5 Pristine Islands in Kien Giang Few Tourists Come Brian Vu Wednesday, June 8, 2016 No Comment

Kien Giang Province is situated in the Mekong Delta, possesses many famous islands including Ba Lua, Nam Du, Phu Quoc... Additionally, Kien Giang also has many hidden islands of a little-known, which always keep these places wild beauties.

Hon Son

Hon Son islocated in Lai Son Commune, Kien Hai District, Kien Giang Province. The island is situated between Nam Du and Hon Tre Island, which is considered one of the most pristine and most seductive islands Kien Giang. Hon Son possesses clean beaches, white sand dune, blue water and coconut trees, rocks together with the quiet and comfortable atmosphere. The island is an ideal place for relaxing after busy days in the hustling cities.

In addition to enjoying the beaches on Hon Son, travelers can snorkel to see the coral reefs located between Da Bang and Doc 3 Tang. Visitors should get up early to admire the breathtaking and romantic panorama of the island at the sunrise, or enjoy the peace when seeing the sunset at Bai Da.

Besides, travelers can conquer the Ma Thien Lanh Mount with the San Tien where you can have a panoramic view of the sea. Hon Son also has Lao Son Lord Temple, Ba Chu Temple, Cao Dai Temple, Hai Son Pagoda, Pho Tinh Pagoda located at Bai Nha where travelers can visit and take share-worthy photos.

Hon Tre (Bamboo Island)

Hon Tre is the administrative center of Kien Hai District, Kien Giang Province, around 30km west of Rach Gia City. Hon Tre has a length of 3.5km with the widest place is about 2km and the highest 395m peak. The islanders earn their living by gardening, fishing and seafood processing. Hon Tre also features many beautiful sites such as Bai Che, Dua Cave, Duoi Ha Ba…

Located in the northwest of the island, Bai Chen is a quiet gulf, stretching on the 2km coast. The beach has a lot of big round stones as the huge bowls (chen). This is the most beautiful beach of Hon Tre with the untouched scenes of the blue sea and lush green forest.

Travel to Hon Tre, visitors will have chance to enjoy numerous attractive and exotic dishes like the whistle of a kind of oysters called Bien Mai. The islanders can prepare this seafood into various dishes including raw, porridge, floured fry… eating with natural vegetables grown on the island. Under the sands of the sea there are a lot of faint beans processed into delicious dishes.

Hon Nghe

Hon Nghe is one of the most beautiful islands with an exotic allure of the Ha Tien Bay (Kien Giang). The wild rocks stretching into the blue sea with the rustic floating fish cages create a tranquil picture of the region. This island is known as the "oval paradise" (because of its oval shape) made of sandstone, with the highest peak of about 300m above the sea level.

However, the most charming scenery in the island concentrated in Lau Chuong, where the giant Guanyin statue built in 1974 stands. With a height of 20m, the statue is like a big lighthouse to guide the ships on the sea.  There is also a strange stone called Chum which softly touched will generate the humming sounds likea temple bell.

According to the locals at Hon Nghe, there are many other stones in the island has such characteristic. Along with what nature bestowed, the rustic fishing villages on the island of Hon Nghe are also the mark points to the beautiful landscape, giving the island a distinctive charm.

Hon Doc

Hon Doc belongs to the Island Commune Tien Hai, Ha Tien Town, Kien Giang Province. Hon Doc also has an impressive name called the "Pirate Island", located in the west sea of Vietnam. Hon Doc and its neighboring islands formed the Pirate archipelagoes emerged 1.100ha area, consisting of 16 islands located around 11 nautical miles (27.5 km) from the Ha Tien mainland. Currently, Hon Doc has not been invested to develop tourism services, but it still attracts a lot of self-sufficient travelers come to explore the pristine and secret beauty of the island.

Hon Doc is preserving a pyramid stone landmark constructed by the navy in South Vietnam in 1958, which is the evidence for the national sovereignty and maritime borders and islands. With the rich natural potential of sea and island and embellished monuments, the island has promoted the marine tourism, which will have a great contribution to the development of the local economy and society.

Hon Heo

Featured an area of 150 hectares with a perimeter of about 7km, Hon Heo is a crowded island with a lot of boats and markets purchasing seafood like in the mainland. Step out from the center of the fishing village, travelers can see the beautiful beach in front. The sand dunes are not too fine, but the blue sea and primeval forest will enchant visitors at the first sight.

Formerly, Hon Heois owned by Mr. Tu Hac. Later in the French colonial period, a woman named Lua who is the wife of Mr. Lan (Blanc, a French officer) settled on the island. She built brick and bluestone barnsto feed pigs. That's why the island is named Hon Heo, and the surrounding islands are called Ba Lua islands.

Hon Heo also has the Tu Son Hai Pagoda located on the slope of the mountain, built in 1985 with brick and concrete restored in 1993. The pagoda is now is managed by the Abbot Thich Hue Tanh. The road leading to the temple is quite beautiful with cement stairs. The yard is not too large but airy with the shades of some fruit trees and flowers. Visitors can see the blue see from a distance and enjoy the peace when travel to this quiet temple.

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