If you have a chance to go
Bach Long Vy island just don't miss it. It takes
about 8 hours to reach the island of Bach Long Vi, the
most remote, most difficult island in the Gulf of Tonkin
must be an enjoyable experience.
In order to reach Bach Long Vi Island (Bach Long Vi
District, Hai Phong city), people can take a cargo boat
(from Mat Rong Fishing Port, Thuy Nguyen District, Hai
Phong), or passenger boat from the port of May Chai
port, Ngo Quyen district and Bach Long high speed boat
of Hai Phong city in which Bach Long boat is the fastest
means to reach Bach Long Vi without a fixed schedule. If
there is a group of 50-100 people, Bach Long ship will
start from Binh Hai wharf (Hong Bang district) and take
about 8 hours to reach Bach Long Vi.
The first experience that visitors will have
is...seasickness. Good advice for those who go to Bach
Long Vi for the first time is to take the drug against
seasick and then go to sleep until you reach the port of
Bach Long Vi, the busiest place of the island, with
hundreds of ships and boats anchoring each day. This
port is also a change of Bach Long Vi, turning this
place into a logistics service center between the Gulf
Next to the port on the left is a beautiful long sandy
beach. Guests can organize fire camping, cultural
exchanges, swimming, watching the sunset from here.
However, in our opinion, the most interesting point in
coming to Bach Long Vi is the seafood market. Early in
the morning, when tourists are sleeping, local people go
fishing. About 7.00 am, fishermen come back and sell
seafood right in front of the Bach Long Vi residential
area. Shrimp, squid, all kinds of fish, bamboo shoots,
sea crabs...very fresh and cheap.
In addition to dining, bathing, visitors can visit Bach
Long Vi lighthouse on the top of the mountain, the
lighthouse has been operating since 1995. Standing on
the lighthouse, visitors can enjoy panoramic view of the
island named White Dragon.
To make it easier for local people to travel to Bach
Long Vi Island, Hai Phong authorities have recently
organized tours to Bach Long Vy. At the moment only
domestic tours are allowed on this tour.