Halong Bay is no doubt a name on the top of the must-visit list for any Vietnam holidays. It is renowned as a natural wonder with surrealistic scenery, home to a wide range of biodiversity, and holds a high cultural and scientific value.
The bay’s reputation means that it is visited by thousands of visitors a day, thus making some question if it would be too crowded and they may not be able to enjoy the whole experience with loads of cruises plying the water. So, is Halong Bay truly worth visiting?
Asides from the title ‘UNESCO Heritage Site’ given to Halong Bay by the organization itself, reliable travel platforms have also described this landmark with beautiful words – “one of the most spectacular places in the whole of Vietnam” (Rough Guides), “the jewel in Vietnam’s crown” (Citypassguide), “unique beauty…, a natural wonder worthy of a UNESCO World Heritage listing” (World Nomads), “the spectacular seascape at Ha Long Bay can stun the most powerful into humility” (National Geographic).
And thousands of travellers who have been here also approve of Halong Bay’s beauty and recommend others not to miss out on this magical place during their holiday! Below are some of the most recent reviews for Halong Bay, you can also find out more on TripAdvisor.