|Chong has two meanings in the Vietnamese language. The first is to stack.
The second is husband. Hon Chong is located on a stretch of rocky mass of land
famous for the thousands of smooth rocks stacking on one another. There are two
clusters of such rocks in the area called Hon Chong. The first is further out in
the ocean and the second is located near an islet called Sat Thon. The cluster
in the ocean is most impressive since there are large boulders stacking on one
another seemingly out-of-balance, yet remaining stable.
There is a boulder as large as a small hill supporting another boulder as large as a small house at its peak. On the side facing the shore, there is an imprint of a large hand with five fingers clearly outlined. The locals call this rock Hon Chong or the Husband.
|The cluster with the name Hon Vo or the Wife is not far away. The rocks in Hon Vo cluster are as large as those in Hon Chong, but the they are closer together. A somewhat romantic person explained that this name came about because the rocks here snuggle against one another.|
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