Ly Son Island – Destination of travel in Quang Nam province (part 3)
Traveling to Ly Son island without visiting Little island is completely unfortunate. This island is called “Little”, because it is smaller, like a brother of big island inside the sea. Little island has many special features: no fresh water. The main source of fresh water on the island is rainwater. Every family has a large water tank and couple of huge jars and fresh water is distributed by a factory that turn sea water into fresh water. This is the only industry exist on the island.
There is no national electricity network on the island too. Each household is given a solar battery. In the dry season, electricity is enough for basic need (big island of Ly Son was connected to national grid only in September 2014), but it is not enough in rainy season. The population on the island is also few. There is one primary school and one harbor port. Garlic in the little island is better in big island because there is no fresh water for irrigation, so garlic should be only survived thanks to rainwater.
Boats to the Little island are fishing ones. There are 3 boats all (An Binh 01, 02, and 03) the largest one is number 3. Fares are around 50000 vnd. Time to go to the island is about 15-20 minutes. Departure at 7:30 and come back around 11:30 or 14:00. It depends on the number of tourists per day.
Sunshine and bustling morning on the harbor port.
Boat left the harbor port
Clear sea water, clear view of the sea underground with rocks.
On the left side of harbor port is a coconut grove.
The right side is harbor port.
A journey to explore Little island An Binh is began. The first place is Bai Duc beach that can be seen from the port on the right side. Main purpose to come here is for sightseeing and photographing, because most people go swimming in Bai Sau beach first. Road to the beach is quite good.
Standing here, i can see the big island Ly Son and Pha Ba Quan Am statue. The beach is so beautiful
bãi dừa rất đẹp
The next place on the Little island is Bai Sau beach. This is probably the best place on the island where you can swimm in the beautiful small beaches with very clear water. Or you can take a diving to see corals or watch black rock bands that are remains of a volcano. Here is the main road leading visitors from the port to Bai Sau beach.
You can hire a basket boat to take you on to visit a beach.
Far away is a strip of black rock formed by volcanic lava. It is not sharp as rugged but also hurt leg if
you do not wear a shoes.
After swimming and diving, we take some seafood at local restaurant located right at the beach.
Finish the journey to discover Little island, we return to the Big island of Ly Son at 14:00.
island, we return to the Big island of Ly Son at 14:00.
Front is big island of Ly Son.
Thoi Loi peak
After leaving Little island and arriving hotel, our next place to exploit is Thoi Loi peak. It is highest place of the island, where the only freshwater lake on the island is located. It is also a round crater storing water, so that it is called Lake on the mount.
On the Thoi Loi peak, there are not large trees growing, because there are less land for tree to grow and severe storms. No people on the mountain, whole area is managed by the Army. We can see a military barracks in the picture. At the highest positions, there is a Navy radar stations and tourists are not allowed to enter.
There is a Vietnam flagpole on the Thoi Loi peak.
Ly Son – day 3
Following dawn in Archway Gate, early morning we welcome the dawn at Hon Mu Cu, which is introduced as the most beautiful place to enjoy sunrise. The sun rises from sea surface at the horizon.
Quay trở lại cổng Tò Vò vào lúc trời đẹp nắng. Hai lần trước đến với cổng tò vò, lúc thì hoàng hôn, lúc thì bình minh nên chưa được ngắm nhìn một cách trọn vẹn. Sáng hôm nay còn thời gian nên lại ra xem lại