Bai Tu Long Bay neighbors Ha Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay in Vietnam: to discover!
Among the pearls of Vietnam, you must discover Bai Tu Long Bay, the neighbor of Ha Long Bay! Located east of it and near the China-Vietnamese border, Bai Tu Long Bay brings an unexpected and original wonder.
How is Bai Tu Long Bay different from Ha Long Bay, the most visited site in Vietnam?
Ha Long Bay certainly attracts millions of visitors each year and is home to thousands of boats. This is due to the site’s deserved popularity and the imagination it arouses.
But there is also a peaceful atmosphere for a more independent visit to the islands and caves, it is Bai Tu Long Bay.
A landscape similar to Ha Long Bay, with remarkably clear waters and less touristy attractions, Bai Tu Long Bay has its own magic.
According to legend, millions of years ago, when Vietnam was being attacked by invaders, the Jade Emperor sent Mother Dragon and her children to help the Vietnamese people fight against the enemies. After the victory, the dragons, in love with this region, decided to stay there. Today, the place where the Mother Dragon stayed is named Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay where the young dragons descended.
The pleasures and attractions of this bay are many: the fishing village of Vung Vieng, Da Xep Park, Thien Canh Son cave, Tam Cung cave and Ban Chan beach,….
Horizon Vietnam Travel introduces you to some of our favorite activities at Bai Tu Long Bay
Discover and take a kayaking trip to Vung Vieng fishing village
Located in the heart of Bai Tu Long Bay, the fishing village is home to the floating houses, it is surrounded by limestone mountains and impressive rocks.
We are there in a magical atmosphere somewhat out of time, with poetic landscapes and we discover the life of local fishermen with the possibility of a kayak excursion. And why not squid fishing, an essential activity in this village!
Swim at Ban Chan Beach
- Ban Chan Beach offers remarkably crystal clear waters and a marvelous white sand beach. It is a paradise that remains untouched and undisturbed by too many visitors yet. A real pleasure to relax, enjoy the sun, also participate in water activities.This beach is perfect for all tastes and desires!
Exploring Thien Canh Son Cave
Located in Cong Do Reserve, Thien Canh Son Cave is one of the most attractive points in Bai Tu Long Bay. There is only one trail leading to Thien Canh Son Cave. This trail is between the forest canopy and a cliff.
Inside the cave, the trip will guaranteed discovery of great beauty, stalagmites and stalactites, witnesses of the past…
The bay is also home to Bai Tu Long National Park, one of Vietnam’s seven national parks with land and underwater areas.
Thanks to its limestone mountains rising from the water, its mystical caves, and its pristine natural landscapes, Bai Tu Long Bay is an exotic place off the beaten track. During your visit to this bay, you can get away from the noisy world, have unique experiences and experience close contact with friendly nature.
Quan Lan Island
Quan Lan Island stretches from Van Don Mountain to Got Mountain. In the 11th century, Quan Lan was a famous port for trade between Vietnam and other countries.
Quan Lan Island is a green forest all year round, white sand beaches, in a word, a remarkable immersion in an intact and peaceful nature.
But there are also historical and cultural vestiges of which the inhabitants take great care.
Built in the 18th century, Quan Lan Temple is the island’s most notable attraction with its impressive architecture and intricately carved patterns.
Tasting delicious seafood dishes prepared by the locals will not be overlooked!
Three days are probably necessary to explore the whole bay.