FORGET PHU QUOC ISLAND AND GET TO KIEN GIANG ISLANDS

Available in : Vietnamese

 

November 1.2021

 

 

You wish to sink in the cool blue sea of an island but do not want to see the crowded tourist scene of Phu Quoc. Here are the pristine islands of Kien Giang

 

 

 

Nam Du archipelago

 

 

 

 

Nam Du Archipelago is located 90 kilometers west of Rach Gia City. Although it is not as well-known or crowded as Phu Quoc, it has its own unique beauty that draws visitors. Islands in Nam Du archipelago (the largest island, Cu Tron, measures 9 km2 and the smallest, Hon Lo, is only 200 m2) have never ceased to be appealing with beautiful scenery, pristine beaches, fresh food, low prices, and an airy atmosphere.

 

 

 

Hải Tặc archipelago 

 

 

 

 

The Hai Tac Archipelago – or Pirate Archipelago – is located in the province of Kien Giang and consists of 16 islands, the largest of which is Doc Hon. Hi Tac archipelago is 27.5 kilometers from the coast of Ha Tien and 40 kilometers from Phu Quoc island. At the end of the 17th century, the archipelago served as a base for pirates who seized larger Chinese and European commercial ships. The Hai Tac Archipelago, with its advantageous location and broad outlines of maritime trade in the area, was indeed the ideal location to hide and attack ships. Of course, pirates are no longer present, and the only people who live there are local fishermen.

 

 

 

Hon Son

 

 

 

 

Kien Giang’s Hon Son Island located between Hon Tre Island and Nam Du Archipelago, covers an area of 11.5 km2. This island is well-known for its exceptional natural beauty. There are emerald green beaches, smooth white sand curves, rows of green coconuts swaying with each breeze, and rocky outcrops.  In addition to swimming, you can discover and admire fishermen’s activities, rent fishing boats, conquer the majestic Mount Ma Thien Lanh, or visit Than Lai Son Temple, Ba Chu Temple, and Cao Dai Temple.

 

 

Ba Lua archipelago

 

 

 

 

 

Also known as Binh Tri, Ba Lua archipelago is an archipelago locating in the gulf of Thailand Kien Giang province and known as “(small) Ha Long bay of the south”. Spreading over an area of ​​about 70km², Ba Lua Archipelago consists of more than 40 islands and islets. Only ten of the 45 islands are inhabited, with only a few thousand people on each. The beauty of the Ba Lua Islands is a combination of small isles and islands rising above vast blue water, a plethora of wonderful caves and grottos, and rare and abundant biodiversity. Green and multi-shaped islands coexist to form a stunning landscape. The three islands are located in a shallow sea area where the water only reaches adults’ waists. As a result, visitors can move between these three islands without using boats. Low tide is an excellent time for visitors to admire the sea and catch seafood such as crabs, fish, oysters, and snails… Tourists can reach the archipelago in 30 minutes by boat from Kien Luong Ship Dock.

 

 

 

Thổ Chu Island

 

 

 

 

Thổ Chu Islands are made up of eight islands Thổ Chu Island Hòn Cao, Hòn Cao Cát, Hòn Khô, Hòn Mô (or Hòn Cái Bàn), Hòn Nhạn, Hòn Từ and Hòn Xanh. Hòn Nhạn. Tho Chu, located 100 kilometers from Phu Quoc, is a vital base for defending Vietnam’s territorial waters. Unlike Phu Quoc, Tho Chu, despite its strategic importance in terms of defense and security, remains a tranquil and isolated island. Visitors can get lost in the tranquil picturesque island with green trees and blue seas, enjoy bird watching, snorkeling, swimming in waterfalls, or simply relax on powdery white sand beaches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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