Ha Long Bay has been recognized by Unesco many times as the natural heritage of the world. It is blessed with many beautiful landscapes that captivate people with thousands of islands made of nature. Halong Bay has beautiful scenery, so this is a very attractive tourist destination for domestic and international tourists. Let’s explore the interesting experiences at the top 10 attractive tourist destinations below:
1. Spend overnight cruise on less travelled route Bai Tu Long Bay.
It’s our first choice for Top 10 Things to Do in Halong Bay. Bai Tu Long is a bay of Vietnam, located in the Gulf of Tonkin, in the Northeast of Vietnam. Bai Tu Long Bay covers an area of Ha Long city, Cam Pha City and Van Don island district. The southwest borders on Ha Long Bay, the East borders the sea, the West borders the mainland with Cam Pha city and the northeast borders Co To island district. Bai Tu Long Bay consists of hundreds of islands, large and small, many of which are large and inhabited.
Bai Tu Long Bay has many beautiful beaches such as Bai Con Co, Van Don Beach, Quan Lan Beach, Minh Chau Beach, Co To Beach … All of the above beaches maintain their wild and refined appearance.
2. Trekking up to top Titop Island for stunning view of Halong Bay
This is our second choice for top 10 things to do in Halong Bay. Titop Island is located in Ha Long Bay, Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province, about 7-8 km southeast of Bai Chay tourist ship port. Ti Top Island has a crescent-shaped sand beach. The sand here is washed white in four seasons by the tide. In the late 19th century, the island was named Cat Nang.
On November 22, 1962, President Ho Chi Minh and Soviet cosmonaut Giéc Man Ti Top visited the island. To commemorate that trip, President Ho Chi Minh named the island Ti Top Island. An island with a steep, sloping shore with white, flat sand just below. That’s why it’s among the top 10 things to Do in the Halong Bay list.
3. Visit the largest cave in Halong Bay – Sung Sot Cave
The must list in top 10 things to do in Halong Bay is Sung Sot Cave. It’s located in the central area of the World Heritage Site in Ha Long Bay, Sung Sot Cave in Bo Hon Island. This is the widest and most beautiful cave in Ha Long Bay. This is also the place where many unique rock islands are found nowhere. The way to Sung Sot cave is threaded under the forest foliage, the rocky steps are jagged up. Visitors have both the beast of the climber and the eagerness as if they are going to the sky.
4. Thien Cung Cave – The most beautiful cave in Halong
If you travel to Halong Bay for a short time, one of the top 10 things to do in Halong Bay is visit Thien Cung cave. It’s very close to Dau Go cave, 25m high at the entrance of the cave. This is the most beautiful cave in Ha Long. Thien Cung Cave is nearly 10,000m2 wide with a very complex structure, consisting of many levels, many compartments with very high and wide ceilings and walls.
Especially in Thien Cung Cave, everywhere we can see countless blocks of stalactites, stalagmites with strange shapes. So people have envisioned a legend about the love and breakup of Father Dragon, Mother Dragon that took place on the cliffs. Or thought that this was the image of the labyrinth of the Persian Emperor in the Thousand odd one-night stories.
5. Hon Trong Mai – the symbol of Halong Bay
Hon Trong Mai is a symbol of Vietnamese tourism. That’s why we collect is as the top 10 things to do in Halong Bay. It’s in the southwest of Ha Long Bay, 5 km from Bai Chay tourist boat port, near Dinh Huong Island . In a vast sea of water, two chickens, a male and a female, appeared arrogantly. At dawn, from afar, bright light dyed red giant chickens together on the immense waves. From the water’s surface, each one reaches more than ten meters in height.
The giant body plate stood on a leg, it seemed like only a few waves crashed, the heavy rock could collapse at any time. But no, millions of years have passed, two chickens are still standing faithful. The attraction seems to be multiplied in those unbalanced legs. There have been many works of photography, painting, poetry … about these two chickens. Their images have become symbols of Ha Long tourism and Vietnam tourism.
6. Kayaking activities at Luon Cave
Discovering the cave by kayak or by bamboo boat to visit Luon cave is one of the top 10 things to do in Halong Bay. Luon Cave is located on Bo Hon island, 14 km south of Bai Chay. In front of the cave is Con Rua island, on the right is Heaven Gate. Here the cliff stands up, four seasons the water is clear and blue as a mirror. Close to the water’s edge, a bow-shaped gate opens at the foot of the island, which is Luon cave.
7. Tuan Chau Island – The pearl island of Halong
Are you afraid to spend a night on a cruise? Like more activities on land? Let’s stay on Tuan Chau island. Tuan Chau island tourist area is about 2 km from the centre of Ha Long city. The island tourist area covers an area of 220ha, formed by gentle hills. A 2km long concrete road connects the island to the mainland. In Tuan Chau, many work items have been built. From outside the entrance gate, visitors will go through a hill area with villas with international standard infrastructure.
Continue into the culinary neighborhood with five restaurants and roundhouses. It is designed to follow beautiful royal architecture, and also can serve over 1,000 diners with European, Asian and ethnic dishes by the famous chefs. The restaurant attendants are all wearing traditional Vietnamese costumes. Entering the central area, visitors will be overwhelmed by the performance club of dolphins, seals, lions which are built very modern and unique. That’s why it’s among the top 10 things to do in Halong Bay list.
8. Swimming and relaxing at Ba Trai Dao Beach
Ba Trai Dao Beach is one of the famous beautiful beaches on Ha Long Bay. Also is one of the top 10 things to do in Halong Bay. Ba Trai Dao beach is located about 22 km southeast of Bai Chay tourist boat port, near Cat Ba Island. This is a beautiful beach, unspoiled natural landscape, and charming mountain water. The reason that the beach is called Ba Trai Dao is that there are three sandy beaches with a smooth white bow, embracing the peach-shaped mountains. Also is one of our choice for the top 10 things to do in Halong Bay list.
9. Yen Tu scenic relic
It is a complex of pagodas, towers, statues, ancient trees and natural landscapes scattered from Red slope gradually to the top of the mountain. Yen Tu relic complex is located near road 18A, Thuong Yen Cong commune, Uong Bi city, Quang Ninh province.
Yen Tu scenic spot is the cradle of Truc Lam Zen from the end of the 13th century. Located in the same mountain bow of the Northeast, Yen Tu mountain top has Dong pagoda at an altitude of 1,068m above sea level. Since ancient times, Yen Tu mountain forest has been famous for being a spectacular place and listed in the List of Vietnamese Landscape.
10. Sunworld Ha Long Park (Halong Bay entertainment center)
This can be said to be the largest entertainment complex in Ha Long. It’s our last recommendation for the top 10 things to do in Halong Bay. It covers an area of 214ha, which has just been put into operation. The Ha Long Park complex is a world-class amusement park complex that includes 2 main areas: the coastal entertainment complex and the entertainment complex on the top of Ba Deo – connected by the cable car system.
Coming to Ha Long Park, visitors will experience 5 main points: Dragon Park, Cyclone Park, Three Pass Amusement Park, Sun World Beach and Food & Shopping Area.
What a beautiful Halong Bay! If you want to travel Ha Long Bay you can travel by yourself, or join our tours Halong bay here.