Photographer's Note


I captured this in an early morning on my way to leave Lăng Cô after several days of rain, and at the arragement by my friend Thanh—a native of this village whom I dedicate this photo to him and his villagers.

The travelers easily agreed with the media that the name Lang Co derives from Lăng Cô (A Miss’ Tomb) or Làng Cò (Village of storks). One of us who contributed to the same topic today is a Lang Co native and we were confirmed that the above translations have no solid ground.
Lang Co still has the ruined complex that the Nguyen Dynasty has built for their kings to enjoy the scenic landscape. Also we could find some trace of the French here and there, including in the modern history. So the best interpretation is L’Ancu, as the French called its original name An Cư (Living Peacefully).

Actually, Lang Co Peninsula is a famous area with imposing scenery, mountains and forests, clear blue sea and soft, white sand adjoin each other that many travelers to Vietnam in the past have missed the chance to view this hidden beauty. Now, it became a famous resort which is styled to reminiscent of an old Vietnamese village with native wood and rattan. Lang Co reflects the real image of Vietnam with its warm hospitality, rich culture and unique tastes. Overlooking to the ocean through its long private beach, Lang Co resort offers uncompromising vistas and relaxation.

Recently, all traffic getting through the center of Vietnam has to take the 500m-high Sea&Cloud Pass and running across the 7km-stretch of sand of Lang Co. On 6-5-2005, the Hai Van 12km-Tunnel — with 6.3km main tunnel, 6.3km parallel evacuation tunnel and 1.9km ventilation system —has been opened for traffic. Instead of traveling up and down the 20km Hai Van Pass, it now only takes less than 10 minutes to cut through the Sea-n-Cloud Mountain Range. In other words, Lang Co is just 30-driving minutes from Danang, the 3rd International Airport of Vietnam.

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