Da Bac Islet (Vietnamese: Hòn Đá Bạc) belongs to Kinh Hon (Kinh Hòn) hamlet, Khanh Binh Tay (Khánh Bình Tây) commune, Tran Van Thoi (Trần Văn Thời) suburban, Ca Mau (Cà Mau) province, which is 50km of waterway far from Ca Mau city.
Da Bac islet has the area of 6.43ha, which is a beautiful group of islands including 03 islands close to the seashore. In islands mentioned in above, there are a lot of beautiful landscapes such as Fairy Yard, Fairy Well, Fairy Foot, Ca Ong (Cá Ong) pagoda, which belong to a plentiful ecosystem of flora.
Da Bac islet is devided into 04 peaks including 02 high peaks, 02 low peaks extending to the sea in immense heaven and earth. Surrounding it, there are many large rocks linking together which are covered by bushy branches of trees, set up by many large rocks piling up together from many previous centuries. At this place, there is a high hill with a yard whose area is about 50m2 called “Fairy Yard” (“Sân Tiên”) by the local people. This name proceeds from the legend that in the old days, there were a lot of fairies coming here to have a bath. In addition, there is a rectangle large rock which is neat and smooth, extending to the seashore called Fairy Bridge (“Cầu Tiên”). There is also a legend that in olden times, this was the place reserved for taoist hermits who lead a Lao (Lão) religious life and got future bliss reward for a devout life in the world. Their life was very simple and harmonious with fruits and vegetables.
Most of trees in the Da Bac islet are mangos, bananas, guavas, and miscellaneous trees. Surrounding it, there are a lot of large rocks and small rocks creating a dreamlike and grandiose landscape. At present, a travel company uses concrete material to make roads (counterfeited like wood) surrounding Da Bac islet, to build floating houses at the edge of the sea. Using reinforced concrete (counterfeited like wood) to build a architectural project according to the shape of Tay Nguyen (Tây Nguyên) communal house, a round house in the sea joining to the seashore though a over 100m bridge in order that tourists can call a halt, get some fresh air and served with attractive specialty called “Da Bac oysters”.
Sea oyster is unsmooth and thorny, living by staying close to rocks at the foot of the islet in the depth of from 1 to 3m, so people want to catch them, they must swim underwater in the sea, use hand-hammers to catch each oyster very meticulous. Sea oysters are present at a lot of places, however according to a lot of gourmets, only oysters in Da Bac islet are most delicious and nourishing. Sea oysters in Da Bac islet can be processed into a lot of attractive courses.
To fishermen, at the times of windstorm, boats often call at Da Bac islet to shelter from the wind very safely, very conveniently to catch sea products when meeting hurricane. Da Bac islet is an ideal travel spot for tourists to return to nature. Surrounding it covered with harmonious landscape. It is famous as a place at the end of our Fatherland.
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