Famous for it’s spectacular natural scenery, emerald waters and towering limestone islands and rain forest, this iconic Vietnamese sight is a fascinating attraction to see.
Known for its natural wonder and mysterious allure, Halong Bay is a place that invites nature lovers, explorers, travelers and guarantees adventure. Located in Quảng Ninh Province, 160km east of Ha Noi, northern Vietnam, Ha Long Bay outstanding scenic beauty, rich culture and floating villages are major tourist attractions.
Ha Long Bay which means ‘descending dragon’ is dotted with over 1,600 jagged limestone pillars and islets, several caves, grottoes and beaches, all of which blend together to produce an exotic and picturesque seascape.
Traditional Vietnamese junk-boat tours and sea kayak expeditions allow visitors to explore the majestic caves, floating villages and Bay’s islands including, Stone Dog and Teapot islets. The region is also popular for scuba diving, rock climbing and hiking.
Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, Ha Long Bay is of great geological, archaeological and biological interest, especially for marine species. It features a wide range of biodiversity – from tropical limestone forest, mangrove forests through coastal ecosystems and coral reefs to sheltered open seas.
Recommended Visit: 3 Days
Attraction Type: Archaeological Sites, Beaches, Canoeing - Kayaking - Rafting, Caving, Culture, Heritage, Historical, Mountains, Scenery, Swimming, Tours, Walking And Trekking