Summer is almost over, if you are too busy to travel this summer, hurry up with your group, carry your backpack and go to Hon Son, Kien Giang right away.
Hon Son is also known as Hon Rai island, because in the past there were many otters on the island. The island is located in Lai Son commune, Kien Hai district, Kien Giang province, 65 km west of Rach Gia city.Hon Son Island is quite new to tourists.
This is a small island but has great attraction of Kien Giang. Hon Son is quite new to backpackers, sharing the same train route from Rach Gia to Nam Du. Tourists should go to Hon Son about 2 days to go all the way as well as visit the features on the island.
Experience in detail to explore Hon Son island
Ideal time to explore Hon Son Island
The ideal time for you to travel Hon Son Island is from May to December because this season has delicious and cheap squid, shrimp and crab. In addition, before leaving, you should also update the weather situation in the waters of Ca Mau – Kien Giang and avoid rough seas and storms to ensure safety.
Means of transportation to explore Hon Son island
Move Saigon – Kien Giang
Departing from Ho Chi Minh City, there are many vehicles as well as departure time so you can reach Rach Gia port: Kumho, Phuong Trang, Tuyet Hon … During the trip, our group booked tickets at Phuong Trang bus station, trip At 1:45 a.m., the bus takes about 4 hours and 30 minutes to reach Kien Giang.
Moving Rach Gia – Hon Son
Train ticket booking: Some famous train houses here are: Ngoc Thanh, SuperDong are two high-speed train lines and Thanh Tu and Duc Trung are ordinary trains. You should book 1-2 months in advance to be able to take the earliest train to Hon Son Island. Time for the ship to move to the island is 1 hour and 15 minutes. We booked SuperDong train with the fare of 120,000 VND, the train ran fast and smoothly.If you have poor vestibularity and are prone to seasickness, apply anti-sickness methods to ensure your health and maintain a spirit of play!
According to experience, you should book car tickets, train tickets and motels on the island in advance, because Hon Son is gradually gaining more attention, so the number of people coming to the island is increasing. For the complete fun, it is advisable to prepare tickets to and from the train, especially on weekends because it is a time when tickets are often sold out, there are no tickets to go and return. Like when I returned, I could not buy a train ticket, so I bought it from the black market for twice the price: 220,000 VND.
Booking train tickets requires an ID card to book, each ID card is only allowed to book 1 ticket.Ready to explore Hon Son journey.
Going to Kien Giang, our group went to eat fish noodle soup ‘Ut oh’ – a famous restaurant. Delicious vermicelli, very tasty, only costs 30,000 VND / bowl.
While waiting for the boat to go to the island, the group went for a walk to visit Vincom Kien Giang.Free to check-in virtual life.Just stand in and get a nice photo
The group contacted and booked accommodation at Homestay ‘Rai Ca’. When going to the port, the homestay people come to pick up and take the car out for the group as well. Drive for about 5 minutes to get home. The first impression is that the Homestay is cute, with many decorative scenes for those who love to take pictures.
We check in and have lunch with dishes: Braised fish rice, fried squid and 1 sour hotpot. Eat full that only 80,000 / person.Quality and cheap fish stock!
After eating, we go back to our room to rest for the afternoon to go snorkeling and see the coral.
The tour guide for the group is quite friendly and enthusiastic. He took us around to the dock and started diving. He also caught the sea nuggets to cook for us at night. If he wants to eat seafood, he will take it to buy. Seafood on the island is fresh and cheap.
The seafood we bring to the restaurant will be processed at the price of 40,000 VND / kg. If you order more dishes at the restaurant, the processing cost ranges from 100,000 – 200,000 VND package.Fresh and delicious seafood dishes!
Enjoying dinner by the beach is nothing like. Some of the delicious seafood dishes not to be missed when coming to Hon Son island are: grilled nuggets with onion fat, steamed shrimp with ginger or seafood hot pot.
In addition, you can also choose popular eateries to enjoy the rustic dishes here such as fresh fried salmon, herring salad with rice paper, fish in sour soup, oyster porridge, fish hot pot … Fresh and delicious!
After we were full of drunkenness, we went for a walk to the beach and then went back to sleep to get strength for the discovery of Hon Son tomorrow.
In the morning we get up to have breakfast, on the island sell many dishes, spoiled for choice: fish vermicelli, com rib, banh canh, nui … the price ranges from 25,000 to 30,000 VND / bowl.
After eating, we walked around the island. The island with the most green trees is coconut trees that look exactly like the Vietnamese version of the Maldives. Clear blue sea, the weather pleases people. Very beautiful and romantic! We stopped at the wharf to take a photo.The landscape is charming, pristine.Clear sea water.Pose pose with a group of friends!
Hon Son Island also has 7 mountains, of which the highlight is Ma Thien Lanh mountain with the height of 450m. Overcoming the steps and walking through the gravel path, reaching the top of the mountain, you will admire the immense beautiful sea and watch all kinds of animals. Therefore, in the next journey to explore Hon Son Island, we climbed ‘Ma Thien Lanh’ mountain, reached the highest peak of Hon Son, and had a panoramic view of the island.The path of climbing.
If you conquer the summit at an altitude of 1300m above sea level, the reward is a stall selling super delicious ‘Grilled Chicken’. If you want to experience that feeling, you can ask people because there are two ways of climbing.See the island from above.
After eating, we pack up to leave, the last train will depart at 16 o’clock. If the train is late, it will take a wooden train more than 4 hours to reach the mainland.
All costs for the trip are only 1.7 million VND / person.Happy trip with friends.
We have returned to the mainland and our souls are still swaying in the sea. This season the sea is beautiful, the weather is also beautiful, so do not hesitate to make a trip.
/Lữ Hành Việt Nam/Ảnh: Kim Tuyền