Banh Sua island
from above, Banh Sua island is much smaller than
surrounding islands so people take pictures often
call it "little brother" in the great family of the
hundreds of islands in Bai Tu Long Bay. The
atmosphere is always quiet and peaceful.
To explore this beautiful island, visitors must wake
up from 5 am to catch the boat to the island,
because at that time the tide is at its lowest.
Barefoot on soft sand, racing against high tides, it
all promises a day of fun and excitement.
Halong opens souvenir creation camp
is an activity celebrating 20 years Halong bay was
recognized by Unesco as a World Natural Heritage. In
response to the contest for creation of souvenirs of
Halong bay, launched by Halong Bay Management board.
The camp attracted 15 painters and sculptors who are
members of Arts Society (under provincial
Association of Literature and Arts). The camp will
close at the end of the month.
Cua Ong temple festival
Ong temple is one of the relics under Tran dynasty
in north east Vietnam, the temple was built on a
hill about 100m looking down the sea on the south,
two sides of the temple are protected by Green
Dragon on the left and White Tiger on the right,
behind is mountain range stretching all the way to
Cam Pha, Mong Duong areas.
Eating in Halong
a word, eating in Halong is not cheap, restaurants
and fishing farms have the same price, you can
change the atmosphere by going to a floating farm on
the sea. In addition, you are recommended to order
Ngan (Oyster), baked or steamed, this specialty is
only available in Halong bay, wine lovers can also
order Oyster blood wine, very good for health.
Visit Halong bay by sea plane
taxi service was introduced by Northern Flight
Service Company in order to serve the needs of
travellers who have little time and prefer some
convenience. Helicopter service to visit Halong bay
was launched in 2008, it cost aprox 550 usd/person
(round trip) and 350 USD / person (one way).
Sightseeing fees is 110 usd/person.
Prepare a trip to Halong bay
summer, the beaches of Halong as well as other
beaches are hot and sunny and it may burn your skin
and don't forget to bring along anti sunburn lotion.
Domestic visitors are also recommended to bring with
you towels, shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste.
Although these items are available at the hotels
however cannot compare to our own things, and a pair
of sunglases and a wide brimmed hat is recommended.
Visiting Halong bay will take you to the mountain
caves and you should wear soft slippers when you
Halong tourist wharf moved to Tuan Chau island
plans to move the tourist cruise ships from Bai Chay
wharf to Tuan Chau island wharf. Besides port 1 has
been in use since 2009, currently Tuan Chau Group is
building a 2 ports for junk cruisers with a capacity
of up to 2000 ships. This is a modern cruise port,
world class with a full system of items and
services, serving rescue tourists. Expected to
finish in December and put into use.
Halong bay history
Vietnam's history, Halong Bay is also an important
place. It is the home of the historical port Van
Don, and a place where heroic ship battles took
place to protect Vietnam against foreign invaders.
It was here on Bach Dang River that General Tran
Hung Dao planted sharp wood stakes in the water
during a Mongol attack. These stakes punctured the
hulls of Kublai Khan's ships.
Typical Halong bay itinerary
tour guides are responsible for a large part of your
experience. Their presentation, their attitudes, and
the general ambience they set can turn an otherwise
mediocre tour into a great and memorable one. Select
tour packages based on their promises of
knowledgeable, engaging, and personal be tour guides
that can help open the Halong Bay experience to you
and your family. Insist on nothing less because
solid guides are exactly that-guides. They help set
the mood and tone of your trip.
Halong bay - reasons to travel
scenery in and around Halong is breathtaking. The
water stretches for miles and is dotted with
thousands of small islands. Many of these islands
are large, mountainous rocks that jut up from the
bay. Other islands are large enough for people to
explore. The unique arrangement of water, mountains
and wildlife prompted UNESCO to name Halong Bay as a
World Heritage Site. While many places can be
explored thoroughly, there are some areas where
visitors are restricted in order to preserve the