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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  • wonderful place. very calm n relaxing. recommended to stay on board cruise for 1 night. missed the sunrise n sunset views tho because it was too cloudy during my visit.  more »
  • Even in the rain on a cloudy day, it was an incredible experience that I highly recommend to all who visit Vietnam  more »
  • Took 2 day cruise-one night. As if to happened in a movie. Cruises and excursions were included. Try to climb on all high places with many steps. It's not every day you do, so try. We taught the guide who has participated in the war: two breaths with your mouth open, then 2 exhalation. Won't believe-helps. Rose on all very tall space. So far I use this
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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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