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Ha Long Bay: How to Visit & Things to Do

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3 min. to read

Ha Long Bay is a truly iconic UNESCO site in Vietnam. Sail among thousands of majestic limestone karsts, and nearly 2000 islands, that rise out of the calm jade-colored waters. Experience secluded beaches, charming floating villages, and unforgettable starry night skies. Here’s how to visit Ha Long Bay in Vietnam.

What to See & Do in Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay has some of the most beautiful scenery in the world! It can be experienced on land; however, a cruise on the calm, emerald waters is best! Cruises will typically come in packages with activities included. These are some of the activities you can expect to do while in Ha Long Bay:

1. Kayaking in Ha Long Bay

Get up close and personal with the limestone karsts by kayaking through hidden lagoons and caves. Take a refreshing swim in crystal-clear waters to cool off from the tropical heat.

2. Cruise along the Bay

Taking a cruise is the most popular way to explore Ha Long Bay. You can choose from various options, including day cruises or overnight stays on traditional junk boats. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery, visit floating villages, and witness stunning sunsets over the bay.

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3. Explore Caves and Grottoes

Ha Long Bay is home to numerous caves and grottoes, each with its unique geological formations. Explore popular caves like Sung Sot Cave (Surprise Cave) or Thien Cung Cave (Heavenly Palace Cave) to witness the mesmerizing stalactites and stalagmites.

4. Try Local Seafood

Indulge in delicious fresh seafood while enjoying the stunning views of the bay. The floating restaurants offer an array of seafood dishes, including grilled squid, steamed clams, and fish hotpots.

5. Watch the Sunrise or Sunset

Wake up early to catch the magical sunrise over the karsts or find a peaceful spot in the evening to witness the breathtaking sunset. These moments will leave you in awe of the natural beauty surrounding you.

Conclusion

Ha Long Bay is a must-visit destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. By following these tips and experiencing the suggested activities, you can optimize your visit to this enchanting place. Plan your trip carefully, choose the right time to go, and immerse yourself in the beauty of Ha Long Bay.

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