Ly Son pearl island all year round with two rainy and sunny seasons, bringing in a beauty that makes anyone want to conquer. Favored by nature with many impressive and unique scenes. Ly Son has attracted a large number of tourists every year. In which, To Vo Gate on Ly Son Island is considered one of the hottest places. It is a place that surely everyone wants to visit to own their own photos of ‘Forever’. If you intend to come here to visit and check in, do not miss the following useful information from Danang Private Car !

Where is To Vo Gate on Ly Son ?

Located in Ly Son island district, To Vo Gate is shaped like a very unique arch. Every time the sunrise or sunset falls, the beauty is more boldly embellished. With a height of about 2.5m, To Vo Gate was formed by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago. When the lava met the sea, it solidified and created the unique shape of the rock arch today.


When is the best time to go to To Vo Gate on Ly Son island?

According to the experience of going to Ly Son island from the tourist community, you can go to To Vo Gate in any season because each time period, this place will bring a unique beauty. However, the most suitable time is from May to August. At this time, Ly Son is in the beautiful sunny season, the sea is calm, creating a shimmering picture full of attraction. In particular, you should avoid going between October and January because this is the stormy season.


Directions to To Vo Gate in Ly Son

To get to this divine check-in location, you will have a very simple route. First, you can travel by any means, airplane, passenger car, motorbike, car, …, to Quang Ngai. Then move on to Sa Ky port. Next, you take the boat to Ly Son Island , the cost will be about 125,000 VND / person. The train will take about 1.5 to 2 hours to arrive at Ly Son port. From the welcome gate, you will turn left along a small road leading to Duc pagoda. Here you will see a cliff protruding into the sea, which is To Vo Gate.


What’s interesting about discovering Ly Son To Vo Gate?

A gift of nature, To Vo Gate on Ly Son island is like a unique architectural work that makes anyone fall in love. Artistic check-in photos with stone arches and brilliant sunsets. Or the glossy black lava rocks, diverse shapes undulating under the water are enough to feel excited.



From the To Vo Gate on Ly Son island, you can zoom out to see the fishing village of fishermen on the island. And when looking to the south, you will admire the majestic Gieng Tien mountain – an artifact of a dormant volcano.


 Not only can you enjoy the beautiful scenery, you can also take many very good photos. But here you can also participate in many other activities. Take a basket boat or canoe to explore the sea. Take a dip in the cool clear blue water. Or scuba diving to see corals, explore the ocean with many different species of sea creatures.

Note when coming to To Vo Gate on Ly Son Island

  • Do not exceed 10 people when climbing the To Vo Gate. Because the weight will affect the gate and everyone’s safety
  • Travel civilized, do not litter indiscriminately and clean up before leaving.
  • Because it’s a virtual living place, don’t forget to prepare really good machines and beautiful outfits.
  • You can combine visiting two places, To Vo Gate and Duc Pagoda, to make the trip more interesting.

Ly Son has never “cooled down” on the tourist map of Vietnam. But in a way, this place is not crowded or crowded like other famous places. Ly Son is always beautiful, gentle and enchanting to anyone – an ideal place to have a “healing” trip from body to mind. Listen to Mavis Vi Vu Ky – a famous travel blogger who reveals her self-sufficient 3D2D Ly Son travel experience !

“Although it has been a few days since I left Ly Son, Mavis is still in awe of the image of a peaceful island, clear blue water and a beautiful picture in every corner .  – that is Mavis’s share after the trip to Ly Son.

Here are the Ly Son travel experiences that Mavis has summarized, let’s check it out!

When to go to Ly Son?

Going to the sea is best to go in the dry season. Ly Son’s beautiful beach season lasts from April to August every year. Blue sea and golden sunshine flooded on the fine white sand beaches.

How to get to Ly Son

  • From Saigon , I flew to Chu Lai airport and booked a taxi to Sa Ky port of Quang Ngai, priced at 450,000 VND/way.
  • From Sa Ky port , there are many trains to go to Ly Son. We all take the Super Speedboat East Sea , going 213,000 VND in the afternoon and 195,000 VND in the afternoon (travel time is about 45 minutes).
  • From Big Island to Small Island , you can travel by canoe, costing 120,000/round trip (only about 15 minutes away).
  • Moving on the island: both Big Island and Small Island have motorbike rental services right at the homestay!

