How to visit Bach Long Vi island
Bach Long Vi is an island that is not well known as a
tourist destination, no wonder this island has it been
heavily exploited for tourism, however if you come to Bach
Long Vi you will realize this island is not any less
beautiful than any islands in the gulf of Tonkin such as
Quan Lan. Coming to Bach Long Vi, you will surely be
conquered by its wild features. Now let’s share some
experience of going to Bach Long Vi.
Where is Bach Long Vi island?
Bach Long Vi means White Dragon’s Tail, it is the most
remote island in Tonkin Gulf, located in the middle of the
bay. This is one of eight big fishing grounds in northern
Vietnam, which belongs to Hai Phong city, about 110km from
the mainland. The island plays an important role in
Vietnam's strategy for economic development and national
security and marine defense, that’s one of the reasons few
people have traveled to Bach Long Vi.
Best time to visit Bach Long Vi island
The climate in Bach Long Vi is fresh and cool with an
average temperature of about 23 degrees. The island is
vibrant in the daytime with fishing boats, peaceful in the
afternoon with sunset and sparkling with the starry sky when
night falls. You can go to Bach Long Vi at any time, but the
best time is from April to September because the temperature
here is not too high, you can clearly feel the cool air of a
remote island as well as escape the heat, stuffy of the
city, Halong charter
How to get to Bach Long Vi island?
To travel to Bach Long Vi, you can catch a boat at Ben Binh
port in Hai Phong city, about 7 hours to arrive at the dock
in the island, then you can freely explore the island on
your own. One thing to note is that the island of Bach Long
Vi is located far away in the sea if on the way to you are
hit by a storm, you should immediately take a boat back to
mainland or if you stay, you must wait for the storm to
disappear before a boat can come and pick you up.
Accommodation and things to do in Bach Long Vi island
As Bach Long Vi island is far from mainland, and it has not
been exploited much for tourism as well as the development
of hotel and guesthouse system. You arrange accommodation in
a homestay or in the area for young volunteers, be friendly
to local people and tell them your reason to come here and
they are willing to let you stay with them.
At Bach Long Vi you can go swimming, walking on the smooth
white sand, admire the coral reefs, explore the strange and
pristine rocks, climb to the lighthouse and admire the
panoramic view of the small island in the immense sea and
sky, admire the captivating moments of unspoiled nature and
experience the simple life in a remote place,
In the early morning, you can go to the harbor for a walk
with the locals, watch the sunrise appear in the beautiful
scenery and take photos to create your own artwork.
In the late afternoon you can organize small parties on the
beach. By the fire of the campfire, with the Bach Long Vi
seafood party, watching the sparkling sky full of
stars…surely this will be an experience that you will never
Following the squid fishing boats, going fishing or see the
coral with the fishermen is also a new and exciting
experience. On the east side of the island, there is a wind
power station and an abalone center that is worth a visit
Eating in Bach Long Vi island
It would be really a pity if you miss to enjoy seafood when
coming to Bach Long Vi, especially abalone. There are 2
types of abalone here: rock abalone and hole abalone.
Abalone is considered as a specialty because the abalone
contains very rich medicinal properties, it has the ability
to increase vitality for men, help eyesight, treat cough,
digest organs, both the flesh and shells have healing and
tonic effects. The price of abalone is about 500,000 -
700,000 VND per kilogram, you can buy it as a gift for
family and friends.
A note for you to use the phone is that the phone network
and 3G is easy to use but you should use Viettel network
because it is quite stable as well as the strong coverage.
Hopefully with my entry about the experience of traveling to
Bach Long Vi island will help you enjoy unforgettable