Hunting Treasure on "Pirate Island" in Kien Giang
Less than 80 km from the mainland, Ha Tien archipelago, also known as "Pirate Island" is the ideal destination for a weekend get-away. The entire archipelago constitutes Tien Hai commune, Ha Tien town, Kien Giang province. It attracts tourists by its wild, peaceful beauty and its fun name. The size of the archipelago is small so you can explore every corner in just a 2-day trip. Including 16 floating islands, Ha Tien's most significant island is Hon Tre (Hon Doc), and two sinking islands.
|About 28 km from the coast of Ha Tien and 40 km from Phu Quoc island, this is a perfect destination for a short trip (Photo: Nguyen Duong Hoang Khang)
Many people believe that "Pirate Island" earns its name due to many old tales. Located on an important trade route of many countries, with rugged terrain, this place used to be the base and area of operations for pirate gangs in the region. Currently, this place still retains the pristine beauty of nature's gift. While still a remote island, Ha Tien is in the process of developing tourism services.
This island offers diverse terrain including forests, mountains, and sea islands, stretching white sand beaches, clear blue water with clear bottoms, and colorful coral reefs. There are many treasures for you to hunt down when on Pirate Island, from the fresh air to the seafood and the peaceful scenery.
The best beach for swimming is Chen Beach, where can see stones in the shape of an upside-down cup with colorful sparkles under the water.
For other sightseeing places, make your way to the beaches of Coconut Cave, Ha Ba Tail, Da Dai, Son Linh Dong, orchards on the mountainside, and religious facilities such as Ba Chua Xu Temple, Nam Hai Dinh Ong, Ba Thuong Temple. These are some of the most popular tourist attractions in Ha Tien.
|The best beach for swimming is Chen Beach (Photo: Thuong Nguyen, Nguyen Duong Hoang Khang).
The best time to visit Pirate Island is in the dry season, from December to April. Notably, many people return to this destination more than once because of the idyllic beauty of nature, and the hospitality of the local people on the island.
"My children are very happy to learn and immerse themselves in the life of the people on the island. So when we want to travel to the island, we will think of Pirate Island first," said Le Thuy, a tourist from Ho Chi Minh City.
This is also a very affordable destination, so students with a budget should not miss out. Homestays and hotels on the island with prices from VND 200,000 VND/room (US $8.5), or even cheaper if you choose to set up a camp.
|You can go snorkeling tour to catch shellfish, and snails with local people(Photo: Pham Nhu Y, Liem Tran)
For water sports to try, you can go snorkeling tour to catch shellfish, and snails with local people. After burning a lot of energy diving underwater, the fisherman will make seafood dishes for you so you can enjoy the prizes that you caught by yourself. The seafood on the island is fresh and nutritious. There are shellfish, snails, sea urchins, scallops, moon snails, and crabs that will be cooked in many different ways. This will bring an interesting and memorable experience. If traveling with friends or family, be sure to book a tour around the islands combined with snorkeling and catching seafood for VND 1-2 million/trip.
|Fresh seafood after the snorkeling tour (Photo: Pham Nhu Y, Liem Tran).
As the day comes to an end, one of the most popular activities is to catch the sunset on the island. This destination is especially photogenic with the blue water surrounding the island, clear sky and brilliant sunset, a perfect background for your photo memory.
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