When it comes to island tourism in the Gulf, Quan Lan Island Quang Ninh is a place you cannot fail to mention. Quan Lan Island is not only famous as a tourist destination with beautiful scenery, but it also preserves many ancient historical and cultural values.
About Quan Lan Island Quang Ninh
Quan Lan Island Quang Ninh is on Bai Tu Long Bay, and the island has a large area of 11km2 with many high hills and long white sand beaches. With its position at the outermost part of the Bay, Quan Lan Island in Quang Ninh is also to a sea breakwater for Ha Long people
About Quan Lan Island Quang Ninh
The ecosystem and resources on Quan Lan island Quang Ninh are vibrant with many precious kinds of wood of high economic value, such as ironwood. Quan Lan Island has been a major commercial port center of Vietnam since the 12th century. In the 13th century, this was the position where Tran generals deployed their troops against the Mongols. In the 15th century, commercial port activities on the island gradually declined due to the limited development policy of the Le So. At the end of the seventeenth century, the commercial port activities on Quan Lan island in Quang Ninh altogether ceased.
When to travel to Quan Lan Island?
From tourists’ point of view, the best time to visit Quan Lan Island is in summer and autumn. At that time, green trees, sea water, blue sky color, Quan Lan landscape becomes extremely beautiful and poetic.
Moving from Ha Long to Quan Lan Island
From the center of Ha Long city, you ride a motorbike in the direction of Hon Gai, Cam Pha along National Highway 18. You run across Van Don bridge, go to provincial road 334, 1 section is to Cai Rong port. From here, you take the train to the island. The road from Ha Long to Cai Rong port is more than 50km long.
It is also the way to Cai Bau Pagoda, another famous tourist relic of Quang Ninh. Cai Bau Pagoda is about 10km from Cai Rong port. After visiting Cai Bau Pagoda, you can go around and catch the boat to Quan Lan Island and Co To Island.
The train from Cai Rong port to Quan Lan island in Quang Ninh takes about 1 hour, and there are only 2 routes a day at 8 am and 3 pm so you need to time it to go appropriately.
Places to visit on Quan Lan Island, Quang Ninh
Quan Lan Beach, Minh Chau, Son Hao
Unlike the carefully invested beaches in Bai Chay or Tuan Chau, Quan Lan beach is still wild but has big waves and is dreamy. Besides, the beaches also have long rocky shores, so you are free to have fun and take pictures for a walk.
The romantic Quan Lan beach
Quan Lan waist
Located at the southernmost point of Quan Lan island, Quan Lan estuary is considered the most beautiful place to admire the bay. Eo Gio has long rocky beaches and has a distant view of Co To island.
Minh Chau Melaleuca forest
Where to go to the North of Quan Lan Island, Quang Ninh, near Minh Chau beach, there is Minh Chau’s pristine Melaleuca forest. You can discover more about the island’s rich flora and fauna ecosystem.
Communal house, Quan Lan pagoda – ancient cultural relics
Located in the middle of the island, right next to Quan Lan beach, are Quan Lan communal houses and pagodas. Quan Lan temple and communal house are ancient cultural relics of the Vietnamese people. The island also has the largest population compared to the remaining large islands in Ha Long Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay.
Temple of Tran Khanh Du – General Tran with great merit
Tran Khanh Du was a general with great merit in defeating the Mongols in the 13th century. Temple relics were established and are still to this day.
Temple of Tran Khanh Du, a great general of the Tran Dynasty
Hotels, and restaurants on Quan Lan island
You can still find good hotels and seafood restaurants on Quan Lan Island, Quang Ninh, but renting a room on the island is quite expensive, over 20 usd / 1 night. Popular hotels include
- Minh Chau Hotel
- Nam Phong Hotel
- Homestay Villa Hoa Giay
- Ngoc Anh Hotel
- Hainan Hotel
- Thanh Thuy Guest House
There are about 10 seafood restaurants along the island with fresh food ready to serve you
- Minh Chau restaurant
- Van Hai Xanh Restaurant
- Yen Khanh restaurant
- Le Minh Phuong restaurant
- Linh Thanh beach shop
- Nam Phong Restaurant
Traveling and visiting Quan Lan Island is very easy and convenient for tourists. In addition to fun activities and swimming, you see the island’s historical, cultural, and natural sites. Although the area of Quan Lan Island in Quang Ninh is not large, you should bring a motorbike to make a move more convenient.
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