Bach Long Vi Island
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Bach Long Vi Island

Bach Long Vi island is one of the rare islands that still retains its original pristine features. This place is blessed by nature with poetic and charming scenery and famous landscapes that thousands of people love. Besides, Bach Long Vi island is also the capital of the most delicious abalone in Vietnam. Let’s explore this beautiful island with Origin Vietnam.

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1. Where is Bach Long Vi Island?

Bach Long Vi Island is located in the Gulf of Tonkin of Vietnam. It is the most offshore island under Hai Phong city, about 110km from the mainland and about 130 km southeast of Hai Phong city.

2. How is Bach Long Vi island unique?

The island is surrounded by intertidal zones and beaches formed from wave-worn bedrock with many underground trenches and reefs. Bach Long Vi is also an island that plays an important role in Vietnam’s economic development strategy and maritime security and defense. At the same time, this is also one of the eight major fishing grounds of Northern Vietnam.

The name Bach Long Vi island is based on the island’s shape resembling a dragon’s tail. This name is also associated with legends that people tell each other. The story goes that, since ancient times, there were dragons flying from the sky and landing in the sea. Some baby dragons were located in Hai Phong, forming the Cat Ba archipelago.

Another larger number lies on the Quang Ninh sea side, forming Ha Long Bay. When the parent dragon returned to the sky, a piece of its tail fell into the middle of the sea and from there, the Bach Long Vi island of today was formed.

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3. When is the best time to visit Bach Long Vi Island?

The weather on Bach Long Vi island is divided into two distinct seasons: rainy season and dry season. The rainy season lasts from May to August, and the dry season lasts from September to April of the following year.

Although Bach Long Vi Island is located far offshore, it is rarely affected by storms. In particular, the atmosphere on the island is always fresh and cool, the average temperature is about 23 degrees Celsius, very pleasant and suitable for vacation travel.

According to the experience of traveling to Bach Long Vi island of many tourists who have come here, you should travel to Bach Long Vi between September and April next year. Because the weather on the island at this time has little rain and warm sunshine, it is an ideal condition for traveling to explore pristine, peaceful beaches.

Note: You should consult the weather forecast of Hai Phong and Bach Long Vi island in advance to ensure the most favorable trip.

4. How to get to Bach Long Vi island?

4.1 Moving to Hai Phong city

If you want to visit the famous Bach Long Vi island, you must first go to Hai Phong city by plane, train or bus.

4.2 Traveling from Hai Phong city to Bach Long Vi island

4.2.1 By speedboat

At Binh wharf – Hai Phong, there will be Bach Long high-speed trains taking passengers from the mainland to Bach Long Vi island. The train travel time is about 7 hours and there is no fixed route. An important experience when traveling to Bach Long Vi island is that you should follow the boat back to the mainland if you encounter a storm during the trip. If you stay on the island, you will have to wait until the storm passes to get the boat back.

4.2.2 By fishing boat or fishermen’s cargo ship

Rong Eye Fishing Port – Thuy Nguyen district is the anchoring point for many fishing boats and cargo ships of fishermen on the island. You can take these trains to get to Bach Long Vi island. However, this method is also quite inconvenient because freight trains are usually small ships, moving at a much slower speed than high-speed trains.

Besides, not all ships depart immediately and you have to depend on the ship owner’s schedule. Big and rushing waves also make you susceptible to seasickness and fatigue, affecting the whole trip. In short, this vehicle is only suitable for those who like thrills and adventures.

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5. Exploring the beauty of Bach Long Vi island

Bach Long Vi Island is an attractive tourist destination for tourists. Coming to this island, you must definitely visit the following coordinates:

5.1 Admiring the pristine and peaceful beaches

Mentioning Bach Long Vi means mentioning pristine beaches with clear blue water and long stretches of fine white sand. Strolling on the sandy beach, listening to the sound of waves crashing on the shore, watching the fleet of boats bobbing offshore are interesting experiences when coming to the island. Besides, this is also the birthplace of check-in photos with “super quality” backgrounds.

Dawn is the most beautiful time of the day on Bach Long Vi island. Try waking up early once, standing at the lighthouse to breathe fresh air and admire the wonderful scenery at dawn. At night, you can set up a camping tent on the beach with friends, light a campfire and hold a BBQ party.

