Quang Trach
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Quang Trach

Although located on the plain, Quang Trach has diverse and attractive natural beauty. Not only possessing beautiful sea landscapes, this place also has historical and cultural relics. Such as the Vung Chua-Dao Yen area, Hoanh Son Quan, and Lieu Hanh Holy Mother Temple,…

Thanks to that, Quang Trach is a favorable place to develop forms of ecological, cultural and spiritual tourism. At the same time, traditional craft villages and unique cuisine also bring character and attraction to tourists. Let’s explore this beautiful place with Origin Vietnam.

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1. Where is Quang Trach?

Quang Trach is the northern district of Quang Binh province, Vietnam. About 50 km north of Dong Hoi city and about 454 km south of Hanoi capital. With geographical location:

  • To the North, it borders Ky Anh town and Ky Anh district, Ha Tinh province.
  • The South borders Ba Don town.
  • The West borders Tuyen Hoa district.
  • The East sea borders the East.

2. How is Quang Trach unique?

Being a delta district, Quang Trach still has both forests and seas, in many places the forests run close to the coast. Although the delta is small, it has transportation systems and rivers that ensure convenience for tourism development.

In particular, Quang Trach has the famous Gianh River in history during the Trinh-Nguyen conflict and the Ron River flowing into the East Sea. Furthermore, the district has a coastline of about 35 km with a clean and beautiful environment. Along with the communes of Quang Dong, Canh Duong, Quang Phu, and Quang Xuan. National Highway 1 runs from Ngang Pass to Gianh River for about 34 km.

When traveling to Quang Trach, you will feel the extremely fresh and cool atmosphere. Besides, you will also explore beautiful natural scenery and enjoy extremely delicious dishes.

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3. When is the best time to visit Quang Trach?

The most ideal time to travel to Quang Trach is from January to September. During this period, Quang Trach experiences the dry season with warm weather and little rain, creating favorable conditions for traveling. traveling, participating in outdoor activities such as sightseeing, exploring, sightseeing. Besides, if you want to participate in the festival, pay attention to the time held at the destination to arrange a suitable schedule.

4. How to get to Quang Trach from Dong Hoi city?

Starting from Dong Hoi city center, you move along Ly Thuong Kiet and Ly Thanh Tong streets about 10 km northwest and then meet a roundabout intersecting with National Highway 1A.

From here, you enter lane QL1A and continue moving on this road about 36 km north when you come to a fork. You turn left and move west about 4 more kilometers to reach the center of Quang Trach district.

5. Sightseeings at Quang Trach district

5.1 Vung Chua – Yen Island

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Vung Chua – Yen Island is one of the prominent destinations in Quang Trach province, famous for its wild and majestic natural beauty. This is not only an interesting tourist destination but also has special spiritual and historical value.

Located in Tho Son village, Quang Dong commune, Quang Trach district. Vung Chua – Yen Island is located right at the foot of Ngang Pass, about 64 km north of Dong Hoi city. Local people have long told each other about this special land, they often call this place “the land where the dragon curls up and the tiger sits”.

The outstanding feature of the terrain here is the shape of a giant fan, surrounded by three small islands including Hon Nom, Hon Gio and Hon La. It creates a harmonious picture between limestone mountains and blue sea. In particular, Vung Chua – Yen Island also carries important historical values. This is also the final resting place of General Vo Nguyen Giap and shows respect and gratitude to the great general of Vietnam. Ethnic Vietnam.

5.2 Lieu Hanh Holy Mother Temple

Princess Lieu Hanh Temple is a special destination in the list of spiritual tourist destinations in Quang Trach. Located at Ngang Pass, Quang Dong commune, Quang Trach district, Quang Binh province. Mother Lieu Hanh Temple is an important cultural and religious symbol. From Dong Hoi city center, you need to travel 65 km to reach this location.

With an area of ​​nearly 350 m², the temple worshiping Mother Goddess Lieu Hanh stands right at Ngang Pass, facing the sea in front and surrounded by the Hoanh Son mountain range behind. The space around the temple represents a wonderful harmony between nature and spirituality.

