Review the beauty of Ha Long, a famous unesco heritage in Southeast As

Review the beauty of Ha Long, a famous unesco heritage in Southeast As

18/01/2019 /

Halong Bay is one of the most attractive you must visit when traveling to Vietnam. The name "Halong” means ‘where the dragon descends into the sea". With more than 1.969 islands, Ha Long looks like a giant and stunning ink and wash painting. There are two kinds of islands, limestone, and schist, which are concentrated in two main zones: the southeast (belonging to Bai Tu Long Bay), and the southwest (belonging to Halong Bay). Halong Bay is also one of the main tourist hotspots in Vietnam, receiving more than 6 million travelers each year, mostly on cruise boats. Thus, Let's start to discover Ha Long with Hacom Travel.

How to get to Ha Long from Ha Noi

Halong Bay is located around 155km east of Hanoi. From Hanoi, you could get to Halong bay by the below transport:

  • Drive by yourself (car, motorbike): You can flow the itinerary Ha Noi - Bac Ninh - Ha Long, this is the shortest way to get Halong Bay (about 155 km).
  • By bus: You can get a bus from My Dinh terminal. The first bus departs at 6 a.m and the last bus departs at 5 p.m, the way will last about (3 - 4 hours). The bus will finish at Bai Chay terminal in Quang Ninh Province. Carfare ranges from 100,000 VND/seat to 200,000 VND/bed.
  • By train: You can take a train at Gia Lam terminal with 15$/pax for foreign people. The train will last 5 hours.

The best places that you don't want to miss when traveling Ha Long Bay

Attractive Bays, Islands, and Beaches

Bai Tu Long Bay includes hundreds of small and big islands. This is an attractive destination that is known as with marine ecotourism and stunning beaches, amazing landscapes and especially, biodiverse Bai Tu Long National Park.

Lan Ha Bay is located at the south of Halong Bay with more than 400 islands, they are in different shapes and cover with full of trees. Lan Ha is called "sleeping paradise" because of the beauty comparing to Halong Bay and the known as time.

Co To Island is separated from other places where you can take a rest after a busy life. Come to Co To, you can not only feel the freshness of nature and the lifestyle of local people. Especially, you can experience the life under the water through scuba diving.

Mat Rong Island (Dragon Eyes Island) adjacent to Bai Tu Long Bay. Mat Rong island is a unique landscape of beautiful circular terrain located in the heart of the mountain. If you are looking for a private space for your weekend and family, then perhaps it is a great choice.

Ti Top Island is located at the heart of Halong Bay, you can explore the whole landscape of Halong Bay from the top of the Ti Top mountain. There are no beauty and peace places to look around the Halong Bay than Ti Top island.

Coastal villages

Cua Van village is located in the calm sea area and is one of the largest fishing villages with a population of 733 people and over 176 households. The beauty of this place is accreted from the small house connect to each other to overcome thunderstorms safety. Not only to explore the life of a fisherman, visitors also directly observe the beauty of the ocean.

Vung Vieng fishing village belongs to Tu Long Bay, it has a slightly smaller scale with about 50 households with a population of 200-300 people.

Admiring Halong Bay from above

Bai Tho Mountain is a beautiful limestone mountain, higher than 200m and located in the heart of the city. From the top, you will see a beautiful Ha Long scenery. Along the way up the mountain, you'll see a goat-free or crawl-up bird down below the Bay, so do not forget to bring a camera with a full battery and take all the moments. Bai Tho Mountain is quite difficult to find the way to climb the mountain so you go straight Le Thanh Tong, turn to Hang Nui Street, find cafe Nam Phong and ask people to get the most accurate instructions.

With the increasing number of tourists visiting Ha Long Bay, the seaplane was born to provide a more convenient travel service for visitors. Sitting on the seaplane, you can see the beautiful city from a viewing angle at an altitude of 150 to 3000m above sea level. For seaplane booking, you can visit for more information.

What to do

Feeling on a Kayak boat and then rowing the rooftops on the clear blue water jade, watching the spectacular mountain, you will feel the absolute peace of nature.

Halong Bay with its diverse and rugged terrain including many islands and mountains is a challenge for those who love climbing. The magnificent corners of the mountains, the cliffs, caves in Halong Bay will really challenge you.

Halong Bay will bring your holiday the best experience ever. If you want to get more information about Halong Bay or you want to book a tour to get a wonderful trip, please contact us.