Ha Long Bay Travel Tips

Ha Long has been recognized as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage. Come to Ha Long, tourists can take a boat across the bay to watch the series of limestone islands with majestic appearance and structure. Ha Long has also been voted as one of the new 7 wonders of the world nature…

1.Ha Long Bay Travel Tips – Transportation

Ha Long Bay Travel Tips - gia lam station
Gia Lam Station
  • Trains from Hanoi – Ha Long
    Ha Long Bay Travel Tips – Guests can take the tourist train departs from Gia Lam station HALONG EXPRESS. Boats depart at 7:05 minutes in the morning, take about 5 hours to Halong. Ticket price $ 15 USD / way / guests (for foreigners)
  • Buses
    Visitors can look for some famous brand buses are concentrated in Luong Yen bus station or My Dinh bus station, the first bus departing at 6:00 am and the last bus at 17:00 pm (the journey takes between 3- 4 hours). Buses apart from 5 to 15 minutes to the bus station in Halong Bai Chay, Quang Ngai province. Ticket prices range from 100.000 / guest seats to 200.000 / bunk bed seat.
  • Taxi in Ha Long
    Here are some reliant taxi companies in Ha Long:
    Taxi 886 – Mong Cai: 033 886 886.
    Ha Long: 033 62 62 62.
    Hon Gai: 033 84 84 84
    Mai Linh: 033 628 628
    Ha Long Bay Boat Tour
    Ha Long Bay Day Trip
    Luxury Cruise

2. Accommodation

Alex (Hai Ninh) Hotel

alex hai ninh hotel
Alex (Hai Ninh) Hotel

Alex (Hai Ninh) Hotel is located in a convenient location: only 3 minutes walk to the beach, located in the city center, near the post office, near banks, ATMs 24/24, night markets and other related services. In addition, the hotel also serves good facilities and services to give you a comfortable stay at the hotel. The hotel has 3 floors with 10 rooms equipped with basic amenities, free internet wifi access; international phone system can call directly from the living room, TV system with international channels available for your entertainment.
Starcity Halong Bay Hotel

StarCity Halong Bay Hotel
StarCity Halong Bay Hotel

Starcity Halong is a 4 star hotel with 12 floors and 167 guest rooms are elegantly designed and fully equipped. The hotel offers smoking and non-smoking room, with a safety box, air-conditioned, the hotel also has other services such as: room service, restaurant, sauna and gym. Let Halong StarCity Hotel brings you memorable vacation experience with its superior service and professional staff.
Royal Lotus Hotel Halong

Royal Lotus Hotel - Halong
Royal Lotus Hotel Halong

Halong Royal Lotus Hotel located near the port and commercial center of Ha Long city for about 5 minutes walk. The hotel is located on the main road Hung Thang Street with panoramic views of the bay and city. Royal Lotus Halong Hotel managed by H & K Hospitality Group management will give you comfortable accommodation, modern international standards and excellent services. The hotel with 147 rooms is equipped with full amenities, and modern luxury, the hotel is the right choice for tourists and visitors arriving in Halong for work.
City Bay Palace Hotel

city bay palace hotel
City Bay Palace Hotel

Located in the heart of Hon Gai, Halong City, Hotel City Bay Palace interior is designed with the Europe architecture. From the rooms you can enjoy a panoramic view of Ha Long Bay and Ha Long City. It takes you 5 minutes walk to the beautiful Halong coast, 5 minutes to the cruise ship terminal to visit Halong Bay. The hotel is surrounded by shopping centers, restaurants, Ha Long market, and banks. Come to City Bay Palace, you will enjoy the friendly atmosphere of professional service style of experienced staff.

3. Sightseeing

Co To Island: To admire Co To Island with beautiful coral reefs, visitors can take a boat to the island and the beach here. Co To Island retains wild character rarely seen between the bustling atmosphere of Ha Long tourism.

coto island
Coto island

Tuan Chau Island: is the most beautiful islands in the 1,969 islands in Ha Long Bay, which is also the only inhabited island. It has the largest artificial coast of Vietnam. Tra Co Beach with sloping coastline and white sandy is an ideal place to have fun and participate in fun water games.

tuan chau island
Tuan Chau island

Luon Cave: Halong Tourism is proud with its huge cave system, each cave has its own beauty and the stories associated with it. One of the typical is Luon cave is located on Bo Hon Island, 14 km from Bai Chay. Here you can see the stalactites that formed over millions of years with many shapes and sizes. In front of the cave is the Turtle Island, the right is the Gate of Heaven.

Kayaking Luon Cave
Kayaking Luon Cave

Suprising Cave: located in the central area of the World Heritage Ha Long Bay, on Bo Hon Island. Inside the Sung Sot Cave, the stalactites have abundant shaped, that’s why the French set the name “Grotte des surprises” (action of the shock). Sung Sot cave is located in the famous attractions region of Ha Long tourism (Ti Top beach – Bo Nau cave – the Maze cave – Luon cave – Sung Sot Cave) and the French set the name “Grotte des surprises” (action of the shock).

Suprising Cave Halong Bay
Suprising Cave Halong Bay

Cua Van Fishing Village: One of the destinations you must-visit in Halong. At Cua Van fishing village, visitors not only be immersed in a quiet space, tranquility, but also learn the cultural life of fishermen, learn to sail and drop the fish nets…
You can also refer to some other attractions in top things to do in Ha Long Bay HERE (at the end of the page)

Cua Van Fishing Village
Cua Van Fishing Village

4. Local cuisine

Check this blog for more information about local cuisine in Ha Long Bay.

halong local cuisine
Halong Local Cuisine

5. Best place for photograph

Fishing Floating Village

Fishing Floating Village
Fishing Floating Village

The fishing village in Ha Long as Vung Vieng fishing village, Cua Van fishing village, Ba Hang fishing village … not just a leisure destination, but also a favorite shooting spot of tourists.
Photograph the bay from the seaplane

Photograph the bay from the seaplane
Photograph the bay from the seaplane

The seaplane with two seats for the pilot, 12 seats for passengers and wide windows, allowing passengers watch the beauty of Ha Long Bay and capture memorable moments from the from 150 to 3,000 meters high over the sea level.
Beautiful caves of Ha Long Bay

Beautiful caves of Ha Long Bay
Beautiful caves of Ha Long Bay

Halong Bay is considered as the painting of nature, being endowed with a perfect beauty. And in that beautiful picture, there are also beautiful and unique caves such as Sung Sot cave, Dau Go cave, Tam Cung….

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