7 most beautiful islands to film in Vietnam

Vietnam is a country with a coastline of 3,260 km from the North to the South, which also owns about big and small 4,000 islands, with different characteristics of climate, nature and history of formation and development. If you are a travel enthusiast who like to explore or search for pristine places with the typical beauty of the tropics to take pictures and videos, then you cannot miss the list of 7 most beautiful paradise islands of Vietnam Nam as below.

1. Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc, also known as Pearl Island, is the largest island in Vietnam, also the largest island in the archipelago of the Gulf of Thailand. Phu Quoc Island together with other islands form the Phu Quoc island district of Kien Giang province. The whole island district has a total area of ​​589.23 km² (according to the 2005 land statistics).

7 most beautiful islands to film in Vietnam

(A corner of Phu Quoc island)

Phu Quoc Island is made up of Mesozoic and Cenozoic sediments, including thick layered pebbles, quartz gravel, silica, limestone, rhyolite and felsic. This is an island of miracles, bestowed by nature in a special location, a monsoon tropical climate and located in the Gulf of Thailand. So, it is less affected by natural disasters. The climate here is divided into two distinct seasons: the dry season and the rainy season. In the dry season, Phu Quoc Island is influenced by the Northeast monsoon with the highest temperature of 35 degrees in April and May. In the rainy season, the island is the gateway to receive the West – Southwest monsoon, high humidity from 85 to 90 %, the climate is extremely cool.

7 most beautiful islands to film in Vietnam

(The beach of Phu Quoc Island)

Because of favorable climatic conditions, Phu Quoc has an invaluable resource of tropical forests with many rare and precious species of plants and animals. In particular, all forest ecosystems in Vietnam are present in Phu Quoc. Phu Quoc National Forest is like a rare natural museum in Vietnam. Visitors come here can bathe stream, swim in the sea, then climb mountains, enter caves, go to the forest,… a lot of different activities to be able to observe the life of wildlife.

The beaches in Phu Quoc are long beaches of pristine beauty, emerald green water and shady coconut palms facing the sea creating the dreamlike and charming scenery. Just by looking at those beaches, people were touched and wanted to get immersed immediately.

7 most beautiful islands to film in Vietnam

(Phu Quoc National Forest)

2. Cham Island

Cham Island is an archipelago, located in Tan Hiep island commune, Hoi An city, Quang Nam province, located 15 km from Cua Dai coast. Cham Island consists of 8 small islands: Hon Lao, Hon Dai, Hon Mo, Hon Kho mother, Hon Kho con, Hon La, Hon Tai, Hon Ong.

7 most beautiful islands to film in Vietnam

(Cham Island from above)

This is also a tourist destination with a cool year-round climate, rich ecosystems, especially seafood and bird’s nest sources. The coral reefs in Cham Island sea area are also highly appreciated by scientists and included in the protection list. The Island was recognized by UNESCO as a world biosphere reserve on May 29, 2009.

The coral reef in Cu Lao Cham

(The coral reef in Cu Lao Cham)

Not only an archipelago, it is also a historical and cultural relic associated with the formation and development of Hoi An commercial port. The population on these islands is about 3,000 people. There are many ancient ruins belonging to the cultures of Sa Huynh, Champa and Dai Viet, with ancient architectures dating back several hundred years. Therefore, when coming here, people can experience the life of the ancient fishing village and learn about the history of ancient culture development.

7 most beautiful islands to film in Vietnam

(One beach of Cham Island)

3. Con Dao Island

Con Dao, also known as Con Son, is an island district of Ba Ria – Vung Tau province, with an area of ​​about 76km2, including 16 islands with a population of only about 6000 people.

7 most beautiful islands to film in Vietnam

(Con Dao from above)

Con Dao fascinates people with white sand beaches, beautiful clear water creating paradise scenery. In particular, tourism services are not fully developed here, so the beaches are still pristine and very beautiful. 

The most fascinating thing about this island that makes visitors remember forever is the wonderful marine life. This is the only place in Vietnam that tourists can sometimes see the sea cow which is a marine species on the national conservation list. Besides, it is also a place to watch turtles lay eggs or see crowds of monkeys sitting on the cliffs … that makes everyone very excited.

7 most beautiful islands to film in Vietnam

(The beach of Con Dao)

However, the most special place in Con Dao that intrigues many people is the Con Dao prison. This is where the French colonialists and American imperialists built with hundreds of cells and isolation rooms to imprison patriots of Vietnam. Especially the famous tiger cages system, which shocked the whole world when it was discovered after the war. This place has become a sacred place of Vietnam to retain evidence of the tenacious fighting spirit of the national heroes. Visitors will surely shudder at the hot, stuffy rooms with creepy torture tools in the prison. This place is associated with famous creepy names such as: cow barn, tiger barn, lime furnace, salt room, ghost bridge…

Inside the Con Dao prison

(Inside the Con Dao prison)

Inside the Con Dao prison

(Inside the Con Dao prison)

4. Ly Son Island

Ly Son is the only island district of Quang Ngai, located northeast and 15 nautical miles from the mainland. The island is the remnant of a volcano formed 25-30 million years ago. Ly Son island district consists of 3 islands: a big island called Ly Son or Ré island, a small island in the north of Ly Son called Bo Bai and Mu Cu island in the East of Ly Son. Ly Son Island has many natural caves such as: Cau cave, Co cave, Ke Cuop cave… and many extinct volcanic traces. The waters here are full of seafood and corals.

