Discovering Ms Silk island - “little Halong Bay” in Mekong Delta
With its wild beauty and charm, Ba Lua (Ms silk) island of Kien Giang is known as “little
Halong Bay" in Mekong Detal – a beauty of Vietnam tourism.
The population consists of about 45 large and small islands offshore Kien Luong district,
located 7km away form the cape of Hon Chong – Binh An on the west and 15 km from the
confluence of Hon on the East.
There are only ten archipelagos with living inhabitants amongst 40 islands of Ba Lua. The
island was named by natives according to the shape, along with legends and anecdotes such as
Hon Heo (Pig island), Hon De (Goat island, Hon Ngang (Horizon island) and Hon Duoc
(Mangrove island) ...
Sea around Ba Lua Archipelago is shallow with many low tides, thus we can go from island
to island, the water level is not over the back. Ms. Silk Beach is covered by lots of small and
big gravels in different shapes and colors. Marine life here is very various such as grouper,
cobia, trout ... On the island of “little Halong Bay”, there are a lot of rare medicinal plants. On
the island of Nhum, there are many pythons, snakes and some birds live in forests and sea
forming a biological diversity. "Lau Lau" is strange birds like nightingale, singing to the
mountains when sun sets on the sea...
If you want to explore the island in one or two days like Robinson on the unspoiled island, see
our suggestions below:
If you want to visit Ms Silk island, you have go to the Hang Pagoda pier - Hon Phu Tu in
Binh An commune (Kien Luong). From here, you can rent a boat to explore the sea – the wild
island. Each island has about dozens of households. In particularly, there are some islands
with only one family.
Accommodation and Eating
You can bring a tent, hammock and camp on the island because the island has a beautiful
beach with spacious ideal and cool space... or stay in the local house. If camp on the beach,
besides preparing hammocks, tents, sleeping bags, you should bring flashlight, lighters,
knives, mineral water, personal first aid box and noodle packs.
The ship owners often have skillet, pot, rice and food and you can borrow. You can buy the
fish of the ship owners and then fry on site and listen to the interesting stories of the sea. The
fresh menu often consists of fresh anchovy salad, cobia soup, grilled squid, raw snails with
lemon, oyster porridge...
Sightseeing around the island
In order to visit the islands in Ba Lua, explore the unspoiled island, experience the life of
fishermen, you can contact the local fishermen to book a boat tour.
It is difficult to visit all islands due to its numerous islands, so you should choose some
beautiful islands. Ba Hon Dam - three lagoon islands ( including Dam Duong island,
Mangrove island, Wells island) is most discovered by lots of people. The area owns beautiful
beaches with many kinds of fresh seafood such as fishes, crabs, squids and snails…
Sunrise and sunset on Ba Lua archipelago are the most beautiful moments of nature. You will
see the sunrise and sunset with beautiful clouds on the sky. Hundreds of fishing boats anchor
in the bays of Island to hide the wind as well as float on the sea.
If you're lucky, you can see dolphins racing, playing and tumbling around the ship on the
journey on the sea. It is said that dolphins and sea puffers often appear in the Ms Silk sea, Hon
Nghe and Phu Quoc. They seem friendly.
Looking at the scenery on the “little Halong Bay”, you surely will wish to become the island
owner with a simple, private and peaceful life but not being separated from the outside.
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