Halong Bay, Halong Bay

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Cruise among the conical peaks and karst pillars of Halong 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 Halong Bay during your Halong Bay vacation using our convenient Halong Bay trip itinerary tool .
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  • A 5 star trip that all tourists in Vietnam must do. Advise the cruise 2 days. Not to be missed
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  • We booked a tour of Vietnam with Trafalgar Tours and added a cruise on Halong Bay because a friend said it was a NOT MISS EXPERIENCE. It turned out to be the highlite of our Vietnam/Cambodia trip, and...  more »
  • After watching Top Gear in Halong Bay we wanted to visit lol It is an amazing place and truly a wonder of the world. We had a boat trip and visited the caves, Loved it all....worth the time and money!...  more »

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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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