Tuan Chau Island
Tuan Chau Island – located three hours (167 km.) east of Hanoi, Tuan Chau Island is an island on Halong Bay and about 4 km. far from Bai Chay Tourist Wharf to the southwest. The island is connected to the mainland by a 2 km road built in 1998. The name “Tuan Chau” comes from two words: “linh tuan” (patrolman) and ‘tri chau’ (district) because in the feudal period, Tuan Chau Island was a guard station in the national defense system.
Tuan Chau Island has the original size of 2.5 square kilometers and it now covers an area of 4 square kilometers. On the island, the weather is cool all around the year. It’s featured with 2-square kilometer green pine forest, white sand beach stretching 6 kilometers. These all features make Tuan Chau Island an ideal place for visiting and relaxing on Halong Bay.