Hạ Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and popular travel
destination in Quảng Ninh Province, Viet Nam.

The name Hạ Long means "descending dragon". The bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various shapes and sizes. Ha Long Bay is a center of a larger zone which includes Bai Tu Long Bay to the northeast, and Cát Bà Island to the southwest. These larger zones share a similar geological, geographical, geomorphological, climate, and cultural characters.

 Below you can read the best things to do at Ha Long Bay.

1. Cruise through Ha Long Bay: The best thing to do in Ha Long Bay is no surprise; a cruise. Water in the bay is very calm, so you don’t have to worry about waves and getting seasick. You will also not get bored quickly, because there are many activities available during the boat trip. You can kayak, swim (in the right period), explore caves, visit floating villages and take walks on the larger islands. 

2. Scenic flight over the bay: The coolest way to see how magnificent this UNSECO sight is, is taking a scenic flight in Ha Long Bay.The flights last 25 minutes and start from the water in Ha Long Ciy by seaplane. Taking off from the water and landing alone is a great experience, but the real highlight is of course when you fly above the islands and rocks.

3. Explore Cat Ba Island: Cat Ba is the largest island in Ha Long Bay and one of the few islands where you can also stay. The island has a beautiful wild national park where you can take walks, spot animals and enjoy beautiful viewpoints in the middle of the jungle.

4. Lan Ha Bay or Bai Tu Long Bay: Almost everyone knows Ha Long Bay, but did you know that there are two other bays next to Ha Long. Lan Ha Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay are smaller than Ha Long Bay, but just as beautiful. But the best thing about these two Ha Long Bay alternatives is that far fewer boats come here and therefore fewer tourists. So you don’t have to be so afraid that you have to share a beach or cave with many other travelers.

5. Caves: The islands of Ha Long Bay are made of the same rock as the landscape in Phong Nha, where you will find some of the most impressive and largest caves in the world. So there are also plenty of caves in Ha Long Bay.

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