Reminding of Quang Ninh tourism, the name mostly favored are Halong bay, Co To island, however, there is another less-known attractive destination is Ngoc Vung beach. It is located about 34 km Southeast of tourist boat wharf, Ngoc Vung beach has became an interesting and ideal choice for youth travelers in recent years.
Located in the heart of Bai Tu Long bay, Ngoc Vung island belongs to Van Don Island District – Quang Ninh and quite near Minh Chau, Quan Lan island. With an area of 45 km2, sparsely inhabited population of about 1,000 people, the service is not much so Ngoc Vung island is a great destination for travellers who love to explore.
The stunning Ngoc Vung beach
The island is called Ngoc Vung because of legend, the first reason is its hidden name “Ngoc” originates from the fact that there are a variety of glowing scarce pearls under the moon at night. Moreover, Ngoc Vung beach has clear water throughout the year and several kilometers of purely white sand-bank.
Best time to visit Ngoc Vung island
Ngoc Vung is beautiful around a year, but you should not travel it in September and October to avoid the storming season in Vietnam.
Interesting activities on Ngoc Vung beach
The charming beach is located in between Phuong Hoang anh Hon Net island, creates quietness and peace in fresh space. From above looking down, Ngoc Vung is beautiful like waving velvet with white borders on the surface of the water. In summer, tourists will have opportunity to enjoy the pictures of blue sea, white sand and sunshine. Especially, tourists can also immerse the blue water and lie on the sand to hear lapping waves, walk and pick up the snails or built graceful castles.
In term of ecology, this place endowed with full types of terrain such as rivers, beaches, ports, delta and forest, which contributes its diversity. Besides, the island has a natural water source providing for agriculture such as growing rice, nourishing fish, shrimp, carb. Waking along the beach, you will feel the peace and wild landscape, it’s like a small village in the middle of the sea.
From the center of island, tourists can ride a bike or stroll along shady Casuarina forest and climb to Phao Dai islet, visit memorial Uncle Ho area or conquest National Flag Pole.
In addition, Cong Do fishing village is another attraction in Ngoc Vung island. Coming here, tourists can row kayak, see stunning landscape, touch the water and say “hi” when meet the local peoples. You will certainly be welcomed by hospitable villager, visit their house as well as fishing tool, many kinds of seafood.
Moreover, there are some night activities. Tourist can prepares your meals by themselves and take place a BBQ party, drink local wine with friends and family. The night here is quiescent and not affected by modern audio-visual equipment and internet. If you are looking for spreading salty taste countryside of the sea to enjoy holiday, here will be ideal destination.
How to get there
There are some choices for you to visit here. You can take a boat drive from Cai Rong wharf in Van Don district and arrive at Cong Yen wharf in this island. The price of ticket is 50.000 VND/ turn to visit Ngoc Vung island everyday in good weather.
How to prepare to discover Ngoc Vung island
If you are planning overnight on the beach, below some of necessary things you can prepare:
- Sleeping bags
- Wood and fire
Especially, you should prepare some your basics such as warm clothes, shirts, comfortable walking shoes because it can be cool at night.
Note: USD = 22.000VND