A Guide to Bai Chay Beach
Every year thousands of tourists, both local and international, flock to Bai Chay Beach to enjoy the beautiful white sandy beaches and deep blue/green hues of the ocean.
The beach is about 500 yards long and 100 yards wide. It’s a man-made tourist friendly beach close to the Halong Bay coast. The beach is well developed and you’ll be able to find bars and hotels alongside it. Every hotel has its own piece of beach where you can relax, children can play and enjoy a nice cold beverage or some of the delicious local seafood.
Legend of Bai Chay
Literally translated Bai Chay means "burned beach/area" (Bãi means area/beach and Cháy means fire/burned). There are some legends concerning Bai Chay and where the name comes from. One of these legends tells us the story that when Mongolian invaders tried to conquer Halong Bay, Vietnamese soldiers set fire to the ships of the Mongolians. As the fire was raging, a strong wind picked up adding fuel to the fire. As a result, the fire burned down the entire western side of Cua Luc.
Bai Chay Beach is a great place to come and relax, it’s a beach that has something to offer for everyone.
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