Doc Island – Home to Wild Flowers
With Mekong river Asia tours, you will have a good chance to experience the landscape and culture across Mekong river, especially, areas in Vietnam. Coming to the Mekong Delta on a day with an attractive itinerary to Doc island on Hai Tac archipelago, with a ticket priced at just VND 40,000, we took a cruise on Minh Nga boat at Ha Tien wharf at 2.30 PM. On board, we enjoyed the cool wind, the panoramic view of the stunning Ha Tien city, the magnificent To Chau mountain appearing in the distance and Binh San, Nai mountains emerging in the vaporous faraway horizon.
The sandy beach of Doc island
The untold story
Doc island is situated in Tien Hai district, Ha Tien town, Kien Giang province. It covers around 1,100 hectares and includes 16 small islands around 11 nautical miles from Ha Tien beach. Located close to the maritime border between Vietnam and Cambodia where there are many important trade routes, this area at the end of the 17th and early 18th centuries was a place where pirates frequently stationed and attacked merchant ships. That's why it was formerly known as the Pirate island.
Located far from the mainland along with the inconvenient transportation, but Doc island is still attractive by the unspoiled beauty like the pearl island of Phu Quoc with the blue stretching beach, coconut-shaded coastline, and the green moss pebbles under water like velvet, etc. All these things have made Doc island so popular to tourists in Kien Giang.
The peaceful life of the locals
We reached the island when the sunset started coming over the sea but was still caught in the busy ambiance of the local fishing wharf where many fishermen brought their catches from offshore fishing and brought to land for sales. There, tourists can order from locals to make a fresh seafood dinner right on the beach.
After pampering our stomachs with mouth-watering seafood dishes, we followed some locals to catch some sea crabs creeping on the beach during the evening.
During the next morning, we woke up early to welcome the dawn rising on Ba Lua archipelago, beaming through coconut leaves, and shining on the waves crashing on the shore. That was such a peaceful moment we could never forget.
An attractive tourist spot in Kien Giang
We then strolled around the island and retreated into the beauty of wildflowers scattered along the beach.
Doc island has charmed travelers by its pristine nature and interesting stories around its life. If this is helpful for you, don't hesitate to like and share with others. Hope you will save the best time here. Thank you.