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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Travel Experiences Ba Lua Islands: Unspoiled beauty and charm

Ba Lua Islands is an archipelago locating in the Gulf of Thailand, bring pristine beauty has just had the mysterious allure, the location is ideal cruise.

Ba Lua Islands also called Binh Tri. It constitutes Son Hai Commune of Kien Luong District, Kien Giang Province, Vietnam. Ba Lua off the coast of the cape Hon Chong. Land adjacent to the limestone islands about 45 large and small, Incomplete list of islands as Hòn Một, Hòn Lô Cốc, Hòn Đá Lửa, Hòn Heo, Hòn Đá Bạc, Hòn Rễ Lớn, Hòn Rễ Nhỏ, Hòn Nhum, Hòn Ngang...

Travel Experiences Ba Lua Islands: Unspoiled beauty and charm
Ba Lua Islands - Kien Giang Province
The total area of ​​approximately 100 ha, average elevation of less than 100m, between way match from 100 -3,000m. There are about 10 islands with a population of about 2,300 people living there. The island is also the basis of the shelter where the fishermen from the exploitation and processing of seafood. Living freshwater resources taken from some wells and rainwater storage tanks. At the end of the dry season, most water must be transported from the mainland. The archipelago is known as "(Small) Ha Long of the South".


Travel Experiences Ba Lua Islands: Unspoiled beauty and charm
The archipelago is known as "(Small) Ha Long of the South".
The islands, consists of about 34 (or 42) islands spreading out over a 70-square-kilometer water area. It off the coast of the cape Hon Chong - Binh An, approximately 7km west and more than 15km Nga Ba Hon with the East.

Travel Experiences Ba Lua Islands: Unspoiled beauty and charm
About 34 (or 42) Islands
The islands, formed from lower-mid Paleozoic sedimentary rocks. It is the end of the Bokor (Cambodia) subsidence was driven movement of the period of the Himalayas orogenic hundreds of millions of years ago. Apart from Hòn Heo, none of the rest has highest point exceeding 100 metres (330 ft). The most populous islands are Hòn Heo, Hòn Ngang and Hòn Nhum. The sea area around the archipelago is shallow, and in many places, people can even walk from island to island during low tide. This main ideal terrain has turned the islands into tourist destination, attractive resort.

Travel Experiences Ba Lua Islands: Unspoiled beauty and charm
This main ideal terrain has turned the islands into tourist destination, attractive resort.
There are several different interpretations to the name of the islands. Some sources explain that Bà Lụa is the Chinese Vietnamese wife of an influential Frenchman coming here to exploit the area; since all of related legal papers were in her name, the islands was named Bà Lụa. Anh Dong (2010) claims that Bà Lụa ("Lady Silk") is the name of a female general in charge of military logistics who established a silk mill on the islands in order to supply Nguyễn Trung Trực's militia force.

Travel Experiences Ba Lua Islands: Unspoiled beauty and charm

Another source says that around 1858, a feudal mandarin married a beautiful and gentle wife who wanted to stay away from the officialdom and eventually settled on the islands. Every day she raised silkworms and wove silk, so the islands has been called Bà Lụa ever since. Whatever the explanation according to how it is to bring the natural landscape features something "feminine" that classic shimmering beauty of the island chain in the open sea will also make many people happy with calling-driven calendar this history and culture.

Travel Experiences Ba Lua Islands: Unspoiled beauty and charm

Hòn Heo (literally "Pig Island") is the largest island of Bà Lụa. It is approximately 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) in circumference and has an area of 1.5 km2 (0.58 sq mi). Its name originates from the fact that the French built a piggery on the island in 1918 (Anh Dong, 2010). Here lies the People's Committee Head Office of Son Hai Commune.

Travel Experiences Ba Lua Islands: Unspoiled beauty and charm
Expanding tourism in the islands beautiful and full of potential
The sea area around the archipelago is shallow, and in many places, people can even walk from island to island during low tide. Ba Lua Beach with large and small gravel shape and color is different. The food here is very plentiful and specialty as: Grouper, Cobia, Fry. On the island of Ba Lua archipelago has a lot of rare medicinal plants. On Hòn Nhum there are lizards, pythons, snakes, and some birds live in forests and sea, creating biological diversity. "Lấu Lấu" the strange birds, like nightingale, singing echoes the mountains when sunrise on the sea.

Travel Experiences Ba Lua Islands: Unspoiled beauty and charm
The kingfisher are commonly found in the archipelago
Travel Experiences Ba Lua Islands: Unspoiled beauty and charm
The strange trees like this have a lot of  Ba Lua Islands.

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