UNESCO World Heritage Sites Titov Island, Halong Bay

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Titov Island is a small island in Halong Bay, about 7-8km southeast of Bai Chay. It is noted for having a viewpoint at its peak which affords splendid views all around Halong Bay.

Titov Island was named in honour of the visit of Gherman Stepanovich Titov (1935-2000), the Soviet astronaut who was the second person to orbit the earth, on 22 November 1962, accompanied by Ho Chi Minh. Titov Island has a crescent shaped beach that is excellent for water sports and recreation.

Gherman Titov returned to Titov Island 35 years later, on 27 June 1997, three years before his death, in which time, the island that bore his name has become a major attraction in Halong Bay.

My wife (then girlfriend) Chooi Yoke holding the Unesco flag proclaiming Halong Bay as a World Heritage Site. The Fighting Cock Island was chosen as emblem of Halong Bay.

Going to Titov Island

The easiest way to reach Titov Island is to book a tour of Halong Bay. Make sure the itinerary includes a stopover there. You can choose plenty of tour options for Halong Bay at any travel agency in Hanoi.

Halong Bay Travel Guide

Useful information to help you prepare for your trip to Halong Bay.

Halong Bay Photo Gallery

Photo Album of the panoramic sights in Halong Bay.

Halong Bay at Night

View Halong Bay when darkness falls and the lights come on.

Bo Hon Island

Click enter to see scenic views of beautiful Bo Hon Island.

Cat Ba National Park

We went kayaking at this national park to explore its beautiful caves and passages.

Cat Ba National Park Photo Gallery

Fighting Cock Island

This is a pair of rocky outcrops in Halong Bay.

Me Cung Cave

This is a cave in Halong Bay.

Sung Sot Cave

This is the biggest and grandest grotto in Halong Bay.

Sung Sot Cave Gallery

Titov Island

This is the island with a scenic viewpoint pavillion at its highest point.

Titov Island Gallery

Places of Interest in Vietnam

Vietnam is a land of cultural and natural beauty. Click enter to view many of the sights in Vietnam.

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