Ngu Island - Attractive destination for visitors
Ngu island (Source: cualo.vn)
(fish) Island in the central province of Nghe An which looks like two fish, has
become an attractive destination for tourists.
It consists of two islets. The big
one is 133 metres above the sea level, whilst the small one is 88 metres above
sea level. Located about 6km from Cua Lo beach, the island is surrounded by
With its location, the island makes
Cua Lo beach more poetic and magnificent and protects the beach from heavy
storms and strong winds from the East Sea. Fishermen can find shelter in the
island during stormy days.
There is also a hydro-meteorological station built on the highest place on the
island, and an ancient temple to the west of the island. The Buddhist temple
built in the 13th century worships Sat Hai Dai Vuong Hoang Ta Thon, a general
of the Tran dynasty (1225-1400). The temple got big renovation in 2004.
The island is also home to various
animals such as monkeys, wild goats, birds and rabbits.
Besides swimming and enjoying the
fresh air, tourists can climb up mountain, sightsee around the island by boat
and visit a fish farming area.
Along with Mat Island offshore Nghe
An, Ngu Island was considered an “outpost tower” of the Vietnam People’s Army
during wartime, monitoring operations of enemies’ aircraft and battleships. It
was a place for ships before transporting goods to the South. So that, Ngu
Island was a target for destruction of the enemy.
Fifty-three years ago, in March 1963, Company 33 of Division 324 set its base
in Dao Mat to safeguard the country’s sea and sky. They shut down 11 aircraft
and sunk nine warships.
In 1973, Ngu Island was honoured by the Party and State with the title “Hero of
Armed Forces” title.
A monument has been built on the island to commemorate soldiers who died to
protect the island.
The military force on duty on the island is working to safeguard national sea
and island sovereignty while taking charge of research and rescue activities at