Lăng Cô

Lang Co, Vietnam
Lang Co, Vietnam

Lang Co is on the Central Coast region of Vietnam, in Thua Thien-Hue Province in the district of Phu Loc.

Understand

Lang Co's industries are primarily fishing and tourism.

Get in

The quickest and easiest way to get to Lang Co is via a taxi from the Da Nang International Airport. Most taxis are metered and will cost approximately 450,000 dong inclusive of tolls and airport exit fees.

The taxi driver will always go through the tunnel, if left to his own devices, but for a more interesting ride which should only cost a further 150,000 dong, ask the driver to take the Hai Van Pass. The Hai Van Pass route will take about 50 minutes from the airport to Lang Co, while the tunnel route will take approximately 35 minutes.

There are no buses from the Da Nang international airport. To take a bus would require taking a taxi from the airport to the bus terminal for approximately 50,000 dong and then taking the bus from the terminal to Lang Co at a cost of 15,000 dong. These buses generally wait until they are full and the temperature inside can get very hot.

Get around

The best way to get around Lang Co is by a motorbike or a bicycle, especially going around the tranquil lagoon.

See

There are no specific attractions within Lang Co.

Aside from the 15 km of white beach on the South China Sea, a visit to the local market in the middle the village would be interesting. Most of the women selling in the market only speak Vietnamese.

Do

Hai Van Pass, near Lang Co
Elephant Springs, near Lang Co
Buddha on top of Ba Na Hill

Buy

There are only about 2 ATMs in Lang Co. Sometimes these are out of service or have no money to dispense. Collect money from an ATM in Da Nang.

There is a post office (VNPT) in Lang Co, which has international money transfer facilities.

Eat

Drink

Sleep

There are many hotels being built along Highway 1A. These hotels on the highway are budget hotels with rooms around 200,000-400,000 dong per night. Most do not have back-up power and the Vietnam power supplier regularly cuts power off to the region starting from anywhere from 05:00-19:00. The resorts on the beach generally have back-up generators.

Budget

Mid-range

Splurge

Connect

There are several Internet shops scattered along Hwy 1A, but more are concentrated down the small road down to the market (entrance to the road, is the first right from the toll booth coming from Danang). The shops will generally be filled with local children playing online games. The cost is about 5,000 dong/ hour.

Go next

Hoi An is about 1 hour taxi from Lang Co and a car can be hired for approximately 700,000 dong.

Hue is about 1.5 hour drive from Lang Co. Local buses/vans go to Hue throughout the day. You just need to stand on the side of the road and wave at one that has a sign in the front that says Hue, Hanoi. These buses are the cheapest mode of transport but can get very stuffy and packed to the rim. Tourist buses are a better option and tickets can be purchased at Thanh Tam Resort, where the bus stops.

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