In order to have a beach vacation with a peaceful environment, Ngoc Vung is an interesting choice for tourists in the summer holiday. Fresh sea, long white sand beach and a quiet and peaceful space are the features of Ngoc Vung Island.
Ngoc Vung Island belonging to Van Don District – Quang Ninh Province is a land with a long history where preserves many vestiges of the Van Don ancient trading port, the Mac dynasty ancient citadel… Ngoc Vung is full of geographical factors such as river, beach, bay, harbor, plain… On the island, there are many freshwater sources and people can grow rice. Ngoc Vung has only about 1,000 inhabitants.
Tourists can go by speed boat from Hon Gai Harbor (Ha Long City) to Ngoc Vung Island or can choose wood boat from Do port or Cai Rong wharf to the island. Visitors can rent three-wheeled taxi to go to the center of the island from the port. From the center of the island, tourists can visit historical sites such as: Uncle Ho memorial park on the island, flag pole… Maybe the most amazing activity is traveling by bicycle or three-wheeled taxi and visit casuarinas forest by the beach, Truong Chinh beach and the Fort Hill…
Three-wheeled taxi on Ngoc Vung Island
Truong Chinh beach
Uncle Ho memorial park
The pristine and uncrowded beach with 3km long is the most attractive point of the island. Ngoc Vung sea has blue water, sloped gently and smooth sand beaches. In peaceful space, visitors can relax on the beach and listen to the whispering wave sound. This is the ideal destination in hot summer days.
Ngoc Vung beach
On the island, home-stay is also a good choice for tourists. Local people on the island are plain and friendly. You can borrow bicycle or motorbike from the local people to travel around the island, visit fishing village. You can also go net fishing and enjoy the typical dishes of the local fishermen. Tourists can choose to stay at local people’s house on stilts (home-stay) for about 60,000VND/person or motels, hotels from 300,000VND to 700,000VND per room. Seafood and local food are delicious from 100,000 to 200,000VND/person/meal, served in any restaurants or hotels.
House on stilts by the beach
If have enough time, tourists should visit the irrigation lake on the island, visit Phuong Hoang, Thuong Mai, Ha Mai, Dat Nut islands…
By Mai Phuong