Ba Hon Dam islands: A pristine experience

12:23 | 16/08/2018

Located off Kien Luong District in the southern province of Kien Giang, Ba Lua Archipelago is a pristine landscape, which has been called the ‘Ha Long Bay of the South’.

ba hon dam islands a pristine experience
Relax: Tourists visiting Ba Hon Dam islands can chill out on the beach.

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 Kien Luong Ship Dock.

Ba Hon Dam is a group of three islands of the archipelago, namely Dam Duong, Dam Nuoc and Dam Gieng. Locals explain that the name Ba Hon Dam 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.

ba hon dam islands a pristine experience
Surf: A pristine beach.-VNS Photos Truong Vi
ba hon dam islands a pristine experience
Bobbing along: A woman floats in shallow water.
ba hon dam islands a pristine experience
Greenery: The islands are covered with lush vegetation.
ba hon dam islands a pristine experience
Catch: Local fishermen at work.
ba hon dam islands a pristine experience
Paddle: The water between the islands is shallow enough to walk in.

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.

ba hon dam islands a pristine experience
Stroll: Tourists can walk between the islands through clear water.
ba hon dam islands a pristine experience
Rocks: Pebbles can be seen in the clear water.
ba hon dam islands a pristine experience
Paradise: A road hidden under shallow water links the islands.
ba hon dam islands a pristine experience
Shore: A pristine beach.
ba hon dam islands a pristine experience
Set sail: Tourists can take boats from Kien Luong Ship Dock to Ba Hon Dam islands.

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