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.
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