Halong Bay

"Descending Dragon Bay"

A Island in Vietnam

Interest Measure for Halong Bay

Ideal time to stay:  3 - 5 days

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Latitude/Longitude:  20.9024431°N, 107.1235016°E
Ecosystem:  Island , Coast  

Food, Culture and Language at Halong Bay

Food Availability:  Vietnamese Cuisine 
Regional Language:  Vietnamese
Currency:  ₫ - Vietnamese Dong (VND)
Tags:  #Green  

Why travel Halong Bay?

Halong - where dragon descends in the sea.The bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various sizes and shapes. Designated a World Heritage site in 1994, Halong Bay's spectacular scatter of islands, dotted with wind- and wave-eroded grottoes, is a vision of ethereal beauty and, unsurprisingly, northern Vietnam's number one tourism hub.
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5 Places to visit and Things to do in Halong Bay

Cruise ride in Halong Bay at Halong Bay

Cruise ride in Halong Bay

#Sight Seeing
Explore Halong Bay with popular cruise ride through rock islands, natural grottoes, floating villages, caves and spectacular beaches. Generally a cruise trip takes 2 to 3 days. Cruise trip is the best way to explore Halong Bay with leisure. Do try Vietnamese cuisine served on the cruise.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 55 hours
Kayaking Halong Bay at Halong Bay

Kayaking Halong Bay

#Water Sports
To give yourself an adrenaline rush you can try Kayaking in Halong Bay. You can get a kayak on rent from private operator. Paddle out to less explored parts of Halong Bay where boats can't go, discover hidden caves, isolated lagoons, unspoiled islands and much more with the direction of a local guide.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 4 hours
Discover hidden caves Halong Bay at Halong Bay

Discover hidden caves Halong Bay

Among thousand of jungle covered peaks there are hidden caves and isolated grotto, which are artificially and naturally illuminated which makes it a picturesque destination. Get a row boat and head out to explore these caves. You can explore q3Thien Cung Cave – nicknamed the Heavenly Palace Cave, known for its stalagmites and stalactites, and Dau Go Cave – known as the Cave of Wonders, featuring fascinating rock formations illuminated by a kaleidoscope of colour.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 6 hours
Floating Village at Halong Bay

Floating Village

Floating village is a cultural heritage of Halong Bay. Vietnam people have been living in these houses for hundred of year with fishing as the main income activity. It is a magically calm place, an escape from the hustle of Vietnam streets. The Visitors often travel to enjoy life in some villages such as: Vong Vieng Village, Cua Van Village, Ba Hang Village or Cap De Village in Hung Thang Commune. Cua Van is the largest village with about 130 floating houses.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 6 hours
Swimming in Halong Bay at Halong Bay

Swimming in Halong Bay

#Water Sports
Beside sunbathing in dazzling sunlight in beaches of Halong Bay you can try swimming also. In Vietnam, Halong Bay is considered one of the best places to swim with its various beaches with calm tides. You can dive from cruise into transparent water to enjoy more. Do follow proper safety measure before swimming.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours

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Content of this page was last updated at Oct 21, 2016