Hạ Long Bay, Halong Bay

4.4
Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
Cruise among the conical peaks and karst pillars of Hạ Long Bay, a World Heritage Site-honored scenic seascape of various limestone landforms modeled into natural arches and towers by coastal erosion. This site features nearly 1,600 mostly uninhabited islands and islets. Legend has it that this is the place from which a mountain dragon plunged into the sea, crushing the land with his powerful tale and leaving behind a scatter of islets. Go kayaking, explore caves, visit a fishing village, or spend the night in an island bungalow. The extreme popularity of the bay among locals and tourists alike has taken a toll on the natural environment-- sometimes the water is so polluted that it is not suitable for swimming or snorkeling. Plan to visit Hạ Long Bay during your Halong Bay vacation using our convenient Halong Bay trip itinerary tool.
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  • It’s definitely become a tourist attraction as is most places now a days. However it’s still majestic. If you can ignore the crowds and simply take in nature as it is you find yourself in awe. The...  more »
  • A must visit for those who love nature. Booked through Klook. Amazing trip. Delicious food served in the boat. The best ever experience!  more »
  • My wife and I were fortunate to have seen Ha Long Bay in a way that not many people are able to. We were in Vietnam at the outbreak of COVID-19 restrictions and the Chinese border closed shortly...  more »
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  • Lovely views. You can spend a day looking at beautiful scenery without getting bored. Natural beauty everywhere you see it. One of the best places I have visited. You also get to visit the caves and islands if you have taken one of the tours. Not disappointed with anything at this place. Must visit if you are around.
  • Must see, must do list before you die
  • Must see location in Vietnam 🇻🇳
  • fantastic place, so beautiful and peaceful. Get on a tour and stay the night or two on a big boat where you can meet new people or have your group all together. At night was the best for me as every boat was anchored sitting on a lounge chair you listing to the water and echos. Meals are given on the boat as part of the tour and the beds were ok. recommend highly to venture to Ha Long Bay as it will be an adventure of a life time.
  • This is the highlight of our Vietnam tour. The view was breathtakingly beautiful! It is worth a visit in your lifetime. Take the kayak ride with the local ladies, they are very tough women, able to take photos with one hand and control the kayak with the other!

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