Tuan Chau, the Emerald Island

Tuan Chau is a schist island on the south-west side of Hạ Long City in Vietnam. Covered by pine forest, has an area of 2.2 km² and to the east and south are two man made beaches endowed with very white, fine sand.

The octagonal house where President Hồ Chí Minh stayed when he vacationed here has now become a memorial site. Nowadays, Tuần Châu Island is one of the most touristic destinations in Hạ Long City. Tuần Châu is in an important position at the entrance of the waterway system of Thăng Long, Bặch Đằng and Vân Ðồn. This is why in the feudal time, the royal army set up a guard station here to patrol and defend the borderland.

The Office of Feudal Customs was also installed thereThere are many magicient constructions and buildings to creat a very modern Tuan Chau. Tourists can see the hill fulling of international standard villas on the way in. After that, they can walk slowly and join eating and drinking area with five restaurants and round houses which were decorated beautifully as a King castle. This area is able to serve 1000 guests with delicious Asian and European dishes cooked by famous chefs. All the waiters and waitresses wear traditional clothes. In the center, tourists will be surprised by amazing dolphin and seal performances. Two-kilometer sand beach will satisfy tourists with fresh and clean seawater.

The  resorts nearby the beach with five-star rooms are the best choice for relaxing and spending pleasure time. Heading to the holiday resort in Tuần Châu Island Resort, besides swimming, tourists can enjoy such fascinating extras as sightseeing, entertainment, and sports activities, including climbing or camping in the eco-tourism zone and especially, using hot air balloons to enjoy the beautiful landscape from high above. Nowadays, Tuan Chau has been perfectized to become one of the most interested places in the world. People call it the Emerald island.

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