Cửa Lò

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Cửa Lò
Thị xã Cửa Lò
Cửa Lò is located in Vietnam
Cửa Lò
Cửa Lò
Location of in Vietnam
Coordinates: 18°49′N 105°42′E / 18.817°N 105.700°E / 18.817; 105.700
Country  Vietnam
Province Nghệ An
Established 29 August 1994
Capital Cua Lo
Area
 • Total 27.81 km2 (10.74 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 70,398
 • Density 2,531/km2 (6,560/sq mi)

Cửa Lò is a town district of Nghệ An Province, in the North Central Coast region of Vietnam. As of 2003 the district had a population of 46,185.[1] The district covers an area of 28 km². Cua Lo is located 290 km south of Ha Noi, 1400 km north of Ho Chi Minh City and 16 km northeast of Vinh City. The district capital lies at Cửa Lò.[1] Cua Lo is one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam. Thanks to beautiful scenery, fine white sand, sloping slope and moderate salinity, Cua Lo attracts many domestic and foreign tourists to visit and relax.

Tourist attraction[edit]

Hon Ngu Island[edit]

Island located on the sea, more than 4 km from the shore. The island consists of two small islands. The high is 133m high, the small island is 88m above sea level. Area of 2.5 km², convenient for sightseeing. On the island there is Bai Pagoda, built in the 13th century with pagodas and temples; The temple has Upper Pagoda, Lower Pagoda, each Pagoda has 3 roofs with yin and yang; The beams carved the sacred objects (dragon, unicom, turtle, Phoenix) very beautiful and sacred; The garden has many natural green trees such as: Porcelain, Fish Poison, Duoi (in the temple gardens are two trees under the sun) and a fresh water well called Gem jade. The temple grounds have 2 Fish Poison trees about 700 years old. Currently, the project is to build a cable car project from town to island

Cửa Hội[edit]

Located 5 km from Cua Lo along the beach. Cua Hoi is the place where the Lam River flows into the sea, where there is sea, there are rivers. From here you can see Hon Ngu Island directly. This area is full of casuarina, the sea here is still unspoiled, quiet different from the bustling atmosphere in Cua Lo. From Cua Hoi, you can go along Lam river bank through Cham forest (where there is a rich vegetation and animal species of birds and reptiles) to Mt. Quyet, Ben Thuy or take provincial road 535. About 10 km to the center of Vinh city. Vinpearl Cua Hoi is located on a large land area of 38.7ha. The project includes 5-star resort villas with the size of 6.9ha, 5-star 5-storey hotel with 5.000m2 floor area and restaurant, marina and entertainment area. 10.000m2. When coming to Vinpearl Cua Hoi, customers will enjoy a true resort space with the utmost luxury from Vinpearl -

Bai Lu - 'Sea Paradise'[edit]

Legend has it that there is a traveler who likes to travel everywhere, come here fell in love with a beautiful mermaid and soulful singing. He followed her singing to the sea and stopped at the temple to offer incense for the Buddha to strengthen the power of love, then stand buried feet worshiping the sea. The beach at the foot of the mountain is Bai Lu ... Bai Lu is a high-end resort that meets three conditions: sea, mountains, forest. To Bai Lu, visitors will be overwhelmed by the perfect combination between the clear blue water of the sea is shimmered by the natural stone plate, and the green side of the forest. Reaching out to the sea. All the charms that fascinate visitors have come here. What is more special is Bai Lu intact the wild beauty that nature has given. Clear water can see each small pebble, long sand as silk ribbon winding the edge of the waves make the Bai Lu soft, graceful young girl.

Infrastructure[edit]

Airport[edit]

Vinh Airport is 14 km from Cua Lo, the fifth busiest airport in Vietnam. From this airport there are flights to and from Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Nha Trang, Da Nang, Buon Ma Thuot, Pleiku and international flights connecting Bangkok, Singapore...

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Districts of Vietnam". Statoids. Retrieved March 19, 2009. 

Coordinates: 18°49′N 105°43′E / 18.817°N 105.717°E / 18.817; 105.717