Cat Ba Island: A Pleasant Blend of Nature and Culture

Craggy, rugged and jungle-clad, Cat Ba Island is the largest of the 367 islands that comprise the Cat Ba Archipelago, which makes up the southeastern section of Lan Ha Bay. Almost half of the island and 90 sq km of the surrounding waters were designated a national park in 1986 in order to protect Cat … Read more

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15 Best Destinations in Vietnam to Visit After Your Halong Bay Cruise

The karst landscape and seascape of Halong Bay is one of the most breathtaking vistas in the world and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Theformation of the region dates to more than 500 million years ago. Over time Halong Bay went through drastic changes that resulted in the spectacular natural wonder that we have today.  … Read more

Tien Ong Cave – A Rising Star in Halong Itinerary

The World Heritage Halong Bay never ceases to amaze us! Recently, Tien Ong cave has joined the collection of cruising attractions in the world-renowned bay. It will not take long until this cave gets famous thanks to its pristine landscapes. Come visit it before it gets too crowded! Besides, the cave boasts a system of … Read more

Viet Hai Village: Somewhere in the Midst of Jungles

Just like Sleeping Beauty, Viet Hai village is surrounded by high mountains, thick jungles, and vast ocean. And if you want to see her, you will need to either take a boat or trek through the jungle for hours. But her beauty and the experience she offers are totally worth it! Visit her if you … Read more

A traditional house at Yen Duc Village

Head Out To Yen Duc Village Before Everything Changes!

Your trip to Vietnam cannot be fully completed without a visit to a peaceful village that still retains its authentic lifestyle. And with only short drive from Halong Bay and Hanoi, you can trace back to Vietnamese traditional culture in Yen Duc village. Yen Duc village was recognized as a national heritage in 1993. Location … Read more

Inside Me Cung Cave

Why Is It So Easy To Get Lost In This Cave?

Me Cung Cave (also known by some as ‘Maze Cave or ‘Bewitching’ Cave) always leaves tourists curious for more. Unlike many other grottos and caves in Halong Bay, this one doesn’t come with a legend about its origins. Instead, it is famous for being one of the sites of prehistoric man, who lived here between … Read more

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3 Airports Near Halong Bay: Which Is Better?

Transportation to Halong Bay is always the first problem you need to tick in your to-do list before your trip to Halong. If you have decided to choose a flight, this blog will help you make the best decision of what airport near Halong Bay to land. What Airport Near Halong Bay You Should Consider? … Read more

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Cheaper and Quieter Alternatives to Halong Bay, Sapa, Hoi An & Nha Trang

As Vietnam’s tourism numbers continue to rise year on year, the usual hotspots for foreign visitors are becoming more and more crowded and forcing prices skywards. Many visitors are now looking for a cheaper, less touristy alternative that still promises not to sacrifice any of the culture or natural beauty. Last year, the country’s count … Read more

Top 3 Most Beautiful Halong Bay Beaches

Some are vast, sandy expanses; others tiny and tucked away- Halong Bay’s beaches are, without doubt, among the area’s top highlights. Halong Bay’s landscape is famed throughout the world; the teetering limestones karsts rising from the water, the thick jungle cascading over the islands, the misty morning sunrises viewed from the top deck of a … Read more

Changing Times for the Vung Vieng Fishing Village

Of the four floating villages that lie in Halong Bay, Vung Vieng fishing village is the one earning a reputation as the most authentic, community minded, and ecologically aware of all. As Halong Bay experiences a momentous tourism spike, it is the small communities like Vung Vieng fishing village that one would assume are most … Read more

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Why You Should Visit Thien Canh Son Cave in Bai Tu Long Bay

Located in the quieter region of Bai Tu Long Bay, Thien Canh Son Cave is just one among the 59 discovered caves in the Halong Bay area. Contributing to what experts consider to be Vietnam’s most valuable natural asset, Halong Bay’s grottoes and caves make up a unique ecosystem; yet Thien Canh Son Cave is … Read more

Tuan Chau Island is Halong Bay’s Beach Break Alternative

Measuring an area of just 2.2 square kilometers, Tuan Chau Island is newly developed touristic zone just outside of Halong City, known for its recreational offerings and beachside resorts. Location Sitting in the northwest of Halong Bay, Tuan Chau Island is located 8 kilometers south west of Halong City. Connected both by river and road, … Read more

Ban Chan Beach

Ban Chan Beach: The Unknown Utopia of Bai Tu Long Bay

Finding solitude on a pristine beach, hidden away amongst the towering karst landscape of Halong Bay is still very much a reality- as long as you know where to look. Ban Chan Beach is an unexplored patch of paradise concealed from the masses, and as of now still widely unknown. The Growing Popularity of Halong … Read more

Top 5 Halong Bay Caves Worth Visiting

Top 5 Halong Bay Caves Worth Visiting

Home to 59 ‘discovered’ grottoes, the caves in Halong Bay are fascinating, significant, and laden with culture. The twice recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site is an ethereal landscape not to be found anywhere else in the world; among the features that make it so are the numerous caves and grottoes scattered throughout the bay. You may have seen … Read more

Funny Formation of Halong Bay Islets

5 Fables Borne from the Halong Bay Landscape and Islets

Some weird and outlandish, others full of melancholy and drama; there is much to learn from the stories that sit behind the world famous Halong Bay landscape. “Come with me and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination Take a look and you’ll see into your imagination We’ll begin with a spin, traveling in … Read more

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What to Expect from Your Halong Bay Travel Experience

As Vietnam’s overall tourism numbers continue to shoot upwards, Halong Bay travel is exploding in popularity as more and more people come to spend some time in the exquisite landscape. Formed through eons of erosive force, Halong Bay’s beauty- the renowned UNESCO World Heritage site- has won a coveted place among six other Natural Wonders … Read more

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What’s the Story Behind Halong Bay’s Floating Villages?

Halong Bay’s scenic beauty has become renowned throughout the world, causing thousands, near millions of tourists to visit the bay every single year. But they were not the first ones. Dating back thousands of years, Halong Bay has been populated by small local communities living on floating villages tucked away in between the karst, sunken … Read more

Bai Tu Long Bay

Complete Guide to Visiting Beautiful Bai Tu Long Bay

In the north east of Vietnam the staggering beauty of Halong Bay has, of course, been capturing the imagination of travellers for years. This has become, in some ways, a victim of its own success. So many tour boats now ply their trade here that finding a little solace away from the chattering masses is … Read more