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Halong Bay – The Great Wonder of the World

Recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage Site, Halong Bay is an absolutely breathtaking masterpiece crafted by nature. With thousands of islands in all shapes and sizes and a multitude of fascinating caves, this bay forms a vivid and mystical world that will leave any visitor in awe.

Highlights of Halong Bay

Halong Bay, which means “descending dragon” in Vietnamese, earned recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. On November 11, 2011, the New7Wonders Foundation named it one of the new Seven Natural Wonders of the World. This solidifies the place of Halong Bay in global history as a natural wonder of incredible beauty and makes it a source of pride for the Vietnamese people.

Halong Bay Description

Located on the Gulf of Tonkin in the northeastern province of Quang Ninh, Halong Bay covers approximately 150,000 hectares. Aside from its vast area, the most impressive thing about the bay is its stunning scenery, with over 1,600 islands and islets in various shapes and sizes rising out of the emerald waters. To truly savor the beauty of the bay, opt for a full-day cruise that allows you to bask in the glorious scenery, from the breathtaking sight of the silver sea shimmering under moonlight to the radiant emerald waters glistening in the daylight.

Halong Bay Description - Cruises

Nowadays, Halong Bay is a prime destination for travel enthusiasts who enjoy outdoor activities. Adventurers can choose from a range of water sports, such as row boat tours and sea kayak expeditions, during which they will be guided past unique islands with interesting names like Stone Dog and Teapot islets. Other popular activities, including scuba diving, rock climbing, and hiking, continue to be top favorites, especially in the mountainous terrain of Cat Ba National Park.

Must-visit destinations in Halong Bay

Below is a list of top destinations recommended to enjoy a fantastic trip at Halong Bay, a few but not all.

Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave

Sung Sot Cave is the largest and most beautiful one in Halong Bay. This destination promises to offer visitors an exhilarating cave exploration experience, complete with a range of emotions from surprise to awe, as they hike and trek through the cave’s rough and rugged terrain.

Halong Bay Description - Sung Sot Surprise Cave

Dau Go (Driftwood) Cave

Dau Go Cave is an absolute must-visit destination for nature lovers traveling to Halong Bay. It is an architectural wonderland with an impressive collection of ancient towering stone columns and pillars that take on a variety of shapes and sizes, exuding serene and pristine beauty.

Halong Bay Description - Dau Go Driftwood Cave

Bai Tho (Poem) Mountain

Bai Tho Mountain, also known as Poem Mountain, is one of the best destinations in Halong Bay. With a height of 650 feet (200 meters), the mountain is easy to climb and reaching the top should take no longer than 30 minutes. Upon reaching the summit, climbers will be rewarded with a breathtakingly splendid view of the bay and Halong City.

Halong Bay Description - Bai Tho Poem Mountain

Ti Top Island

Ti Top Island is blessed with enchanting scenery and pleasant weather. The beach coast has a moon-like shape with smooth white sand, surrounded by stunning nature. The crystal-clear blue water makes pebbles visible on the sandy bottom all year round. These geographical features make Ti Top Island a must-visit stopover in Halong Bay.

Halong Bay Description - Ti Top Island

Sun World Halong Park

This theme park offers various entertainment options, from heart-stopping adventure spots to serene natural areas where visitors can explore trees and waterfalls. Furthermore, the park provides an extensive selection of mouth-watering dishes, ranging from local delicacies to more exotic fusion options that elevate visitors’ experience to a whole new level of perfection.

Halong Bay Description - Sun World Halong Park

Cua Van Fishing Village

Cua Van Floating Fishing Village is a true gem of Halong Bay, where visitors can fully experience the beauty of the turquoise waters and magnificent limestone formations. In addition, tourists can try their hand at fishing and indulge in the freshest and most delicious seafood, including but not limited to squid, crab, snail, prawn, and shrimp.

Halong Bay Description - Cua Van Fishing Village

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Halong Bay Travel FAQs

When is the best time to visit Halong Bay?

The best time to visit Halong Bay is during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). During these periods, the weather is cooler, and there's less chance of rain interrupting your cruise.

How many days should I spend in Halong Bay?

A typical trip to Halong Bay lasts two days and one night. However, if your schedule allows, spending three days and two nights would give you a more relaxed and in-depth exploration of the area.

What are the main attractions in Halong Bay?

Major attractions to visit in Halong Bay include Sung Sot Cave, Dau Go Cave, Titop Island, Bai Tu Long Bay, and Cat Ba Island.

What are some important Halong Bay travel tips?

Some essential tips include checking the weather forecast before your trip, choosing a reputable cruise operator, respecting local customs and the environment, and ensuring you have a valid visa for Vietnam.

What are some food options in Halong Bay?

Seafood is a must-try when in Halong Bay. There are also various dining options available on cruise ships, from Vietnamese cuisine to international dishes.

What are the common morning activities in Halong Bay?

Early morning Tai Chi sessions on the deck of your cruise ship are a common activity. Kayaking, swimming, and exploring caves are also popular.

Are there any disadvantages of visiting Halong Bay in December?

December marks the beginning of winter in Halong Bay, which can bring cold weather and foggy conditions that may affect visibility and your overall experience.

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