Binh Lap beach, Cam Ranh

Wild beauty of Binh Lap village

Speaking of Khanh Hoa tourism, one cannot not mention the white sandy beach of Nha Trang. But beside that, Cam Ranh waters also possesses beautiful beaches and importantly still preserves it's unspoiled and natural beauty.

Looking on the map, Khanh Hoa is blessed with two "sleeves" reaching out symmetrically spectacular ocean with 2 fishing villages at the end, the north is the Dam Mon, Van Thanh commune and the south is Binh Lap. Dam Mon is known to many tourists however Binh Lap is still natural

Binh Lap is about 90 kim from centre of Nha Trang city, in the past it took 2 hours by canoe from Ba Ngoi port because this hamlet is isolated from the mainland, on the behind is mountains, facing the immense sea. The inhabitants are scattered over three areas Bai Ngang, Bai Lao and Tau Be, a 10km path leading up to the mountain was built in 2007 links Cam Lap people's committee with Tau Be village which is the last point of Binh Lap.

In the past, Binh Lap was the poorest village in Cam Ranh, it was like an oasis, the only means of transport was by boat, and fishing was the only way for people to make a living. Before the end of the war in 1975 this area was still wild with a few households, there were no hospital nor school, people were very poor. After reunification Binh Lap changed very fast, especially after Doi Moi (Innovation Policy) people started raising lobster and it has changed living standard of local people

Binh Lap today is no longer wild and natural like before, although in the same hamlet people live mainly in 3 areas with more than 200 households and 1000 inhabitants, living on fishing and cultivation, most people are pretty rich. With over 100 fishing boats Binh Lap produce up to 500 tonnes of seafood each year, however the most lucrative occupation is lobster raising in cages, more than 80 percent of population raise lobsters, making up to hundreds of million Vietnam Dong a year, many have become rich, there were only a few poor families.

At the end of the road is Tau Be village, most densely populated area in Binh Lap, the main occupation of the villagers is fishing. A beautiful beach named Bai Ngang, from inside the cool house overlooking white sand beach, the sea surface is like a mirror, pristine water, cool winds blow.

When starting up the slope, a very beautiful scene opens. Looking down is square lakes raising fish, coconut forest and far away is blue sea. The winding road climbing mountain pass, on one side of the mountain is big rocks, dense trees, the beach is looming in the distance.

The beach in Binh Lap is cresent, the end point of the crescent is a beautiful rock field, blue water clear through the sea bed. The rocks are large enough that depending on the shapes the human imagination can give it a name, such as rhinos,. There are rocks like rhinos, owl...

There are very large rocks, on which are weird dent like a giant hand. Standing on the highest rock just look down beneath rocks, waves crashing onto the beach all year round. In the distance are the mountains and fishing boats, unspoiled nature and tranquility.

Bai Lao (also known as the Nhao tree cape), another attractive beach with blue water and gentle waves, this is another crescent connects with Bai Ngang making a spectacular shape, to the end of Bai Lao is Tau Be village.

In the experience of free travelers, to discover all the beauty of Binh Lap oneshould start from Binh Ba Island (famous for delicious lobster) and turn around the Binh Lap peninsula with different modes of transport, It is recommended to bring along a camere for underwater shooting as it is impossible to ignore the great pictures in the ocean.

Previously, Binh Lap was also known as a destination gem hunters, they said that the terrain of Binh Lap was on the foothills of God mountain (between Khanh Hoa and Ninh Thuan provinces) and precious stones were accumulated in the forest and rivers.

Visiting Binh Lap one cannot miss to enjoy seafood, made from shrimp, crab, oysters, snails, fish...the price is quite reasonable. If not buy food here, tourists can still lend kitchen and barbecue shrimp, the cost includes fresh water shower...

In the future when the road to Binh Lap (from Thanh My fork bridge) is complete, travelers will come know more, Hope Binh Lap will preserve the wild natural character, the quality of seafood and the friendliness of local people is still bold.

Source: Tours to Vietnam, Travel Vietnam