One day at Thuan An beach – a bustling beach in Hue city
Hue city is not only famous for the Citadel, royal tombs but also for its beautiful and attractive long beaches. Along with Lang Co beach, Tam Giang lagoon, Thuan An beach is the masterpieces of Hue which attracts a lot of tourists. Thuan An beach is situated nearby Thuan An mouth, where Huong River runs to Tam Giang lagoon and then to the sea… Different from the neighboring beaches of Centre, the terrain and climate create Thuan An miraculous beach. People coming to Hue cannot leave this busy beach. If you go to Hue city, but have not seen Thuan An beach, it means that you only understand Hue a half.
Relaxing moments on Thuan An beach
Thuan An beach is far about 70 kilometers from Lang Co. Far from Hue 15 km, only 15 minutes by car, tourists are able to reach the beach. On the way to the beach, you can also contemplate immense Tam Giang lagoon, which is one of the biggest and most beautiful lagoons in Hue. You can also see plenty of small boats, junks drift up and down the river on the left of the route, and many houses, temples, pagodas, rice fields, and gardens which successively spread out on the right.
On arriving, tourists will have to admire the beauty of the sky, the sea, especially the dawn on the beach. As the sun rises, its rays are like to be awakened after a long sleep, stretching to the uncertain sea waves, which creates a three-dimensional picture. Trying getting up early in the morning and watching the dawn on the beach, you will understand why this beach always receives big love from Hue people.
There are two things that visitors find rather strange here that are clean fine sand without shells and sea water tastes salty than usual. From morning till 3 p.m., blue water and white sandy beaches create a rare and sparkling beautiful natural picture. Due to the nature of Thuan An sea climate, the beach in the morning is very different from it in the afternoon. When you return to Thuan An the next day, you probably will not even recognize it. Therefore, no matter how many times you go there, you still have new emotions.
After a long day visiting the Citadel, mausoleums, pagodas with Hue city tour or a visit to Bach Ma national park, Thuan An beach is a very enjoyable place that tourists often choose to relax and have a new experience. In the summer time, especially from April to September while Hue temperature being fairly hot, Thuan An beach is also the place where Hue people gather to enjoy the fresh air and sea-bathing.
Every citizen in Hue likes this beach because the beach is always bustling and fun. Sometimes, tourists are very crowded, and there are not enough places for their camping. Coming to the beach, one can meet other people, chat with them, watch their activities, see the children playing with their parents on the sand, swim in the cool water,…For me, watching fishing boats and fishermen at work along the beach, or seeing others playing in the water are interesting activities. When standing in front of the vastness of this beautiful beach, I feel my soul comfortable and peaceful.
Besides enjoying the beauty of Thuan An beach, tourists can rent tents, camp and stay overnight on the beach or make a BBQ party with fresh seafood. At night, you can also wander along the beach, or enjoy the taste of Chuon village rice wine, fresh seafood like shrimp, oysters, squid … grilled over charcoal, creating the aromatic smell on the beach and traditional dishes like Loc cake, Nam cake, etc.
Thuan An beach has a special meaning to me because it pertains to my childhood when my parents often took my younger brothers and me to the beach every summer vacation. My parents taught us how to swim and showed us how to build sand castles. We often played together on the sand and it was really my wonderful memory. From that day, Thuan An beach has become an impressive place in my soul. In the present, I still remain the habit to go to the beach every hot day to feel the peaceful atmosphere and enjoy the cool water. Believe me, if you come to this beach, you will not want to leave it anymore.
Because of the undeveloped tourist services and a little wild, Thuan An Beach bears in itself a mystery as the personalities of Hue people. Even though Thuan An beach is not as beautiful and splendid as the beaches in Hoi an or Da nang city, Thuan An beach is never less attractive in the eyes of Hue people and tourists coming to Hue. Come to Hue and have relaxing moments on Thuan An beach.