The natural landscapes of Hon Khoai Island

Published:  07:23 Friday - July 06, 2012

Hon Khoai Island is is one of the well-known landscapes of the southernmost province of Ca Mau, about 15kilometres from the mainland.

Hon Khoai, the biggest of a group of islets, is a rocky island including hills and forests which have different kinds of precious wood like the “Star” wood. It attracts lots of tourists in Vietnam travel coming there to admire its natural landscapes.

The local people get used to call it Hon Khoai because it looks like the shape of a giant potato. The island is not only a well-known landscape of Ca Mau Province but also a revolutionary site in the south-western region of the south. In 1940, under the leadership of the Communist Party, the locals and soldiers re-took the island from French invaders.

A path to the top of the island zigzags round the hillside and is shadowed by high and big trees. Jackfruit and mango trees are seen lush and many of them have become century-old trees. Various wild flowers blossom in rock cavities as though specially placed there as part of some artistic arrangement. The sound of running water and the chirping of birds complete a heavenly beauty. On the Hon Khoai coast, there are numerous algae used to cook delicious dishes. There are many species of birds, some of which such as: wild geese and swallows, have made Hon Khoai their home.

On the Hon Khoai coast, there are numerous algae which can be cooked into delicious dishes. There are also many species of birds on the island, including wild geese and swallows.

On the Hon Khoai Island stands an significant lighthouse in the Eastern Sea and Thailand Bay. Having invaded Vietnam, French colonialists built a system of lighthouses from Can Gio, Phu Quoc to Hon Khoai to lead ships. The architecturally intact 318 meter-high lighthouse on Hon Khoai Island, unfailingly puts on its best postcard behavior for visitors. Moreover, the lighthouse tower was one of the earliest construction sites on the Vietnamese territorial waters.

Source: vietnam-beauty.com

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