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Some Islets in Halong Bay

Some Islets in Halong Bay

Besides the beautiful island beaches and majestic caves, Halong Bay also attracts domestic and foreign tourists by its system of islets and rocks on the water.

Halong Bay has been recognized by UNESCO many times as a Natural Heritage of the world with thousands of islands made by great and lively creation. Halong Bay stands out with its beautiful island and cave system. The islands in Halong has two forms of limestone and schist, concentrated in two main areas, which are the southeastern area of ​​Bai Tu Long Bay and the southwestern region of ​​Halong Bay. Each island has a different lively shape.

That is the oldest image of the geologic topography of 250 - 280 million years, as a result of the process of lifting and lowering many times from the continent to a sea basin. The process of karst erosion, weathering almost creates a unique Halong in the world.

Dau Moi islet

Dau Moi islet lies in the middle of the route between Am islet and Dua islet in Bai Tu Long Bay. It resembles the head of a termite, a kind of insect often seen before the rainy season. Dau Moi islet is listed in the diversified “animal collection” of Halong Bay.

Trong Mai islet

Trong Mai islet

Trong Mai islet

Trong Mai islet (rock of "the kissing cocks") is a famous islet on Halong Bay. It has become a symbol of Halong Bay and also Vietnam's tourism. It can also be found with the name Ga Choi islet (rock of "the fighting cocks").

Trong Mai islet is located at the southwestern Halong Bay, about 5 kilometers from Bai Chay tourist wharf. The place is about 10 meters high above sea level. It has the shape of a cock couple rising from the blue sea. These two huge cocks have stood by the other for thousands of years. As the story told by the locals, Trong Mai islet represents for the faithfulness of love.

The islet is most beautiful at dawn when the sun sheds the first shine of a day and lights up the cock couple.

Lu Huong islet

Incense Burner islet, or Dinh Huong islet, is so-called Lu Huong islet. It's located in the southwest of Dau Go island (about 6 kilometers from Bai Chay tourist wharf, Halong).

Lu Huong islet

Lu Huong islet

Dinh Huong islet comprises only one huge stone. When the tide is low, tourists on Halong Bay tours Violet cruise can see its four pins underneath. The islet is in the shape of an incense burner in the middle of the sea. In the majestic setting of sea and islands, Dinh Huong islet seems like a holy symbol dedicated to national heroes who sacrificed to protect the country.

The islet is an excellent site of Halong Bay that draws the attraction of several tourists coming to Halong. Nowadays, it’s easy to find the image of Dinh Huong islet on the VND 200,000 bill.

Con Coc islet

Con Coc islet (Toad islet) is situated about 12 kilometers from Bai Chay tourist wharf to the Southeast of Halong Bay. It's about 9 meters high above sea level. From a far distance, the islet looks like a big toad which is waiting for the rain in the middle of the sea.

Con Coc islet

Con Coc islet

According to a story of Vietnamese people, once upon a time, God forgot making rain, and this resulted in continuing severe drought, threatening the lives of all species. A brave toad led a group of animals to meet him and asked him for rain. That toad was honored as the uncle of God.

After that, when the toad grinds its teeth together, it’s rain immediately. The grind of the toad has become a sign of rain and helps Vietnamese farmers forecast the weather in agriculture.

With differences in shapes and stories, the islets in Halong Bay will make your trip more fanciful and colorful. Let's join Halong bay tours from Hanoi or Halong city to have the opportunity to admire the beauty of these islets. If you need further information about Halong cruise deals, don’t hesitate to let us know. Don’t forget to like and share the article with others if it’s useful for you. Thank you.