Dragon eye island, new paradise for explorers

For most tourists to budget Halong bay cruises, the name Dragon’s Eye island (Dao Mat Rong) is still unknown to veteran travelers simply because there is not much information and pictures about it. However if you have ever been here you would not be surprised, astonished at the beauty and pristine impression that the island offers.

Dragon Eye island

Dragon Eye island

Halong Bay is a natural Wonder of the World which gives visitors an impressive and imposing natural landscape. It was the factors of landscapes, geology and history that Halong has twice been honored as UNESCO world natural heritage. But indeed it also hides a lot of surprises, including the islands of the Dragon’s Eyes.

Dragon’s Eye Island is the common name that refers to Bai Dong island, an island located in the south of Halong Bay, near the waters adjacent to Lan Ha Bay. Especially as the island has never had any tourism activity and thus still remain the pristine appearance. Looking down from above Dragon’s Eye island is surrounded by two large rock blocks and white sand beach stretches.

This island is a pretty new address for adventurous travelers as there is not much information about it. The main emphasis of the Dragon’s Eye island is the water pool located between the rocks and dense primeval forests. The blue color like sapphire of the water make it prominent compared to the thousands of different islands of Halong Bay.

In the coming time Dragon’s Eye island will be exploited for ecotourism combined with water sport activities such as kayaking, flying boats, pontoon boats, camping, barbecue…The restrain is there is no fresh water and hygiene problem, visitors coming here usually have to bring all food, drinks and clean all waste with them before leaving.

Currently the service on the island was almost nothing, this will be solved in the near future as there will be a tourism project here. It is pristine, wild and somewhat lacking that urges those who love traveling to go exploring this beautiful island.

How to get there?
From Hanoi, you will have to travel to Halong city for approximately 170km. After arriving in Ha Long, you catch a taxi to the Bai Chay port or Doan port to catch a boat to the island of Dragon’ Eye, you can contact Le Hoang Truong Sa company at No. 46, Group 6, Zone 7, Hong Ha ward in Ha Long City to rent the boat.
Currently, in addition to the usual transportation, travelers can also add a new choice for modern and luxury seaplane of Hai Au company, the aircraft with 2 pilots seat, 12 seats for passengers and spacious windows, not only helps travelers save travel time, but also help you comfortably watch the beauty of Halong bay from above, recording unforgettable moments of the bay from a height of between 150 and 3,000 meters above sea level.
To book a seaplane airline tickets, you can visit the website: seaplanes.vn, or book tickets via telephone: 0962960698.

Source: http://www.cruise-halong-bay.com/blog/dragon-eye-island.asp

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Amazing cave in Halong, masterpiece of Creator

When you set your foot in Vietnam land and wonder where should you visit. Halong Bay is no doubt one of the most beautiful places on earth. The UNESCO World Heritage Site has won just about every award available to it. Thousands flock here every year to sail around the hundreds of limestone islands, take in the magnificent views and indulge in a bit of luxury on board the many tour boats that sail through the bay. There is much to see and do in Halong Bay many come for total relaxation on board their chosen cruise boat. Others, come in search of adventure and it comes in many guises. Kayaking, canoeing, snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, fishing, rock climbing, cycling and trekking are all hugely popular here.

Amazing cave

Amazing cave

One of the most popular excursions is to visit the Amazing Cave, which is to be found on Bo Hon Island. It was first discovered by the French in 1901. It is the most popular cave in the whole of northern Vietnam. The name means the Amazing Cave and it certainly lives up to its name. It is an incredible place to visit. It is reached by climbing steps up the side of a hill on the island. There are lovely trees offering shade all the way up to the entrance. The view from the entrance across the bay, is worth the climb on its own.

Thousands of years of development have seen magnificent stalagmite and stalactite formations created. The cave is illuminated to create a wonderful visual effect. The main chamber here is absolutely huge, the ceiling towering above visitors who stand in awe some 100 feet below its highest point. This chamber is called the Serene Castle. Some of the rock formations resemble troops of soldiers and another looks like a man drawing a sword. Though many are more than quick to liken this to a phallic shape.

There is a five hundred yard long paved passageway that guides tourists along between to of the chambers. These incredible formations were created between the years of 68,000-9,000 BC. Water seeped through cracks in the rock and eroded the limestone. The holes created, allowed more water in, the erosion increased and the caves grew larger. As some of the calcium rich water seeped down to the cave ceiling, it slowly dripped and deposited sediment which created stalactites, stalagmites and other formations in the caves. Then, from 9,000-1,000 BC, the sea advanced and its effects can be seen on the ceiling of the caves in interesting ‘wave’ effects.

These trips out to the cave are exceptional. They have become extremely popular over the years and it is not difficult to understand why. Fascinating and exciting in equal measure, they show the true wonders that nature can create. Anyone taking a cruise in the wonderful Halong tours, should include the Amazing Cave on their itinerary, it is excellent.