KIEN GIANG – Blue sky in the same pristine beauty of large and small islands attracts tourists to Nam Du in the last days of the year.
Nam Du archipelago belongs to An Son and Nam Du communes, Kien Hai district, about 120 km from the Rach Gia coast. It consists of 21 large and small islands, of which 11 are inhabited.
Thanks to owning many clear blue beaches and peaceful beauty, this archipelago is one of the southern destinations that many tourists visit every weekend or holiday.
To set foot in the archipelago, visitors will have to take a speedboat, stopping at the wharf of Hon Lon island (also known as Cu Tron island) – the largest island of 21 islands in Nam Du.
Guests will rent a boat to explore Lon island and visit some other beautiful places.
To Lon island, there is a 2.6 km long, paved road leading from the center of the island to the peak of 295 m.
At this peak, visitors can admire the panoramic view of the blue sky and sea in the same large and small undulating islands.
Hon Lon owns many beaches such as Dat Do beach, Cay Men beach, Ngu beach, Gieng beach… and rows of many years old green coconut trees. Here, visitors can rent motorbikes to run around the island road on one side of the cliff, the other side is the romantic blue sea.
In addition to immersing in the cool blue water, visitors can also admire the tall coconut trees, and craggy cliffs with many colorful rocks. Guests enjoy experiencing many activities such as swimming, playing…
From Lon island, visitors take about 30 minutes by boat to Ngang island after visiting Ba Chua Xu Temple Cu Tron – the sacred place of worship of the islanders; learn about local people’s life; This is the most densely populated place in Nam Du archipelago, most of which live by fishing and fish farming in cages. Hon Ngang has a large seaport, gathering many fishing boats anchored.
More than 2 km from Ngang island to the southeast is Mau island with an area of 200 hectares. Here, visitors delight to record beautiful photos, enjoying sips of cool coconut water; Roaming around the fishing village to learn about the life and culture of the indigenous people.
Coming to Nam Du, visitors can also explore many other beautiful islands such as Nom Ngoai island, Nom Giua island, Nom Trong island, Dam island, Hang island, Moc island, Tre island, and Nhan island…
According to local people, the best time to travel to Nam Du island is from December to March because the sea is quite calm and clear at this time, giving visitors a pleasant feeling when traveling by boat.
If departing from Ho Chi Minh City, visitors can travel by bus to Rach Gia city (Kien Giang) for about 6 hours and then go by speedboat to Nam Du with a round-trip ticket price of more than 400,000 VND per person. . In addition, visitors can now take a speedboat from Phu Quoc island with a travel time of more than an hour.
photo : Khanh Thien