But island is the name associated with the image of a giant rocky pen on the sea between Halong Bay. It will be a highlight in your trip to explore Halong Bay.
Halong Bay is located in Northeast Vietnam, belonging to Quang Ninh province. To the west and northwest, Halong Bay stretches from Yen Hung district, including the large urban areas of Halong city and Cam Pha town, as well as Van Don island district.
Joining tours in Halong Bay, you will have the opportunity to admire majestic limestone islands, colorful caves, clear water, and different shaped islets. In this article, Halong bay tours introduce you one of the famous islets in Halong - But (Pen) islet.
Where is But islet?
Some 30-minute boating away from the Con Coc islet, on the way to the Three Peaches island, visitors see a pen bobbing (But islet) in the seawaters. It constitutes a monument of knowledge Mother Dragon wanted to pass down to the present-day generations.
Adjacent to this Halong Bay islet, a small and perfectly pristine beach is often used as an anchor point for tourist boats whose guests fancy a dip in the water. Considered a “monument” of the Halong Bay landscape, Pen islet is also an ideal stop for a spot of snorkeling, swimming, sunbathing, or just enjoying the peaceful scenery.
Halong Bay is famous for its rocky island complex
When to visit
But island belongs to the complex of the World Natural Heritage of Halong Bay in which has two distinct seasons of the hot, humid summer (April to October) and the cold, dry winter (November to March next year). The annual average temperature is from 15-25 degrees Celsius.
Summer and fall time from March to May and August to October attract domestic tourists the most, why winter time is ideal for foreign visitors. You should not travel to Halong from June to July because this season is often stormy.
How to visit
There are many means of transportation that can take you to Halong easily such as motorbike, car, passenger car, plane, and train.
By passenger bus
Traveling by bus from Hanoi to Halong is 160km far. You can reach here with two directions.
The first one is going from Sai Dong along National Highway 1A to Bac Ninh and then from Bac Ninh, following the Highway 18 towards Chi Linh, through Dong Trieu, Uong Bi to Halong.
The other route starts from Hanoi along National Highway 18A passing Pha Lai, Sao Do, Dong Trieu and Uong Bi towns to Ha Long.
There are many reputable passenger cars with high-quality beds for travelers. The cars are spacious and fast moving. You can buy tickets of car lines like Hoang Long, Duc Phuc and many other ones that have schedules to come to Quang Ninh.
Moving by motorbike is often the main way for those who love adventure or want to travel to Halong at an affordable price. If traveling by motorbike, you need to prepare a map or google map, items such as raincoat, sunscreen, face masks, water, and other necessary items to avoid fatigue on way.
Halong Bay cruises
For Halong Bay travel from Saigon, you can travel by plane, but the stop will be Cat Bi Airport, so you need to catch a bus or taxi to Quang Ninh. This way is only suitable for those who combine the Hai Phong and Halong tourism.
Travel by train will cost $5 for Vietnamese and $15 for foreign passengers. At Gia Lam station, Halong Express departures from 7:00 am to Yen Vien station. You should consult and preview the schedule to actively arrange your departure time.
With the advantage of profound humanity values handed down to these days, But island has brought many wonderful moments and joyful feeling to visitors when visiting Halong Bay. For further information about Halong cruise booking, feel free to contact us or visit our website. If you find the article useful for you, don’t hesitate to like and share with others. Thank you.