Vietnam’s recording body has announced nine new records regarding the country’s seas and islands, to mark Vietnam’s Sea and Islands Week from June 5-8.

According to the Vietnam Book of Records, the records include Tra Co, as the country’s longest beach at 17km; Ha Long Bay, the bay with the largest number of islands, 1,169 in all; Tam Giang – Cau Hai, the largest lagoon, with surface area of 21,600 ha and Cat Ba, the archipelago with the largest number of islands.

Truong Sa archipelago, which is the archipelago furthest away from the mainland; Phu Quoc, the biggest island; Nam Yet, Vietnam’s biggest marine reserve and Ly Son, the island with the largest population have also been recorded.-VNA