Halong Bay is made up of 1,969 islands of various sizes, 989 of which have been given names. There are two kinds of islands, limestone and schist, which are concentrated in two main zones: the southeast (belonging to Bai Tu Long Bay), and the southwest (belonging to Halong Bay). This densely concentrated zone of stone islands, world famous for its spectacular scenery of grottoes and caves, forms the central zone of Halong Bay, which has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Halong Bay

The legend of Halong has it that, “Once upon a time, soon after the Viet people established their country, invaders came. The Jade Emperor sent Mother Dragon and her Child Dragons down to earth to help the Viet people fight against their enemy.

Thien Cung Grotto

Legend has it, that beautiful young lady named May (Cloud), caught the eye of the Dragon Prince and he fell in love with her. They were betrothed and their wedding lasted seven days and seven nights in the centre of the grotto.

Sung Sot Grotto

Ascending to the grotto, the way is covered by trees and foliage and consists of great paved stone blocks. Inside, it is partitioned into two chambers; the first one being similar to a wide theatre hall. Many stalactites hang from the high ceiling, with numerous possible forms and shapes.

Dau Go Grotto

Hundreds of stalactites falling down from the roof of the grotto look like a waterfall. The grotto is divided into three main parts. The exterior is a room with a vault full of natural light. Many forms may be seen in the rock formations of the chamber, depending on the imagination of the visitor of course.

Ba Mun Island and Bai Tu Long National Park

There are countless species of plants and trees, some with giant trunks. This forest is also home to many rare animals such as chamois, deer and monkeys. It is said that many years ago tigers, panthers and elephants once resided on the island.

Bai Tho Mountain

Atop Bai Tho Mountain, you feel surprised at the magnificent landscape of Halong Bay. In the background of immense emerald waters, of rock bobbing, of high sky, of surrounding flowers and trees, you can figure out the tiny images of boats. Bai Tho makes up one of the beauty spots of Halong.

Minh Chau Beach

Minh Chau Beach is proud of its white sand which do not stick to one’s foot. Visitors can go to the camping site there to stay overnight.

Ngoc Vung Island and Beach

On the east side of the island there is a kilometres-beach with pure white sand. At the centre is a luxuriant benjamin fig tree; it was under this tree that President Ho Chi Minh stood and conversed with the population in 1962 during a visit.

Tuan Chau Island and Beach

In 1962, Ho Chi Minh visited Halong Bay and made a stop here for vacation. Nowadays, Tuan Chau Island is one of the most attractive destinations in Halong City.

Ba Trai Dao Islet

This island consists of three small mountains with the height of 23m, seen from afar, resemble three peaches (Ba Trai Dao).

Tuan Chau Island Recreation

Tuan Chau island’s name is the combination between ‘linh tuan’ (the patrolman) and ‘tri chau’ (district chief) because in the feudal time, the royal army set up a guard station here to patrol and defend the borderland. Prior to 1999, the island's residents suffered from a very modest living standard.

FAQ - Fast Answers Question about Halong bay Tours

Halong Bay is one of the Natural World Heritage sites and the Vietnam top’s attraction. Legend said that Halong Bay is the place "where the dragon descends into the sea". Halong bay has an area of around 1,553 km2, including 1,960 islets, most of which are limestone.

Quan Lan Beach

This beach lies at Quan Lan Island in Bai Tu Long Bay, between Minh Chau and Quan Lan communes of Van Don District, 55 km away from Ha Long City. Its pristine beauty features unspoiled environment.

Ti Top Beach

Some 14 km east of Bai Chay is Ti Top Beach, which takes the shape of a crescent encompassing the island.

Bai Chay Beach

Bai Chay is a large, beautiful, artificial beach, closed to the coast of Hạ Long Bay. The 100-meter-wide-sandy beach spans over 500 m. Early in the morning or in late afternoon, thousands of people liven up the atmosphere here.

Halong Bay Vietnam

Ha Long Bay, in the Gulf of Tonkin, includes some 1,600 islands and islets, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. Because of their precipitous nature, most of the islands are uninhabited and unaffected by a human presence.

Cong Tay Island

In the Ngoc Vung - Quan Lan islands itinerary, one will visit Cong Tay Island, which lies at the Bai Tu Long Bay, 40 km away from the Bai Chay Tourist Wharf.

Cong Do Island

On the south-east side of Hạ Long Bay, about 25 km from Bai Chay Wharf, Cong Do is in Bái Tử Long Bay in the region which recognised as the World Heritage. It has an area of 23,363 sq. m, and its mountain reaches a peak of 172 m.

Bo Hon Island

When speaking of the beautiful islands of Ha Long Bay, one must speak of Bo Hon Island or Soap-Berry Tree Island, not only because of its splendid scenery, but also as it is one of the largest in the area.

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