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A day in the life of a fisherman in ​​Mong Cai

After Van Don - Mong Cai highway opened for traffic in early September, the border city of Mong Cai became a new tourist attraction.

Van Don - Mong Cai highway has helped shorten the travel time from Hanoi to Mong Cai to just over three hours instead of six hours as before, creating favorable conditions for tourists to explore this border city. (Photo: Hoang Ha)
Referring to Mong Cai, tourists often think of Tra Co beach. However, besides Tra Co, the 7km-long Binh Ngoc is a very beautiful beach in Mong Cai, which still retains the wild, poetic and peaceful features. 
In Binh Ngoc, visitors can cycle on the coastal road, which is called "the most poetic road in Mong Cai".
To the east, at the foot of Ngoc Mountain, an arch is formed with beautiful scenes such as Da Den, Vung Che, and Ngoc Son beaches. Da Den (black stone) with many black stones is nestled at the foot of Ngoc mountain, with a long sloping sandy beach. The water is so clear that one can see the bottom.
An interesting activity that tourists should try in Binh Ngoc is being "a fisherman" for one day. 
This tour is offered by local authorities at Huynh Chim restaurant. Tourists do not take a boat to fish, but walk on the beach to catch fish, at a depth of about 1m. With the guidance of local fishermen, visitors learn how to cast nets and fish in the traditional way and receive  instructions on avoiding areas with the possibility of mudslides, subsidence, or areas with pits or rocky rapids.
After catching fish, visitors use fish for delicious dishes , and then enjoy seafood in the manner of the local people.

Linh Trang


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