Besides Halong Bay, Halong city and the surrounding area also own many beautiful landscapes such as the ancient temples, the century-old pagodas, and the majestic mountains, etc. If you know best places to see in Hanoi and Saigon, here are some stunning places to visit in Halong and near here that you cannot ignore when deciding to come here in Asia vacation tours.
Bai Tho Mountain
Bai Tho Mountain is a beautiful limestone mountain over 200m high, located in the center of Halong City, Quang Ninh Province. The mountain has the special geological tectonics that half of the mountain foot is attached to the mainland and the other half is soaked in sea water. Not only one of the best places to see in Halong, Bai Tho Mountain is also a unique historical and cultural site. Long Tien Temple located on the cliff is the sacred famous temple of Halong City. Tourists should come here to worship and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere before starting the journey to conquer the mountain. In particular, there are many poems carved on the stone of some kings who are inspired by the natural beauty of Halong Bay. Standing on the top of Bai Tho mountain, you can take in the panoramic view of Halong city from the small boats on the Bai Chay tourist area to the majestic islands of Halong Bay. This will be an interesting experience for you when reaching here.
Bai Tho Mountain from above
Quang Ninh Museum
Being one of the best places to see in Halong, Quang Ninh Museum - Library is a unique architectural work. Just seeing from the outside, you can feel the magnificent beauty of this structure. From the very high stairs to the black glass as a mirror reflecting the image of the blue sky in Halong and the font of the impressive Museum's name, all are enough for you to take the excellent photos. When entering inside, anyone must be overwhelmed by the commodious space. With 3 floors, Quang Ninh Museum brings visitors the most complete view of nature and people here. The museum opens on the days of the week, except Monday, from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm. Tickets to visit Quang Ninh Museum will be 30,000 VND/time/person with adults, 15,000 VND/time/person for students and 10,000 VND/time/person for children.
The unique structure in Quang Ninh Museum
Sun World Halong Park
Being one of the famous places to visit in Halong , this can be considered the largest entertainment complex in Halong with the total area of 214 hectares which has just come into operation. Sun World Halong Park is a combination of amusement parks of international class, consisting of two main areas: a coastal entertainment complex and a leisure center on top of Ba Deo Mountain connected by the unique cable car system. When coming to Sun World Halong Park, visitors will experience the five main locations such as Dragon Park, Typhoon Water Park, Sun Wheel, Sun World Beach and Shopping & Dining Area.
The Sun World Beach
Yen Tu Mountain
Yen Tu Mountain also known by many people as "Non Thieng Yen Tu" is a famous natural landscape near Halong. This is considered a Buddhist symbol in this country where the birthplace of the Truc Lam Zen Buddhism is founded by the Buddhist monk Tran Nhan Tong. The harmony between the majesty of the temples and the surrounding towers with the spectacular natural setting create an unforgettable Yen Tu in the heart of every tourist when coming here. If you have the opportunity to travel to Halong, do not forget to stand on the 1,068 meters high top of the mountain and admire the beautiful view of the North East from above.
Yen Tu Mountain from above
Ba Vang Pagoda
Located on the middle of Thanh Dang Mountain with the height of over 1000 meters and called Bao Quang Tu, Ba Vang Pagoda is the largest and oldest temple near Halong City. At night, Ba Vang Pagoda is lit up to create an extremely magnificent scene like a fairyland. The pagoda is a true paradise because of the airy, spacious atmosphere with the peace and quiet which will make you forget all the sadness and sorrow to immerse in the stunning landscape and friendly people in the land. Therefore, Ba Vang Pagoda is one of the attractive nearby Halong places to visit that we recommend to add to your list.
The stunning view of Ba Vang Pagoda from outside
Yen Trung lake
This is the largest lake near Halong City. Although Yen Trung Lake is not far from the highway, the lake is less known. When visiting Yen Trung lake, the first thing that attracts you is the enormous blue space of the lake, where the waves are rippling with the light breeze. This scene will definitely make you feel relaxed and peaceful. Let's take a stroll around the lake and enjoy the wonderful weather at Yen Trung Lake to not miss such one of the great nearby Halong places to visit.
The vast Yen Trung lake
With many stunning attractions, Halong city welcomes a large number of domestic and international tourists to visit here. To know more information about things to do in Halong, via our website. Share this article if it is useful for you. Have a nice trip!