01.04.2013 - 07.04.2013 31 °C
Each region has a different cultural space. Located in northeastern Vietnam, Halong bay is part of the west coast of the Gulf of Tonkin. This destination is more than just the beauty of nature, but it also hiding some story of lore and legendary. This time, I will share with you the experience first exploration of Halong Bay on our Violet, Ginger & Jasmine cruises.
Ha Long - Destination of legendary beauty
When is the best time to travel to Halong?
Halong Bay is located in northern Vietnam, with 4 seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter clear. Almost at any time throughout the year you can also travel to Halong Bay, which would be the best between April to October. Weather in these months is quite cool and pleasant.
However, you can enjoy the winter season when coming here in December, Janurary, and February. Weather can be cold and cloudy, with occasional rain drizzling. And in the summer but there are so many tourists come here to rest and sightseeing, but sometimes in crowded places is more interesting is deserted. However, during the summer months from May to October, temperatures rise and you may encounter storms in the rainy season.
Interesting places to go?
Go to Halong Bay, you can take a scenic cruise from Heritage Line. Watching the beautiful islands in the bay, and the tip of the fishermen in the Gulf.
Along the bay shore resort is often known as the Bai Chay. You can relax and swim here. If you prefer a quiet and pristine, you can take a boat to the island of Co To dive and see beautiful coral reefs.
Besides you can also visit Tuan Chau Island , a popular tourist resort in the North and superlative is the most beautiful island in the 1969 islands in Ha Long Bay. Also, this is the only island inhabited. Beach games like beach volleyball, soccer, surfing, canoes pulled though, motor speed water slide ... will give you a healthier holiday, interesting and impressive. In particular, visitors can admire and enjoy the food dishes in Vietnam Garden, built in the unique style, royal architecture simulation Vietnam 17th and 18th centuries.
Ha Long Bay is a huge cave system, each cave has its own beauty and the stories attached to it. You may choose to visit Luon Cave located on Bo Hon Island, 14km from Bai Chay to see the doll stalactites that formed millions of years with a variety of shapes and sizes.
If you prefer to temple worship, the tourists visit Yen Tu relic. This is a system of pagodas, am, the tower and forest trees intertwined with the natural scenery, beauty of Yen Tu is the wonders of mountain air with quiet old definition of system am, with tower Spare road, tree, bamboo and apricot.
Halong City from Hanoi and 170 km, with 3 to 4 hours by car. If you go the self-visitors can catch a bus in Hanoi. From Kim Ma station on Nguyen Thai Hoc, visitors welcome its bus Hoang Long Express, daily driving, regularly every 15 minutes will have 1 trip to Ha Long. In addition you can also catch a bus from Hai Phong to Halong bay only about 75 km. Once you reached Halong Bay, you can rent a boat or cruise on the bay.
Here comes the train from Hai Phong to Hon Gai constantly every day. Train departs at 6:30 Hon Gai, 13h and 16h. Unfortunately there is no online hydrofoil runs Ha Long and Hai Phong. However, slightly higher ticket price than going by car.