Sandy beach turns into landfill site during public holiday

By Xuan Hoa   May 4, 2016 | 11:49 am GMT+7

Thousands of tourists and locals who flocked to Con Vanh Beach for the public holiday left behind tons of rubbish.

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On the morning of Vietnam's Reunification Day, April 30, people were backed up along the road to Con Vanh Beach.

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It is estimated that thousands of people visited the beach, prompting make-shift catering services to pop up along hundreds of meters of the coast.

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Many people held beach parties and left their rubbish littering the coast.

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An eye witness told VnExpress: "Many people are very irresponsible. They came to swim, eat, drink and then left without cleaning up."

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Children could easily pick up coconut shells while playing in the water.

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Many youngsters stood on coconut shells to pose for photos.

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A local said: " It will be very difficult for Con Vanh Beach to promote tourism in the future if local people treat it like this."

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By May 2, most tourists had left, and garbage was piled up in small heaps.

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The management board of Con Vanh Beach said they had cleaned up the beach in preparation for the holiday. They also publicized garbage collection times, but they were largely ignored.

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