Ngoc Vung is one of the offshore beach which is still kept pristine and unspoilt. Situated to the south of Ngoc Vung Island, some 34 km southeast of the tourist boat wharf, this beach boasts clear waters all year round.
2, Natural features
Its 3-km sandy stretch sparkles in the sunlight. Apart from swimming and sightseeing, tourists can also enjoy fresh delicious seafood supplied by local fishermen. Ngoc Vung, or Gem Island, is a pretty site sitting between the Net Islet and Phuong Hoang (Phoenix) Island, in the Van Don District. Being a soil island with the area of 12 square kilometers, surrounded with fabulous beaches, the island has an ancient quay named Cong Yen, a member of ancient system of trading ports, Van Don from the 11th century; relic of ancient citadel under Mac dynasty and Nguyen dynasty.
To the East of the Ngoc Vung beach, there is a purely white sand-bank of several kilometers, stretching out to the pier. At the centre is a luxuriant benjamin fig tree; it was under this tree that Ho Chi Minh stood and conversed with the population in 1962 during a visit.
To the South of the island is Ngoc Vung beach with 3km sand bank glistening in the sunlight. Tourists may bathe, go sightseeing, and even play with local kids, together catch “cong gio”, a kind of small but fast crabs on the beach.