However, once they see the vibrant life of locals there, the village would definitely be a must-visit destination in their bucket list when they come back to the beach city.

Van Chai fishing village,thanh hoa travel
Van Chai fishing village is like a tranquil oasis amid the bustling beach city of Sam Son in Thanh Hoa province (Photo: Vietnam+)
Van Chai fishing village,thanh hoa travel
Young men in Van Chai village come back to the shore after a nighttime fishing trip (Photo: Vietnam+)
Van Chai fishing village,thanh hoa travel
Fishermen often start their fishing trip at midnight and then come back by dawn (Photo: Vietnam+)
Van Chai fishing village,thanh hoa travel
Van Chai fishing village is busy at dawn as fishermen returning shore with catches and those at home coming to help sort out the fish (Photo: Vietnam+)
Van Chai fishing village,thanh hoa travel
Locals pull fishing nets from the boat and sort out catches for selling (Photo: Vietnam+)
Van Chai fishing village,thanh hoa travel
Van Chai fishing village,thanh hoa travel
Locals pull fishing nets from the boat (Photo: Vietnam+)
Van Chai fishing village,thanh hoa travel
Van Chai fishing village is busy at dawn as fishermen returning shore with catches and those at home coming to help sort out the fish (Photo: Vietnam+)
Van Chai fishing village,thanh hoa travel
Locals sort out fish for selling (Photo: Vietnam+)
Van Chai fishing village,thanh hoa travel
Boats return after a night on the sea to catch fish (Photo: Vietnam+)
Van Chai fishing village,thanh hoa travel
Van Chai fishing village,thanh hoa travel
Merchants and fishermen busy trading fresh catches (Photo: Vietnam+)
Van Chai fishing village,thanh hoa travel

Locals look for fish from nets (Photo: Vietnam+)

Van Chai fishing village,thanh hoa travel
Boats return after a night on the sea to catch fish (Photo: Vietnam+)
 
Van Chai fishing village,thanh hoa travel
Boats return after a night on the sea to catch fish (Photo: Vietnam+)
Van Chai fishing village,thanh hoa travel
Boats return after a night on the sea to catch fish (Photo: Vietnam+)
Van Chai fishing village,thanh hoa travel
Locals sort out fish for selling (Photo: Vietnam+)
Van Chai fishing village,thanh hoa travel
Fish awaiting merchant to buy (Photo: Vietnam+)
Van Chai fishing village,thanh hoa travel
Locals look for fish from nets (Photo: Vietnam+)
Van Chai fishing village,thanh hoa travel
Locals look for fish from nets (Photo: Vietnam+)
Van Chai fishing village,thanh hoa travel
Locals look for fish from nets (Photo: Vietnam+)
Van Chai fishing village,thanh hoa travel
Locals look for fish from nets (Photo: Vietnam+)
Van Chai fishing village,thanh hoa travel
Boats return after a night on the sea to catch fish (Photo: Vietnam+)
Van Chai fishing village,thanh hoa travel
Sam Son is a familiar destination for many people. However they still have several hidden charms waiting for tourists to explore, including Van Chai ancient fishing village (Photo: Vietnam+)

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Local visitors a potential saviour for Sam Son

Local visitors a potential saviour for Sam Son

It’s a sunny mid-summer’s day at what is probably Vietnam’s largest public beach, Sam Son in Thanh Hoa Province, a drive of three hours or so south from Hanoi along National Highway 1

Thousands flock to beach after social distancing rules ease

Thousands flock to beach after social distancing rules ease

A large number of tourists have flocked to Sam Son Beach in the northern province of Thanh Hoa for the holiday after the social distancing rules for virus prevention are relaxed.