kilometres 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.

Quan Lan beach
Quan Lan beach

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Since the 11th century, Quan La??n had been one of the centres of the ancient commercial port of VA?n A?ai??i??n, 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 La??n Communal House built in the 18th century; exceedingly beautiful and almost entirely preserved. Next to it is Quan Lan Pagoda (Linh Quang Tai??i??), which is dedicated to Buddha and God LiA?u Ha??nh. The pagoda also worships the statue of old Ha?i??u, 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 La??n Pagoda lies NghA? Quan La??n (A?ai??i??c Ai??ng) Shrine, which is dedicated to Pham Cong Chu