Trong Mai Islet

  • Trong Mai Islet
  • Trong Mai Islet
  • Trong Mai Islet
  • Trong Mai Islet
  • Trong Mai Islet
Location

Halong Bay, Vietnam

Address

Halong Bay, Quang Ninh province, Vietnam

More information

https://foursquare.com/v/fighting-cock-islet

Prices

The fees for Ha Long Bay during the day will rise to VND150,000 (US$7) per person.

Opening hours

6:30 am - 6:30 pm

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Trong Mai Islet (or Fighting Cocks Islet) is situated in the south-west side of Ha Long Bay, 5km from Bai Chay Wharf near to Dinh Huong Islet. In a somewhat large expanse of open sea, the islet seem to grow up from the bottom of the deep emerald waters. 

Trong Mai Islet (rock of 'the kissing cocks') is a famous islet on Halong Bay. It has become a symbol of Halong Bay and also Vietnam's tourism. It can also be found with the name 'Ga Choi Islet'.

Trong Mai Islet is located at the southwestern Halong Bay, about 5 kilometers from Bai Chay tourist wharf. The islet is about 10 meters high above the sea level. It has the shape of a cock couple rising from the blue sea. These two huge cocks have stood by the other for thousands of years. As the story told by the locals, Trong Mai Islet represents for faithfulness of love. 

At the sunset, the islet with the height of over 10m is bright red and in a somewhat tottery position. Their tiny legs support heavy bodies, and it appears that one strong wave could throw the two stone blocks into the sea. However, hundreds of millions of years have pass, and the Trong Mai Islet is still there. The image of the islet is the logo of Ha Long Bay and Vietnam Tourism.

The islet is most beautiful at dawn, when the sun sheds the first shine of a day and light up the cock couple.