Halong Bay Vietnam: Attractions and Specialties

Halong Bay – Unique marvel of nature

Located 150km from Hanoi, Halong Bay – Vietnam is a spectacular island waters of Quang Ninh, a top-leading marine tourism site in Vietnam. With outstanding value in the universal landscape and geology, Ha Long Bay has twice been recognized by UNESCO as a world natural heritage.

Halong bay - Vietnam
Halong bay – Vietnam

Halong Bay with nearly 2000 multifold “pearl” islands above sea level, covering an area of ​​over 1500 square kilometers, creating an extremely poetic and majestic natural wonder. The abundance of styles and the diversity in shapes of thousands of islands creates a forest of natural sculptures, a rare natural impression over the world with the fortified attraction and capacities satisfying the rich imagination of humans.

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Travel Guide: Cat Ba island – Things to do in Cat Ba for 1 day

Cat Ba is the biggest island of Hai Phong city, famous for very beautiful beaches, national park, Lan Ha bay (a miniature Ha Long bay ),… and interesting activities.

There are many ways to travel to Cat Ba. You may combine travelling to Ha Long bay then get to Cat Ba by ferry, or go to Cat Ba from Hai Phong city.

In this article: How to get to Cat Ba | Hotels | Restaurants | Things to do | Combine travelling to Ha Long 

Cat Ba islands travel guide - Things to do in Cat Ba for 1 day?
Cat Ba islands travel guide – Things to do in Cat Ba for 1 day?

Halong Bay, Vietnam – Too beautiful to be true

It’s no exaggeration to say that Halong Bay is torn right out of a fairy tale book. It’s too beautiful to be true. Halong Bay of Vietnam has been a UNESCO Heritage Site for a long time now and its beauty has never failed any I promise.

It’s just true that this attraction is becoming more touristified and taking a lot of cash out of your pocket. In this blog post are my tips, experiences and list of top things to do in Halong Bay to help you plan a more affordable trip.

In this article: How to get to Halong Bay | Itinerary | 2 Day Tours | Hotels | Combine travelling to Cat Ba

Top things to do in Halong bay - Vietnam
Top things to do in Halong bay – Vietnam

How to get to Halong Bay. 

The distance from Ha Noi to Halong city is about 180km (110 miles ). So buses are absolutely the best choice for a 4-hour ride. There is a good abundance of buses to Halong in a day.

If starting at 7am, you will arrive in Halong City at around 12pm.

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