Update: 17:05 | 15/06/2019
The People’s Committee of Quang Ninh province has recognised Cai Chien communal island in Hai Ha district as a provincial tourism site.
The island covers 15,545 hectares, including 12,989 hectares of which is water surface area. There are three pristine beaches on the island, namely Cai Chien, Vung Bau and Dau Rong.
Cai Chien island.
Lying on the east of the island, Dau Rong (dragon’s head) beach is considered the most beautiful with a blue sea and more than 2km of sandy stretches.
Cai Chien island is also popular for its fresh aquatic products.
In recent years, the number of tourists to Cai Chien has been increasing thanks to the untouched beauty of the island.
Local authorities have encouraged people to join hands to keep the environment on the island clean, green and beautiful, and have opened training courses on community-based tourism.
Dozens of households in the island have invested in transforming their homes into homestays which now offer hundreds of rooms to serve holidaymakers.
Visitors can reach the island by ferry from Ghenh Vo wharf in Quang Dien commune.
The tourism sector in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh has been growing at a fast pace in recent years.
Quang Ninh is endowed with natural benifits for sea and island tourism. It has a coastline of more than 250 kilometres and more than 2,000 islands and islets which account for two-thirds of the total number in Vietnam.
It is home to popular destinations such as Ha Long Bay, Bai Tu Long, Ha Long Bay National Park and many islands.
In particular, Ha Long Bay literally “descending dragon bay”, was twice recognised as a World Natural Heritage site by UNESCO in 1994 and 2000.