Soi Sim is a small island, which is located 12km west of Ha Long City, Vietnam. With the area of 8.7 hectare, the island has very special geological formation in which 2/3 covered by Feralit and soil weathered by wind.
It also includes a primitive forest with varieties of flora and fauna, and plants endemic to Halong Bay Ecology.
The island has existed for about a hundred million years and was surrounded by the sea then, so there are endemic plants, according to researchers.
The name of Soi Sim is derived from the ancient story that there were a lot of tomentose rose myrtle alive on the island, then the local people called it Soi Sim.
You can reach Soi Sim Island either by getting SIC tickets at the Ha Long wharf or booking a cruise trip with V’Spirit Cruise since their cruise itineraries include a lot of activities on this island.
Soi Sim is pretty new compared with other attractions in Halong Bay, since it has just been opened for 10 years. The island attracts tourist by its green and colorful plants, wild scenery, quiet atmosphere, clean and clear-cut emerald water, you will even witness school of fish underneath… That is the reason why people like to swim there.
Moreover, you can also enjoy Halong Bay panorama from the highest peak of this island. This is the most wonderful place for photos, walk and others activities…
With the spectacular and wild scenery, diversified ecosystem and centrally located at the heart of Halong Bay, Soi Sim has been a must for those who are visiting Vietnam, especially Halong Bay.
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