HA LONG BAY

Overview:

Recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site twice and popular travel destination in Vietnam, Halong bay features around 2,000 islets, most of which are limestone karts and untouched by humans. Ha Long Bay is also neighbor to other areas such as Bai Tu Long Bay and Cat Ba Island. The formation of these limestone karsts has gone through 500 million years.

Apart from the Limestone Mountains, Halong Bay’s beauty also contributed to the area’s diverse plants and animal species. The bay also provides many exploring destinations for tourist such as Dau Go Cave, Me Cung Cave, and Thien Cung Cave.  Halong Bay area has been the home of generations of fishermen’s cultures; the local communities here still retained most of their traditions. Many tourists from around the world have traveled to Vietnam to visit Halong Bay and have their own experience with one of nature’s most exotic creation.  

 

SOI SIM BEACH

The name “Soi Sim” originated from a type of plant that grows on the island. Only just recently developed as a tourist destination, Soi Sim Island is well-known for its raw natural beauty untouched by man. Coming to Soi Sim Island, guests can either relax under the soft white sand or taking a swim down at the beach. For those who enjoy photography, there are many beautiful locations on the island to be discovered through hiking. Soi Sim Island is also a great place for activities such as kayaking. The water here is so clear and vivid that you can see diverse aquatic life swimming around.

 

TITOV ISLAND

Titov Island is well-known for its beautiful white beach sands. This is a perfect destination for those who want to experience the high panoramic view of Ha Long Bay. The path up to the island peak might take a while, but the reward is very breathtaking. Titov island is also famous for its pristine white sand and recreational activities.

 

BA HANG CAVE AND FISHING VILLAGE

Ba Hang Village is a great place for those who want to experience the unique lifestyle of the local fisherman. The resident here supports themselves either by fishing or, providing kayaking or rowing boat service to visitors. This destination is best suited for recreational and exploration activities Ba Hang cave.

 

DAU GO CAVE

Dau Go Cave receives praises for its ancient and colorfully charm. This location is best known as a spot for kayaking and exploration activities. The cave comprises 3 chambers, spreading over some 5,000 square meters, located just 300 meters from Thien Cung Cave. The first chamber is quite spacious in its natural designs that look like a large theater. The middle and rear chambers have a lot of stalactites that expresses a raw beauty of the cave.  According to the locals, the name “Dau Go” cave originated from a story about the battle against Mongol invaders in the 13th century under the Tran Dynasty. It is said that wooden stakes were hidden within this cave, which was later driven into the river bed to trap enemy vessels – the name “Dau Go” means wooden stakes.

 

ME CUNG CAVE

Me Cung cave is located 2 kilometers southwest of Titov Island. Visitors can explore the cave through various small passageways that linked to different chambers. Visitors can spend hours kayaking and explore the cave. According to a scientific research of Me Cung cave by experts, there has been evidence suggesting that Me Cung Cave was inhabited some 7,000 to 10,000 years ago.

 

THIEN CUNG CAVE

Thien Cung Cave is said to be the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay. The cave’s interior Stalactite and stalagmite stones come in various and extraordinary shapes. Due to its vast interior space of around 3,000 square meters and high ceiling, visitors won’t have to feel cloistered while exploring Thien Cung cave.

 

SUNG SOT CAVE

Sung Sot cave is Halong Bay's largest and most well-known tourist destination. Inside the cave consists of two major chambers. The first chamber features a broad space with various stalactites stones on top of the ceiling. The second chamber is spacious enough to hold thousands of people. Sung Sot Cave's 10,000 square meters of space hold thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.