Dragon Eye Island is a folk name that many people refer to Bai Dong island, an island located to the south of Halong Bay, near the sea adjacent to Lan Ha Bay. The special thing is that the island has never been developed tourism should still retain its original pristine. From above, Dragon Eye Island is surrounded by two large blocks of rock mountains and smooth white sands. There is a natural white sand beach, stretching between 300 and 400 meters, and in particular, the unique landscape of a beautiful water-bath in the middle of the mountain.
Dragon Eye Island in Halong Bay
It can be said that this address is quite new to everyone because people almost never before had any information about the island. Bai Dong Island has an area of about 30ha, still preserve the wild look. The first feeling when coming to the island is the peaceful space. From the outside, Bai Dong is shaped like a bow, shielded by two large rock mountains, creating a calm sea. Bai Dong has a rich flora and fauna, green grass, along the beach and cliffs. The main point of Dragon Eye Island is the dangling water between rock mountains and dense primitive forests.
Currently, Dragon Eyes Island is completing the procedures related to the travel authorization, exploring tours and services in Bai Dong island. It is expected in April 2016, the project will be assessed and will likely receive visitors this year. Works for catering needs have been built by investors but not yet put into operation. In the future, Dragon Eye island will be exploited the ecotourism combined with the sport on the sea, such as: kayaking, canoeing, boat float, camping picnic, outdoor barbecue, etc. The biggest difficulty is the fresh water for tourists. When visiting, you must bring food, water and self-cleaning when you leave.
The vehicles in Halong
If you are in Sai Gon, you have to move to Hanoi before taking the tour. You can come straight to Halong Bay, or you should travel in Hanoi before going.
+ The itinerary of Hanoi – Bac Ninh – Halong: 155km. This is the shortest road from Hanoi to Halong, going by cars takes 3 hours, the itinerary is:
– From Hanoi, go along Highway 5 – Sai Dong three-way crossroad: 10km.
– From Sai Dong, go along Highway 1 – Bac Ninh: 23km.
– From Bac Ninh, go along Highway 18 – Pha Lai – Chi Linh – Dong Trieu – Uong Bi – Halong: 122km.
+ The itinerary of Hanoi – Bac Ninh – Halong: 160km.
– From Noi Bai airport (Hanoi), go along Noi Bai – Bac Ninh (32km) road to Bac Ninh.
– Go to Highway 18A through Pha Lai, Sao Do, Dong Trieu, Uong Bi to Halong.
Visitors can go by the big brands of buses in Luong Yen station or My Dinh station. The first trip starts at 6h00 and the last is at 17h00 (the itinerary lasts 3-4 hours). Each bus trip is 5 minutes or 15 minutes from the next. The ticket price for bed is from 100 thousand VND per person to 200 thousand VND per person.
The trains from Hanoi to Halong
Visitors can go by HALONG EXPRESS train starting from Gia Lam. This train leaves at 7h05 and takes 5 hours to get to Halong. The ticket price is 5 USD per person (Vietnamese) and 15 USD per person (foreigners).
Nowadays, beside the common vehicles, the visitors can have the new choice with the modern and luxury seaplane of Hai Au Aviation.
The seaplane with 2 seats for pilots and 12 seats for visitors with the wide windows, which not only helps visitor save the time, but also helps you comfortably watch the scenery from the plane, as well as record the memorable moments of Halong Bay from the height of 150m to 3000m.
Dragon Eye island is a new and wild island in Halong Bay. If you see that other beautiful islands was so boring to you, this island will satisfy your demand.