|Relax: Tourists visiting Ba Hòn Đầm islands can chill out on the beach. — VNS Photo Trương Vị|Viet Nam News
Located off Kiên Lương District in the southern province of Kiên Giang, Bà Lụa Archipelago is a pristine landscape, which has been called the ‘Hạ Long Bay of the South’.
The archipelago consists of 45 islands of various sizes, however only ten are suitable to live on.
Tourists can reach the archipelago with just a 30-minute boat trip from Kiên Lương Ship Dock.
Ba Hòn Đầm is a group of three islands of the archipelago, namely Đầm Dương, Đầm Nước and Đầm Giếng. Locals explain that the name Ba Hòn Đầm stems from the fact that three mountains stand together and form a marshland area in the middle. The marshland is a clear, quiet and shallow water area.
The group of islands attracts tourists not just with its pristine landscapes, but also because of the shallow water around the area. Tourists don’t have to use boats to hop from one to the other – they can just paddle.
Walking a few hundred metres in the sea is an impressive memory for visitors. When the tide is low, it’s an ideal time for tourists to paddle, admire the sea and catch sea creatures.
Sunrise and sunset are not to be missed in this particular place. Tourists may be surprised to see the wonderful pink light at sunrise and sunset, a perfect backdrop for the boats floating in the distance. The atmosphere is tranquil with the sound of waves lapping at cliffs.
Residents on the islands offer tourism service like tents, seafood cuisine and drinks. — VNS
|Surf: A pristine beach. — VNS Photo Trương Vị |
|Bobbing along: A woman floats in shallow water. — VNS Photo Trương Vị |
|Greenery: The islands are covered with lush vegetation. — VNS Photo Trương Vị |
|Catch: Local fishermen at work. — VNS Photo Trương Vị|
|Paddle: The water between the islands is shallow enough to walk in. — VNS Photo Trương Vị |
|Stroll: Tourists can walk between the islands through clear water. — VNS Photo Trương Vị |
|Rocks: Pebbles can be seen in the clear water. — VNS Photo Trương Vị|
|Paradise: A road hidden under shallow water links the islands. — VNS Photo Trương Vị |
|Shore: A pristine beach. — VNS Photo Trương Vị|
|Set sail: Tourists can take boats from Kiên Lương Ship Dock to Ba Hòn Đầm Islands. — VNS Photo Trương Vị |