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Halong Bay

Descending dragons in Southeast Asia

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It contains mainly limestone islands formed more than 500 million years ago, some of which have extremely unique and alluring cave system. Halong Bay has a total area of ​​1553 km2 including core zones, buffer zones with 1969 large and small islands - 989 named islands and 980 unnamed islands.

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Things to do in Halong Bay

Yen Tu Mountain, Vietnam: The Essential Travel Guide 2020

Yen Tu Mountain, Vietnam: The Essential Travel Guide 2020

Yen Tu Mountain, the most famous religious attraction in Vietnam, located in the northern coastal Quang Ninh province. Yen Tu is well known ...

Halong Cruise - 5 Halong Cruise tips during the cruise

Halong Cruise - 5 Halong Cruise tips during the cruise

Of all the ways to discover Halong Bay, cruising is the most common and favorite one. A Halong Cruise takes tourists far into the middle of ...

Halong Bay Cruise Trip: 14 Things you should never do

Halong Bay Cruise Trip: 14 Things you should never do

Taking a cruise is an activity that is always on your to-do list when coming to Halong Bay, Vietnam. To have a perfect experience in Halong ...

Halong Bay - Tipping guide and how to avoid surcharge

Halong Bay - Tipping guide and how to avoid surcharge

Most foreigners find it is quite difficult to understand the tips and surcharge in Halong Bay. Unlike other Western countries, tipping and s...

5 Things you should know about Halong Bay overnight cruise

5 Things you should know about Halong Bay overnight cruise

Choosing an overnight cruise for your Halong Bay trip sometimes can be difficult. These 5 things about Halong Bay overnight cruise will cert...

History of Halong Bay - World Natural Heritage Site

History of Halong Bay - World Natural Heritage Site

History of Halong Bay has begun 500 million years ago with a perfect creation of nature. During ancient times, the history of Halong Bay has...

Halong Bay cruise in 2020: Top 15 cruise you must know

Halong Bay cruise in 2020: Top 15 cruise you must know

Traveling on Halong Bay cruise is a very interesting thing for visitors to enjoy the beautiful natural scenery in the most authentic way.

8 Steps to choose your Halong Bay tour

8 Steps to choose your Halong Bay tour

Halong Bay tourism services have developed a lot with the variety of hotels, restaurants, cruises, and travel agencies. However, besides the...

Best 6 Halong Bay Tours You Should Know In 2020

Best 6 Halong Bay Tours You Should Know In 2020

For each traveler, they have different interests as well as concerns. We recommend 6 Halong Bay tours in 2018 which can make your journey be...

10 Steps to plan Hanoi to Halong Bay tour

10 Steps to plan Hanoi to Halong Bay tour

Halong Bay is one of most famous tourist attractions of Vietnam. Journey on Air will guide you 10 simple steps to plan a Hanoi to Halong Bay...


Things to buy in Halong Bay

Things to buy in Halong bay, Vietnam

In Halong, you can find many kinds of souvenir to buy as a small lovely gift like handmade necklaces, wooden products, T-shirt with Halong Bay image or some Halong Bay postcards.

Where to stay in Halong Bay

Places to stay in Halong Bay

As a masterpiece of nature, Halong Bay owns super-beautiful beaches with white sand, blue sea, and the breezes of the sea, bringing the great space for visitors.

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Top 5 recommended international sea cruises to Halong Bay

Top 5 recommended international sea cruises to Halong Bay in 2020

Halong Bay (Bay of Descending Dragons) is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Vietnam, which was recognized as a World Natural Heritage Site by the UNESCO.

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Places to stay in Halong bay, Vietnam

Places to stay in Halong bay, Vietnam

Interestingly, there are a lot of luxurious cruises, hotels, homestay in Halong Bay, which is an alternative option for tourists to have a brand new experience.

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Transportation in Halong Bay

Hanoi to Halong Bay: 5 ways to travel - 2020 travel guide

Since, the traffic system has been upgraded in the recent years. Hence, there are a lot of choices if you want to have a trip from Hanoi to Halong Bay.

How to get to Halong bay, Vietnam

There are many ways to travel to Halong bay, especially from Hanoi. Here come some options to travel to Halong bay

FAQs

Halong Bay has different charms in each season. Therefore, you should choose which one this the most suitable with you before making a plan to the bay. If you are into crowds and enjoy a hustling atmosphere, you should visit Halong in summer and autumn. On the other hand, if you want to explore the tranquil and silent charm of the bay, take a trip to Halong in winter and spring to have your own space with this majestic place.
Spring is the time for all kinds of flowers blooming in the bay. Besides, the sun warmly shines and the ocean is gentle and calm. With this weather, tourist can truly experience the best of Halong as they can enjoy the tranquil but poetic scenery and comfortable atmosphere.

There are a lot of ways to move to Halong Bay from another city. You can easily take a shuttle bus or a private car. Currently, besides the usual means of transport, tourists visiting Halong Bay from Hanoi also have a new option with the modern and luxury seaplane. This is a very new as well as an interesting way to visit Halong Bay.

Halong Bay is the most tourist attraction in Vietnam. There are a lot of public transportations, taxi,... If you want a pirate vehicle, you can rent a motorbike or a bike to get around here.

Halong Bay is the most tourist attraction in Vietnam. Besides the wonderful coastal, there are a lot of destinations for you to visit like Thien Cung Cave, Dau Go Cave, Soi Sim Island, Ti Top Island,...

In Halong Bay, there are so many activities for you to do like visiting floating fishing villages, go kayaking around the bay, night squid fishing,... Or if you want something more fun, you can go to Sunworld Halong Complex - one of the best amusement parks in Vietnam

You can try street foods, local specialties in Halong like Squid Sausage, Seafood noodles, Halong Bay Oysters, Snails

In Halong Bay, there are so many things for you to buy like fresh Halong seafood, unique handmade souvenir, some markets in Halong Bay

There are a lot of hotels, resorts, homestays for you to stay from low price to high price.

If you visit Halong in the summer and autumn, don’t forget to bring some items to avoid sunlight such as: hat, sunscreen... etc to protect the skin from the harsh sunshine
Before buying something, you can bargain in order not to being overcharged
You should go in a large group to reduce the service expense like bike rental price, hotel price, etc
Do not throw garbage in public or into the sea to protect the environment

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