Ly Son - a cultural and geological heritage

Ly Son island is a gorgeous geopark in the central province of Quang Ngai. The island is also home to the Hoang Sa Flotilla which protected Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagoes four centuries ago.

Ly Son island covers an area of less than 10 sq.km, but it has nearly 100 relics, most of which are related to the Hoang Sa Flotilla (Photo: VNA)

Ly Son island covers an area of less than 10 sq.km, but it has nearly 100 relics, most of which are related to the Hoang Sa Flotilla (Photo: VNA)

Every square meter on Ly Son island is imbued with the culture of its ancestors who protected the sea hundreds of years ago (Photo: VNA)

Every square meter on Ly Son island is imbued with the culture of its ancestors who protected the sea hundreds of years ago (Photo: VNA)

Releasing boat, a ritual at Le khao le the linh Hoang Sa (Feast and Commemoration Festival for Hoang Sa soldiers) (Photo: VNA)

Releasing boat, a ritual at Le khao le the linh Hoang Sa (Feast and Commemoration Festival for Hoang Sa soldiers) (Photo: VNA)

The geological tectonics created original landscapes on Ly Son which are rare anywhere else in the world (Photo: VNA)

The geological tectonics created original landscapes on Ly Son which are rare anywhere else in the world (Photo: VNA)

To Vo Arch is a 2.5m high rock gate formed by geological tectonics. It is an ideal venue to see sunset and take photos (Photo: VNA)

To Vo Arch is a 2.5m high rock gate formed by geological tectonics. It is an ideal venue to see sunset and take photos (Photo: VNA)

Gorgeous sedimental cliffs on the way to Hang (Cave) pagoda (Photo: VNA)

Gorgeous sedimental cliffs on the way to Hang (Cave) pagoda (Photo: VNA)

 
Volcanic tectonics created sedimental caves on Ly Son, one of which was Hang pagoda (Photo: VNA)

Volcanic tectonics created sedimental caves on Ly Son, one of which was Hang pagoda (Photo: VNA)

The white sandy beach on Dao Be (small island) lies by the side of arch cliffs shaped by volcanic sediments (Photo: VNA)

The white sandy beach on Dao Be (small island) lies by the side of arch cliffs shaped by volcanic sediments (Photo: VNA)

Diving to explore coral (Photo: VNA)

Diving to explore coral (Photo: VNA)

Swimming in the clear blue water of Dao Be (Photo: VNA)

Swimming in the clear blue water of Dao Be (Photo: VNA)

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