Introducing Dau Be Island
Located in the southeast of Ha Long Bay, Dau Be Island is 500 m to the east of Hang Trai Island, 28km from Bai Chay Cruise Port, in an archipelago located in the bay outside Ha Long Bay. Island has an area of 22.863 m2 with 139 meters at the highest peak. When speaking of the island, it is impossible not mention to Ba Ham Lake, a famous spot which people had known a long time ago.
The steep island cliffs stand like walls to shield the island from the waves rushing from the east into the Gulf. Dau Be Island is famous for Ba Ham Lake because it is a well-known tourist attractions have been known for a long time. Ba Ham Lake is a system consisting of three major ocean basins connected through a meandering narrow cave. Inside the cave, stalactites hang down from the ceiling cave creates strange shapes and sizes. On island there are species of orchids, banyans, and palm trees.
The island which is also home to the golden monkeys, birds, flying squirrels, bats, has blooming flowers all year round. Under the blue water, there are many marine species thriving. In "Merveille de Monde" published in 1938 specializing in the introduction of scenic Ho Ba Ham described as follows: “Upon arrival Ho Ba Ham, you have the same impression as to Luon cave, Surprise cave but landscape here is much nicer. Though the entrance is less easy than in Luon Cave, tourists take joy in exploring this strange landscape.”
The lake is a system comprising three wide and round pits, linked together by a narrow and meandering tunnel. Stalactites hang from the ceiling in a myriad of strange, coloured forms. The silence is disturbed only by the sounds of the boat’s oars. On the island are many species of plants such as orchids, benjamin figs, banyans and cycads, which blossom throughout the year. It is also the home of yellow-haired monkeys, birds, flying squirrels and bats. Under the deep blue surface of the water are the animated lives of shrimp and fish.
If you take a trip with Indochina Sails cruise, you will be able to visit this Island.