November 29, 2016

Van Don Quang Ninh

Van Don Quang Ninh is an island district of Quang Ninh Province in the north east Vietnam. Van Don district covers an area of 551 km². The island might not be an ideal place for challenging bike tours. But it offers beautiful beach breaks, camping, and watersport holidays.

Van Don Map

Van Don is divided into 1 township and 11 communes including Cai Rong, Dong Xa, Ha Long, Binh Dan, Doan Ket, Dai Xuyen, Van Yen, Minh Chau, Quan Lan, Ngoc Vung, Ban Sen, and Thang Loi.

Getting to Van Don Quang Ninh

The best way to get to Van Don from Hanoi is to rent a car with driver. You will be picked up at your place in Hanoi and brought to Cam Pha town. From there, connect a speed boat for Van Don island. The journey takes about 5-6 hours on road. Those who are on budget can take local public bus from My Dinh/Gia Lam/Giap Bat bus station. Taking a guided tour (with a tour guide) is highly recommended. A guide is really helpful in such an off the beaten track place like Van Don Vietnam.

Van Don Weather

Van Don’s climate is symbolic of the climate of North Vietnam weather; featuring all four seasons. In summer, it is hot, humid and rainy, while monsoons flourish. The average annual temperature recorded is 22.9 °C. In winter, it is cold (between 1 and 3 °C), dry, and sees little rainfall (between 150 mm and 400 mm). The average humidity is 82 percent. Annual average rainfall, influenced by north-eastern monsoons, varies between 1,700 mm and 2,400 mm (maximum recorded is 2751 mm), with rainfall concentrated in the summer months for 90 to 170 days, particularly in July and August.

Cycling in Van Don

Narrow paths and expansive rice fields pass by as you cycle across this virtually tourist free island. A common sight are the Vietnamese water buffaloes grazing as you pass, you may even come into conversation with one of the local farmers tending to their fields. Taking a bike tour in Van Don island you will discover the brilliant white sand Isle and the expanses of untouched sandy beaches for which Van Don is so well known for.

Quang Ninh Itineraries

Check out our best Quang Ninh itineraries including Quang Ninh classic tours, Halong bay cruise tours, Quang Ninh bike ride that are designed for small group tours and family travel. Traveling these all-inclusive packages you will discover the province of Quang Ninh as well as other non-touristy places in the northern region of Vietnam.

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