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Ly Son Island

Ly Son – An island district of Quang Ngai province – Preferred by tourists like the island “Jeju of Vietnam”. Because of its peaceful and poetic beauty. And in particular, this is also the place to give birth to extremely cool photos that appear on every tour Vietnam here of young people across social networks.

With just one simple operation – Searching for images by hashtag #lyson, you can admire thousands of beautiful photos checked-in in “Kingdom of Garlic” with shimmering, impeccable angles.

How Ly Son island is unique?

Three people group of Sa Huynh, Champa and Viet have closel to the formation and development of Ly Son Island. They have protected the sovereignty of the island and left many cultural heritages immensely the value remains to be preserved and promoted. On 01stJan 1993, Ly Son Island District was formally established, split off from the District of Binh Son district, Quang Ngai province.

Ly Son island

Currently, on the island have the steadily witness five mountains of the volcano has erupted. The eruption of the volcano went off and created the interesting natural landscape on the island. In particular, the summit of Thoi Loi mountain is the highest place in Ly Son island (149 m). Currently, there is a sweet water Lake containing about 30,000 m3 of water on top of the mountain, the entire supply of sweet water for both big and little islands.

Standing on the summit of Thoi Loi mountain. Visitor can catch the eye down to admire the entire scene of Ly Son Island District in miniature with the harmonious combination of the jade green color of sea water, the green of the trees and the white sand of the sea. All make up a wonderful natural painting entitled Ly Son.

The foot is Thoi Loi Mountain is Cau Cave. The cave has wave and wind erosion, deep sea into the mountains and formed by thousands of years from lava. The scenery here is also quite wild. But has a very poetic beauty, seductive trance travelers.

When is the best time to visit Ly Son Island?

Ly Son has two distinct seasons: the rainy season (lasting from September to February of the next year) and the dry season (lasting from March to August). The right time for visitors to Ly Son Island:

From June to September, the weather is quite beautiful and sunny, suitable for sea travel.

How to go to Ly Son island?


You can buy air tickets to Da Nang Airport or Chu Lai Airport (Hanoi has 3 flights per week with a fare of about VND 3,000,000 / round trip, from Saigon with a price of VND 3,500,000 / Round trip tickets, then travel by means such as taxis, motorbikes to Quang Ngai and then Sa Ky port (50km)

Passenger car:

You can ride the bed to Quang Ngai, then go to Sa Ky Port. At Sa Ky port, there are many guesthouses right at the port entrance, about 200 meters away, you can rest there.


There are 5 trains of Thong Nhat train going into the North and South one day, depending on your time, you can choose the appropriate train time (The numbered ships from Hanoi, even numbered ships go from Saigon out. Train tickets are about 1.5 million rounds of soft sitting and air conditioning.

Specialties on Ly Son island

Seaweed salad

Daily folk dishes of Ly Son people become specialties for tourists. Seaweed brought, washed and sliced ​​and eaten, mixed with available ingredients. Such as raw vegetables, peanuts with fish sauce, spices, garlic. So there was a plate of delicious seaweed salad.

Garlic salad

Ly Son garlic salad is made from garlic body. They will spit up only to take the body. After that remove the outer shell, clean the steamed way to ripen and mix with spices, sprinkle some peanuts with salad dish The aroma of delicious garlic.

Top things to do in Ly Son Island

Hang Cau (Cau Cave)

1. To Vo Gate

To Vo Gate is one of the names at the top of the list of ideal places for tourists who love and want to admire Ly Son Island – Quang Ngai.

From Ly Son Island Wharf, visitors who want to come to this place just turn left along the embankment road about 1.5km and you can reach To Vo Gate.

This To Vo Gate is a stone “arch” of about 2.5m high, with a magnificent shape created by nature. From volcanic eruptions millions of years ago, lava eruptions meet seawater and freeze is the source of this beautiful stone arch.

To Vo Gate

To Vo Gate is a famous landmark of Ly Son Island. Standing here, visitors can see the panorama of the prosperous fishing village in the South, the majestic beauty of Gieng Tien mountain in the North. To Vo Gate is also a place that many tourists love. Because it is the ideal location to watch the romantic sunset. And that is also why it is also known as the Gate of Heaven.

2. Mu Cu island

If the most beautiful place to watch the sunset is the Co Gate Gate, then Hon Mu Cu is the place where visitors can watch the dawn of the new day.

Hon Mu Cu is located in the centre of Ly Son island, 3.2 km from the district centre, close to the anchorage of An Hai boats. This is one of the three most beautiful and famous islands of Ly Son Island.

