Bai Tu Long Bay
Beyond Ha Long Bay is an equally beautiful attraction called Bai Tu Long Bay -- a hidden gem that boasts of well-preserved beauty and unadulterated views.
Ha Long Bay is a majestic archipelago that is home to 1,600 beautiful islands rising up from the pristine blue waters and hidden gems that are meant to surprise — one of them is Bai Tu Long Bay. Unlike its more popular counterpart, Bai Tu Long Bay is unknown to most tourists and it’s rarely preferred over Ha Long Bay — a fact that makes the place retain its beauty. Limestone formations, bright green forests, and clean waters not riddled with typical tourist trash are just some of the reasons to ditch Halong Bay and head over to Bai Tu Long.
Bai Tu Long Bay is located in Quang Ninh Province, North Vietnam.
Opening Days and Hours
Opens daily, 24 hours.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to Bai Tu Long Bay is VND 250,000 (USD 11). Cruise around Bai Tu Long Bay costs USD 130.
How to Get There
- Fly to Hanoi via AirAsia, Korean Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Thai Airways, and Vietnam Airlines.
- From Hanoi, take a bus or rent a car to Halong Bay.
- From Halong Bay, board a boat to Bai Tu Long Bay.
- Solo travelers/backpackers
Time to Spend
Suggested duration is two hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
You can visit Bai Tu Long Bay any time of the year but the best time to see its beauty is from October to April.
If you’re exploring Bai Tu Long bay via cruise, food will be provided.
Ha Long Bay
Chua Tu Tang
Den Vun Duc
If you’re joining a cruise, the total tour fee already includes accommodation for one night. If you’re planning to return to the mainland, you can find accommodations at City Bay Palace Hotel, Royal Lotus Hotel, Novotel Halong Bay, Halong Pearl Hotel, and Saigon Hotel. Rates range from USD 45 to USD 150.