Viet Nam travel: Hon Mun Island, Nha Trang – Khanh Hoa


Hon Mun Island is situated on the south of Nha Trang Bay, Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province. This is one of the best romantic islands of the island system in Nha Trang.



In the south east of the island, there are many high rise cliffs with dangerous wattles forming caves and grottoes, in particular the stone here is black as ebony. So that people call it as Hon Mun. Beside, Hon Mun Island is considered as a biggest and richest aquarium of Southeast Asia Sea. Having a total area of 160 square kilometer, in which 122 km2 is the sea area, and the rest is the area of all island. In the black stone caves of Hon Mun, this is the home of swallow. Moreover, the location of island is near to the the hot sea currents from the equator, so given a advantages to the corals and various type of tropical sea creatures are growing.  Thus, Hon Mun is very well-known by a stunning coral ecosystem this is a first marine conservation of Vietnam.

Today, this place is approved as the area most marine biodiversity in Vietnam by the World Wildlife Fun (WWF). At a depth of 10m of the sea, it is the home to an abundant and diverse group of marine species. According to statistics, there are about 2.000 marine species in which 1.500 was found in Hon Mun. Over the depth of 18m of sea bed, there is a big surprise with many caves and grottos where some species are gathering.


Coming here, visitors can not miss activities such as: Bar floating on the sea, diving to explore coral reefs, glass bottom boat … admire the color coral and sea creatures. Hon Mun and area for scuba diving are protected area, so the protection of the environment here is a serious problem. The marine species are becoming a living museum, so that the fishing and violating them are absolutely banned. Furthermore, there is a regulation for visitor during their trip is not drink beer, alcohol and throw garbage into the sea.

Nowadays, Hon Mun is becoming the attraction for who love diving and discover the sea life.


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