This Ly Son tourist destination is always the choice for those who want to feel a peaceful, quiet, close to nature, the sea to relax. By here:

  • Uninhabited
  • There are no resorts or hotels
  • The landscape is intact
  • Converging wild and still features

3. The Ly Son Lighthouse

The lighthouse located in the east of Ly Son island in Ly Hai commune, Ly Son district, Quang Ngai province. It is also one of the Ly Son tourist destinations that many tourists come to.

This is the tallest lighthouse in Vietnam so far, possessing an altitude of up to 45m. Ly Son lighthouse is considered a lighthouse that plays an important role in the maritime traffic of our country.

Standing on the highest peak of Ly Son Hai Dang, you can admire the panoramic view of Ly Son island with undulating waves, beautiful onion fields, garlic, or beautiful small boats floating on the sea. A landscape that attracts viewers can not take their eyes off.

4. Thoi Loi Mountain

Hang pagoda

Thoi Loi Mountain was formed in prehistoric times on five extinct volcanoes. This is also the highest mountain on Ly Son Island at an altitude of nearly 170m above sea level.

From a distance, you will see the peak of Thoi Loi mountain rising proudly against the blue sky. From the top of this mountain, you can also see the majestic landscape of the Ly Son island sea, the garlic fields, the waves and the deep blue sky.

5. Hang Pagoda

Hang Pagoda is one of the places recognized by the Ministry of Culture and Information as cultural relics.

Located in An Hai commune, Ly Son island district and facing the sea, in the middle is a lotus lake with Buddha statue and ancient sea-buckthorn trees around the yard for hundreds of years. The pagoda is located deep in the cave, 24m long and 3.2m high. In that limited space, the ancients took advantage of natural stalactites to arrange places of worship.

In the past, in the middle of the cave, there was an altar of the Buddha, Amitabha Buddha, Tathagata Buddha, and Maitreya Buddha.

The ancients took advantage of the cave located deep in the mountain, close to the coast, to create the pagoda scene. Standing from a distance, one cannot know that there is an architecture called Hang pagoda in the cave, but only see the foliage of the ancient sea urchin trees. Their age is approximately the same as the birth date of Hang Pagoda.

6. Be Island

Be Island possesses a wild landscape with enchanting beauty, becoming a tourist paradise of Central Vietnam in general and Quang Ngai in particular.

Coming to Be Island, visitors will not be able to hold their hearts by its magical beauty with the beautiful blue sea colour and the arc-shaped volcanic sedimentary rocks embracing the sea.

Be Island is also known by several other names such as An Binh Island, the miniature Maldives of Vietnam.

7. Duc Pagoda- Quan Am Dai

Having mentioned Hang Pagoda, it is impossible not to mention the name of Chua Dam in the list of ideal places when travelling to Ly Son.

The pagoda, whose name is Dinh Liem Tu, 100m from To Vo Gate, is famous in Ly Son with a rare and beautiful scenery. Guests will feel the peace and enjoy the beautiful scenery, fresh air.

Arriving at Dam Pagoda, you will have the opportunity to admire the largest statue of Quan Am Dai Ly Son.

8. The National Flagpole of Ly Son Island

One of the places that many young people love when travelling to Ly Son Island is the National Flagpole of Ly Son Island. The flagpole was built from 4-5-2013 on top of Thoi Loi mountain, with a height of 20m, facing the Hoang Sa archipelago. This is a milestone affirming the territorial sovereignty of Vietnam’s territorial waters, is the pride of our nation.

9. Hang Cau

It’s the next place in the list of ideal places when travelling to Ly Son. Hang Cau in An Hai commune, Ly Son is located right below the foot of Thoi Loi mountain.

It is created from nature by waves and sea winds that have eroded into the rocky body over thousands of years. Wild and romantic scenery attracts tourists to this place.

With one side of the majestic mountains, the other side is the poetic sea and sky, attracting many tourists to come here. Also considered a potential development site of tourism services on Ly Son Island with activities such as kayaking, swimming, …

10. Ly Son Garlic Field

With Ly Son, garlic has become the main source of income. And the brand “Ly Son” is getting closer and closer to many Vietnamese people. The cool green garlic fields planted carefully on white sandy soil will also be the ideal place for you to take pictures with eye-catching green patches.

Quick tips:

  • Should not go to the weekend (there are many local tourists, Korean and Chinese go here at weekend)
  • Long dress is requested if you visit pagoda here.

Above are the tourist destinations in Ly Son that Origin Travel wants to introduce to you. Hope the above information will help you in your upcoming trips. Thank you for reading the article.

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Best offer 3 Days tour in Quang Ngai that you will visit the art Tam Thanh village in Tam Ky and enjoy the countryside life and fishermen work. Beside explore some famous destinations in Ly Son Island: Memorial House of Parcel Team, Thoi Loi Mountain, Mu Cu Islet, Hang Pagoda. You can also explore My Son Sanctuary known as the ancient architectural ruins.
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