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Old October 13th, 2009, 01:56 AM posted to rec.travel.asia
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Default A place to remember

Nhat Le Beach on the central coast delivers history, fun and luxury in
one dose.

At the mouth of the Nhat Le River in Quang Binh Province, tourists
frolic on a long strip of white sand where soldiers once fought and
died.

Owing to its strategic location, the river mouth was the scene of a
major battle between the forces of Dai Viet (now Vietnam) and the
Champa kingdom of Chiem Thanh in the eleventh century.

The estuary where the Nhat Le River ends its journey down from the
Truong Son Range is also called Tru Nha, Ha Cu or Cua Sai, and is the
location of the provincial capital, Dong Hoi.

When the sky is clear and a breeze is blowing, the splashing waves
cast off bubbles like pearls as they lap against the beach. The
crystal-clear water is perfect for swimming and splashing around.

The beauty of Nhat Le Estuary can be poetic. At night, fishing boats
festooned with lanterns of all colors make the river look like a city
or a sky filled with thousands of stars.

For overnighters and day-trippers, thereís a four-star resort called
Sun Spa that occupies 29 hectares of Bao Ninh Peninsula and houses a
hotel, villas, bungalows, a restaurant serving Asian and European
meals, and coffee bar.

Surfing, canoeing, jet-skiing and paragliding are available there, as
are football and volleyball on the beach, tennis, billiards, swan
boats and the ubiquitous karaoke. They also have yoga and tai chi
classes.

Many of the resortís guests try out paragliding, which affords them
spectacular views of the sea, the river, the sand dunes of the
peninsula, the expanse of Dong Hoi, and the mountains of the
hinterland.

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