Must Go Lang Co

20 things to do in Lang Co, Central Vietnam

Ancient heritage sites, picturesque countrysides, unspoilt beaches and a fusion of French-Vietnamese cuisine, Lang Co is a must-go destination for travellers. With plenty of undiscovered spots to be explored and packed with historical and cultural sights, the region promises a charming and truly alluring adventure.

A complimentary shuttle service is available for all hotel guests looking to visit Hue and Hoi An.

Shuttle Service Schedule:
Time of Departure Place of Departure Place of Arrival
8:00 Banyan Tree Lang Co Hoi An
15:00 Banyan Tree Lang Co Hoi An
13:00 Hoi An Banyan Tree Lang Co
21:00 Hoi An Banyan Tree Lang Co
10:00 Banyan Tree Lang Co Hue
17:00 Hue Banyan Tree Lang Co

**Bookings must be confirmed at the Hotel’s Front Desk by 17:00 the day before.

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Highlights

SEE
1. Ride a bike up the Hai Van Pass, an old highway that meanders over the mountains between Da Nang and Lang Co. It offers breathtaking paranomic views of the sea and countryside.
2. Visit the 2,000 year old Hoi An old town, just one hour from Lang Co. A thriving commercial port for spice, ceramics and silk trade from the 15th to 19th century, the UNESCO Heritage Site is now a shopper’s paradise with charming art shops and galleries amidst narrow streets.
3. Hue, the former imperial city was home to 13 successive Vietnamese emperors. Now a UNESCO Heritage Site, a tour of Hue should include a visit to the Mausoleum of King Tuc Duc. It is a one-and-a-half hours drive from Lang Co.
4. Take a boat ride down the Perfume River that winds through Hue. With enchanting views, this journey will take you to the foot of the seven-storey Thien Mu Pagoda, where monks go serenely about their daily activities.
5. Hire a car to take you one-and-a-half hours to My Son, the heart of the Champa Kingdom, in a lush jungle valley. This UNESCO Heritage Site provides guided tours through archaeological temple ruins.
6. Bach Ma National Park is a French-era hill station that reaches a peak of 1450m at Bach Na Mountain. This national park holds over 2,000 plant species of insects, birds and mammals and 50 species of fishes, reptiles and amphibians. It is one hour and 20 minutes from Lang Co.
7. Trek to the rugged Truong Son mountain (Annamite range) that marks the border between Vietnam and Laos. It is home to rare creatures such as the Annamite rabbit, antelope-like saola and Chinese pangolin.
8. Ba Na Hill Station, located in the Truong Son Mountain Range, is accessible by the world’s longest cable car system at 5km. 40 minutes from Lang Co, visit the well-known Linh Ung Pagoda with a 24-metre high white seated Buddha.
9. Trek up the Marble Mountain, just 10 kilometres from Da Nang. A popular pilgrimage site, these hills are made of marble and limestone and named after each element: earth, metal, water, fire and wood.
10. Explore the mesmerising Phong Nha Caves. A four hour drive from Lang Co and situated in the KẻBàng National Park, this UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts one of the world’s largest karst regions with 300 caves. Containing Asia’s oldest karst mountains built over 400 million years ago, it also holds the longest underground river and world’s largest cave.
 
DO
1. Tee off at the 18-hole championship golf course designed by Sir Nick Faldo at Laguna Lang Co Golf Club which offers ocean views, a mountainous backdrop and rustic hinterland.
2. Visit the Binh An market. Opening from 0700hours, the market sells fresh fruit and vegetables.
3. Hop onto a boat excursion tour and explore the beautiful lagoons of Lang Co and the local fishing villages. Navigate through the mangroves with a traditional basket boat.
4. Wear the Ao Dai, the Vietnamese national costume that originated in the 18th century and worn mainly by females.
5. Buy a poem hat - lightweight and water resistant the conical hat shelters from the scorching heat and tropical rains. A timeless accessory for Vietnamese women.
6. Learn to make a traditional Vietnamese handicraft such as the iconic paper lotus or lantern.
 
EAT
1. Try Bun Thit Nuong, a vermicelli noodle salad of tangy nuoc cham, pickled vegetables and fresh herbs, topped with grilled pork and crushed peanuts.
2. Eat Bun Bo Hue, a clear beef noodle soup made of pure beef stock infused with lemongrass that is a specialty of Central Vietnam.
3. Try Banh Mi, a popular Vietnamese breakfast dish made of French bread with fried egg, sliced beef or pork and vegetables.
4. Visit a local fishing village for fresh seafood and learn to be a fisherman for a day.