Bai Tu Long Bay, Halong Bay

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Travel off the beaten path for quiet beaches and dramatic karst mountains at Bai Tu Long Bay. This attraction is similar to Halong Bay, but is much less crowded because it is less well-known among tourists. Many of its beaches are empty, which make this site an ideal spot for a day trip. Though it doesn't have as many grottos as other nearby beaches, it is rich in biodiversity, limestone cliffs, and a vibrant coastal ecosystem. To visit Bai Tu Long Bay on your holiday in Halong Bay, and find out what else Halong Bay has to offer, use our Halong Bay trip maker website .
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  • Great day out with older teenagers. We have come away more educated and understanding of the history and significance of this gem.  more »
  • Tu Long Bay is beside of Ha Long. It is more reserved for maritime traffic. Us, that we were going in the Pelican, had to change to a smaller boat. From that boat, we went to the floating village of pearls (Vong Vieng) growers that worth seeing. You can take a canoe ride through the village, where you can enjoy the silence and tranquility. Very nice photos, colorful houseboats and fishermen in their canoes. We also went to visit the cave of Thien Canh. All the mountains seen in the Bay of Halong and Tulong are limestone, so many of them have caves. That visit was a fairly large cave, climbing to the top. Panoramic views of the Bay could also be seen from the cave.
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  • We were recommended to plan a cruise package from HALONG SAPA EXPERTS website agent in advance and our cruise tour was unforgettable since James and his colleague arranged free airport transfer, hotel...  more »
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  • Very similar scenery to Halong Bay with the addition of cave tours. Not worth the extra day - the caves weren't particularly special.
  • The whole area is just simply stunning and it is amazing just to be able to check out and flat around the area taking in the views
  • Bai Tu Long Bay is part of the famous Halong Bay. It is located northeast of Vietnam, at 165 km from the capital Hanoi. The bay comprises approximately 1,600 islands and islets, which forms a remarkable panorama of limestone pillars. Most of the islands are uninhabited. The site’s outstanding scenic beauty, the area is rich with geological magnificence. I suggest everyone not to let local travel agents confuse you about Halong Bay vs Bai Tu Long Bay. They are both part of Bai Tu Long National Park and both part of the pristine Heritage, both bays stand right next to each other and they shared outstanding beauty. Bai Tu Long Bay occupies ¾ of Ha Long Bay. The natural views were magnificent, I loved every minute of it, going from island to island, and enjoying nature! Loved it; we were even allowed to go ashore for a little while to enjoy swimming and relaxing in a small but beautiful beach. In the evening, i truly enjoyed a stunning sunset.
  • Beautiful is just not enough to say about this place
  • Good island for relax

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Where to stay in Halong Bay

When touring the scenic bay, most people stay in Halong City, where you can find many budget hotels, motels, and backpacker-style hostel lodgings. Another option is staying on Cat Ba, one of the larger islands in the bay, which features a variety of affordable hotels. You can also choose to stay in the port city of Haiphong and take day trips to explore Halong Bay.
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