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February 22, 2013
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Exploring the natural beauty of Van Don island ( Quang Ninh)

Van Don is the largest, most populated and most developed island in the archipelago.Van Don is 50km from Ha Long city. Ke Bao and Van Hai are two main islands that belong to Van Don with hundreds of rock islands surrounding Bai Tu Long bay.

All of the islands are200 or 300 metres high from the sea limestone mountains with lots of amazing caves.Cai Rong is the main town on the island, which is about 30km in length and 15km across at the widest point. Bai Dai runs along much of the southern side of the island and is hard-packed sand with some mangroves. Just offshore, almost touching distance away, there are stunning rock formations similar to those in Halong Bay.Bai Tu Long Bay is highly appreciated as an interesting wonder with valuable geology and various ecosystem which surrounded by Van Don island district.

Van Don natural landscapes are incredible with majestic views standing like a giant shield that protects Eastern Sea. Van Don Sea is famous for valuable seafood and beautiful beaches on Quan Lan, Ngoc Vung island. Furthermore, tourists coming from all over the world have been attracted by magicient caves on the islands. To the East of Ha Long Bay, tourists will take the chance to see Hon Dua, one of the evidences for rock history of this area. Hon Dua is a limestone tower with cylinder shape. The scientists have called it the perfect form of Karst growing in humid temperate.

Vietnamese called it the choptick of God falling down from the sky.The tourists who love discovering can also take the opportunity to enjoy miles of white soft sand beaches streching from Quan Lang to Minh Chau. People prefer to call it “ the heaven in life”. No man foot has ever come here, there are just leaves making their prints on the sand. Also, the sea is fresh and glassy with hundred metres of water which are level with man’s chest .Van Don is not only well-known for the beautiful landscapes with 600 wild islands which stimulate tourists by their undiscovered beauty but also for the history of a bustling commercial port or temples for our excellent Generals.

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