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Soi Sim Island


Soi Sim is a small island located 12km west of Halong City. With the area of 8.7 hectare, the island with two mountain top of about 100m high above the sea level.

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Soi Sim Island has very special geological formation 2/3 of which covered by Feralit and soil weathered by wind, which is favourite condition for the growth of a plant species named Sim (scientific name: Rhodomyrtus tomentosa). That is the reason why the local people named this island Soi Sim. It’s noticeable that Sim trees often bloom and bear fruit annual between March and August. Sim fruits is quite good for our health according to traditional medicine so you can taste its fruit if coming here in July or August.

The island has been existed about hundred of million years ago and surrounded by the sea then there are endemic plants, according to researchers. It’s beautiful island with a primitive forest of varieties of flora and fauna, and endemic plants of Halong Bay Ecology.
Soi Sim is quite new with travelers and still being clean and beautiful attraction compared with other ones in Halong Bay because it has just been opened for about 10 years.

The white sandy hugging the outline of the petite Soi Sim island and the shallow clean emerald water provide you a good opportunity to swim, relax, kick back on the beat, lie on huge beach towels while watching the sunset. Besides, you can also climb up to the top of the island through a small natural trail then savoring a panoramic view of the world’s heritage and taking some pictures.

How to get there? You can easily reach the Soi Sim Island either by getting SIC tickets at the Ha Long wharf or book a cruise trip including this Soi Sim Island in cruise itineraries. With those extreme values, Soi Sim Island is an important part of Halong Bay and now becoming a must-see for tourists who visits the Bay.

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