Tuan Chau Island is visitors’ favorite island beside Co To Island, Cat Ba Island, TiTop Island… in Ha Long Bay. Tuan Chau Island always makes an impression with its long white sand beach, blue sea and also the most modern entertainment activities. The natural landscape of Tuan Chau Island is as beautiful as a mysterious ink painting.
1. General Information
Tuan Chau Island is located about 2km from the center of Ha Long city. The squatter of this island is up to 400 ha but the area for tourists is about 220 ha, created by gentle hills. There is a concrete road about 2km long to connect the island with the mainland so that you can move to the island and come back in one day, which is very easy and convenient.
The sea in Tuan Chau is an artificial sea. It does not mean that the “hot” level of Tuan Chau has been decreased. The beach with fine white sand is so suitable for tourists to celebrate for team – building activities. On this island, there are so many traces and remains that have been revealed, so don’t forget to pass by some relics.
2. Time to “check-in” on Tuan Chau Island:
In each season, the nature of Tuan Chau Island has a distinct and unique beauty like almost islands in Ha Long Bay. But the flawless time on this island is from March to the end of October. At this time, you can enjoy the blue sea, white sand, and sunshine on the island.
In the middle of summer (from May to July), the weather will be a little hot. On some days, the temperature can reach 40 degrees – not suitable for outside activities.
3. List things “have – to – do”:
3.1 . Swimming, sunbathing on the beach
It’s so wasteing if you don’t spend most of your time on the beaches under the golden sunshine. You can dive to envision the coral, play games such as football and volleyball, rent a canoe to drive around Tuan Chau Island and others.
If you prefer relaxing, you can book a trip on a Halong cruise from 3 stars to 5 stars. They‘re going to take you to the planned places.
3.2. Camping, hiking and climbing
If you prefer adventure and sport, you will definitely fall in love with nature soon. Much of the island is lush and hilly, but not too large and steep, creating the best conditions for forest lovers to spend all day covering the mysteries of nature. You will relax by the stillness and obtain a brief escape from the hustle and bustle of town.
3.3. Spend time at Tuan Chau Complex Park
Tuan Chau Complex Park is a famous amusement park with a variety of games suitable for all ages. Especially attractive here is the dolphin and seal show with the most modern equipment in Southeast Asia.
3.4. Culinary Discover
Ha Long squid cake is a delicious, nutritious dish and is always on the top of the favorite dishes of tourists. People often eat squid rolls with noodles (Bun la) and sometimes with sticky rice. Ha Long squid cake has a unique recipe so it has a distinct taste.
Horseshoe crab is abundant in salty seas. But to enjoy delicious horseshoe crab, we suggest you come to Ha Long because the chefs here can make them so delicious.
Sea Clam is also an abundant dish included in the list of typical dishes of Tuan Chau Island.
Sipunculus Nudus (Sa Sung) is a favorite dish here. In order to fish, fishermen have to dig many layers of sand, taking a lot of energy, so the price of this dish is also high. But when you try one, you will never regret and know the reason why this seafood can conquer the most fastidious diners.
4. The tourist attractions near Tuan Chau Island
If your vacation lasts more than 3 days, you should arrange time to visit some other attractions.
4.1. Bai Chay beach
Bai Chay Beach is an artificial beach of more than 1000m, the largest in Ha Long city. The distance between Tuan Chau Island to Quang Ninh is about 11km, taking you about 15 minutes on boat.
4.2. Lan Ha Bay
This bay is known as a beautiful and poetic destination near Tuan Chau Island. The bay is located in the bordering area of Quang Ninh and Hai Phong. You can explore Lan Ha Bay from Tuan Chau International Cruise Port. Travel distance is about 10km, and it takes about 10 minutes by train. So convenient.
4.3. Quan Lan Island
Quan Lan Island is near Tuan Chau Island, located in Van Don in Bai Tu Long Bay. All sides of this island are surrounded by sea. From Tuan Chau island to Quan Lan island it takes about 54km, about 45 minutes away by boat. You will get to the island from Cam Pha wharf or Cai Rong wharf.
4.4. Co To Island
The island is located to the east of Quang Ninh, about 80km from Tuan Chau island in Quang Ninh, described as The paradise island of Northeast Vietnam with primeval beaches
You can go to the island by wooden boat or speedboat, departing from Cai Rong or Van Don ports. It takes you about 90 minutes by speedboat and 4 hours by wooden train. Other places you should visit there such as Cau My rock beach, Co To light house, Co To church…
Explore Tuan Chau Island and admire Ha Long Bay on Cruise – Why not?
To get the with panoramic views of thousands of fresh limestone islands including Tuan Chau Island, the great choice is taking a cruise. In Ha Long, those are so many cruises 5 stars fully equipped with luxury amenities, are always willing to take you further out to sea.
Waking up on a yacht floating on the attractive bay, waiting for the sunrise and filling your stomach with scrumptious seafood are all once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
Some suggested cruises are Aclass Stellar Cruise, Carina Cruise, Glory Legend Cruise, Rosa Cruise and Pelican Cruise. You can choose the most suitable one based on your budget, decor preferences and location.
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