Hon Son Island is located between Hon Tre and Nam Du Archipelago with wild natural scenery and long winds with clear water. In the past, due to the abundance of otters, Hon Son was called Hon Son. The island is located in Lai Son Commune, Kien Hai District, Kien Giang Province, 65 km west of Rach Gia, with an area of 11.5 km2.
While many artificial plants mushroom in the tourist sites, Hon Son still has natural beauty, untouched by the fact that tourism has not been exploited here, the number of tourists is not so much Hon Son space. Quiet, stormy beaches, clean beaches, clear blue water. On weekends, the island is an ideal place to relax after a busy day in the city.
Looking away from Hon Son as a sparkling pearl with seven peaks undulating on the water. The closer, the more blue on the island is fascinated by the surrounding of the island is covered with coconut palm trees, beautiful scene, poetic. Along the coast is a fishing village, boats are busy, the atmosphere is extremely bustling.
Standing on the shore looking out, everyone is fascinated to admire the rocks are small, stacked on top of each other, forming the look interesting. The most attractive is at Thien Tue beach, near the Nam Hai temple with boulders standing in the shape of many stones emerging on the pebbles, creating a strange feeling. The people in Hon Son, though seem strange to say, when the conversation is over, we will see the gentle, friendly and enthusiastic of them. They help visitors very enthusiastic, rare cases of hacking as other tourist attractions.
Interesting experiences on Hon Son Island
One of the first and best things is bathing in Hon Son. You can choose Bai Bang, this beach is voted by many people as beautiful, clean, pristine and the perfect representative for the beauty of Hon Son Island.
Bai Dac is also a nice beach beach next to Bai Bang, Bai Cong population and very clean. Located in the north of Hon Son, symmetrical with the Beach House on the other side of the mountain range, from Beach House you can go to Bai Ke Beach via the island road. Beach House, Bai Beach, Thien Tu Beach … are also beautiful beaches in particular, especially.
For those who love to look at coral reefs to Hon Son is a perfect choice. There are coral reefs located between Da Bang and Doc 3 Floors are beautiful, diverse and rich.
Most visitors to Hon Son like to explore the Ma Thien Lanh hill, where many legendary people that every resident here know. That is the story of the fairies often come to the top of the mountain, called the fairground. Later, there are many forest trees, many caves pure so many priests seek to recapture. On the way to Ma Thien Lanh, there is a statue of Buddha and many ancient relics of the stone.
After arriving in Rach Gia, you can choose one of two types of boat to go to the island.
Regular Ships: The Ships run at the earliest at 7am, and run for 4 hours, but you should arrive at the dock sooner, as if crowded, the ship may run sooner than expected. Regular train fare is 90,000 VND, which can be purchased on board.
Speedboat: This vessel runs earlier than the regular train at 6.30am and the high speed train runs about 2 hours to the island. The fare is usually around 150,000. If you want to take a high-speed train you should buy tickets in advance about a week because the train is quickly end of tickets because both tourists and tourists are very fond of this train.
If you ride a motorbike to Rach Gia, you can send it at the overnight carport of the pier (10,000 a day), or send it to Thanh Tu or Duc Trung for about 100,000 VND. High speed boat runs about 2 hours to the island. Ships usually run nearly 4 hours.
Accommodation on the island
There are 4 lodgings at Bai Nha, most of which are near the sea. Should choose a place to cook because the island is mainly eat seafood to buy themselves. In addition to luxury hotels, you can rent a motel to save money. Common rooms are usually priced at 150-200 thousand / double bed / day. Lodging on Hon Son Island is not much, so if you go on holidays or weekends should pay attention to early bookings. In addition, you can rent motorbikes here to go to the island for $ 150,000 per day (gasoline).
Eating on Hon Son Island
Food service on the island is quite wild, undeveloped. You can also choose a casual restaurant to enjoy the seafood here such as fried fish, grilled squid, raw herring rolls, porridge, fish hotpot, lemon herring, tuna milk lemon or mango mixed, sea fish sour soup, porridge porridge hot pot, porridge porridge, roasted grilled, …
You should visit Bai Gaw market to buy seafood that is sold at a relatively soft price and very fresh, then can go to Bai Bang thanks to the cook. There is a home that specializes in cooking, drinking water, dishes, canvas. Prices for processing and rent dishes for 50-70 thousand dishes. In addition, you follow the large group can also buy seafood then open barbecue on the beach. The night on Hon Son is not crowded. You can walk from the boarding house to the pier, eating and drinking. In addition to night entertainment options on the island, you can rent a boat to sea fishing squid 500,000 VND / trip, carrying about 5 people.
It can be said, was only discovered not long ago, but Hon Son Island was fascinated by the tourist community of Saigon as it still retains the wild nature of nature.