You are curious about which island is one must-visit island in Halong Bay?
You feel indecisive when choosing a beautiful island in your trip to Halong Bay?
That’s true. Halong Bay boasts a variety of more than 1900 small islands and islets, which causes a big difficulty for tourists when choosing a suitable island for themselves.
If you are dealing with the same obstacles, this writing is especially for you.
With a view to helping tourists answering your questions, AZ Local Trip will recommend Titop island, a place revealing the panoramic view of Halong Bay. Among thousands of islets and islands in Halong Bay, Titop island always receives love and interest from both domestic and foreign tourists from all parts of the world.
This post includes some main parts as mentioned below:
Situated about 14 kilometers from Ba Chay to the east of Halong Bay, Titop Island has an ideal and favorable in the complex of Halong Bay. It is considered one of the perfect stopovers on Halong bay as well as an ideal position for relaxing and sightseeing. Tip Top beach serves as a defend embracing all the island with its endless expanses of white and bright sand and peaceful atmosphere.
How to get Titop island is always a big question of tourists when visiting any place of interest.
Actually, there are many ways to get to Titop island but tourists often consider between two options:
Cruises to visit Titop Island
Many cruises visiting Halong Bay consist of visiting Titop Island as a part of the itinerary.
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Tourists can consider some suggestions below:
Titop Island- a symbol of friendship between Vietnam and Soviet Union
Titop island, also called as Titov Island was named after Gherman Titov, an iconic hero of Soviet Union., who boarded his spaceship Vostok 2 and was recognized as the second man to orbit around the Earth in 1961. A year later, he visited Halong Bay in the meeting with the iconic Vietnamese president called Ho Chi Minh. To memorize the friendship between Vietnamese and Soviet Union, Uncle Ho named Cat Nang Island (meaning the beauty of a charming girl) into Titiv Island or Titop island.
In 1997, Gherman Titov came back to Halong bay and in the visitors’ book of Halong Bay’s management, he expressed : “ Thanks that God gave me a chance to return to this island.” The authority of Quang Ninh proudly placed a statue of Titov on this beautiful island in September 2015.
Another story related to the name of Titop island
Titop island Halong bay is also “Cemetery Island” by locals. In 1905, French cargo ship was in distress due to the incapacity of the wrong navigation. Their bodies were buried in this island so the island’s name caught on.
Appropriate time to come Titop island
Visitors can visit Titop island in any time of the year. There are two periods that tourists visit Titop island most:
The off-peak time that the density of tourists is low is from April to May and from August to October. At this time, there is less touristy so the price is lower.
Tips when visiting Titop island
Although many cruises including Titop Island in their itinerary, your trip will become easier to know the must-see spots on Titop Island off your list:
- For those who love easy activities, you can pass by stores that sell swimming costumes, goods and food. Especially, these stores offer deck chairs so tourists can relax and sit along the coastal, tasting a glass of fresh juice or banh mi. How amazing!
- There are also places for tourists to take a shower after swimming with the high quality and good behaviors.
400 steps to the top- Simon Smiths
It was a tough climb to conquer the top of Titop island. However, it is worth your efforts. After that, it sounded great to take a swim in the bay. The ideal view for sightseeing! There are only railings on one side of the steps so be careful!
Wonderful climb and swim
I visited Titop Island two months ago and I couldn't say anything about our cruise, except "fabulous". I tried the platform with the capacity of around 30 people. But to enter this, you had to spend much time queuing on your way up.
After that, it's time for swimming. Wonderful! I swum for an hour and felt really really relaxing. If you feel hungry, you can buy some berverage on the stores along the beaches.
Wonderful view of Halong Bay
Titop island is must-see place in Halong bay and it’s worth every breath to conquer the peak of Titop island. When I got to the top, I felt breathless before observing the scenic view of Halong Bay. My advice is that activity isn’t spent for the aged travelers and visitors with less bodily ability. If you intend to visit Titop island, you should make a careful plan to avoid the unexpected risks. After swimming, you may be sticky until you have a fresh shower.
When visiting Titop island, tourists can combine your trip to other tourist destinations that are adjacent to this island. Below are some recommendations for you:
Titop island is really a can't-miss island that tourists should visit.
To have your own experience, you should come here and enjoy yourself.