Halong Bay Beaches

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Soi Sim Beach

Soi Sim Beach is a small island, which located 12km west of Ha Long City. With the area of 8.7 hectare, the beach and the island has very special geological formation in which 2/3 covered by Feralit and soil weathered by wind. It also includes a primitive forest with varieties of flora and fauna, and plants endemic to Halong Bay Ecology.

Soi Sim beach and island have been existed about hundred of million years ago and surrounded by the sea then there are endemic plants, according to researchers. The name of Soi Sim derived from the ancient story that there were a lot of Tomentose rose myrtle alive at the island then the local people called it Soi Sim.

Soi Sim beach is pretty new to compare with other attractions in Halong Bay, since it has just been opened for 10 years. Soi Sim island and beach attract tourist by its green color of plants, wild scene, quiet atmosphere, clean and clear-cut emerald water, you will even witness school of fish underneath… That is the reason why people like to swim there.

Moreover, you can also enjoy Halong Bay panorama from the highest peak of this island. This is the wonderful place for photo walk and others activities…

Soi Sim beach, a white sandy crescent-shaped stretch that hugs the outline of the petite Soi Sim island. The water is shallow. Shady umbrellas abound. Relax, kick back on the beat, lying on huge beach towels. You notice the more sporty among the guests climbing up a hill on a small natural trail. Once on top, they savor the moment – a panoramic view of a world’s heritage. Definitely a photo hunt moment.

Bai Chay Beach

Bai Chay is a large, beautiful, artificial beach, closed to the coast of Ha Long Bay. The 100-meter-wide-sandy beach spans over 500 m. Early in the morning or in late afternoon, thousands of people liven up the atmosphere here.

The asphalt road winds its way through the white sandy beach and luxuriant casuarinas. The Hoàng Gia Tourism Company has invested in diverse services for tourists. The Bai Cháy tourist site is fast changing into one of the most captivating of this kind in Ha Long City. It comprises restaurants, water puppet and traditional music theater, Hoàng Gia Park, water-skiing, and sea motorcycling. The Hoàng Gia Park lines along the Ha Long road leading from the Bai Cháy Tourist Wharf to the gate of the Ha Long Night Market.

There are many legends associated with the name Bai Cháy. According to one legend, when the fleet carrying food for the Yuan-Mongolian invaders led by Truong Van Ho came there, the Vietnamese troops and locals under the leadership of Tran Khánh Duset fire to it. The whole fleet was engulfed in fire. Meanwhile, the northeast wind blew hard and further added fuel to it. Fire was so fierce it burned down the forest in the western side of Cua Luc. Hence the name Bai Cháy.

Another legend has it that the western side of Cua Luc used to be a wharf for seagoing boats. Acorn-barnacles firmly attached to these boats’ sides and underneath, and might wreck the boats. The local population had to use casuarinas leaves to burn acorn-barnacles. From Hon Gai and other neighboring places, people always see a blaze from there, so they called it Bai Cháy.

Bai Trai Dao Beach

To the Ba Trai Dao Beach, it costs 3.5 to 4 hours by cruise from Bai Chay Tourist Wharf. It has that name as Ba Trai Dao Beach (meaning the three peaches), features three small beautiful sandy beaches embracing small islands. These islands, seen from afar, resemble three peaches…

Legend has it, that fairies escaped from Heaven and came here for sight-seeing and swimming. The youngest fairy, which was very pretty and virtuous, fell in love with a young fisher- man. The young fairy stole three peaches from Heaven for him, that if he ate, would give him eternal life, allowing them to live together forever. But while she waited for him on the island, the King of the Heavens discovered the robbery and turned the peaches into stone island. Chastised, the young fairy had to return.

Tuan Chau Beach

Some 8 km away from the Bai Cháy Tourist Wharf, Tuan Châu is a sandy artificial beach which stretches over 3 km. 

Heading to the holiday resort in Tuan Châu Island Resort, besides swimming, tourists can enjoy such fascinating extras as sightseeing, entertainment, and sports activities, including climbing or camping in the eco-tourism zone.

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