Bai Tu Long Bay, Halong Bay

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#3 of 10 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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Bai Tu Long Bay by using our Halong Bay trip generator.
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  • August 18, 2017
    It seems to be on another planet. The navigation by the Bay is wonderful. It is less famous (and less expensive) than the Halong, but are just as beautiful
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  • August 17, 2017
    A little more that preserved the part of Halong Bay (although in fact the Tu Long Bay is a part of Halong Bay). However, don't expect to be alone in the world...
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  • August 15, 2017
    Book a night on a boat! The moment you the Bay inland you experience a luxurious sense of beauty and tranquility. We also went kayaking at dusk. Gorgeous! Our youngest of 10 told spontaneously that he comes back here with his own kids! To never forget!
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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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