Serene hon son island new gem in kien giang allure


Hon Son Island, a hidden gem in the southern province of Kien Giang is a fresh touristic destination for summertime relaxation và exploration thanks to lớn its pristine beauty & stunning white sandy beaches.

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Trek to the vị trí cao nhất of Ma Thien Lanh mountain for a panoramic view of Hon Son Island. (Photo: Vietnamnet)

Hon Son Island often referred to as Hon Rai, is located in Lai Son commune, Kien nhì District, Kien Giang Province. It lies between Hon Tre Island and Nam Du Archipelago, about 65km from the west of Rach Gia City. The total area of Hon Son Island is 11.5 square kilometers with 7 undulating mountains & 6 surrounded beautiful beaches. Hon Son is home to more than 8,200 people living on aquaculture, shipbuilding, shrimp & fish processing, và fish sauce making. Lai Son, the island’s main village, sits on a bay in the middle of the south coast. The village has an attractive, laid-back air and a tangible sense of the past.

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Since there are many coconuts growing from the beach up to the hill, Hon Son is also called “Coconut Island”. Biking along the coast under the tilting coconut shadow, next to lớn the sea is one of the must-do on the island. Additionally, tourists will be surprised by the natural stone blocks with different shapes, lượt thích dolphins, turtles, lying under the clear water. The scenic seafront road at Lai Son village is perfect for promenading in the mornings & evenings.

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To reach the island, visitors can fly to Rach Gia Airport from Hanoi or Ho đưa ra Minh City, & then catch an hour-and-a-half speedboat ride from Rach Gia pier. Alternatively, visitors can also travel by traditional ferry, which takes around 3.5 hours.


Weather information is essential for any beach vacation, especially lớn islands. Port operating office will ban all ships sailing because of rough sea, big wave và strong wind. Khổng lồ avoid rain và storms as well as have a memorable trip on Hon Son Island, you should come here between May và December. During this time, the weather is quite pleasant, the sea is calm & seafood is abundant & cheap such as squid, shrimp và crab. (Photo: Vietnam Travel)

All tourists come to lớn Hon Son for swimming & beach relaxation. All five beaches on the island are pretty, clean, and pristine, including Bai Bang, Bai Nha, Bai Thien Tue, Bai Gieng, & Bai Bac. Each of them has its own beauty but Bai Bang is regarded as the most charming trắng sandy beach, in which the coastline stretches over a 1km in the shape of a crescent. Relaxing in the xanh water and on the deserted beach, watching coconut groves along the coast swinging in the wind, và breathing fresh air makes you feel fully blended with nature. (Photo: Vietnam Travel)

For those who are into adventure, climbing up to lớn the đứng đầu of Ma Thien Lanh Mountain to enjoy a panoramic view of Hon Son Island is an interesting experience. The summit is at 450m above sea màn chơi but it is quite easy lớn conquer thanks to lớn thousands of steps built by the local authorities instead of the rocky trail in the past. Legend has it that the spectacular Ma Thien Lanh mountain had a flat rock, surrounded by picturesque scenery, so fairies gathered there whenever they came down from the sky. The views on Ma Thien Lanh summit are breathtaking. You’ll need at least a half-day lớn trek there & back. After hiking, you can swim at Bai Bang Beach, which is quiet near the Ma Thien Lanh Mountain. (Photo: Vietnam Explore News Channel)

Bai Gieng is the central market in Thien Tue Hamlet, also the busiest seafood market of Hon Son Island. The sights smell, và sounds will overwhelm your senses in the best way. The market gets very busy & crowded in the morning. The fishermen usually drop off their catch of the day around 7 A.M, và that’s when the bargaining begins. You can chat with vendors and “people watch” the locals going about their days. That will offer a quality view of the local culture. (Photo: Vietnam Travel)
Sake floating village is 500m far from Bai Bang Beach. You bởi vì not need to book a boat in advance to lớn visit the floating village as the locals often travel from & to the island. It means you pay about 30,000 – 50,000 VND/ person to the local people for traveling around. Sea is wide and blue, và the village shimmers in the sun, backed by high, forested hills. Local people here rarely meet foreigners as tourism is less concentrated but they are very friendly. You can chat with them freely to lớn learn about their daily life. Other activities that you can experience while visiting Sake floating houses are squid or shrimp fishing, diving… (Photo: Tripily)
Located in the central area, about 200m from wharf yard, Hon Son night market is quite large and offers full range of food và beverage options. Typical local dishes are fried mackerel, grilled squid, sour soup with rabbitfish, and herring salad… There’s a good noodle shop, called “Như Y”, where you can try “Bun Quay”, a fish noodle soup that’s a local specialty, from 30,000 VND. (Photo: Vietnam Travel)

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