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Halong Bay

Situated in the Gulf of Tonkin, in Quang Ninh Province and about 165 km from Hanoi City Center, Halong Bay embraces a mostly-uninhabited area of 1553 km2 including 1969 islands as well as islets, living local life with some small floating villages, deserted sandy beaches, admirable wonderful caves.

Halong Bay is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1994 and 2000. Its name with well-known meaning of “Bay of the Descending Dragon” is originated from a mysterious legend in which a Mother Dragon was sent by Emperor of Jade to help Viet people fight against foreign invaders. In this process, The Dragon spat jewels that formed the karst landscape as their landing in the sea. The Mother Dragon and her children then, following their decision of settlement, descended to Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay respectively. For geological perspective, as combination of tectonic activities, weather condition of a tropical climate and the presence of thick limestone, these regressions and transgressions created karst formation at islets and caves in the bay.

This World Heritage Site is blessed with numerous tree-covered-on-top islets steeply emerging from the emerald water, dotted over the bay, which creates breath-taking panoramic scenery from the top view totally occupying the hardest traveler’ heart. Tourists could not miss their chance of enjoying magnificent secluded caves such as Surprising Cave, Thien Cung Cave or Heavenly Palace Cave, featuring stalactites and stalagmites in a variety of shapes illuminated by colorful systems. It lets visitors have a kind of feel of lost in the mysteriously magical heaven. When landing to a new place, local life adventure is dispensable for anyone to broaden their mind; visitors can discover daily activities of Halong residents by an adventure of attractive uniquely-designed colorful floating villages… Why not come and discover yourself?


Travelling to Halong Bay with overnight packages, guests not only have chance to enjoy the magnificent beauty of the World’s Natural Heritage recognized by the UNESCO but participate in attractively amazing activities which surely bring you lasting memorable experience on the bay such as kayaking, swimming, floating village visiting…

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Halong Weather

Halong Weather

Located in Quang Ninh province, a Northeast part of Vietnam, Halong Bay is shaped by northern typical climate with two distinct seasons- hot and moist summer versus dry and cold winter. Hot days normally start from May to September while cold winds often start from November to March. The rest of the years are transitional […]

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Foods & Drinks

Vietnam is internationally well-known not only for its breath-taking landscapes with rich cultures but delicious healthy cuisine. Traveling to Halong Bay, you are given a ticket for the entrance of gastronomic journey, in which explore the local culture, local life, and local personality. Food You are served with the flawless...

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