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Ngoc Vung island Vietnam - a mysterious jewel in Quang Ninh

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Situated on Bai Tu Long bay, Ngoc Vung island is in Van Don district, Quang Ninh and very close to Minh Chau, Quan Lan. Ngoc Vung island is a beautiful island located between Net island and Phoenix island (Phuong Hoang). It contains the majestic landscapes that attract a large number of tourists. Seen from above, Ngoc Vung island looks like a velvety handkerchief with the white border floating on the surface of the water. In the east of this island, the fine and white beach of sand that it extends for kilometers. It's happy to visit this beautiful destination!

1. Ngoc Vung island's overview 

Ngoc Vung island is 40 km². Its dock is called "Cong Yen", was already used in the 11th century, it is also home to the remains of an ancient citadel of the Nguyen and Mac dynasties. During the war against the Americans, it was an outpost defending the airspace of the East of the country. Especially, it is received the title of "heroic island" by the state.

Sunset at Ngoc Vung island
Sunset at Ngoc Vung island

In the center is a lush parcel of fig trees. In 1962, the president Ho Chi Minh was under the shadow of these fig trees, addressing the nation during his visit. Before, during the feudal dynasties, this island contained a large quantity of rare and precious pearl oyster species. At night, the fluorescent beads shone throughout the region. From there were born the names "Ngoc" as "Ngoc Vung (brilliant pearl), Minh Chau (Ngoc Chau). At the beach of Ngoc Vung island, there are many artificial stones discovered in 1937, which opened up a trend of archaeological research of the ancient culture of Ha Long.


2. What to do on Ngon Vung island 


2.1. Sunbathing at Truong Chinh beach 

The highlight of the tourism on Ngoc Vung island is Truong Chinh beach, which stretches for nearly 3km. It is very beautiful with clear blue water, long white sand. Not crowded as other famous islands, Ngoc Vung island is peaceful and pristine, attracting both locals and foreigners coming to enjoy the atmosphere here. 


2.2. Sightseeing around Ngoc Vung island

From the central island, guests of Galatourist can go sightseeing around the island, contemplate the island from the cannon hill or ride a bicycle under the shadow of the trees.


2.3. Visit Uncle Ho's memorial

From the center of Ngoc Vung island, visitors can visit Uncle Ho's memorial on the island, watch the overhead island from the 12.7-mm cannon and ride the bicycle between the trees.

The pristine beauty of Ngoc Vung island
The pristine beauty of Ngoc Vung island


3. How to visit Ngoc Vung island ?

To visit Ngoc Vung Island, you have to take a boat to Ha Long, the time lasts 5 hours. Because there are no cars or motorbikes on the island, tourists receive bicycles when descending the boat and they often head immediately to the beach which is 5 km long.

Visitors will be happy when they take a bicycle to discover the beauty of the concrete road that winds around the island. Afterward, they enter a small fishing village with its houses covered with red terracotta tiles. The island has a thousand inhabitants, very welcoming and enthusiastic. They are ready to invite visitors for a meal or to guide them.

Ngoc Vung Island is home to a forest of casuarinas. The beach is clean and beautiful as a virgin. When you come to this island, you can enjoy fresh and delicious seafood caught or bred by locals and sold at a cheap price. You will have beautiful unforgettable memories in the house of families here.

The fishing village of Cong Do is one of the interesting destinations on the island. To get there, tourists have to slip into a small kayak and paddle. Sitting in their frail boat, you could easily touch the water and enjoy good times when talking with nice villagers. You will feel a day on the island that passes too quickly with many joys, even many visitors want to stay longer to enjoy the impressive moments of this little paradise.


4. Visit the best hotels near Ngoc Vung island with the spacious room and beautiful sea view

  • Muong Thanh Luxury Quang Ninh hotel
  • Wyndham Legend Halong
  • Novotel Halong Bay hotel


5. Other famous islands near Ngoc Vung island 


5.1. Co To Island

When talking about the must-see island in Quang Ninh, Co To island can not miss out. Co to the island is one of the most beautiful islands in Quang Ninh which is famous for wild beauty, natural, and no artificial interference as much as other resorts. Co To Island is a paradise for relaxation and attracting thousands of tourists both in and out of the country with beautiful beaches such as Hong Van, Ma Teot, Cot Island, romantic on the beach and etc.

Co To island, which is near Ngoc Vung island, is a must-see destination
Co To island, which is near Ngoc Vung island, is a must-see destination


5.2. Quan Lan Island

Quan Lan is an island located on Bai Tu Long bay, Van Don District, Quang Ninh Province. This beautiful island attracts tourists by its pristine nature with its miles of white sand dunes, jungle lagoons and quiet, unspoiled beaches. The beach in Quan Lan is very pristine, not as noisy as other marine resorts. That is why Quan Lan is an attractive destination for many travelers who love exploring with peaceful space. There are three famous beaches such as Quan Lan beach, Son Hao beach and Minh Chau beach in which Quan Lan beach is the most beautiful because of the green trees stretching along the beautiful coastline.

This beach is found on Quan Lan Island
This beach is found on Quan Lan island


5.3. Mat Rong Island

If you book 2 nights cruise Halong Bay, you will have the chance to visit the island. This year Dragon Eye Island is becoming a new trend attracting the curiosity of many young people want to learn about the most beautiful islands in Quang Ninh. Dragon Eye Island with an area of about 30 hectares is also known by the name of Bai Dong island. The island is located in the southern part of Halong Bay and borders the Lan Ha Bay area. The special and unique attraction of this place is the beautiful green lake between the rocky mountain and the primeval forest. This is the "dragon eye" of the island, you will be admired the blue water that you just want to immerse yourself where it seems to be able to see through the bottom.

Mat Rong island is located in the southern part of Halong Bay and borders the Lan Ha Bay area
Mat Rong island is located in the southern part of Halong Bay and borders the Lan Ha Bay area

For those who love peaceful, Ngoc Vung island is an ideal option. If you are planning to go there, some information above will help you much. Due to the blissful surroundings, tourists say that a day on the island passes quickly and many want to stay longer on the island to enjoy the magnificent masterpieces bestowed by nature.
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