Bai Tu Long Bay, Halong Bay

4.6
#3 of 15 in Parks in Halong Bay
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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  • I went to the cruise without the idea of the Kosrae and was forced to tip while riding the boat, but it was good to take a boat. I spent a little time in a very tranquil place, and it looked like the image of Halong Bay.
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  • I was greatly moved by the scale than I had imagined. On the first day, we were able to walk two places and climb up a large cave and a mountain to see the wonderful view from the high place. On the second day, we took a small boat and walked into the cove in the mountains. The scenic spot of this scale is not able to be seen enough in two days. I also think that Halong Bay will be able to swim when it is still cold in March after April, so I want to come again.
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  • The bay was amazing. There are many island to see and drop by after traveling on cruise. The whole area is just so stunning.  more »
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  • Beautiful bay, very quiet compared to Ha Long Bay and just as scenic, although the small beaches were somewhat dirty, so we couldn't get a good swim until we got to the day boat, after kayaking. We visited it the second day of our 3 days and 2 nights cruise to Ha Long Bay. We only saw two other day boats along or nearby, which made the experience very relaxed. The kayaking was a bit harder than the first day in the fishing village, due to the waves and more open waters, but had some incredible views.
  • Smaller scale & less visitors-- but spectacular! This Bay, with its 40 "islands/Karsts", is near the better know and much larger Ha Long Bay. Its "National Park" has been designated an "Asian Heritage attraction" ... and, is ranked as the #1 attraction in the Ha Long Bay region, and, has been awarded TripAdvisor's "Certificate of Excellence". It is much less crowded than Ha long Bay--- and is not as "overpowering"!! "Experienced Travellers" find that, while it is "off the beaten track" it is every bit as beautiful! Its definitely very worthwhile for those who appreciate the nature and serenity! I hope that this Review has been helpful!
  • Largely untouched, over some 50 million years (or was it 500m years?) Northern small sister of the famed Halong Bay. Seafood is simply out of the world. Beautiful island folk. . Unmissable, if u in the region.
  • Much less congested than HaLong bay and just as magested. Having so few boats in the area made it feel like you're the only ones there. A MUST SEE.
  • Did Cristina Cruise with Vietnam Tonkin Travel & that's a perfect choice with competitive price. Bai Tu long bay was very beautiful, Vung Vieng fishing villages was interesting. Cruise trip was excellent!
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