As one of the most famous destinations in Vietnam, Halong Bay is must in your list when thinking about best Vietnam tours. With numerous stunning attractions and fascinating things to do, Halong ensures to bring you an unforgettable trip.
Must-see attractions in Halong
Thien Cung Cave
Situated in the North of Dau Go island and about 4 kilometers to the South of the port, Thien Cung Cave is one of the most beautiful caves in Halong. The cave is about 10,000 square meters with the very complicated structure including many levels of ceilings and walls. Wherever in the cave, you can see a lot of stalactites and stalagmites with strange shapes.
Dau Go Cave
Dau Go Cave is 300 meters far from Thien Cung Cave. This larger and beautiful cave owns the mossy antique style which the French called "The Cave of wonders". The cave has a diverse fauna and flora. The high humidity in the cave and the sunlight affect a lot on the diversity of the flora, especially mosses and ferns. This feature is dissimilar to other caves in Halong Bay.
Soi Sim Island
Soi Sim Island is covered by an area of 8.7 hectares which located in the west of Halong Bay and about 12 kilometers from Bai Chay Port. The island is a primeval forest with abundant kinds of plants, including many endemic and valuable species and characteristics of Halong Bay ecosystem. The local people say that it is called Sim Island because there is a lot of myrtle on the island.
Soi Sim Island
Ti Top Island
It's a popular destination for the cruise. Visitors often come here to swim or see the panoramic view. From above, Ti Top is shaped like a full moon embracing the island. Ti Top Island owns a beautiful beach called Ti Top beach which is quiet, airy and very clean.
Sung Sot Cave (The Surprise Cave)
Located on Bo Hon Island, Sung Sot cave is home to many abundant-shaped stalactite stalks. Sung Sot Cave is in the heart of many famous destinations in Halong such as Ti Top beach, Bo Nau grotto, Me Cung Cave and Luon Cave.
Cua Van fishing village
It's a bold Vietnamese cultural destination in Halong Bay. Coming here, tourists have the opportunity not only to immerse in the peaceful atmosphere but also learn more about the daily life of fishermen and learn how to row the boat and fish.
Cua Van fishing village
Tuan Chau Island
Tuan Chau is the most beautiful island among 1969 islands in Halong Bay and the only island that has residents. This island is home to the biggest artificial beach in Vietnam. Tra Co beach with the white sand is the ideal place to play and participate in fascinating underwater games.
Destinations near Halong Bay
Quan Lan Island
Located in Van Don District and about 55 kilometers from Halong City, Quan Lan is known as a destination with the beautiful beach, fresh air, and pristine scenery. There are a lot of historical relics from the war in the past. Son Hao and Chan Tien are beaches that you should not miss in Quan Lan. Coming here, you can stay in a homestay near the beach, do fire camping and go fishing.
Bai Tho Mountain
Bai Tho Mountain is located in the heart of Halong City with the mysterious shape that attracts the tourists at the very first look. From different angles, you can see different shapes of the mountain such as a tiger, a hunting lion or a flying dragon. From the height of 168 meters - one of the highest peaks in Halong, tourists can see the panoramic view of Halong Bay.
Must-try experiences in Halong Bay
Kayaking in Halong Bay
It's deficient if you do not try kayaking when coming to Halong. Sitting on the boat and doing kayak while admiring the stunning view of Halong Bay is a very interesting activity.
Halong Bay has been voted as one of the top 25 kayaking destinations in the world by the National Geographic Adventures magazine. There are a lot of places in Halong where you can rent the kayak boat. The price ranges from 100,000 VND to 200,000 VND depending on the types of boat.
Taking an overnight cruise
A cruise boat in the bay is like a miniature hotel with the private room, comfortable bed, air-conditioning, and bathroom. It's so interesting when you can relax in your own room while admiring the magnificent mountains through your window. You can also go to the top deck and see the sky and the sea at night.
See the Halong Bay from the seaplane
If you have seen the scenery of Halong Bay on the boat trip but it's not enough, let's try it from the seaplane. Currently, in Vietnam, Hai Au is the first private airline providing the seaplane service. The plane offers two seats for pilots, 12 seats for passengers and spacious windows to help tourists see the spectacular view and capture beautiful photos of Halong Bay from the height of 150 meters to 3,000 meters above the sea level.
Not only attracts tourists with the stunning scenery, Halong Bay with the craggy terrain is also challenging for those who are into mountain climbing. The craggy cliffs will bring you a sense of conquering that you will never forget.
Such an amazing destination that no one can ignore if taking a Vietnam tour. Halong never disappoint you when visiting there once. Like and share this article if it’s useful for you. Have a nice trip!