General Vo Nguyen Giap to rest in peace in the area of Vung Chua – Yen (swallow) Island in Quang Dong commune of Quang Trach district. This place has attracted the attention of millions of Viet Nam people, it is expected to be a new destination of local and foreign tourists on their Viet trans trip.
Vung Chua – Yen (swallow) Island located at the foot of the Hoanh Son range, about 10km from the poetic Ngang Pass to the southeast. From Tho Son peak looked toward the sea is the magnificent natural scenery, peaceful seawater clouds. Being surrounded by the three islands of Hon La, Hon Gio and Hon Nom (Swallow Island), Vung Chua area is pretty airtight, where is the shelter for many boats during storms.
According to the older people in the village of Tho Son, Vung Chua name derived by peaceful water here like as "Vung", hundreds of years ago, there is a sacred pagoda which now remains the substructure due to devastation from time and wars . The original name of swallow island is Hon Nom, called “nom” downwind. Later people called Yen (swallow) island because It is the home to swallow birds come to make nests so the island is named after the bird . Cover an area of 10 hectares, the space here is extremely spacious. Amid the sea, the Swallow Island emerges as a green jewel, with poetic and wild beauty.
Vung Chua is one of the beautiful landscapes, lying adjacent to the Hon La deepwater bay which records of Cao Xuan Duc (in the Nguyen dynasty) in his book Dai Nam Du Dia Chi called the La Son bay. It is surrounded by mountains firmly, the landward side is the Hoanh Son range “ like as the shape of coiled dragon and getting down tiger” with Mui Rong peak to the northwest and many small islands to the east.
From Tho Son peak looked toward the sea, the space is extremely spacious and peaceful that the reason general Vo Nguyen Giap chosen to rest in peace in the area of Vung Chua – Yen (swallow) Island. Mr. Luong Van Luyen, director of the department of Cultural, Sport and Tourism of Quang Binh said Vung Chua is a beautiful land, majestic mountains, gentle sea waves. With many potentials for development of tourism, in the future, Vung Chua - Yen Island will become an attractive destination linking with Ngang pass, Lieu Hanh Princess temple… forming a attractive spiritual tourism route, not only the beautiful scenery but also very sacred.