Halong bay Vietnam (Ha Long Bay)

Thứ năm , 29/08/2013, 09:02 GMT+7 / vietnamtripadvisor.net

HaLong Bay Vietnam, one of the most nature wonders of the world to be your destination. We would like share you some tips and experiences when travel to Ha Long
Halong bay is in northern of Viet Nam, Quang Ninh Province,The bay is famous for its scenic ocean kast topography.


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The reason for the name Halong Bay is Bay of “Descending Dragons”, it’s associated to a fairy tale of Viet people since thousand years ago that the God assigned Mother Dragon and her children descended to the Viet’s Land to save people avoid from invaders, that land is Halong bay of today
The Bay is including of 1692 big and small islands, therein 989 islands are named and 980 are unnamed with total size is 1553 km2.  Most of these islands are limestone islands undergoing tectonic history more than 500 million years.
In 1994 Halong Bay was first listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site to recognize of its outstanding, universal aesthetic value.
In 2000 the World Heritage Committee additionally recognized Hạ Long Bay for its outstanding geological and geomorphological value, and its World Heritage Listing was updated
2003 Halong Bay, Nha Trang Bay  and Lang Co Bay Vietnam were listed to the 29 most beautiful bays on the world.
In 2009, the New 7 Wonders Foundation, which runs the New Seven Wonders of the World program, included Halong Bay on its list of nominations as one the World's New7 Wonders of Nature. In 2012, the New 7 Wonders Foundation officially named Halong Bay as one of new seven natural wonders of the world.


Photographer TranBaoHoa
Some advices:
Time: Halong is in Northern of Vietnam, therefore it also has four seasons on year: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter. For each season has different beautiful view, but we suggest the most beautiful time is from Apr to Oct and from Dec to Feb.
Bringing along with: sunscreen, sunglasses, swimsuit, swim goggles, slippers, hats.
From Hanoi (170 km far and 4hrs long) customer may take a bus to Halong, there are many buses departure in flexible time of the day, you can ask any tourist agency to book tickets to Halong, the price is less than 100 thousand dong.
Or if you are in any other cities, even from Noi Bai Airport also have buses direct to Halong.

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Stays: You may choose the hotels with 3 or 4 star in the area Bai Chay, and booking hotels through Agoda Booking will cheaper, the rate will be higher on weekend. Some suggestion for hotels are: Ha Long Plaza (No. 8 ha Long Str., Ha Long Dream (No. 10 Ha Long Str., Mithrin (Hung Thang Str., Ha Long Pearl (Bai Chay Str., Ha Long Bay, Bach Dang (Ha Long Str., )
Foods: Have variety kinds of restaurants from medium price to luxury kinds mainly located in the area of Bai Chay, and Main Hotels with many specific kinds of seafood of this place as Tu Hai (Tu Hài), Sa Sung (Sá Sùng), or Chicken Tien Yen (Gà Đồi Tiên Yên), etc.
Travelling: The most beautiful place of the Bay is in Bay Center, place has recognized by UNESSCO for nature wonders of the world. The Islands in the Bay has many different strange shapes, none similar other. 
Take a tour around Bay customer will be seeing spectacular of sightseeing with Blue Sky, Blue Sea, Windy, undulating of islands with odd and funny shapes as called: Ga Choi (Hòn gà Chọi), Trong Mai (Hòn Trống Mái), Con Coc (Hòn Con Cóc), Dau Nguoi (Hòn Đầu Người), La Vong (Hòn Lã Vọng), Canh Buom (Hòn Cánh Buồm), Lu Huong (Hòn Lư Hương), Hon Rong (Hòn Rồng), Titop Island (Đảo Ti Tốp)etc.,


Caves: There are many Caves in here, but still not scountable exactly how many of it. Caves associated with legends of building and defending the country as Heavenly Palace (Động Thiên Cung), Dau Go (Hang Đầu Gỗ), etc.,
In this place, foretime President Ho Chi Minh together with a Astronauts Gherman Titov Russian have been visited here, it also have footprints of many famous poets, therefore they left here the poems, traces for later generations.
Some Notices: If you are more than 10 persons, you should hire a particular boat for more comfortable. Or else you can ask help from Receptionist of hotel for booking. You shouldn’t buy Seafood when travelling around Bay, because the price is very expensive, or you need bargain the price first.
Hope you have a great trip!

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