Being one of the islets has a very unique shape – Toad islet is always an attractive scenery to tourist when visiting Ha Long Bay.
Toad islet is about 12 km from Bai Chay beach to the southeast, in Ha Long bay. This islet looks like a toad sitting to wait for the rain, so it is named as Toad islet. The Toad is known as uncle of the Jade Emperor in Vietnamese culture - associated with the fairy tale about the arduous journey of the animal group about to die because of drought. They went to the heaven ask the Jade Emperor for the rain. This group was led by the toad and after winning, the Jade Emperor had to take Toad to be his uncle and whenever the toad grited his teeth, he must follow the order and make the rain on the earth. Today, Toad islet is still standing in Ha Long Bay, contributing significantly to many discovery tours in Ha Long Bay, attracting a huge number of domestic and foreign tourists.
Toad islet stands out in the middle of Ha Long Bay. Most tourists visit Toad islet by cruises around Ha Long Bay or see this island when they come from Ha Long Bay to Cat Ba Island. Because of the narrow area, tourist can only watch Toad islet from cruise but cannot go to the islet. Although this limited, Toad islet still became a famous islet due to the funny and strange shapes. Tourist can take many interesting and impressive photos of this islet. Therefore, Toad islet has become one of Ha Long's most popular tourist attraction.
If you interested in visiting Toad islet, you should book a Ha Long Bay cruise tour from an agency. They will provide you a chance to enjoy the