An emerging trend among holidaymakers who enjoy traveling to exotic destinations is vacationing in Vietnam, a country not only known for having an eventful history and elaborate culture, but also breathtaking landscapes and scenery. Popular among visitors who head over to this eastern wonder are the spectacular sea side holidays on offer, with beautiful beaches along the country’s coast. Yet when in the area there is more to do than just laze in the sun, as there is much to see and explore in Vietnam. To spend an exciting day in the Binh Thuan Province visitors can plan to venture over to the Ke Ga Lighthouse, a popular site in the area.
Though it was built with a purpose in mind – to protect ships from the reefs in the area, the Ke Ga lighthouse is nothing short of splendid. The structure which was built in the late 1800’s is not only one of the oldest in the entire region, but is also reputed to be one of the most beautiful in the area. Its design is credited to French architect Snavat, and included in the structure granite stones brought from France that add considerably to its magnificence. It is located on an island that needs to be visited by boats which are of no shortage in the area, and when hiring locals to do the job is a great opportunity to test ones bargaining skills.
When visitors arrive at the island the adventure is only made greater by the fact that they are given a key with which they can enter the lighthouse. The view from atop the building that stands over 60 meters above sea level is spectacular but comes with a challenge, which is in the form of 185 spiraling steps. Yet it is well worth the climb when looking out at the seemingly never-ending sea and sky and the charming area in the vicinity. Where better to admire the sunset from that from this high perch, which is a must visit for visitors seeking adventure.
Umanga Kahandawaarachchi is a passionate travel writer who writes under the pen name, Maggie Tulliver. Her field of writing covers a wide array of content and articles related to travel and hospitality industry.