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Fighting Cock Islet

Fighting Cock Islet or Trong Mai Islet. It’s not only a symbol of Halong Bay tourism, but also for Vietnam travel guidebooks. Thanks to the distinctive values of aesthetics with its importance.

Fighting Cock Islet is well worth an attractive attraction not to be overlooked by Halong Bay.

How Fighting Cock Islet is Special?

Hoa Cuong fishing village near Fighting Cock islet

Image at Hoa Cuong fishing village – On the way to Fighting Cock islet (Photo by Ruby)

Halong Bay has for ages been renowned for many caves, stunning landscapes. One of the most spectacular natural islets that tourists to Halong should visit is Trong Mai Islet. It’s far from Bai Chay Dock about 5 km and about 45 minutes by tourist boat.

How to get there?

Passing Hoa Cuong fishing village and Dinh Huong islet about 1 km, visitor will admire the two beautiful islets. It looks like 2 chickens unfurling wings battling each other over the immense waters. Amid vast seawater, the beautiful Trong Mai Islet rises from the dark blue water. Trong mean Cock and Mai mean Hen (so sometime this call Cock and Hen islet)

cock and hen islets

Dawn is possibly the most beautiful moment when the glow covers huge cocks together amid the vast sea. Spend overnight Halong bay cruise, tourists seem to soak up a world with natural wonders and an exciting ecosystem. Halong Bay is a distinctive cultural heritage because it’s the house with important traces for the formation and development of history. It’s also the convergence of multicolored rock islands and magnificent islets forming a vibrant and mysterious universe.

There are two kinds of island in Halong as limestone islands and the schist islands. Mostly concentrated from the western and eastern regions of the bay. There are many magnificent shaped islands over 200 meters high. All the islands in Halong Bay were made 250 million ago. Thanks to the rise and fall of the continental shelf, islands and islets throughout the procedure of bobbing down and up create interesting forms. The picture of piled stones may be easily located at the bay, for example, Toad Islet with its elevation of over 9 meters looks like a squat toad on a transparent blue sea.

passing fighting cock islet

Some are the convergence of majestic solid walls with wild moss along the reflection from the water creating the majestic scenery that can be found nowhere. It’s a significant pure beauty representing the folk culture of Vietnam. From the surface of the waters, two great giant cows with a height of over ten meters appear over vast waves. Protruding posture on a small foot is in fact a masterpiece of nature in vast waters. It’s great for day tour to halong bay to visit Fighting Cock Islet.

It feels like only a strong wave can hit a whole hard stone down at any given time. However, the Fighting Cock Islet has stood for countless millions of years. It appears that the impression is multiplied by his unbalanced legs. The Islet particularly along with other islets in Halong Bay generally can be regarded as one of the wonders of creation given total sacred Halong.


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Due to the remarkable values with regards to art and significance, the islet became inspiration for the works of many artists on painting, photography, and poetry to exploit and describe the beauty of the bay. Furthermore, craftsmen from craft workshops in Vietnam too utilize Trong Mai Islet to make high aesthetic fine artworks, concurrently, through little goods, the picture of Ha Long tourism particularly and Vietnam generally has been promoted worldwide.

Particularly, Trong Mai Islet became a sign of love, which demonstrated the energy and its importance. It’s well worth a must see in Halong Bay.

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