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Why Visit Halong Bay, Vietnam

Immerse yourself into the beauty of nature and discover the real Asian heaven, picturesque Halong Bay in Vietnam. The name of this incredible place perfectly represents its incomparable charm: "Ha Long" translates as "a descending dragon". Don't miss the chance to explore numerous secret lagoons, relax at the paradisiacal beaches, and get enchanted by the allure of mysterious grottoes that can't be found anywhere else in the world!

Ranked twice as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Halong Bay is an absolute must-see during any Vietnam itinerary. Just imagine: countless jungle-topped islands rising from deep emerald waters like real limestone giants. Sounds ethereal? Hard to believe, but this spectacular place belongs to Earth and is located in the northern part of Vietnam, covering the territory of 1500 sq km (579 sq mi).

Apart from being an ideal place for euphoric relaxation, Halong Bay has plenty of fascinating activities available. To make the most of your trip, jump onto a memorable panoramic cruise or boat ride to discover the far-most of 1969 islands and appreciate the beauty of local landscapes from another perspective.

Those who prefer to be active can opt for kayaking and explore the amazing caves of the valley. The largest cave in the Bay is a wooden cave, which is also famous as the Grotte des Island. Other scenic grottoes worth checking out are Thien Cung Cave (Heavenly Palace Cave) and Dau Go Cave, which can be easily reached from the Tuan Chau Port.

Looking for other things to do in Halong Bay? For an absolutely unforgettable experience, save some time and visit one of the nearby floating villages. As surprising as it may sound, locals live in little houses built on boats! During your visit, you'll have a chance to delve into this unusual lifestyle and learn more about the peculiarities of surviving in this challenging environment.

Best Things To Do in Halong Bay

  • Enjoy a scenic cruise around the Bay
  • Explore magnificent grottoes
  • Visit one of the floating villages

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