6Reasons to Visit Halong Bay

  • 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


    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


    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 Weather in May

May marks the start of a hot summer although the heat in this month is by and large endurable. It is in fact one of the best months to visit Halong.

27°C 192mm

Summer officially starts in Halong bay in May with the average temperature of 27.5oC.  Night time temperature is at 24oC while the maximum day time temperature can spike to 31oC. The day is filled with sunshine for 6hrs and the daylight time can last for 13hrs. 14 days of rain and 192mm of rainfall makes the level of humidity and discomfort on land increases. This makes diving into the sea water of 27oC tempting. Bringing flipflops, shorts, tanktops and most importantly sunscreen is recommended.

Tips: May is secretly known as the best month to travel. The weather is just perfect for water based activities such as swimming and kayaking. From May to September, it is considered low season for tourism so most cruise agents will have special summer promotion starting from May 1st.

√  Average temperature: 27.5oC 

√  Average sea Temperature: 27oC

√  Monthly rainfall: 192mm

√  Average hours of sunshine per day: 6

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