If you’ll write in any search “Vietnam” most of pictures you see are from Ha Long Bay. Ha Long – this is city and bay in north part of Vietnam. It is popular resort both for Vietnamese and foreign tourists, that widely known by its beauty and unique nature. Ha Long bay protected by UNESCO because of reach flora. Halong Bay is located in the Gulf of Tonkin the South China Sea, it refers to more than 2 thousand islands with cliffs and caves.
Hotels in Halong
Hotels in Ha Long located everywhere, despite of these new complexes and hotels are building, touristic infrastructure developing. There are very big variety of hotels from luxury 5* near the sea and on the hills till small cosy hotels not far from centre. Cheap hotels in Halong you can find behind the post office in the city centre.
Halong beach is sandy quite wide and long, but water not as crystal as in south of the country. In the beach you can rent sun beds, umbrellas and visit cafes.
What to do in Halong
You can rent motorbike or bike and drive around, take an excursion with guide or to go alone with ferry, walk and enjoy amazing views or spend all day on the beach. In the city you can find different shops, night market, restaurants. In hotels and café everybody speak English. There are a lot of fish restaurant where you can enjoy fresh seafood.
It’s nice to walk in waterfront day and night time, there are some traditional Vietnamese cafes. Bridge between peninsula sides is beautifully illuminated at night. From bridge you can see spectacular view.
If you like adventures you can stop near some fishing place and negotiate to make a ride by boat. But don’t forget to bargain. From Ha Long Bay you can travel to no less popular Cat Ba Island. And if you will think where to spend more time in Halong or Cat Ba we definitely recommend island.
How to get Halong
You can visit Ha Long Bay by motorbike or bus. It’s located 150 km far from Hanoi. Bus tickets you can buy directly from My Dinh bus station or from any touristic agency.