Ly Son island viewed from above

(Ly Son island viewed from above)

Recent archaeological findings indicate that people lived on Ly Son Island 2,500 to 3,000 years ago, belonging to the Sa Huynh culture – an ancient culture of Vietnam. Until 2 years ago, the life of the people on Ly Son Island was still rudimentary. The island had no electricity and all household items must be transported from the mainland.

7 most beautiful islands to film in Vietnam

(The crater has stopped working)

Due to the location characteristics far from the mainland and not affected by the aftermath of the war, the culture created by the Vietnamese in Ly Son bears a strong impression on traditional culture. The heritage is very well kept, less damaged, but the island’s population grows much slower than the mainland. However, the original nature of this island has made it an ideal destination for domestic and foreign tourists. Everyone would like to see firsthand the volcanoes, pristine beaches, diverse coastal corals and simple traditional life of the people here…

Ly Son island viewed from above

(Ly Son island viewed from above)

5. Co To Island

Co To is an archipelago located in the east of Quang Ninh province with a total area of ​​46.2 km², including about 50 large and small islands, of which the two largest islands are Co To and Thanh Lan. The difference of Co To Island from other islands in Vietnam is not only in a particularly important position in terms of national defense and security, diversity of natural landscapes, but also in the cultural features of people here.

7 most beautiful islands to film in Vietnam

(Co To island viewed from above)

Situated in the middle of a vast sea in the Northeast of Vietnam, Co To is blessed with a beautiful climate, a quiet and peaceful space. The beaches in Co To remain untouched; there are still coral reefs, long white fine sand beaches stretching for kilometers. The image of the clear blue sea surrounded by primeval forests is the beauty that has become the trademark of Co To. Not only that, the people here are gentle, friendly and hospitable, always leaving a deep impression on each tourist. 

Co To island viewed from above

(Co To island viewed from above)

Co To Island owns a series of beautiful beaches such as Tau Dam Beach, Hong Van, Van Chai, Bac Van, Dom Si, Vu Ong Vien and Cau My. While there are many sea stars in Bac Van beach, Cau My beach is an ideal place to watch waves and interesting cliffs. However, the most beautiful is Hong Van beach with fine white sand stretching all kilometers, the sea is clean and flat, the water surface has almost no waves and looks like a giant mirror. There is a road called Love leading to the hill to watch the sunset, covered with purple myrtle flowers creating the poetic scenery.

7 most beautiful islands to film in Vietnam

6. Phu Quy Island

Phu Quy Island is more than 56 nautical miles from the coast of Phan Thiet City (Binh Thuan Province, Vietnam). This is an island with a variety of interesting shapes if viewed from different directions. From the east, the island looks like a dragon; but viewed from the north, like a mackerel; and from the southwest, we imagine a giant whale swimming on the water.

7 most beautiful islands to film in Vietnam

(Phu Quy island viewed from above)

Phu Quy Island has natural beauty and pristine, not much impact by human hands. This place will be an ideal place for those who love the peace and quiet of nature. Phu Quy is a wonderful island to catch the sunrise with a bright morning sun or wander the sea at sunset. The enchanting scenery you will never forget…

7 most beautiful islands to film in Vietnam

(Beach on Phu Quy island)

Admiring the sunset on Phu Quy island is an experience anyone coming here should not be missed. There are many beautiful sunset views on the island such as: Ngu Phung revetment, Thay Nai palace, Trieu Duong bay, … but the most beautiful and popular sunset viewpoint is at the top of Linh Son Pagoda. Because from here you can zoom in the distance to see the magnificent scenery in full sunset.

Sunset scene on Phu Quy island

(Sunset scene on Phu Quy island)

7. Nam Du Island

Nam Du is an archipelago of Kien Hai district, Kien Giang province, 83 km from Rach Gia city by sea. Nam Du has an area of ​​about 1,054ha, including 21 different islands, of which 11 islands are inhabited. Possessing pristine beauty with blue sea, white sand, diverse coral reefs, colorful fish and a variety of fresh seafood, Nam Du is like a miniature Ha Long Bay in the heart of the southern sea, brings visitors interesting experiences.

Nam Du island viewed from above

(Nam Du island viewed from above)

Nam Du has 3 small islands most mentioned are Hon Lon, Hon Ngang and Hon Mau.

Hon Lon is the largest island in the Nam Du archipelago. This is a place with beautiful beaches, vast coral reefs and pristine rocky beaches. Especially there are many years old green coconut trees, with trees up to 70-80 years old.

Hon Ngang is the most prosperous and populous island in the Nam Du archipelago with 900 households, most of whom live on fishing and raising grouper and cobia in cages. The island has the largest seaport of Nam Du, where many fishing boats are anchored. It is also attracted by the rocky cliffs with many strange and unique shapes.

Beach on Nam Du island

(Beach on Nam Du island)

Hon Mau has an area of ​​200ha with more than 120 households living. This is an island with great potential for developing resort tourism with beautiful and pristine beaches. Coming to Hon Mau, tourists can pick coconut by themselves to sip cool water; cook lunch with indigenous people or roam the fishing village to learn about the life and culture of the people here.

7 most beautiful islands to film in Vietnam

(Beach on Nam Du island)

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