Ba Trai Dao Islet (Three
Peaches Islet) lays near Cat Ba Island, in the territory
of Halong City, Quang Ninh Province. It is far 22
kilometers from Bai Chay Tourist Wharf to the Southeast.
By speedboat, it takes about an hour from Bai Chay
The islet is a group of three small mountains which look
like three peaches from a far. The average height of
three mountains is 23 meters. It’s featured with Ba Trai
Dao Beach which is one of the most beautiful beaches on
Halong Bay. The beach has the shape of a bow embracing
the islet. However, tourists just can swim at the beach
in about 2 – 3 hours a day because the tide rises and
engulfs the beach.
The local residents of Halong Bay now still tell the old
story about the origination of Ba Trai Dao Islet. Story
has it that the youngest daughter of the God fell in
love with a poor fisherman. As she wanted him to be
immortal to be with her forever, she stole three peaches
in the heaven for him. The God noticed and was very
angry. He turned three peaches into three stone
mountains on the sea. Therefore, the locals named the
islet as “Ba Trai Dao” Islet (Three Peaches Islet).