Around 330km from Ha Noi, Cai Chien, a small island of Hai Ha District, Quang Ninh Province, presents itself as an ideal place for escaping the hot summer days.

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The island features a pristine beach of white and silky sand surrounded by thick lines of casuarinas and a primeval forest of 500ha on the island is home to numerous species of birds and animals.

From Hai Ha Port, visitors may reach the island by boat or by canoe, which take them 40-50 or 30-40 minutes, respectively. The newly-built concrete roads and the island’s access to the national electricity grid have made it more convenient for visitors’ sight-seeing activities. Homestay still remains the most popular form of accommodation for travelers and services’ prices are affordable.

At present, around 1,000 households live on the island and  visitors are advised to contact islanders prior to the visit for services during their stay.

The most interesting and exciting way to explore the pristine island is camping, through which visitors may experience the “Robinson-like” life in their camps by the sea. Visitors are advised to prepare food and drinks for the camping. A BBQ feast on the beach may be a good idea. However, visitors are to keep the beach clean before leaving.

An escape to the island during these hot summer days is a good idea and staying away from the bustling urban life and exploring local life are sure to bring visitors unforgettable experiences.

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