5.3 Tan An rice paper village

Tan An rice paper village, located in Quang Thanh commune, Quang Trach district, Quang Binh, has a development history of more than 100 years. With its peaceful landscape and delicious, crispy rice paper flavor, Tan An rice paper village has become an attractive traditional tourist destination in Quang Trach.

5.4 Tam Cap Waterfall

Located in Quang Kim commune, Quang Trach district and about 60 km from Dong Hoi city center. Tam Cap Waterfall is welcoming tourists who are fascinated with its pristine nature and beautiful waterfalls. With its pristine beauty and vast space covered with forest canopy, this is a place not to be missed for those who love travel experiences.

When you set foot at Tam Cap Waterfall, you will be fascinated by the majestic natural beauty of the western Hoanh Son mountain range. The cool blue water from the source of Hoanh Mountain creates a 3-level waterfall like an endlessly woven silk strip. On both sides are immense mountains and forests, and the sounds of the mountains and forests combined with the sound of flowing water and birdsong create a peaceful atmosphere.

5.5 Heaven’s Gate Hoanh Son Quan

From Dong Hoi city, traveling along Highway 1A north about 67 km will take you to a special point – Ngang Pass. Here, the Truong Son mountain range rises like a sword pointing out to the sea, creating a beautiful mountainous area with perfect natural scenery.

With a length of about 6.5km, this road winds along the Truong Son mountain range, connecting Quang Dong commune (Quang Trach) with Ky Nam commune (Ky Anh, Ha Tinh). Although there is now a road tunnel, Ngang Pass still attracts tourists because of its wild natural beauty.

From the top of the pass, a natural picture stretches before your eyes. To the east, the East Sea stands out with Yen Island and Hon La Island creating smooth white sand beaches. In the south, houses, streams and rice fields meander along the stream creating a peaceful image of life along the pass.

In particular, at the top of Ngang Pass, you can see a board dividing the border between Quang Binh and Ha Tinh provinces. Turning along a small road on the right side of the mountain, you will come to Hoanh Son Quan – a historical site of special significance.

5.6 500 year old gourd brooch forest

In the sandy, sun-burnt land of Quang Binh province, an ancient gourd brooch forest with an area of ​​more than 150 hectares is hidden in Thanh Binh village, Quang Xuan commune, Quang Trach district. It has existed as a living witness to the diversity and persistence of nature in Central Vietnam.

  • From above, the forest creates a cool green patch, like a blanket covering the white sand dunes below.
  • In summer, the forest of gourd brooch begins to flower, and at the end of the year, small fruits grow from the top of the tree with a sweet flavor combined with a slightly astringent aroma.
  • Spring awakens young shoots to grow, creating a chain of eternal life.
  • The interesting thing is that the gourd plant can only germinate on its own and cannot be grown from seeds or seedlings, which is a symbol of majestic nature.

The gourd brooch forest not only provides natural beauty but is also a home for many species of birds and other animals. With dense vegetation, many bird species such as starlings, combs, cuckoos and falcons have found a safe place to nest and breed. In particular, forests also provide a suitable environment for many species of reptiles and amphibians, contributing to the biodiversity of this land.

5.7 Canh Duong mural village

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Located about 57 km from Dong Hoi city center, Canh Duong Mural Village in Quang Binh is famous as an interesting destination for tourists. Especially young tourists, to explore and preserve beautiful moments by the beach.

Canh Duong Mural Village is filled with the colors of Phuong Mountain and Loan River, creating a picture of harmony between nature and people. This is also one of the “eight famous incense sticks”, i.e. 8 ancient villages with longstanding reputation in Quang Binh. This village was once a splendid dressing table during the war against the French invasion.

During that period, Canh Duong turned his homeland into a proud resistance flag, resisting more than 120 large and small raids by the enemy. Including 4 large-scale raids. This is associated with the name and indomitable spirit of the people of Canh Duong.

Besides, Canh Duong Mural Village is both a unique artistic and cultural attraction and a symbol of pride for the people here with beautiful 3D paintings of their beloved homeland. The village’s characteristic is a nearly 1 kilometer long road on which up to 50 colorful and lively 3D murals are arranged.

