Explore Soi Sim Island - Quang Ninh
Soi Sim is an small island which is located in the west of Ha
Long Bay, is about 12km far from Bai Chay tourist wharf (Ha Long city) about
12km, is about 700m far from Ti Top island. This is a land - island with two
peaks around 100 meters high, a dimple in the middle, and slopped to the
Soi Sim has the area of 8.7 hectares, the island has special geological structure with two - third of land area covered by weathering and feralit soil. On the mountain, there is a pristine forest with various plants, including many endemic and valuable species that characterizes Ha Long Bay ecosystem. According to the researchers, the reason Soi Sim has many endemic species is that this island has formed hundred of millions of years ago, then was surrounded by sea. The local people said that previously there were many myrtle grew on the island, then it was named as Soi Sim.
Compared with other islands on Ha Long Bay, Soi Sim is one of the quite new tourist spots to visit, because this islands has been explored and operated in the tour sector less than 10 years. What attracts visitors to Soi Sim island most is the green of plants growing on the island, besides the pristine beauty, quiet space, blue water and clean beach here, the tourists can see each pack of small fishs swimming.
Perhaps because of this, visitors were very interested in visiting Soi Sim beach and swimming, bathing. In addition, Soi Sim also has high points which is convenient for sightseeing. From there, visitors can take their eyes to cover both the southeast and northwest heritage area, world natural wonder - Ha Long Bay. To meet the needs of tourists, at present, Ha Long Bay Management Board has developed a quite modern system of service and facilities on the island to cater to tourist attractions.
With the pristine beauty, richness in ecosystem and good location ? at the centre of heritage site area, world natural heritage - Ha Long Bay, Soi Sim is attractive destination, it attracts tourists to go for sightseeing, bathing, swimming and eco-tourism on Ha Long Bay, especially in summer days. It is known that, as planned, in the coming future, there will be a Ha Long bay animal conservation built on Soi Sim island.