Tra Co Beach Vietnam1:43 AM
Located in the terminal point of the Northeast, the border between Vietnam and China, belongs to Quang Ninh province. Tra Co is the outside part of the raised level of the island; it is formed from the waves and inshore sea. On the side beach, there are some 3-4meter sand-banks, villages and dense inhabitants. They earn their living by agricultural and going fishing. Besides, there is the casuafina forest which helps to prevent wind into the land, keep sand and additional, is the system of ecological forest.
Tra Co Beach stretches over 17 kilometers long from Got Tip in the North to Ngoc Tip in the South. Thanks to the huge size, the beach is capable of accommodating a large number of tourists at a time. Thanks to a far distance from the city and industrial zones, Tra Co atmosphere is cool and fresh that bears solitudes and primitive patterns. The year’s average temperature of Tra Co is 22.7 Degree Celsius. There are four months when it goes below 20 Celsius degree (December to March), and the .highest temperature recorded is 28 Celsius degree only in the summer.
The scenic-spot is not similar to what you saw in Halong, Do Son or anywhere else. The blue ocean is nearly the same with beaches in the central of Vietnam but it still have some mountains which is only in the beach of the North. It is the combination that makes Tra Co has particular mountainous, poetry beauty.
Far 9kms from the centre of the town and not spoiled by human so Tra Co has many beaches which still remain its natural beauty, spreads 17km from the Got peak in the North to the Ngoc peak in the South, the space can contain thousands of tourists come to relax annual.
Tra Co has cool climate, you feel the ocean breath through the wind. Come there, you will enjoy the smell of ocean, wallow in the picturesque afternoon, and see the sunset on beach but not be afraid of the noisy of busy life, bring to you the best pleasure even if in the hottest days.
In Tra Co, you will not see the appearance of commercial things such as shops, restaurant, and peddlers. If you want to eat alive seafood, you can find right on the beach when fish man coming back from ocean. This is one the most interesting thing that you are not easy to find at another beach.
In the summer time, you can join into “Tra Co village’s festival” which takes place in the early June according to Lunar Calendar. That is the most exciting and the biggest one of fish man in Tra Co as well as in the North of Vietnam.
If you come to Tra Co at the end of the fifth lunar month or the beginning of the sixth lunar month, you can attend the village festival. During the festival, a boat sails from Tra Co to Do Son in Hai Phong on May 25th and returns to Tra Co on the 30th. The 1st of the sixth lunar month is the “King Paddling to the Sea" Festival that includes a solemn ceremony in which villagers stage a display of arms, weapons and flags.
Probably the most exciting event of the festival is the fat pig competition when the local people award the fattest pig that has been carefully fed for months before the festival, the title of “Mr. Elephant”. An ancient dance called “mua bong” is performed on the last day of the festival for local people to pray for a happy, prosperous life and an abundant fishing season.
Tra Co remains pristinely beautiful and peaceful in sharp contrast to the urban development in other places around the country.