Halong Bay has 1,969 islands and islets, including many beautiful islands that visitors have to charm and look to see. Of these islands, there are several beautiful islands for visitors to explore.
Ti Top Island
Ti Top Island is located 8 km south of Bai Chay Tourist Boat Harbor. In the name of Ti Top island, the documents suggest that in 1962, President Ho met the astronaut of the Soviet Union named German Titov on the island itself. Therefore, Uncle Ho has put Ti Top as the name of the island. It is believed that in the late nineteenth century, Ti Top Island is also known as Cat Nang, Red Cross Island or Nghia Dat Island. This island has just been launched into tourism in recent years. Ti Top Island is not very large area. Formerly a pristine island, few people frequented it. Ti Top Island is considered one of the most beautiful islands in Halong.
Summer days, almost every day Ti Top Island also welcomes dozens, hundreds of visitors to visit, admire. Ti Top Island is an indispensable destination in the journey to discover Halong.
Quan Lan Island
Quan Lan Island in the 12th century, Van Don Island District, is the first commercial port of Vietnam. At that time, boats to trade, trading on Quan Lan Island is very crowded. Presently, Quan Lan Island belongs to the Bai Tu Long Bay populations, which is the outermost island of the Tonkin Gulf. The island covers an area of about 11 km2, with inhabitants living on the island. The island has untouched nature, green nature and beautiful so it has attracted many visitors. On the island, there are beautiful attractions, such as: Son Hao, Quan Lan Pagoda (Linh Quan itself), Quan Lan Shrine (Duc Ong Temple). Quan Lan Island extends from Van Don Mountain to Got Mountain. Quan Lan Island is considered one of the most beautiful islands in Halong Bay.
Co To Island
Co To is an archipelago located east of Van Don island district, Quang Ninh. Co To has an area of 47.3 square kilometers, and a population of about 5,000 people. The ancient name of Co To Island is Chang Son (Mount Chang), which houses the North East fishermen. Previously, people did not live on Co To Island because of pirates. Later, security seemed better and residents began to reside on Co To Island. Co To is a complex of 50 large and small islands such as Co To Con, To Lon, Con Con Ba Con, Con Chien Kieng, etc. Of which there are two large islands, Big Co To and Thanh Lan. Thanh Lan has gentle sloping orange hills while Co To is famous for its pearls. Co To is an island with many beautiful beaches, including two famous sites, Hong Van and Van Chay. Co To beaches are quiet with smooth sand banks and clear sea water. Small Co To owns the most beautiful beach of the archipelago. However, Small Co To is a military island so there are no inhabitants.
Bo Hon Island
Bo Hon Island is the most mentioned island in the beautiful islands of Halong Bay. Bohon Island is located in a series of large islands with famous caves such as Sung Sot cave, Luon cave, Trinh Nu cave, Trong cave, Dong Tien lake, etc. On Bo Hon island, there are high peaks with steep cliffs. Flora and fauna in the Bo Hon island is rich and diverse, including many rare species, such as: longevity, orchid, deer, chamois, etc. Bo Hon Island is one of the interesting islands for tourists in Ha Long Tours.
Soi Sim Island
Soi Sim island is located in the southwest of Halong Bay. The island is located about 700m from Ti Top island, about 12km from the Bai Chay port, with an area of about 8.7ha. The island was hundreds of millions of years old, surrounded by the sea and became a desert island. Soi Sim has a very special geological structure with two thirds of the area covered by feralit soil and weathered soil. Soi Sim is an island of two peaks of 100m in the middle of the hammock and sloping slopes to the southwest. On the island, there is a typical plant ecosystem with many valuable endemic species, which are considered to be typical Ha Long bay ecosystems. On the island is the most grown species is sim, so people commonly called the island of Sim. Soi Sim is one of the beautiful islands in Halong Bay. In the future, Soi Sim Island aims to develop into one of the eco-tourism centers for domestic and foreign tourists.
Ngoc Vung Island
Ngoc Vung Island is located between two small islands of Hon Net and Phuong Hoang Island. This is a small and quite wild island of Van Don district, located away from the mainland. Previously, Ngoc Vung Island was less known to tourists than the islands such as Quan Lan, Co To. In recent years visitors, have started to pay attention and love to come. Ngoc Vung is also known as Pearl Island in Halong (distinguished from Pearl Island – Phu Quoc) because there are many rare pearls. In the evening, the pearls glow in the light of the sky, so they are then called Ngoc Vung. Ngoc Vung island’s terrain is sea, lake, river, delta, harbor … This is considered as a small village between a large island. There are not many people liveing here, about 1000 people, but they are very friendly and hospitable. Visitors to Ngoc Vung Island can stay in the form of “homestay”. Guests can rent or borrow bicycles from people, or take a tuk-tuk to visit the island.
The nature has been “favored” for Ha Long when giving beautiful scenery that is not very good match. “The most beautiful islands in Ha Long” are also part of that priceless gift. If you have the opportunity to travel Halong Bay, you do not forget to look to these beautiful islands to admire.