|Visitors to Cô Tô Island. — VNS File Photo. |Viet Nam News
QUẢNG NINH — Travellers to the northern province of Quảng Ninh should not miss Cô Tô Island with its untouched beauty and clear blue waters.
To reach the place, from Hà Nội they are advised to take a bus to Vân Đồn Crossroads in Bãi Cháy Ward (Quảng Ninh Province), and then take a taxi or local bus to reach Cái Rồng Port.
At the port, they can choose either a high-speed boat or small wooden boat to reach the pristine Cô Tô Island. High-speed boats leave at 1pm on weekdays and tickets cost VNĐ180,000 to VNĐ200,000 (US$4.4-8.8) per passenger. Wooden boats cost VNĐ110,000 per passenger for a round trip, but are not available on Sundays.
Dawn and sunset are the ideal times for visitors to admire the charm of the island and for photographers to get the best shots.
Visitors should get up early to take a relaxing walk on the beaches and witness the bustling scene of fishing boats returning from the sea.
According to local authorities, last year the island received 320,000 visitors, including 2,200 foreigners. — VNS