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Ga Choi Island

Withstanding natural elements for hundreds of million years, Halong Bay’s karst islands are either immovably imposing or bear various interesting shapes that locals or anyone who lays eyes on them can not resist gifting them a personality, a name or a legend. One of them is Ga Choi Island (Fighting Cock Island), which is no doubt one of the most unique and popular features that has appeared on guidebooks and magazines as symbol of Halong Bay and Vietnam Tourism.

Withstanding natural elements for hundreds of million years, Halong Bay’s karst islands are either immovably imposing or bear various interesting shapes that locals or anyone who lays eyes on them can not resist gifting them a personality, a name or a legend. One of them is Ga Choi Island (Fighting Cock Island), which is no doubt one of the most unique and popular features that has appeared on guidebooks and magazines as symbol of Halong Bay and Vietnam Tourism.

An amusing shape
Located near Dinh Huong island in the southwest of the Halong Bay about 5 km from Bai Chay wharf, Ga Choi Island is a pair of limestone islets shaped like two chickens with heavy bodies and tiny legs on a facing position. On the way to Bo Hon Island and Sung Sot Cave or at the beginning of the cruise, visitors will see them right away, seemingly tottering on the surface of the deep emerald water.

That invite endless imagination
Despite the height of 10 metres, from most angles, the island looks more like a female and a male about to kiss than two cock is fighting. Maybe it is the stunning natural symmetry of these two contrasting islets, one masculine and one feminine on a romantic background that results on such impression; as well as the other name of the island as Trong Mai Island (Cock and Hen Island).

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