6Reasons to Visit Halong Bay

  • Scenery
    Scenery

    Scenery

    When it comes to scenery, Halong Bay can just be described as a 'wow'. Known for its thousands of rocks and caves emerging out of emerald water, Halong Bay has won numerous world recognitions as well as charmed millions of visitors through our the years. As you slowly explore the Bay, you will go from one surprise to another: one cannot stop asking himself/herself 'how could nature have gifted human such a wonder!'.

  • Culture
    Culture

    Culture

    In Vietnam, culture is something that is always there to impress you, and Halong Bay is no exception. Taking a trip to Halong Bay and you will feel a part of Vietnamese's Northern coastal life which is significantly different from it is in the centre and the south: Some make a living on the floating villages - others serve delicious fresh seafood which they just caught from the sea.

  • Cruise tours
    Cruise tours

    Cruise tours

    It is not exaggerating to say that cruise tours make an important feature of Halong Bay. Each cruise and junk has a different itinerary that takes one to visit caves and helps one experience local life on water. These cruise tours often include transfer from Hanoi to the Bay, food on board and a knowledgeable tour guide who will assist you all through your trip. Lodging varies in style and quality from inexpensive, party-style to extremely luxury ones.

  • Food
    Food

    Food

    Halong is famous for its seafood: crabs, prawns, sea clams among strange native specialties (check out Food section to learn more about these specialties). If you stay in one of the hotels on land, make sure you visit one of our recommended restaurants in town to experience authentic Halong Bay cuisines.

  • Value for money
    Value for money

    Value for money

    Halong Bay can be said to be one of the best places to travel in Southeast Asia, especially in terms of value-for-money. Whatever budget you spare for your trip, you will get more than what you expect. This is thanks to the low hotel costs and excellently organized cruise tours. For example, from only $70/ person you can get food and boarding along with an exciting cruise program for 2 day 1 night.

  • Unique experience
    Unique experience

    Unique experience

    Ultimately, it is the unique experience that you have in Halong Bay that counts the most. Imagine waking up in the beautiful sunrise amid the rocks, islets and caves. Some will remember their cave dinner for a lifetime while others enjoy the breathtaking view from a mountain top that gives a bird-eye view of the Bay. All of these second-to-none moments are awaiting you in Halong Bay.

Halong bay culture

Halong Bay is honored to be one of the cradle of mankind with several ancient civilizations developed in the land dated back 5,000 – 4,000 years ago, which contribute another precious value of the bay.

However, the Halong Culture has only been discovered and examined since French colonial time, around 65 years ago with 27 vestiges spreading through Halong Bay on small islets, mountains and hills bordering the sea, and a complicated system of primitive caves.

Achievements of restless investigations from both Vietnamese and international scientists are a variety of rock tools, most of which were created exquisitely with techniques like sharpening and polished sawing.

Thanks to this, ancient Halong citizens soon made unique tools and weapons for farming and hunting like felling axe, splitting axe, broad axe, hand axe, and hatchet. Amongst those, hand axes played critical part in the life of ancient Halong people, which is also considered the symbol of this civilization. In addition, “Halong Seal” (a kind of parallel slotted grater) also contributes on the trait of Halong culture.

Another noticeable feature of Halong culture lies in ceramic products, which are very diverse but unique and were made mainly on ceramic turntable. Ceramic products were the pride of the local people that helped Halong culture differentiates itself from other cultures during the same period of time.

In summary, based on all artifacts collected so far, Halong is said to possess developed culture with a completed kit of production tools for harvesting and hunting, and even agricultural activities and fishing activities, not to mention handicraft activities like ceramic producing, jewelry producing, or spinning weaving, etc.


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