Where to go, what to play when coming to Ly Son?

To make it easier to imagine, you understand that Ly Son has two main islands, Big Island and Small Island.

Particularly, Big Island will have 2 main arcs:

  • The first palace is: Duc pagoda, Bich Hoa street, To Vo gate
  • The remaining palace includes Hang Pagoda, Cau Cave, Thoi Loi mountain, flagpole and freshwater lake.

Be Island is smaller, including famous check-in points: Bai Ngang, three maple trees, wharf and An Binh mural village.

Map of Ly Son Big Island
Map of Ly Son Big Island

3D2D reference schedule from Mavis:

Day 0:

I took an evening flight from Saigon to Chu Lai airport, then took a taxi to my room near Sa Ky port.

Day 1:

  • Morning: Take the earliest high-speed train to Big Island – To Vo Gate – Bich Hoa Street – Chua Duc
  • Afternoon: Hang pagoda – National flagpole – Cau cave – Hunting sunset on Thoi Loi peak.

Day 2:

  • Morning: Mu Cu Lighthouse – Freshwater Lake – panoramic viewpoint of Ly Son
  • Noon: canoeing through Be Island – Korean Road – Bai Ngang (where there are colorful baskets and a diving spot to see corals).

Day 3:

  • Get up early in the morning to hunt for dawn – take pictures with the wharf – walk around An Binh mural village
  • At noon, take a canoe back to Big Island – take the train back to Sa Ky – take a taxi to the airport – fly back to Saigon.

Where to stay in Ly Son?

Sao Mai Hostel (Sa Ky port – 250,000 VND/night): clean, very close to the port, quite ok because only stay 1 night

Kitchen’s House (Lon Island): I highly recommend this place, the homestay decor is super pretty, the owner is cute and enthusiastic.

  • Facebook: Kitchen’s House
  • Reference price: 350,000 VND/night
  • Hotline: 0975 811 117 (see Ngan)

Wind Bien homestay (Be island): because I ran out of single rooms, I booked a room with 2 beds for 400,000 VND/night. The homestay is right next to the sea, there are many beautiful decor corners, near the wharf, there are a few more bungalows there.

Restaurants must try when coming to Ly Son

Ly Son Island doesn’t have too many choices of eating and drinking, I have eaten at some restaurants and found it quite satisfying.

Have breakfast:

  • Crab noodle soup right at the old wharf gate
  • Fish noodle soup opposite the old ticket office (from Cay Xanh cafe, you can see it through the eyes)


  • Thanh Loi restaurant: a popular restaurant with few dishes, but delicious and cheap
  • Ut Ngoc restaurant: more diverse with a menu of seafood rice, portion rice

Dinner: Tran seafood restaurant at the mural embankment road (from To Vo gate entering)


  • Xu Xa (must try this specialty, many shops sell it)
  • Tea and smoothie shops in the old wharf
  • Seaweed with garlic


These shops are all on Big Island, especially Be Island mainly serves food in the Bai Ngang area, but the homestays have food service from A to Z so you can order right at the homestay .

Ly Son travel experience – Things to note:

  • You need to buy a train ticket to go about 2 days before going to the Big Island, when you arrive, you need to buy a train ticket back to Ben Dinh port 1 day before returning lest you miss out on train tickets.
  • Check the weather forecast before you go to avoid rain or rough seas
  • Remember to buy a round-trip canoe ticket to Be Island (I asked the homestay to help me)
  • Pre-book a taxi from Chu Lai airport to Sa Ky, I contact the guesthouse in Sa Ky to book it to save time.
  • If possible, stay at Be Island for 1 night, this is a super peaceful island, clear water, very chill and pleasant atmosphere.

Ly Son Island is a peaceful island with charming poetic scenery and slow pace of life. If you are looking for a Vietnamese version of Hometown Cha Cha Cha, this place will not disappoint you. With Ly Son travel experience from Mavis – hope you will have a complete trip and lots of memories!