Long, one of the World Heritages, comprises
thousands of big and small islands. Each one has
its own characteristic with various caves: Sung
Sot Cave,Thien Cung Cave, Trinh Nu Cave. Tuan
Chau Island is the only soil island of all. It
is not only a place having beautiful natural
surroundings: pine trees, lakes, beautiful
beach…but also where President Ho Chi Minh chose
to be the relax place of other State officials'
and his when they came here in 1959.
the total area of 400 ha, Tuan Chau has the
population of 1500. As planned, the total area
of Tuan Chau will be widen to 675 ha. It enjoys
the advantage of having both road and river
transportations. It is about 18 km away from
National Highway No.1. This route is an
important blood vessel of the robust Hanoi – Hai
Phong – Quang Ninh economic triangle. It takes
about 3 hours from Mong Cai ( 2 hours by boat)
and 1 hour from Hai Phong.
Chau island’s name is the combination between
‘linh tuan’ (the patrolman) and ‘tri chau’
(district chief) because in the feudal time, the
royal army set up a guard station here to patrol
and defend the borderland. Prior to 1999, the
island's residents suffered from a very modest
living standard.There was no power network and
no clean water. Roads were only trails and there
was no mechanical means of transportation. Tuan
Chau was a very poor town where fishing with
very rudimentary tools is the only means of
first project of great significance was to link
Tuan Chau and the National Highway No18 by
building a road. The work was officially started
on February 28th, 1998. All company staff had to
overcome numerous hardships to achieve this
difficult task, which translated people’s dream
Chau has become well- known to both
international and domestic tourists as an
attractive destination with:
- a dolphin&seal club
- a circus
- a crocodile club
- an (artificial) beach with 4 km long.
- a Vietnamese culinary area
- a hotel and resort area of 5-star standard
- a water recreation park with activities
such as motor racing, canoeing, parachuting,
water skiing, etc.
- Ha Long Bay sight- seeing services by
canoe, boat, helicopter.
- a high tech water fountain with music
playing, laser lighting and film projecting
on water screens.