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Vung Tau (beach)

Vung Tau (playa)

Vung Tau (playa)

Vung Tau (beach) – located 2 hours (94 km.) southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, Vung Tau is one of the most popular beach resorts in Vietnam and it tends to get very crowded during the months of December through May. This beach doesn’t compare to others in Vietnam, but its close proximity to HCMC makes it a popular summertime destination.

Vinpearl Golf

Vinpearl Golf

Vinpearl Golf

Vinpearl Golf (Hon Tre island, Nha Trang) – located near Vinpearl amusement complex, Vinpearl Golf Nha Trang is situated on its own picturesque valley along an 800 meter stretch of pristine white sand beach at Vinpearl’s destination complex on Hon Tre Island, Nha Trang Bay – named one of Forbes Magazine’s 30 most beautiful bays on earth. Designed by IMG Worldwide, this impressive 18-hole, par 71 championship masterpiece is Vietnam’s first international standard golf course, offering unique island golfing experiences with blue ocean views

This picturesque gem of a golf course provides a challenging layout of 6787 yards stretching over 180 hectares, meanders through the valley along the lake banks and seashore with soothing breezes flowing through the palms. White sand bunkers compliment the serene beach as it fades into the clear blue bay. Most tees are elevated to give golfers an excellent view of the challenge ahead.  The varying challenges and degrees of risk/reward have been specially created to test both professionals as well as amateurs. See the Vinpearl Golf website for more details: http://vinpearlgolf.com/

 

Vinpearl

Vinpearl

Vinpearl

Vinpearl (Hon Tre island, Nha Trang) – opened in 2006, this amusement park (located in Nha Trang –9 hours, or 440 km. northwest of Ho Chi Minh City via car) offers a wide range of entertainment attractions and amusement rides – modern, unique and comparable to many leading countries in the region and in the world. Water-based activities are offered at both the amusement complex itself (such as water rides), and by the beach. So far, Vinpearl Land has been appearing in many major cities across the country and becoming the Entertainment and well-known for millions of customers at home and abroad: Vinpearl Land Royal City and Vinpearl Land Times City (Hanoi); Vinpearl Land Ha Long (Quang Ninh); and Vinpearl Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa).

Note: there is a cable car ride that takes visitors from the mainland to Nha Trang. It is viewed as an attraction unto itself. With a length of 3320m, this is the longest Cable-car system in Vietnam that has 9 pillars similar to the Eiffel and lighted by laser at night. It is 40m higher than the sea on average and the highest point is 60m. The Cable-car system is not only a regularly used means of transport but also considered to be a wonder of Nha Trang tourism industry. From an ideal height, sitting in the cabinet, visitors can enjoy the panorama of pretty Nha Trang city embraced by meandering beaches and the paradise-like beauty of Nha Trang bay, one of the world’s most beautiful and famous bays.

See the Vinpearl website for more details (including updated entrance fees, schedules, etc.): http://vinpearlland.com

 

Vietnam Golf & Country Club

Vietnam Golf & Country Club

Vietnam Golf & Country Club

Vietnam Golf & Country Club (the Club House Long Thanth My, Ward District 9, Ho Chi Minh City) — this is the first 36-hole golf club in Vietnam and is widely regarded as Vietnam’s premier golf and country club. Located just 20 km. from the center of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Golf and Country Club is also the nearest golf club to the city.
Set amongst 300 hectares of land, two great golf courses have been carved out of the existing woodland with minimal land movement, leaving you feel that the land was always destined to be a golf course, so natural is the lay-out and design.

The West course first opened in December 1994, and was designed by Taiwanese architect Chen King Shih. The Par 72 Championship Course hosted the Vietnam Open (Asian PGA Tour Event) in both 1995 and 1997. The course winds its way through the trees offering challenging tee shots to the tree lined fairways before playing to the softly contoured Bermuda Tif Eagle greens, which provide beautiful putting surfaces all year round. See its website for more info: http://vietnamgolfcc.com

 

Tuan Chau Island

Isla Tuan Chau

Isla Tuan Chau

Tuan Chau Island – located three hours (167 km.) east of Hanoi, Tuan Chau Island is an island on Halong Bay and about 4 km. far from Bai Chay Tourist Wharf to the southwest. The island is connected to the mainland by a 2 km road built in 1998. The name “Tuan Chau” comes from two words: “linh tuan” (patrolman) and ‘tri chau’ (district) because in the feudal period, Tuan Chau Island was a guard station in the national defense system.

Tuan Chau Island has the original size of 2.5 square kilometers and it now covers an area of 4 square kilometers. On the island, the weather is cool all around the year. It’s featured with 2-square kilometer green pine forest, white sand beach stretching 6 kilometers. These all features make Tuan Chau Island an ideal place for visiting and relaxing on Halong Bay.