Got its name from Ghermann Titov, a former Soviet Union hero, Titop Island displays a beach shaped like a crescent moon and sand that has been washed to a snowy white by the tide.
An interesting story…
In 1962, this tiny island had the honour of receiving a visit from the astronaut Ghermann Titov, a hero of the former Soviet Union, accompanied by the President Ho Chi Minh. To perpetuate the remembrance of their visit, Uncle Ho named the place Titop Island. It has now become an attractive beach for tourists and offers various tourist services.
Thirty-five years afterwards, in 1997, Titov returned to the island having his name. Deeply moved, he wrote in the souvenir book of the Management Board of Halong Bay: “My deepest thanks to destiny, which has allowed me to come back to this tiny island.” It is now a beach attracting many visitors.
Located about 14 km east from Bai Chay Wharf, Titop Beach has the shape of a crescent encompassing the island. Small, the beach is highly appreciated for its quiet and airy atmosphere, as well as its alluring landscape.
The beach boasts pristine white sand, clear and blue water and small waves, which make it ideal for recreational activities like swimming and other sea sports. There is now a bar in the island which also provides swimming costumes, floats and lukewarm shower. Fresh water is carried to the island from inland. Swimming at Titop Beach is really enjoyable. After swimming, you can enjoy fresh sea food specialities in an ideal environment of immense sky and sunshine.
This beach is very beautiful and is well worth a visit to cool off when the heats starts to get to you. If you spend a day at the beach and elect to take a deckchair, you will be asked to buy either a baguette, some lovely pineapple or a drink, otherwise you will have to pay for the seat. During the full moon, you are able to wander around until late at night.
The island has become a popular tourist destination. On summer holidays, the famous beach of Titop Island cools off visitors heading to Quang Ninh Province and you will surely have a chance to join in an interesting journey to the natural wonder…