Tuan Chau Island has an area of about 400 hectares, located next to Ha Long Bay, owning an international port that can serve up to 3 million passengers a year.
Now let’s continue to explore this island in more detail!
Tuan Chau Island from oblivion to high-class tourist area
- Location: Tuan Chau Island, Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam
- Fee: Free to go to the island, but there are fees for attractions, hygiene, and entertainment
- Opening time: 24/24
The appearance of the road connecting the mainland to the island has boosted the economy and tourism strongly. That helps bring Tuan Chau from a poor island to become a precious pearl of Quang Ninh. This road facilitates more convenient and faster traffic for tourists from Hanoi and Hai Phong to the island and the international port to visit Ha Long Bay.
The time when Tuan Chau Island welcomes a large number of visitors is on the official holidays, weekends, and during the year from April to October. So when you come here, please pay attention to those times, services and prices can be higher than other periods.
In addition, you need to pay attention, Tuan Chau Island has two ports: Tuan Chau Port 1 and 2.
- Tuan Chau Port 1 has a convenient anchorage for ships visiting the bay during the day, welcoming about 200 large and small ships at the same time. Along both sides of this pier are rows of luxury houses and villas, including a helipad and seaplanes. And, an ferry port next to the port 1 is used to travel to Cat Ba Island.
- Tuan Chau Port 2, also known as Tuan Chau international port, is located to the left with an area nearly 10 times larger than Tuan Chau 1 port. Tuan Chau 2 can accommodate 500 large ships at the same time. This anchorage of luxury cruises serves tourists visiting and staying overnight on Ha Long Bay.
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What to do and see on Tuan Chau island
In this section, Vietnamdrive introduces some well-known places in Tuan Chau to help you explore this growing island. Along with the destination, we also mention the available activities to help you experience the fun, contributing to your journeys being more exciting.
1. Visit Tuan Chau Park
This park is a large entertainment venue in Tuan Chau, invested and built with many exciting games to meet the needs of a large number of tourists, such as fairy trains, slides, roller coasters, spinning wheels, flying dishes…
In addition, coming to Tuan Chau Park, you can visit unique performances of dolphins and seals at the water park.
Ticket price: 350,000VND/pax for dolphin show and games in the park; Children under 1m are free of charge. Dolphin club show time at 10:00 am, 15:00, 20:30; each show usually lasts 20 minutes. Other play areas are open from 8:00 am – 22:00.
2. Explore Dinosaur Park
The park is designed with giant characters such as King Kong, dinosaurs, etc. If traveling with children, this park will be an interesting place for them to explore and take pictures.
Compared to other parks, the dinosaur park in Tuan Chau is not big but it is also an attractive stop for you and your family to come together to learn about works of art.
3. Relax at Tuan Chau Beach
Owning long beaches with fine white sand, you will a good chance to swim in the clear blue water of Tuan Chau and rest in the lovely places. Usually, from 4 pm, many locals and tourists gather very crowded to play and swim.
If you are a person who likes sea games, you will not miss windsurfing, kayaking, jet-skiing… Don’t miss the opportunity to swim and play at the beautiful beach on this island.
4. Play golf at Tuan Chau 27-hole golf course
If you love golf, you will have the opportunity to experience it at the Tuan Chau golf course located in the northwest of the island with an area of 140 hectares. This golf course with international standards includes 27 holes, a total length of 250 yards, and a width of 100 yards.
The course has full of facilities and the unique design of the combination of island and sea will give you a new experience when playing golf at this place. Don’t miss out!
Tuan Chau Island aims to build a full range of facilities to become an outstanding tourist area of Ha Long as well as Quang Ninh. The island tries to develop high-class hotels, conference centers, dining venues, cruise ports… All are to promote sea travel, high-class tourism in this region.
However, with the above development orientation, Tuan Chau island lacks cheap hotels and amusement parks large enough to compete with other locations and retain guests to stay on the island longer.
Up to this time, Tuan Chau Island is considered as a pier to take cruises to explore Ha Long Bay. After taking sightseeing cruises, most tourists return to Bai Chay or the center of Ha Long city to have fun and rest.