Step Into Wilderness: Visit The Pristine Quan Lan Island Of Quang Ninh

Still preserving the wilderness and pristine beauty, Quan Lan island attracts many tourists who are looking for an escape from the busy, tiring life and enjoy a camping weekend with their loved ones.

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Quan Lan island is one of the outlying islands in the Halong bay region. It is truly a great place for those who want to immerse themselves in nature and escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. As it is a less touristy destination, visitors have a chance to enjoy their vacation.

Photo: mr.chin
Photo: mr.chin

Quan Lan island, which is located in Bai Tu Long Bay, has a length of 11km2, stretching from the foot of Van Don Mountain to Got mountain with the giant, high rocky mountain walls on the West that protect the local villagers from the strong wind.

This place is famous for its pristine scenery, crystal clear water, sandy beach with the high she-oak. That’s why the island is considered a pear in the Northern Gulf, and a well-known destination for many tourists to escape the summer heat.

Photo: Ngan Vu Kim
Photo: Ngan Vu Kim

The beaches in Quan Lan island are widely loved for their crystal clear water and have not yet been exploited like other famous beaches such as Sam Son or Do Son. Hence, it makes this land appear even more attractive in the eyes of foreign tourists.

Quan Lan has 3 beaches: Quan Lan beach, Son Hao beach, and Minh Chau beach, all three are beautiful and have a long coastline with gorgeous white sand. Standing out among three of them is Quan Lan, which is considered the most beautiful beach on the island.

Photo: Tuan Dao
Photo: Tuan Dao

Quan Lan beach is said to look like a sleeping fairy in the mortal land that is waiting to be woken up.

The fresh air will bring you the most comfortable moments for a relaxing weekend, and an ideal escape place from the busy, crowded streets of the city.

Photo: Phuong Linh
Photo: Phuong Linh

Aside from the beautiful beaches and the natural sceneries in Quan Lan, you can also visit other historical sites such as the Temple of Tran Khanh Du, Quan Lan communal house, Eo Gio Quan Lan, etc.

Quan Lan temple is among the top-visited attractions in the region. It was built to be dedicated to the founding fathers of the village and Tran Khanh Du. The themes of the building are impressive with colorful images of phoenixes, dragons, flowers, and leaves in different styles. Coming here, you will have a chance to listen to a part of the island’s history and meet some friendly people. On special occasions, the temple becomes more crowded with locals coming to show their respect to the ancestors and pray for good luck.

Photo: mun_nori
Photo: mun_nori

The best way to explore the island is by bike or electric car. A bike is the most ideal choice as it is available for rent in most hotels on the island. And, don’t miss your chance to enjoy a ride in the transfer route from the port. It will be a wonderful island to admire large fine sand dunes and beaches stretching along the way.

The best time to visit Quan Lan island is in the summer or autumn, which is an ideal opportunity for exploring and swimming in the cool water. The most beautiful months for visitors to come to see the island are from April to June or September.

Photo: Tuan Dao
Photo: Tuan Dao

Quan Lan at night is awesome with promising things to do like squid fishing and campfire. If you go with your team, this is truly a place to go for a wonderful nightlife experience. Besides, the island itself is a heaven of seafood, so there is no reason not to try delicious seafood dishes made from shrimps, clams, squids, etc. These dishes will certainly not make you disappointed.

There are many options for you to choose from when mentioning accommodation. From resorts to hotels and hostels, you can easily find one for your vacation. There are 2 main areas to stay on the island: Dong Nam village (the main town of the island) and the beach. Normally, the village is preferred as it is close to local sites and easy to meet friendly local people.

Photo: Phuong Linh
Photo: Phuong Linh
Charlotte Pho