Halong Bay has long been a must-see destination for not only Vietnamese tourists but also foreign visitors. It is endowed with scenic ocean karst topography and picturesque landscapes that make it an engrossing place for a Halong Bay Cruise tour.
Let’s follow some of the most enchanting destinations in Halong Bay that bring impressive experiences to your life:
Located in the central area of the World Heritage Halong Bay
, Sung Sot Cave
is the largest and beautiful cave, being home to many rocky islands that own distinctive shapes. The way to Sung Sot Cave slips under the forest canopy, through the steep stone steps, which inspires tourists feelings like about going to heaven.
The cave includes two main compartments. The whole of the first one looks like a big theater. The cave ceiling is covered with a layer of "silky velvet carpet", a variety of "chandelier" hanging with bright sparkling stalactites, stone statues, stone sharpen elephant seals, flowers and so on. All seems to vaguely blend between reality and dream. Then, you walk into the second compartment with a small road. The brilliant lights in cave open a completely new landscape where can accommodate thousands of people. The scenery is very strange, like the lush tree foliage, sea bear, dinosaur, etc. Reaching the cave peak, suddenly “a garden area" is unfolding in front of your eyes with clear water lakes, charming scenery, tropical forest where monkeys often gather together to look fruit, which disturbs all the whole area.
is nestled on Bo Hon Island, 14 km far from Tuan Chau Pier
. This highlighted spot is a fascinating open-air cave that is more likely a tunnel at the foot of the mountain. Traveling by bamboo boat or kayak through the gate, you see a circular lake with calm water surface and luxuriant vegetation surrounding the cliff, on which monkeys run on lush trees. In the spring, orchid blooms fragrantly and the world underwater is popular with a variety of species such as shrimp, fish, crab, squid, etc.
Brackish water lake in the cave is surrounded by four mountain faces, approximately 1 km2 wide. This cave type doesn’t appear a lot, yet perhaps it is unique and attractive to tourists. It is an intertwined and harmonious combination of nature.
3. Me Cung Cave
Me Cung Cave
is located on Lom Bo Island
at an altitude of 25 m above the sea level. From a distance, the whole scene is like a roof door ingrained in the island slopes.
Through a small path, you reach the door of the cave. Although it is a little small, the structure is very sophisticated. Inside stones look like the big statues surrounded by beautiful flowers, colorful stalactites dropping from the ceiling, the shapes of lions and bears playing with each other. When you see a faint light from distant bouncing back, you arrive the path to the cave entrance. Out of the mouth of the cave, you can see blue water as a mirror surface, which is the world's marina species clustering together such as fish, shrimp, squid, algae, corals, crabs, etc.
Lied in the central world natural heritage area, about 7-8 km far from the southeast of Bai Chay harbor, Titov island
is considered one of the most attractive destinations to tourists on Halong Bay Cruises
As an outstanding attraction in Halong Bay, the island owns charming natural sceneries including the beautiful beach, called Titov beach where tourists can enjoy swimming or water sports. Visitors can also climb to the summit for a panoramic view of the bay. Looking down from the peak, Titov beach is shaped like a half-moon embracing the foot of the mountain. Titov always attracts a huge flow of tourists, especially international tourists visiting this beach. In summer, every day there are dozens of boats taking visitors to the island.
Cua Van village includes clusters of floating houses surrounded by rocky mountains that make it an ideal place for exploring culture and life on water of local people.
Visitors are easily fascinated by the beauty of these floating boats of which the house truss tied together against the storm. The rustic fishermen are very hospitable. The cheerful innocent kids with dark skin are innocent. The scene of peace contains a fishing village on the sea.
Coming there, you can also visit the Cua Van Floating Cultural Center, a special center keeping cultural values of fishing villages with hundreds of archaeological artifacts relating to life of fishermen in Halong Bay since ancient times.
Proudly recognized as a World Natural Heritage, Halong Bay allures tourists with its thousands of karst islands, mystical caves, and charming floating villages. If you need more information, take a look at our collection of Halong Bay Attractions. In case you are seeking a Halong Bay Cruise, make sure to check out our Best Halong Bay Cruises for a once in your lifetime voyage.