Ba Trai Dao Islet, one of the most well-known attractions of Halong Bay - Halong Junk Cruises

Ba Trai Dao Islet, one of the most well-known attractions of Halong Bay

Ba Trai Dao Islet

When traveling in Halong Bay, you should not miss chance to visit Ba Trai Dao Islet, one of the most well-known attractions of Halong Bay. To arrive at Ba Trai Dao, you must probably spend from 9 to 10 hours on the cruise.

Ba Trai Dao Islet lays near Cat Ba Island, in the territory of Halong City, Quang Ninh Province. It is far 22 kilometers from Bai Chay Tourist Wharf to the Southeast. By speedboat, it takes about an hour from Bai Chay Tourist Wharf.

The islet is a group of three small mountains which look like three peaches from a far. The average height of three mountains is 23 meters. It is featured with Ba Trai Dao Beach which is one of the most beautiful beaches on Halong Bay. The beach has the shape of a bow embracing the islet. However, tourists just can swim at the beach in about 2 – 3 hours a day because the tide rises and engulfs the beach. Vietnam tours Packages

Ba Trai Dao Islet

Ba Trai Dao Islet

Not just referring to the shapes of the three mountains, there is actually a myth underlying the unique name of Ba Trai Dao Islet. The local residents of Halong Bay now still tell the old story about a romantic love between the youngest daughter of the God who was very pretty with a young and poor fisherman. Her deep love empowered her to do something she had never thought of: stealing the eternal peaches from the heaven to give her lover eternity so that they can live forever together. As she was waiting for the fisherman at the place where we see Ba Trai Dao Islet today, God shown up and turned three peaches into three stone mountains. Chastised, the young fairy had to return.

The islet is extremely famous for its three fairy-like beaches, each of which embraces a small island

The islet is extremely famous for its three fairy-like beaches, each of which embraces a small island

Engulfed by tides rising most of the day, Ba Trai Dao Islet only reveals its own beach for 2 – 3 hours a day. It is beautiful with white sand and crystal blue water where on sunny days, tourists can see through to the bottom. Compared to other beaches on Halong Bay, Ba Trai Dao Beach is shallower and the water is just knee deep. Shaped as a bow embracing the islet, the surrounding peaks not only create a stone shelter for the beach but also add to its stunning beauty with abundant green vegetation and vibrant wild flowers.

Tourists just can swim at the beach in about 2 – 3 hours a day because the tide rises and engulfs the beach

Tourists just can swim at the beach in about 2 – 3 hours a day because the tide rises and engulfs the beach

Nowadays, Ba Trai Dao Islet becomes a famous tourist attraction. This Islet is extremely famous for its three fairy-like beaches, each of which embraces a small island. The combination of the mountains, the white sand and the ocean gives this spot an unprecedented romantic landscape. However, if you wish to visit Ba Trai Dao Islet, you should do some research in advance, because there are only 2-3 hours per day when we can enjoy the beaches there before they get lapped by tides.

Visiting Ba Trai Dao Islet, you will have chance to learn more about natural beauty and hidden treasure of Halong Bay. It will make your Halong Bay tour more wonderful.

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