If you are looking for a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the town on weekends, then Ba Lua Island will definitely be a great choice for you.
Considered as “Little Ha Long” of Kien Giang, Ba Lua Island is attractive by its wild, peaceful and charming scenery. If you are looking for a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the town on weekends, Ba Lua Island will definitely be a great choice for you.
Brief introduction about Ba Lua archipelago
Ms. Lua is a small but extremely beautiful archipelago located in Son Hai commune, Kien Luong district, Kien Giang province. It includes all 34 islands, large and small, with a marine area of more than 70 square kilometers. This place is the end of the Ta Lon range of Cambodia, formed hundreds of millions of years ago due to the strong movement during the Himalayan painting period. Most of the islands in Ba Lua have an average height of about 100 meters. Except for Hon Heo island, which is 113 meters above sea level.Ms. Lua is a beautiful archipelago of Kien Giang province
There are many stories explaining the name of Ba Lua archipelago . Many people believe that the name of the archipelago is derived from the name of a female general doing logistics for the insurgent Nguyen Trung Truc. She set up the first textile factory in the archipelago. Some other sources believe that Ba Lua is the name of the wife of a French general that greatly influenced the exploration of this island.Ba Lua Island has a wild natural landscape that captivates the heart of people
Across the entire archipelago only a few dozen inhabitants. Therefore, the natural scenery is still very pristine, there are not many services to serve tourists. However, this is also the factor that attracts people to visit Ba Lua Island . Here you will have the opportunity to be immersed in poetic beaches, be fishing, camping and admire the beautiful sunrise and sunset.Explore Ba Lua Island
Should you travel to Ba Lua island at any time of the year?
Weather and climate in Ba Lua archipelago in particular and Kien Giang in general are divided into two distinct seasons of the year, rainy season and dry season. The rainy season usually takes place from April to September while the dry season lasts from October to March next year.You should visit Ba Lua Island in the dry season
According to Ba Lua Island travel experience , the most ideal time to explore this place is the period from August to April next year. This is the time when the weather is quite cool, pleasant, with little rain and gentle waves, so it is very convenient for moving to the island as well as experiencing fun activities on the island.
How to move to Ba Lua island
To get to Ba Lua archipelago, you must first move to Ba Hon junction in Ha Tien, then buy a train ticket to the island. From Saigon to Ha Tien , you can go by bus or motorbike.
If traveling by bus, you can refer to the following reputable garage:
– Kumho bus station departs at the Western bus station at 9:30, 11am, 15:30, 21:00, and ticket prices are about 170,000 VND to 200,000 VND / one way. (Telephone: 08 3752 7878 or 08 3833 8180).
– Phuong Trang bus station departs at the Western bus station at 7:15, 8:45, 9:45, 18:00, 18h45, 19h15 with a ticket price of about 200,000 VND / 1 way (Telephone: 0838 309 309).To get to Ba Lua Island you have to go by boat
If you want to travel to Ba Lua island by motorbike , you can follow the following road: From the center of Saigon, follow NH1, to An Huu junction, turn to the road to Cao Lanh -> Hong Ngu -> Tan Chau -> Chau Doc -> Tinh Bien -> Ha Tien -> Ba Hon.
After arriving in Ba Hon, you need to buy a ticket to board a train to Ba Lua Island . Every day, there will be a number of trains departing from 7:00 am to 9:00 am with fares around 200,000 VND / ticket. If you go in groups, you can rent a private boat to save costs.The price of a train ticket to the island is about 200,000 VND / 1 person
Where to stay when traveling to Ba Lua island?
Ba Lua Island tourism has just been developed recently, so there are not many accommodation services such as hotels or motels. However, if you want to stay overnight, you can rent the bungalows here for about 250,000 VND / night. Besides, you can also bring a tent to camp at Ba Lua Island. This is a pretty interesting experience that you should try.Camping overnight on the island is an enjoyable experience you should try
What is interesting about Ba Lua Island tourism?
Explore Ba Hon Dam
One of the experiences you should not miss when traveling to Ba Lua Island is discovering Ba Hon Dam. These are three adjacent islands named Hon Duoc, Hon Dam Duong and Hon Gie, respectively. It captivates visitors from the very first moments by its poetic beaches, the water in picturesque jade and is adorned with shimmering colorful pebbles.Explore Ba Hon Dam
Coming to Ba Hon Dam , you can not only swim in the sea, but also catch clams, snails and sea nettle You can make a fire and immediately cook the seafood that you catch. What an interesting experience, isn’t it?
Camp on the beach
To travel Ba Lua Islands without sensory experience camping on the coast overnight, the result is extremely regrettable. The feeling of being with friends happily gathered by the campfire, listening to the whispering waves, enjoying fresh seafood dishes caught by our own hands is so wonderful.Camp on the beach
Visiting Hang Pagoda
Hang Pagoda, also known as Hai Son Pagoda, is one of the famous tourist destinations on Ba Lua Island that you should not miss. This is an ancient and sacred temple located on Phu Tu island. Visiting here, you will be immersed in a peaceful, tranquil environment, feel your soul more relaxed and light.Visit the Hang Pagoda
What to eat when traveling to Ba Lua island?
Like many other seas, Ba Lua archipelago has many fresh and delicious seafood dishes for you to enjoy. Seafood porridge and grilled squid satay are two of the famous dishes in Ba Lua archipelago that if you have the opportunity to come here you must definitely enjoy.At Ba Lua Island, there are many fresh seafood dishes waiting for you to enjoy
If you are planning to travel to Kien Giang and explore the Ba Lua archipelago this weekend, then surely the experiences we share above will be very helpful for your upcoming trip.