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Halong Bay - Cat Ba Island
Sailing trough emerald green waters is so incredible. Hundred of stones emerging from the water.
Do the 3 days trip and not a shorter one because if not you will not have the chance to enjoy it.
Burgle the price! DONT FORGET THAT!
- Budget Travel
At least one day will be taken by a trip to the magnificent Halong Bay. But it is still worth it. But better pay a bit more and travel in a small group than in a crowd of 20 to save a few dollars. We spend the night on Cat Ba Island which is not recomendable, a mere tourist trap.
Ha Long Bay
Because I didn't have much time I was only able to take the day trip to Halong Bay. But even so it is a wonderfl magical landscape to see. In many ways quite similar to Phang Nga Bay near Phuket in Thailand.
See the travelogue for more pics of this beautiful place.
Halong Bay cruise
Halong Bay cruise is a popular trip from Hanoi. There are 1, 2 or 3 days cruises and many agencies organize the group trips, so it won't be hard for you to find a place in a group. I did it with "ODC Travel" and couldn't complain...
The best is to take a 2 days tour, sleeping on board at the bay. You can also sleep in a Hotel in Cat Ba, but is not so charming. The bay's waters are calm, so the boat doesn't move much while you sleep.
Prices were about 26 USD for 2 days /1 night
Halong Bay is nice 2-3 day trip out of Hanoi. It's around a three hour bus ride to Ha Long Bay, and another 2 hour boat ride to Cat Ba Island. It's one of the World Heritage Sites and well worth seeing. It's hard to take a bad picture.
- Historical Travel
- Budget Travel
Beautiful. 3000 limestone cliff islands jutting out of the green ocean. Drive over in the evening, take an 8-hour trip the next morning, head back in the late afternoon. Try to have lunch at a floating restaurant.
Halong Bay (Thien Cung Cave)
Thien Cung (Heavenly Palace) is a beautiful cave with stalactite and stalagmite formations that resemble figures and animals.
Tam Coc - Inland Ha Long Bay (A Day Trip)
Tam Coc - you can see rock formations surrounded by the rice fields and separated by the many water source. It is normally part of the package together with Hoa Lu
- Sailing and Boating
Caves in Ha Long
Some of the limestone islands in Ha Long bay have fantastic caves in them with beatiful rock formations formed by the dripping water.
See the travelogue for more pics of the caves.
Aller voir la baie de Ha Long,...
Aller voir la baie de Ha Long, par le train vers Hai Phong puis en bus jusque la baie où a été tourné le film Indochine, avec Catherine Deneuve.
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