Vietnam travel guide: Some tips for traveling in Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha bay cruise

Some tips for traveling in Ha Long Bay

Located in northeastern Haiphong, Ha Long Bay is part of the Gulf of Tonkin. It has been listed as World Natural Heritage by UNESCO in 1994. Famous Bay not only offers scenic landscapes, but also great seafood .Here is some information for your trip to this beautiful site


To go to Ha Long

By bus: You could take the buses leave every 15 minutes from the station Luong Yen or My Dinh, from 6:00 am to 5:00 in the afternoon. The price ranges from 100,000 VND to 200,000 VND per person.

By train: another choice for tourists, the tourist train Ha Long Express. It leaves at 7:00 am from Gia Lam station and arrived at Ha Long around noon. The price is about $ 15 per person.

For the displacement in the city: Call taxis Mai Linh, Ha Long or Hon Gay, etc …

In recent years, about 400 wooden boats were set up to carry tourists to various destinations in the bay such as islands, islets, natural caves, beaches. In addition, the appearance of two boats 4 stars Life Heritage Resort and Paradise Cruises has responded to the request of travelers who wish to spend the night aboard a junk.

Sites to see

About two thirds of the bay islands have been recognized as World Heritage by UNESCO. Some have the most famous caves as  Dau Go (Cave of Wonders), Thien  Cung cave (Heaven Palace Cave),  Sung Sot Cave (surprises).Others offer seaside resorts such as Coto islands, Tuan Chau, Soi Sim or Titov, etc.. Notably, Tuan Chau Island is the most beautiful island with the largest artificial beach in Vietnam. Excursions and even boat rentals ( are always offered from Ha Long City and Cat Ba.Out of these coastal sites, you could visit other cultural and historical sites throughout the remnant of Yen Tu with temples and pagodas or mountain Bai Tho (Poem), etc..

It is better you spend one or two nights aboard the Ha Long Bay or the city to enjoy the time in Ha Long. A visit to the fishing villages on the island of Cat Ba lets you immerse yourself in the daily life of local people.

Others recommended activities

– Play golf at Tuan Chau Island.
– Go for a walk in the national park on the island of Cat Ba.
– Visit Halong bay by kayaking.

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– Taste the specialties of the region, especially in the base of the  seafood


– Spring and autumn are the most appropriate time for Ha Long stays because during these seasons, weather and climatic conditions are very favorable.
– When visiting pagodas, should avoid wearing short shorts
– In this city, there are not many banks, ATM everywhere. So prepare a few notes before you leave.

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