Tuan Chau Island is on Halong Bay of Vietnam, 8km from Halong City. From the late 1990s, Tuan Chau Island has been built into an entertainment area of Halong City.
There are luxurious resorts, theme parks, entertainment corners and casinos on the island. There is a quarter to the south-west of the island that’s home to a small community of local residents, while the rest of the island is reserved for commercial purposes.
Some 8 km away from the Bai Chay Tourist Wharf,Tuan Chau Beach is a sandy artificial beach which stretches over 3 km.
Heading to the holiday resort in Tuan Chau Island Resort, besides swimming, tourists can enjoy such fascinating extras as sightseeing, entertainment, and sports activities, including climbing or camping in the eco-tourism zone.
About Tuan Chau Island:
Tuần Châu is a schist island on the south-west side of Hạ Long City in Vietnam. Covered by pine forest, has an area of 2.2 km² and to the east and south are two man made beaches endowed with very white, fine sand. The octagonal house where President Hồ Chí Minhstayed when he vacationed here has now become a memorial site. Nowadays, Tuần Châu Island is one of the most touristic destinations in Hạ Long City.
Tuần Châu is in an important position at the entrance of the waterway system of Thăng Long, Bặch Đằng and Vân Ðồn. This is why in the feudal time, the royal army set up a guard station here to patrol and defend the borderland. The Office of Feudal Customs was also installed there.
The island also has many archaeological sites pertaining to the ancient Hạ Long culture from 3,000 to 5,000 years ago.
One can go to Tuần Châu Island via the 2-km cement road from the mainland. Construction of this road was officially started on February 28, 1998. Investments have been poured into the island to turn it into a modern tourist resort. It includes attractions such as the dolphin,sea lion, and performing-seal club, animal circus club, golf course, cultural-sports center, beach, rural market, ornamental fish lake, villas in Hill 1 and Hill 2, guesthouses, five 80-room villas by the beach. The ensemble of five restaurants and one round house built in the pagoda motif can serve up to 500 guests at the same time.
In 2004, Miss Vietnam was held here. In 2005, Tuần Châu was where “The Island of Mr. Sang” episode of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations was filmed.