Hon Khoai Island

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Hon Khoai Island
Hon Khoai Island

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 “Star” wood. It attracts many tourists who come to admire its natural landscapes.

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Hon Khoai Island

The local people 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. In 1940, under the leadership of the Communist Party, the locals and soldiers retook the island from French invaders.

A path to the top of the island zigzags around the hillside and is shadowed by high and big trees. Jackfruit and mango trees are lush and many of them have become century-old trees.

Hon Khoai Island
Hon Khoai Island

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 are wild geese and swallows, which have made Hon Khoai their home.

The attractions

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 a 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.

Hon Khoai Island
Hon Khoai Island

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 in Vietnamese territorial waters.