1/ General introduction & location: Ly Son Island which was a formal volcanic field is located in Quang Ngai province in the Centre of Vietnam. Just being famous in recent years, Ly Son is chosen without hesitation as a top destination to travel in Vietnam thanks to its stunning, exotic and untouched beach and lush valley in the middle of volcano. Then your Vietnam tour packages promise the best experience ever.
2/ Best time to travel: Best time to travel to Ly Son Island is from June to September as the weather is dry and sunny during those months.
3/ How to get there: Traveling by air is the best way to Ly Son Island from both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city. Then it takes just around 1.5 hour (50Km) from Chu Lai Airport to Sa Ky port where you will take speed boat for 1 hour to Ly Son Island. You should also know that there are 3 flights a week from both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh to Chu Lai airport and there is one speedboat which leave at around 07:30am to 08:00am from/to Sa Ky port to/ from Ly Son port. You need provide your full name, date of birth, address and passport number when buying the speedboat tickets and each person can buy only 2 tickets. Apart from speedboat, you can reach the island by timber boat but it takes 3 hours and is not comfortable because of poor facilities.
4/ Tourist attractions & things to do: Ly Son Island is small but adorned with spectacular landscapes, including volcanic mouth, inactive volcano, and well-preserved temples and pagodas that you can discover on your own with a motorbike. You will then see garlic fields, mountains, red earth of volcanic origin island, beautiful beaches with white sand and blue sea. Below are top tourist attractions to see and things to do in Ly Son Island:
- The first impressive thing as soon as you set food on the island is garlic everywhere. And that’s whey Ly Son is also known as the Garlic Island.
- Cave Pagoda is a pagoda built inside a cave with beachfront side. The wet atmosphere inside cave with smoky from incense bring more mystery to its beauty.
- There is an interesting and lively museum in Ly Son Island displaying more than 1,000 documents, photos and artifacts affiliated with the heroic troops of Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagoes. The island also holds a cemetery for the late Hoang Sa soldiers. The exhibits symbolize for token of gratitude to those who fought and lay down their lives for the national sacred territorial waters. Those exhibited items play an important role in affirming Vietnam’s sovereignty over the two archipelagoes as well as preserving invaluable educational materials for the next generations and documenting the history of national construction and protection of former generations.
- You are also advised to see the Thien Yana and old Ruong Houses which are evidence of Sa Huynh and Cham's ancient civilizations.
5/ Accommodation: As a new travel site, there are not many hotels there in general and luxury hotels in particular. Central Ly Son Hotel and Muong Thanh Hotel are the two best hotels in Ly Son Island ranked as 3 star. The others are mini-hotels or guest-houses with basic facilities and services.
With all outstanding features mentioned above, Ly Son attracts more and more domestic and international tourists. The island is especially suitable to those who are adventure, nature, peaceful and quiet atmosphere lovers.