Cruise among the conical peaks and karst pillars of Hạ Long Bay, a World Heritage Site-honored scenic seascape of various limestone landforms modeled into natural arches and towers by coastal erosion. This site features nearly 1,600 mostly uninhabited islands and islets. Legend has it that this is the place from which a mountain dragon plunged into the sea, crushing the land with his powerful tale and leaving behind a scatter of islets. Go kayaking, explore caves, visit a fishing village, or spend the night in an island bungalow. The extreme popularity of the bay among locals and tourists alike has taken a toll on the natural environment-- sometimes the water is so polluted that it is not suitable for swimming or snorkeling. Plan to visit Hạ Long Bay during your Halong Bay vacation using our convenient Halong Bay trip itinerary tool.
Hạ Long Bay Reviews
We had a vermicelli with grilled pork and stir fried flat rice noodles dishes.Both dishes are good.The pork in vermicelli was grilled to perfection and the stir fried noodles was one of the best we... more »
We had booked a 3 day 2 night so called luxury private cruise (4 pax). Not cheap. Whilst the scenery is stunning, even with bad weather, the whole experience in Halong Bay reminded me of a crowded... more »
This is the highlight of our Vietnam tour. The view was breathtakingly beautiful! It is worth a visit in your lifetime. Take the kayak ride with the local ladies, they are very tough women, able to take photos with one hand and control the kayak with the other!
One of the most beautiful landscape on earth. It is always full of tourists though. Going on a 2 day 1 night cruise would be the best option to see the unique islands and rock formations.
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