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Halong’s great limestone islands and islets are striking, no matter if you’re admiring them from afar or in the proximity to one.

The fishing occupation forms the unique culture of Ha Long Bay and many other beachfront provinces of Vietnam. Thus, you can see numerous wooden boats plying the water of Halong Bay. In these pictures are the traditional boats anchoring around Cat Ba island.

The floating villages have become a familiar sight in Halong Bay. A visit to these special villages can give you an insight into how people live here and also learn about their traditional fishing techniques. In order to preserve biodiversity and prevent pollution, there are now fewer villages in the bay.

The photo below was taken from the top of Ti Top Mountain. The mountain lies right in the heart of the bay, about 8km from the southeast of Bai Chay Harbor. It is one of the best spots to sightsee with the panorama view and to snap amazing photos of Halong Bay that will make your friends at home wish they were with you in Vietnam!

Since visiting Halong Bay on a cruise is one of the must-do activities here, it is expected that you may come across other boats. But there’s no need to concern if this may ruin your experience, your cruise usually just passes by the others and they tend to keep a good distance to guarantee you can enjoy the scenery.

Make sure to get down to the water and paddle close to the great limestone islands and caves. Almost every cruise in Halong Bay offers its guests a chance to go kayaking in Halong Bay. Consider this as a little adventure which lets you explore the nature of Halong Bay thoroughly.


kayaking in halong bay

kayaking to discover the spectacular beauty of Ha Long Bay

Seeing Halong Bay from above is probably a once-in-a-lifetime experience. If you think the UNESCO Heritage Site looks breathtaking from a cruise, wait until you watch it from the seaplane. There is nothing quite like the picture of Halong from the sky with limestone islands dotting the azure water.



After your kayak trip, don’t forget to explore the complex cave system of Halong Bay. This destination is where you can see some of the most breathtaking caves in Vietnam! Dau Go Cave and Sung Sot Caves are among the most stunning caves in the system. You will be amazed by the natural structure of these caves and various stalactites and stalagmites.

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