The Lang Co Festival 2011 – the World Beautiful Bay will be held in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on July 9-10 to promote tourism and attract investment to the Lang Co-Chan May economic zone.

This year’s festival aims to evaluate to what extent the bay can contribute to promoting tourism development two years after it was recognised by Worldbays Club as one of the “World’s Most Beautiful Bays”.

Lang Co bay was selected as it is able to keep its natural beauty. Lying between Da Nang and Hue cities, Lang Co bay, Hai Van pass, Bach Ma Natural Reserve and an ancient fishing village in this area attracted people thanks to a wonderful harmonious combination between people and the nature.

Lang Co Bay has a 13-km long beach with white sand and blue water. It has Lap An lagoon, a brackish water lagoon extended to 1,500 ha with rich natural resources.

The bay adjacent to Hai Van Pass lies in the central area, where visitors can reach four world cultural heritages in Vietnam , namely Hue relics, royal court music, Hoi An ancient town and My Son relics, within a radius of 70 km.

The bay is also included in many travel tours and is the nucleus of four national tourism complexes as well as one of the three main points of Thua Thien-Hue Province ’s tourism.

The bay was defined in a group of important natural resources, playing a decisive role in the development of the province’s tourism./.