I’m a travel enthusiast and have embarked on numerous journeys to renowned destinations both domestically and internationally. Among them, Halong Bay has left a profound impression on me. Not only does Halong Bay boast majestic natural beauty, but it also offers a variety of attractions, recreational activities, distinctive cuisine, and unique culture. I’d like to share with you 10 reasons why you should consider visiting Halong Bay, hoping to inspire you to plan your next trip to this wonderful place.
This is the most famous tourist destination in Ha Long and a must-visit when you come to this city. Ha Long Bay has over 1900 large and small limestone islands, creating a spectacular and unique landscape. You can join cruise tours on the bay, kayak, scuba dive, fish, and visit beautiful caves and beaches such as Sung Sot Cave, Ti Top Island, Ngoc Vung Island…
Ha Long is a place with many delicious dishes, especially fresh seafood. You can try dishes such as Squid Sausage, Squid Spring Rolls, Crab Rice Noodle Soup, Shrimp Rice Noodle Soup, Gat Gu cake, Fish Sauce Rice Paper… In addition, you can also buy Ha Long specialties such as Dried Squid, Dried Fish, Dried Scallops… as gifts for relatives and friends.
This is the largest amusement park in Ha Long, with many attractive activities for all ages. You can play thrilling games such as super speed roller coaster, flying dragon, water slide… Participate in cultural, artistic, musical events; admire Ha Long scenery from above through Queen Cable Car and Yen Tu Peninsula; or relax at Vinpearl Resort & Spa Ha Long…
4. Visit the Quang Ninh Museum
This is one of the most modern and beautiful museums in Vietnam, with a unique and luxurious design. The Quang Ninh Museum introduces the history, culture, nature, and people of Quang Ninh through exhibitions and artworks. You can learn about the characteristics of the sea region, coal land, islands, border areas…; admire artifacts, maps, photos, videos, models…; or participate in interactive activities, experiences, and entertainment at the museum.
5. Enjoy the view of Ha Long Bay by helicopter
This is a unique and interesting experience that gives you a panoramic and different view of Ha Long Bay. You will sit on a helicopter and fly over famous places such as Ha Long Bay, Tuan Chau Island, Cat Ba Island, Bai Tu Long Island…; feel the majesty and poetry of mountains, sea, islands, caves…; and take unforgettable beautiful photos.
6. Visit Ha Long Fishing Village
This is one of the cultural features of Ha Long, where you can get close to the life of the local people. You can participate in activities such as boating, fishing, fruit picking, cooking, communal dining…; learn about customs, traditions, festivals, traditional professions…; or stay overnight at stilt houses, floating houses, local houses…; to feel the warmth and friendliness of the fishing village people.
7. Explore Tuan Chau Island
This is a beautiful and famous artificial island of Ha Long, with many high-end tourist facilities and services. You can swim, lie on the white sand, watch the sunset at Tuan Chau beach; visit the largest artificial cruise port in Vietnam; watch artistic performances such as dolphin circus, dog circus, monkey circus…; or challenge yourself with adventurous games like bungee jumping, parasailing, jet ski…
8. Explore Cat Ba Island
This is a large and beautiful island very close to Ha Long Bay, recognized by UNESCO as a world biosphere reserve. Cat Ba Island has many attractive tourist spots such as Lan Ha Bay, Cai Beo Bay, Trung Trang Cave, Monkey Island, Cat Co Beach…; as well as many interesting activities such as mountain climbing, walking, cycling, scuba diving, boating… You can also learn about the diverse and rich ecosystem of the island, such as mangrove forest, mountain forest, limestone forest, primeval forest…; or meet rare animals and plants such as Cat Ba langur, finned fish…
9. Learn about the history of Ha Long
Ha Long not only has natural beauty, but also many important historical relics. You can visit places such as Bach Dang temple, Tran Quoc Nghien temple, Cai Bau temple, Co Loa temple, Long Tien temple…; to learn about the events, characters, historical resistance of Ha Long. You can also participate in traditional festivals such as Yen Tu festival, Cua Ong festival, Tra Co festival…; to feel the national spirit and local culture.
10. Reasonable service costs
Ha Long has reasonable costs for hotel, restaurants, tourist services, or sightseeing tickets. You can find many types of accommodation suitable for your budget and preferences, from luxury hotels to guest houses, homestays, local houses, or floating houses on the bay. You can also enjoy many delicious and diverse dishes at an affordable price, from fresh seafood in luxurious restaurants to traditional dishes on the streets of Ha Long…etc
I hope the above 10 reasons will provide you with useful information, help you have another attractive destination for your upcoming travel plan. I wish you a happy trip to Ha Long with your family and friends.