Top 5 Best Things to Do in Halong Bay
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Recognized as one of New 7 Wonders of Nature of the world, Halong Bay seems to be the all time favorite destination of both domestic and international tourists thanks to its surprisingly magnificent natural beauty and diversity of entertainment. Today, we would like to bring you the list of top things to do in Halong Bay.
Cruising in Halong Bay
It should be a big shortcoming if you visit Halong Bay without spending time on cruising. Located in the northernmost area of Vietnam, Halong Bay has an area of around 1553 km2 including 2000 islets of all sizes, which suffer from different conditions and environments during 500 million years to form. Thus, cruising is the one and only way to discover the bay, which will show you unique karst systems as well as many famous symbols of Halong Bay such as Fighting Cocks Islet, Poem Mountain, Incense Burner Islet, Seal Islets etc. Cruising on Halong Bay also offers you the opportunity to enjoy local Vietnamese specialties, take a bunch of great photos, party and chill out in sunset parties, take part in fantastic activities and get acquaintance with interesting people from all around the world.
In spite of being an optional service in Halong Bay, kayaking should be another great way to extend your knowledge about stunning limestone systems in Halong Bay. You will have chance to kayaking through many caves in this area, soak your hands in the cold fresh emerald water or open a kayaking race with your friends and beloved ones.
Halong Bay also consists of a wide range of breathtaking caves and grottoes. Surprising Cave, featured in a lot of Halong Bay day trip and tours, is said to be the largest and most beautiful cave in Northern Vietnam. The Cave, shone by colorful lights, is divided into 2 main limestone chambers, the first one looks like an incredibly immense theater, which covered by picturesque stalactites and stalagmites of all shapes and sizes. Keep following a tiny narrow path will lead you to the second giant one, which can contain thousands of people. The Cave ceiling is all covered by beautiful limestone cliffs, looks like thousands of drops of water falling above you. Besides, there are many other caves waiting to be discovered such as Thien Cung (Heavenly Palace), Trinh Nu (Virgin Cave), Tam Cung (Three Palaces), Dau Go Cave, etc.
Swimming and sunbathing
Besides spending time on cruising and visiting places, Halong Bay Tours will also bring you the time to relax and enjoy at Titop beach. Titop, named after a Russian astronaut, is a pretty lovely beach where you can feel free to swim, sunbathing and enjoy the tranquil combination of sea, sand and mountain for few hours before your trip continuation. Moreover, there are more chances for you to sunbathing on the sundeck of Halong Cruise or swim in Luon Cave area.
Visiting Bai Tu Long National Park
Founded in 2001, Bai Tu Long is one of the most famous national biosphere reserves in Vietnam. Once visiting, you will have an interesting trekking tour deep into the national park and learn more about the natural diversity in Vietnam. Bai Tu Long National Park is also home to a lot of animal, some was listed in The Red Book (List of rarest species in Vietnam).
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