Travel to Halong Bay, remember to visit Ngoc Vung Island

Located nearly 50 km far from Halong city, a pristine and not yet well known island named Ngoc Vung will be an attractive destination for travellers to Halong Bay in the years to come

 A peaceful scenery on Ngoc Vung Island
A peaceful scenery on Ngoc Vung Island

It will take you well over two hours riding from Van Don Harbour to Ngoc Vung. As travellers set their feet on the island, it welcomes you with radiant sunshine. For years, Ngoc Vung has been mentioned besides other islands of Quang Ninh such as Co To Island or Quan Lan Island but unlike other well-known names, Ngoc Vung Island has not yet developed much tourism services. This pristine island belongs to the district of Van Don and you can visit Ngoc Vung by boarding on a cruise ship at 7am every morning and 1pm in the afternoon. Indochina tours

The untouched Ngoc Vung – destination to visit when travel to Halong Bay
The untouched Ngoc Vung – destination to visit when travel to Halong Bay

The long seaway stretches almost 3 km; untouched and uncrowned are the most attractive points of this island. Blue water sea, smooth sand beaches with soft sand under your bare feet along with non-stop waves make everyone excited. When you are exhausted after playing with big waves, it is the time for wandering on the beach, picking up beautiful seashells to build your own sandy castle

 A kid is building his own sandy castle on Ngoc Vung Beach
A kid is building his own sandy castle on Ngoc Vung Beach

Ngoc Vung means Luminescent Pearl in Vietnamese as local people on the island believe that once upon a time, there used to have a lot of precious and rare species of pearl oysters and every night, the pearls shined brightly. On Ngoc Vung Island, there are just about 1,000 residents inhabited concentrated in a small village. To visit their lovely village, there is nothing better than a cycling trip around little houses. Do not hesitate to walk in a local house and ask to borrow or hire a bike, friendly people are willing to lend you. Halong bay tours

A cycling trip is an ideal way to discover the beauty of Ngoc Vung Island
A cycling trip is an ideal way to discover the beauty of Ngoc Vung Island

There is plenty of freshwater on the island so that locals can plant and grow rice. Visit Ngoc Vung Island in the harvest time, you will smell the scent of newly harvested rice paddies, fragrant jackfruits still on the tree and see the kids waving their hands to greet travellers on small alleys. For those who travel to Halong in group, I highly recommend you to hire a Xe lam (a unique vehicle on the island which is a tiny, three-wheeled truck) to go around the village, price is reasonable so you do not have to worry about dual pricing

Xe lam - a unique vehicle on the island
Xe lam – a unique vehicle on the island

Some cruises in Halong Bay have already added Ngoc Vung Island as one of destinations in their journey. If you have a chance to travel to Halong Bay, take this opportunity to visit this pristine island and have memorable experiences with natural beauty and hospitable resident on the island

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