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A travel guide to Chao Island, Hue for teams who love to explore

Content 23/02/2024 12

Chao Island, Hue, is a beautiful small island gifted by nature with a very romantic and poetic setting. So when traveling to Hue, besides exploring ancient architectural works, visiting beautiful natural ecological areas like Chao Island will definitely leave an unforgettable impression in the hearts of visitors. Let's follow HoaBinh Tourist to explore the beauty of the Pearl Island of Hue now.

Where is Chao Island in Hue?

Chao Island is located at the foot of Hai Van Mountain, between the waters of Hue and Da Nang provinces. However, on the Hue tourist map, the island belongs to Lang Co, Phu Loc district, Thua Thien Hue province.

At an altitude of 235m above sea level, it is only about 1.5km wide, but just enough to create a beautiful Chao Island like a watercolor painting. It is poetic and very lyrical. This place has an extremely diverse ecosystem, and the terrain is also very unique. The stacked black rock rapids, combined with the clear blue sea water, create an extremely eye-catching scene.

Which season is best to travel to Chao Island?

It is difficult to say which season is best to visit Chao Island because each season has its own beauty. Therefore, all times of the year are suitable for a trip to this island. However, when it comes to the most ideal time of the year, it depends on the season.

The weather here is divided into two distinct seasons: the dry season (from February to August) and the rainy season (from September to the end of January). The dry season months and airy climate are the most ideal time for tourists to explore Hon Chao.

How to get to Chao Island, Hue

When traveling to Hue, tourists have many options for transportation, such as a plane, bus, car, train, motorbike, etc. In which case, traveling by plane is the maximum savings in travel time, and you can book a shuttle to the airport very conveniently. Besides, tourists near Hue can choose to travel to Hon Chao by motorbike.

From Hue city center, tourists move to Lang Co beach, Phu Loc district, Thua Thien Hue province. Then, take a train or canoe to get to Hon Chao Hue. This place has just been opened for tourism, so it is still very wild, and means of transportation are quite limited. Therefore, if you want to explore the beautiful scenery on the island, you will have to walk.

Great experience when coming to Chao Island

Chao Island not only has poetic beauty, but the fun and entertainment activities here are also very attractive. Book a Chao Island tour to experience it now!

1. Scuba diving to see coral

Coming to Chao Island, visitors can scuba dive to explore the beauty of colorful coral reefs and thousands of beautiful marine species. The coral viewing area is very safe; the sea is shallow, so visitors can experience it with peace of mind.

2. Go to the beach

The beautiful beach and clear water are probably the things that impress visitors most when coming to Chao Island. Walking on the rocky beaches, admiring the romantic sea and sky scenery, and breathing fresh air will definitely be a wonderful experience. Especially on hot days, visitors can soak in the cool, clear blue water that will quickly dispel all the worries and fatigue of life.

3. Experience water sports

Visitors to Chao Island can not only admire the romantic scenery but can also freely experience extremely joyful water sports such as surfing, skateboarding, playing SUP boats, pulling banana floats,... Those who love thrilling games definitely cannot miss the exciting activities here.

4. Check in at the lighthouse

Chao Island has a lighthouse built during the French colonial period. This is also a check-in location loved by many young people. If you have the opportunity to visit Chao Island, don't forget to take beautiful photos here.

5. Explore the mysterious primeval forest

Besides the clear blue sea and beautiful rocky rapids, Chao Island also has lush primeval forests. The forest is quite dense and mysterious. Coming here, visitors will admire the wild beauty of the mountains and forests, as well as the rare creatures. If you like to discover new things, don't forget to explore the primeval forest when visiting Chao Island.

6. Camping at Chao Island

If staying at Chao Island overnight, visitors can organize camping on the beach. The wild and somewhat mysterious space here will be very interesting when you stay overnight. Setting up a tent, building a campfire, eating seafood, and gathering together to chat amidst the vast ocean and sky is a memorable experience.

7. Fishing and squid fishing at night

Fishing and squid fishing activities at night on boats with local fishermen are also very interesting. What's better than catching seafood yourself, processing it, and enjoying it? This will definitely be a must-try experience on your journey to discover Chao Island in Hue.

Explore cuisine at Chao Island

Traveling to Chao Island in Hue just for fun and sightseeing but forgetting to enjoy fresh seafood is a big mistake. Fresh seafood is caught by fishermen on the same day and processed into countless delicious dishes for you to enjoy. The aroma and sweetness of fresh seafood prepared in Hue style will give visitors a wonderful experience.

Experience when traveling to Chao Island - Pearl Island of Hue Land

Chao Island is a new, quite pristine tourist destination. To have a safe and enjoyable experience, visitors should note the following points:

  • If you want to go to Chao Island, you must depart and register in advance at Lang Co Port.
  • You should limit going to the island on rainy and windy days; it is best to explore Chao Island in the dry season. Before the trip, visitors need to check the weather forecast to be proactive with their equipment and personal belongings, as well as ensure safety when staying on the island.
  • If you want to spend the night on the island, you need to rent a tent or book a room in advance. You can ask for support from local people for food and accommodation.
  • You need to prepare swimsuits and diving suits to conveniently experience fun activities on the island.
  • Don't forget to bring identification and prepare cash because there will be no ATMs on the island for you to withdraw cash. If you go with a large group of people, prepare some snacks to eat along the way.
  • When coming to Hue, in addition to exploring Chao Island, visitors should combine it with visiting other famous Hue tourist destinations such as Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue Citadel, Minh Mang Tomb, Dong Ba Market, Thien An Hill, etc.

Above are some experiences in exploring Hon Chao that HoaBinh Tourist shares with you. Hopefully, this article will help you on your journey to the dreamy land of Hue. If you have any questions about the Hue tour, please quickly contact our hotline at 0939.311.911 - 0913.311.911 for 24/7 support.


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