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Address: Halong Road | Actually in the Ocean, Vung Tau, Vietnam

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Monte Cristo meets Buddha

A tiny islet cut off from the mainland most of the time thast allows for romantic conjecture. Visit the pagoda on the islet, but time yoursekf or you'll find the tide coming in... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2017
Luis S
Pinhal Novo, Portugal

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Darwin, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

As the title says, not much to see at all. Have to time it right as well with the tide as if you wait or spend too much time there you will gt stranded with the high tide. I personally wouldn't recommend this to anyone. Many better and more interesting places to visit.

Thank gonzo7204
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The low tide is during the dawn. At 8am, the high tide creeps in. Make sure you wear proper shoe that is anti-slip because the stones are covered with slippery and sharp barnacles. Make sure you are willing to wet the shoe too. Else wear a rubber shoe or sturdy hard slipper.

Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed March 8, 2017

You can only walk there at low tide. We enjoyed the walk over the rocks and seeing the different sea shells and tide pools along the way. Once you get over to the island there isn't much to see if the temple isn't your religion.

Thank Mindy K
Pinhal Novo, Portugal
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Reviewed February 15, 2017

A tiny islet cut off from the mainland most of the time thast allows for romantic conjecture. Visit the pagoda on the islet, but time yoursekf or you'll find the tide coming in very quick.

Thank Luis S
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2017

I spent 3 full days in Vung Tau, travelling around on a rented push bike.....a great way to see this coastal city. One place I visited was Hon Ba Island. Well I was not able to walk over to the island but view from a distance. Nice to see from the long stretching main beach.

Thank fort-ham
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568 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2017

It was high tide when we were there so not possible to get on the island. Looked interesting enough though. Kind of reminded me of the Battery Point Light house in Crescent City, California. Same idea, you can walk across during low tide. Would have been interesting to go over and see the temple.

Thank ROCruiser
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2017

Located right on the corner of front/back beach. Time your walk out carefully or you'll be stranded when the tide comes in. Wear a robust pair of footwear.

Thank Propertips
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Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

There is a temple on the island, also have great view,you can walk to the island when low tide,but remember to back before high tide.

Thank 美君 陳
Penang Island, Malaysia
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Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

We walked along the beach and then across the causeway to the island. Its a rocky walk, but we didnt mind that - in fact my husband and i quite enjoyed the walk; our kids were a little less impressed with having to go! Whether or not the walk is worth the bother, is another question. There's really nothing much... More 

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Reviewed December 2, 2016

Unfortunately we were not able to cross over to hon ba island. the tide was high when we were there. It does look amazing from afar.

Thank Kou X

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