5.8 Doc Cape Beach

The beach at Doc Cape is a special spot that captivates visitors. The smooth white sand beach stretches along the blue sea, creating a beautiful dream-like picture. This is a great place to swim, relax, and start the day with a walk on the sand.

Natural rock formations formed from ocean waves and high tides are a unique highlight at Doc Cape. The long row of rocks running to the sea creates an interesting space and is the perfect location for those who love “virtual living” photos. From Doc Cape, you will admire Yen Island, another famous destination of Quang Binh.

5.9 Hon Gio (Bird Island)

Hon Gio, commonly known as Bird Island, is a wonderful destination located in Quang Trach. This island is known for its wild beauty, beautiful nature and diversity of rare birds.

With an area of ​​more than 1 square kilometer, Hon Gio is truly a pristine gem of nature, with long stretches of sand, sloping limestone cliffs and lush green beaches. But the special thing is that Hon Gio is also home to many rare bird species.

You can see seagulls, swifts, swallows and many other birds immersing themselves in the beautiful natural landscape. With the blue of the sea water and the green of the trees on the island. Hon Gio creates a harmonious and attractive picture.

6. Enjoying specialties when traveling to Quang Trach

Traveling to Quang Trach, in addition to visiting and exploring the beautiful natural scenery here. You also have the opportunity to enjoy local specialties. Coming to Quang Trach, you must enjoy the extremely delicious and attractive sea worm salad.

When eaten, this salad will have a slightly sweet taste and is easy to eat. When eaten, sea worms will be chewy and the more thoroughly you chew, you will feel the sweetness of this dish. And to make this extremely special salad, you need to be a veteran chef. Therefore, if you have the opportunity to come to Quang Trach, please enjoy this dish immediately.

In addition, you can enjoy many delicious and unique specialties. Some famous specialties here include Tan An sesame rice paper, brown rice pancakes and fresh seafood dishes such as scallops, squid, shrimp, and sea fish,…You can find restaurants in the local area to experience the special flavor of Quang Trach waters.

7. Accommodation when traveling to Quang Trach

When traveling to Quang Trach, you can refer to some of the accommodations below:

7.1 Staying overnight in Quang Trach

  • Bieu Tham Hotel. Address: Nam Lanh Village, Quang Phu, Quang Trach, Quang Binh.
  • Song Loan Hotel. Address: Ba Don Market, Quang Tung, Quang Trach, Quang Binh.
  • Cosevco Star Ba Don Hotel. Address: Ba Don Town, Quang Trach, Quang Binh.
  • Phong Orchid Guest House. Address: Highway 1A, Quang Tho, Quang Trach, Quang Binh.
  • Rio Motel. Address: Dong Hung, Quang Trach, Quang Binh.
  • Quynh Guesthouse. Address: Cau Hamlet, Quang Thuan Commune, Quang Trach, Quang Binh.

7.2 Staying overnight in Dong Hoi city

Because Quang Trach district is not too far from Dong Hoi city. Therefore, after participating in experiential activities here, you can return to Dong Hoi city to rest and relax.

  • Sun Spa Resort. Address: Bao Ninh commune, Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh.
  • Melia Vinpearl Quang Binh. Address: Hai Dinh Ward, Dong Hoi City, Quang Binh.
  • Gold Coast Hotel Resort & Spa. Address: Bao Ninh Commune, Dong Hoi City, Quang Binh.
  • Rex Quang Binh Hotel. Address: Nam Ly, Dong Hoi City, Quang Binh.
  • Royal Quang Binh Hotel. Address: Hai Dinh Ward, Dong Hoi City, Quang Binh.

Quang Trach is a diverse tourist destination, where you will not only discover the beauty of nature. But also learn about the unique cultural essence of this land.

The harmony between nature and people in Quang Trach promises to bring memorable travel experiences. And leave an impression in the hearts of every visitor. Please contact Origin Vietnam – a professional tour operator, to get an attractive tour schedule and explore the Quang Binh tour with the most complete experience.

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