Ha Long Bay is one of the best places to visit in Vietnam, located in the West side of the Northern Bay in the Northeast sea area of Vietnam. Halong Bay is recognized by UNESCO as the natural heritage of the world with thousands of islands made by the great and lively creativity. Ha Long Bay has beautiful scenery so that this place is an attractive tourist destination to domestic and international tourists. You should not skip this attraction in your Vietnam tour packages.
When is the perfect time to go?
There are four separately seasons in Halong which is spring, summer, autumn and winter. You can travel here at any time in a year.
For domestic tourists, they travel a lot in the summer, from May to July. This is also the time for students to take summer break, so they will be traveling with family the most.
Objectively, the most beautiful time to spend your vacation in Halong is autumn, from August to October. June and July followed by a lot of typhoons hit in Northern Bay and Ha Long, so that you should be careful when traveling to Ha Long Bay during these months.
To foreign tourists, they prefer to go in the winter, starting from November until Tet (Lunar New Year) because winter is their biggest holiday.
How to go?
From Ho Chi Minh city, you have to go to Hanoi first and then take a taxi or a coach to Halong Bay. In order to reach Hanoi, traveling by train is about 36 hours or flying there in only 2 hours. From Hanoi, you need to travel 3 to 4 hours more to go to Halong Bay. All of these transportations can be organized with your Vietnam Adventure Travel agency.
What to do in Halong Bay?
Thien Cung cave
Thien Cung grotto is a cave that is located in the north of Dau Go island, that is about 4km in distance from the tourist ship harbor to the south. It is one of the most amazing caves in Ha Long. The cave is 10,000m² wide having a very complicated structure with many levels, high ceilings and walls. Especially, thousands of stalactites, stalagmites with strange shapes can be found everywhere in the cave. In the program of everytravelagency, the cave is the must go destination that they never skip in their Vietnam tour packages.
Ga Choi Stones
Another name is Trong Mai Stones (Hen and Rooster Stones) near Dinh Huong Islet to the southwest of the bay, about 5km away from the Bai Chay Tourist pier. This is a group of islands shaped like a couple of a hen and a rooster which are about 10 meters high, this is a symbol of Ha Long Bay and also a symbol in the travel guide book of Vietnam.
Ga Choi is located in the south west of Ha Long Bay, 5 km away from the tourist pier, the front is Dinh Huong island. Among a vast ocean, the beautiful Ga Choi islet is just like rising from the deep blue waters.
At dawn from the far side of the island, the gorgeous Ga Choi turning a beautiful red, two 12-meter-tall chickens seem to be fighting each other on the immense waves, standing upright, with tiny legs holding their giant body. The bodies seems to just a wave of flutter, the heavy rocks can crumble down at any time.
But no, hundreds of millions of years passed, Ga Choi still stands there, its own imbalance has created a fascinating attraction to tourists. There are many pictures, paintings of fighting cocks with different angles and time to exploit and describe the beauty of Ga Choi. It is deserved to be one of the best places to visit in Vietnam.
Dau Go Cave
About 300m from the Thien Cung Cave, Dau Go Island is a large and beautiful cave with antique style, the French called "The Cave of wonders". The cave has a diverse fauna and flora due to the wide opening of the door. Humidity in the cave is high and sunlight also has been affected on the diversity of plants and flowers here, especially mosses, ferns and wood trees.
Sun World Halong Complex
Your Vietnam adventure travel list could not be done without Sun World. Experience the first worthwhile experience before discovering the world of joy of Sun World Halong Complex is to take a cable car to view Ha Long panorama from above. Whether it is night or day, the feeling of flying across the bay and going through these amazing sceneries is extremely impressive.
The "Sun World Halong Complex" park is divided into two main areas: a beach fun complex and a fun-filled complex on the top of the hill that connect with each other through a record cable car. As the only park in Vietnam to convene more than 30 of the world's leading modern games, Dragon Theme Park conquers adventurers right from the first experience of speeding speed - the longest roller coaster in Asia, with a track length of up to 1.1 km. And some of the top class entertainment projects in Asia such as Queen Cable Car, Sun Wheel, Zen Garden, Dragon Park, etc.
Visiting Bai Chay beach
Besides, Sun World Halong complex of entertainment is located in Bai Chay Tourist Beach, so you can combine the fun in the park, swim and watch sunrise and sunset at the beach.
ACTIVITIES TO DO
If you do not experience the cruise on Halong Bay by Kayak, it is regrettable. When sitting on the boat Kayak little paddle rowing on the blue water, while admiring the natural sights, it is simple but equally interesting. Halong Bay has been voted by National Geographic Adventures as one of the top 25 Kayak Tours in the world.
Overnight on a yacht
The cruise liner as a small hotel, also has its own rooms with clean mattress, air conditioning, and a private bathroom. Interesting that you not only just relax in the room but also seeing the mountains from window, the fantastic water, the fish and jellyfish swimming right under the window day and night. You can also watching the sky full of stars at the ship balcony at night.
These are list of things to do in Halong Bay. It’s time to pack your luggage and travel to the wonder of the world right now. Enjoy!!!