A charming pristine island in Quang Ninh – Banh Sua island


Apart from the Halong Bay or other Quang Ninh attractive places, Banh Sua island in Van Don with beautiful natural wild scenery is the ideal place to escape from Tet holiday  in Quang Ninh.

The primary beauty of the island is attractive the soul of visitors

The primary beauty of the island is attractive the soul of visitors

Banh Dau (also known as Ong To Island or Tu Hai Island) is located modestly in the small Golden Card in Bai Tu Long Bay, Quang Ninh Province. The island not only possesses the sweet name that makes the traveller fond of, but also it is truly a pristine oasis that makes visitors passionate in the exploration of nature.

Banh Sua Island with the area of less than 1 km², the largest of which is about 420 meters looks like a small turtle in the middle of the vast sea. So this small island is often referred to as the youngest in the “big family” of hundreds of large and small islands and is surrounded and sheltered by the Gold Card Islands (in the west), Dong Chen island (in the east), Phi Rock (in the south) and Bua Thuoc Rock (in the north).

Immersed in the romantic and sweet scenery on Banh Sua island

Immersed in the romantic and sweet scenery on Banh Sua island

No long white sandy beaches with blue water, no star hotel and more no noisy atmosphere of the tourist area but the beauty of Banh Sua Island will make visitors love infatuatedly in the quiet peaceful space to be surprised with the simple and pretty rooms.

Wandering about the island, you will always find interesting things around the oasis amidst this vast ocean. Somewhere in this lovely island, you will be able to relax in peaceful and gentle space, enjoy the clear blue water, swim around the island and dive into the colorful coral reefs for admiring.

Simple life of fishermen in Van Don

Simple life of fishermen in Van Don

On the island there is a quite high rocky mountain, where it is said that is the most beautiful place to watch the sunset and panoramic views of Bai Tu Long Bay. Zoom out in the evening, Bai Tu Long Blue Bay appears in the light yellow sun. The scene of the red sun slowly goes down the mountains with full of shape before the eyes that satisfies everyone to climb the mountain.

Wandering on the empty island, picking clam, sea cucumber, starfish are interesting experiences. Arriving here, visitors also experience the exciting life of fishermen in the sea. The labor picture of the fishing village on the island has its own characteristics which is prominent and not mixed with any other.

You will go with local people to catch oysters, sea cucumber hunting and follow fishing boats. Enjoying the cold water early in the morning, running with the rising tide of water are some activities which make everyone feels excited and relaxed than ever.

To get to the island, depart from the center of Hanoi, you can pick up bus at My Dinh bus station to Cam Pha city. After 220 km long, visitors will continue to Cai Rong port and take the train, floating at sea about 30 minutes to the island.

Delicious grilled oysters cooked by local people on the island

Delicious grilled oysters cooked by local people on the island

If you have a chance to visit Banh Sua island, do not miss the opportunity to enjoy fresh seafood on the island. The delicious flavor of the specialties will help visitors experience delicious seafood and more intimate, sticking with the indigenous people.



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