Being considered as the “fairy island” in the middle of the ocean, it’s undoubtedly a destination that travelers should not miss when traveling to Vietnam’s central coast province of Quang Ngai. In Spring, all the rocks and cliffs in Ly Son island are covered with mosses in various colours from yellow green to dark green and dark yellow.

Ly Son is an island belonging to the Quang Ngai coastal province, where borders Quang Nam and Binh Dịnh provinces in North Central and South respectively. This island is also known as “The Kingdom of Garlic” because it is the only place in Vietnam where garlic and onions are grown in the sand.

Ly Son Island,vietnam travel
The green mosses are raising from the deep ocean, covering all over the million-year-old lava rocks. 
Ly Son Island,vietnam travel
The time from late-February to early-March is the most appropriate for visitors to contemplate this wonderful scenery.
Ly Son Island,vietnam travel
Seaweed and moss are in various colours, making up an extraordinary natural picture of the ocean. 
Ly Son Island,vietnam travel
Not only green, a few algae and moss have other funky colours. This million-year-old rock changes its cloth to dark yellow in Spring. 
Ly Son Island,vietnam travel
The lava rock in Hang Cau landscape looks like a green monster in a Walt Disney’s fairy motion picture.
 
Ly Son Island,vietnam travel
Not only green, a few algae and moss have other funky colours. This million-year-old rock changes its cloth to dark yellow in Spring. 
Ly Son Island,vietnam travel
The moss season in Ly Son starts from January to the end of March every year. Visitors have to wait patiently cause the “field” of green algae and moss only appeared when the tide recedes. 
Ly Son Island,vietnam travel
Seaweed and moss were picked up by Ly Son people and dried as fertilizer for onion and garlic. Meanwhile, several types of edible seaweed have brought about high income for the people of Ly Son.
Ly Son Island,vietnam travel
Moss covers the most on volcanic sedimentary rocks near the tourist sites of Hang Co (Stork Cave), Thac Lua (Silk Waterfall), Hang Cau (Cau Cave) and on the rocks in front of Chua Hang (Pagoda Cave).

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Specialties of Ly Son island

Specialties of Ly Son island

Ly Son island is well known, not just for its beautiful beaches, but also for its delicious cuisine.

Ly Son island enchants tourists with pristine beauty

Ly Son island enchants tourists with pristine beauty

Located 30km from Sa Ky fishing port in Quang Ngai province, Ly Son island has been emerged as an attractive tourist destination in recent years thanks to its pristine beaches.