5.2 Visiting the Bach Long Vi island lighthouse

Lighthouse is a name that often appears in articles sharing travel experiences on Bach Long Vi island. Bach Long Vi lighthouse is 80 m high – the highest position on the island. From the top of the lighthouse, you can see the entire natural scenery, sea and sky of the island. In addition, this is also an extremely ideal check-in and sunrise viewing point.

5.3 Visiting Bach Long Tu Pagoda

Bach Long Tu Pagoda is located right in the center of Bach Long Vi island, a sacred place of worship on the island. The temple is located on an area of 1000 m2, with an ancient and solemn appearance. Coming here, you not only have the opportunity to enjoy the scenery and temple architecture but also immerse yourself in a pure Buddhist space.

5.4 Checking – in at Bach Long Vi ship lock

The ship lock is the most popular place for tourists when visiting and traveling to Bach Long Vi island. This is the busiest and most vibrant place on the island, always bustling with boats coming in and out and anchoring.

Along with the lighthouse, the lock is a place to welcome sunrise and enjoy beautiful views. You can come here to walk, chat with local people and take “dreamlike” check-in photos.

5.5 Experiencing the life of a fisherman

Currently, Bach Long Vi Island does not have many high-class, modern hotels. Normally when you come here to travel, you can return within the same day. If you stay overnight, you can stay at the islanders’ house, camp on the beach or stay at a motel.

Among them, the experience of staying at a local people’s house promises to bring you the most interesting things. You will be immersed in the life of the islanders, you can ask them to get on the boat to go fishing, squid fishing, enjoy fresh food with them, and listen to interesting stories after long trips. on the sea.

6. Specialties when traveling to Bach Long Vi island

On Bach Long Vi island, there are many restaurants specializing in selling fresh seafood. The advantage of these popular restaurants is that the prices are cheap and the food is impeccable. You can freely enjoy all kinds of fish, shrimp, clams, oysters, and snails at super cheap prices, an experience that is hard to get when traveling on the mainland.

In particular, the famous specialty of Bach Long Vi island is abalone. It is no coincidence that this place is known as the abalone capital. The quality of abalone here is in the top 10 best dishes in Vietnam, comparable to abalone from New Zealand, Australia,…

There are two types of abalone on Bach Long Vi island: rock abalone and hole abalone. There are many dishes made from Bach Long Vi abalone such as abalone with herbal medicine, abalone dipped in mustard, abalone porridge whole (meaning dropping the whole abalone shell into the porridge), or abalone stir-fried with mushrooms, …All of these dishes are both delicious and very healthy.

7. Accommodation when traveling to Bach Long Vi island

As an island that is still quite wild and located far from the mainland, accommodation services at Bach Long Vi have not yet been developed. The motel and hotel system is quite small, so you can ask to stay in a homestay or guest house on Bach Long Vi. The people on the island are friendly and hospitable, so asking to stay overnight is not too difficult.

In addition, you can also book cheap hotel rooms in Hai Phong. Staying in the city will be convenient for traveling if your tour includes many different locations.

  • Nikko Hotel Hai Phong. Address: No. 1, Street No. 1, Lach Tray riverside urban area, Vinh Niem, Le Chan.
  • The Tray Hotel. Address: No. 47, Lach Tray Street, Lach Tray, Ngo Quyen.
  • Pearl River Hotel. Address: Km 8, Pham Van Dong Street, Duong Kinh.
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8. Some necessary notes when traveling to Bach Long Vi island

To have a safe and convenient trip to visit and explore Bach Long Vi island, you need to pay attention to the following issues:

  • Currently, on Bach Long Vi island there is only Viettel signal, you should prepare a Viettel sim card for convenient communication or access to 3G, 4G.
  • Fresh water resources on the island are quite limited, please use sparingly or bring bottled water.
  • Bring hats, hats, sunscreen and comfortable clothes for ease of movement.
  • If you live far away, book services early to get the best prices such as air tickets, hotel rooms, etc.

Leave behind the hustle and bustle of everyday life to come to Bach Long Vi island. A peaceful, simple place with beautiful scenery and delicious cuisine. This is definitely an ideal place that many people wish to visit not just once but many times. Let your soul rest and regain positive energy after a long tiring day.

If you are also looking for a peaceful island to travel to, don’t forget to visit Bach Long Vi island. With Origin Vietnam – a professional tour operator, is pleased to accompany you on your tour in Vietnam to discover this beautiful island with unforgettable memories.

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