Halong Bay, one of New Seven Natural Wonders of the world, possesses very diverse natural landscape, varying from long sandy beach to thousand-year-old lime mountains. With nearly 1900 islets of different size, some very large such as Thien Cung Cave or Surprise Cave, others as small as a few meters wide, Halong Bay, Vietnam is an ideal natural destination for your holidays of all kinds. Hereunder is to name just a few must-to-visit attractions in this area.
- Surprise Cave
Located inside Bo Hon Island, in the middle Halong Bay, Surprise Cave is considered the most magnificent cave in this charming bay. It is enjoyable to know that the title of this cave originates from the very first feeling of tourists when they entered the cave with full of “wow”, “amazing”, and “unbelievable”.
If at first, after few steps into the cave they tourists might think that the cave seems like a narrow and minuscule one, just few more steps into the cave, a bigger and bigger space will be opened gradually, bringing about images of a giant, airy, and spectacular cave.
It would not be overstating to describe the inner space of the cave as a large theater, a theater that was made by Mother Nature. While its ceiling is decorated with grandiose stalactites like colorful chandeliers, the floor is adorned with of rocks in diverse shapes of elephant, chimpanzee to flowers, trees. The further tourists go into the cave, the more interesting and amazing they find the rocks appear.
- Ti Top island
Located in the heart of Halong Bay, Ti Top Island is regarded as one of the most attractive site for tourists to Halong.
Ti Top Island does not only own breath-taking romantic landscapes, but also has a heavenly magnificent beach called also Ti Top with fresh atmosphere, clean water, and smooth white sand that create a great ambiance for tourists to relax. Ti Top beach is famous for any beach activities.
- Cat Ba Island
Only 25km from downtown Halong, Cat Ba is not only a group of about 367 islands, but also a national park, recognized by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve Park.
There is a rich range of activities for tourists to choose on this Island, from relaxing and enjoying some fresh air in luxurious resorts, riding to explore the local daily life and visiting The Au Co Green Farm, to joining adventurous trips of Cat Ba National Park.
Until now, The Au Co is the first exclusive cruise operator in Halong Bay offering continuous three-day cruise in a single trip through the Gulf of Tonkin in which Cat Ba Island and its renowned National Park will also be part of the experience.
- Lan Ha Bay
Located adjacent to Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay is a peaceful bay in Cat Ba Islands system. With a large portion made up by limestone and small islets, Lan Ha Bay possesses many calm water area suitable for swimming and kayaking around Sen Islet, Cu islet, Monkey islet as well as up to 139 beautiful and clean beaches with white sand. Underneath the tranquil blue water is colorful coral reefs area such as Van Boi, Van Ha, which is worthwhile a diving adventure.
Author: Bhaya Halong Cruises