Dog islet is about 8 meters high.

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Dog Islet is located near Dau Go grotto to the west.

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Dog Islet – In the itinerary of Thien Cung – Dau Go – Ti Top.

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Dog Islet in Halong Bay, Vietnam.

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Dog Islet has been regarded as a peaceful symbol of tourists' voyages for millions of years.

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The image of Dog Islet standing on the sea as the symbol to protect.

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When it comes to Ha Long Bay – the World Natural Heritage, one of new 7 natural wonders of the world in Vietnam, we cannot miss its beauty created by limestone mountains and islets. Among them, Dog Islet is a symbol of Ha Long, being one of the beautiful, meaningful images and a tourist attraction. Let’s see how appealing Dog Islet by having a trip to discover its beauty with this article!

      How to discover Dog islet

In the itinerary of Thien Cung – Dau Go – Ti Top, after leaving Thien Cung and Dau Go Grotto, tourists will be taken around Dog islet a rocky islet. They will see an islet in the shape of a dog turning its back to the sea. It looks like sitting there for millions of years to watch out for voyages full of luck. The journey to Ha Long Bay must be imperfect if visitors don’t have a chance to admire this special islet among 1,969 islands around the gorgeous bay.

From Thien Cung and Dau Go Grotto, it takes tourists about 10 minutes to boat to Dog Islet. It is 8 meters in height and appears to be a little hard to see when the boat is cruising toward from the harbor to the bay area. But when the boat passes it, the picturesque beauty of Ha Long Bay seems to be more obvious. The geological uniqueness is partly shown through the special shape of this rocky islet. The emerald water, weird islet and especially the harmony of surrounding landscapes… All of them create a poetic picture of nature which we can see only in Ha Long Bay. Every single day, the islet is like a guardian who protects voyages of fishermen as well as visitors’ journeys. It is no exaggeration to say that this is an attractive landscape in the bay gifted by nature.

The history of Dog islet
The name of the islet originates from its unique shape. The old people living near this area see it as a holy object to worship the Sky and Earth amidst the vast sea. In the culture of Eastern countries, the image of a stone dog symbolizes spiritual and psychic values. In a way, this islet is identical with stone dogs which play the role of gatekeepers in temples or pagodas. They greet and inform good news of visitors or prevent anything wicked or evil getting inside the house. Like many islets in Ha Long Bay (Dinh Huong Islet, Trong Mai Islet,…), Dog Islet is also attached to a legend, a story or a religious belief of locals.

Attractions of Dog islet

Magnificent caves and beautiful beaches are what people often refer to Ha Long Bay. But the attractiveness of rocky islands and islets is also irresistible. And it is Dog Islet that is one of such natural settings.  For those who are captivated by the scenic beauty of Ha Long Bay, Dog Islet a image has gone into their minds for millions of years. Furthermore, Dog Islet is also regarded as a symbol for safe trips of tourists when they reach here. It, without doubt, contributes to make Ha Long tourism more popular all over the world and draw much more international travelers.

If you are interested in discovering magical caves and grottoes, majestic limestone mountains or poetic fishing villages in Ha Long Bay, Dog Islet along with many other unique islets is my suggestion of must-see destinations for you. Don’t forget to spend your time enjoying this rocky islet regardless of anytime of the year. Why? Because it makes Ha Long become not only a natural wonder but also a place where foreigners can learn more about the distinctive cultural features of Vietnam.

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