Hon Da Bac Island (Silver Stone Island), one of the most splendid landscapes in Ca Mau, the southern tip of the country, is becoming more and more attractive to travelers to the Mekong Delta.
Hon Da Bac Island
The island is not only an ecotourism area endowed with fascinating scenery but also home to marine creature such as nau, chem, bop fish, oysters, clams and shrimp. The island was recognized as a national historical heritage by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in June.
Hon Da Bac is located in Kinh Hon Hamlet, Khanh Binh Tay Commune, Tran Van Thoi District, about 50 kilometers from Ca Mau City with an area of 6.4 hectares and includes a cluster of islands, namely Hon Ong Ngo, Hon Da Le and Hon Da Bac.
Seen from afar, Hon Da Bac looks like a natural rock-garden amidst the immense sea. The island has ancient trees and under their shade are countless shiny granite boulders. Some of the rocks have weird shapes that people have named, San Tien (fairy yard), Gieng Tien (fairy well), Ban Chan Tien (fairy foot) and Ban Tay Da (stone hand).
Climbing the cliffs and slipping away into the groves, many secrets of nature are worth discovering. From September on, when the sea is the most beautiful with blue water and quiet waves, tourists can stroll the island or join the locals in catching squid or diving to find oysters in underwater caves.