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Ha Long Bay

Named a World Heritage Site in 1994, Ha Long Bay -- with its panoramic beauty-- is an attraction that should be on the list of every Vietnam traveler.

Ha Long Bay is a majestic tourist attraction that boasts of towering limestone formations, tiny islets capped by interesting greenery, and pristine aquamarine waters. It is located in the area of Gulf of Tankia and is home to a most stunning seascape often made more magical by the clashing colours of the sunset. Needless to say, Ha Long Bay is nothing short of ethereal — a fact that makes it one of North Vietnam’s most visited tourist hub.



Ha Long Bay is located in Quang Ninh Province, North Vietnam.


Opening Days and Hours

Entrance to Halong Bay is VND 150,000 (USD 7). 


Entry Fee and Bookings

Entrance to Halong Bay is VND 150,000 (USD 7). 


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.


Suggested For

  • Solo Travelers  
  • Couples
  • Families with kids
  • Groups of friends


Time to Spend

Average duration in this attraction is 1 to 2 hours.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

The best time to visit Halong Bay is between March and April, and September and October. The pleasant weather during these months can make you enjoy Ha Long bay more.



  • Swimming
  • Kayaking
  • Cave Hopping
  • Boat Tours



Some of the dining options around Ha Long Bay include Wander Station, Rock House Pizza, Cong Ca Phe, Linh Dan Restaurant, and Cua Vhang Restaurant. Food served ranges from local to Western.


Nearby Attractions

  • Ba Chay Bridge  
  • Bai Tu Long Bay
  • Ha Long Park



Accommodations near Halong Bay include City Bay Palace Hotel, Royal Lotus Hotel, Novotel Ha Long Bay, Ha Long Pearl Hotel, and Saigon Hotel. Rates range from USD 45 to USD 150.

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