Halong Bay has 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 - it is already engrossing place to visit for a trip or a cruise tour.
Top 5 best destinations in Halong Bay
Let’s follow some of the most enchanting destinations in Halong Bay to impressing experiences in your life:
1.Sung Sot Cave.
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 which own distinctive shapes. Way to Sung Sot Cave slipped under the forest canopy, through the steep stone steps, which inspires tourists feelings like just funny of climbing, just as so excited about going to heaven.
Caves are divided into two main compartments. The whole of first one looks like a big theater. 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. Reach the cave peak, suddenly “a garden area" is unfolding in front of our eyes with clear water lakes, charming scenery, tropical forest where monkeys often gather together to look fruit, which disturbs all the whole area.
2. Luon Cave
Luon Cave is situated on Bo Hon Island, 14 km far from Bai Chay south. In front of the cave is the Turtle Island, called the gate of heaven. Blue water looks like a mirror reflecting the sky. Through the gate, you see a circular lake with smooth water surface and luxuriant vegetation surrounding the cliff, on which monkeys running on ancient trees. In the spring, orchid blooms fragrantly and under water of marine 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. On the cliffs also save snail shell fossils, showing where people must have resided and ever a deep existed valley.
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 Bo Hon Island at an altitude of 25 m above sea level. From a distance, like a roof door ingrained island slopes.
Through a small passing, open up the door of cave. Although it is a little small, it’s architecture is very sophisticated. Inside stones look like the big statues surrounded by beautiful flowers, colorful stalactites drooping from the ceiling, the shapes of lions, bears playing with each other. A faint light from distant bounces back, which is 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.
4. Ti Top Island
Lied in the central world natural heritage area, about 7-8km far from the southeast of Bai Chay harbor, Ti Top island is considered one of the most attractive destinations to tourists on visiting the Gulf journey.
Unlike many other tourist attractions in Halong Bay, there are many charming natural sceneries including the beautiful beach, called Ti Top beach. Visitors can climb to the summit for a panoramic view of this beautiful island. Looking down from the peak, Ti Top beach is shaped like a moon embracing the foot of the island. Although beach area is not large, it is quiet, spacious and very clean, sandy beaches. Ti Top always attracts to tourists, especially international tourists visiting this beach. In summer, every day there are dozens of boats taking visitors to the island.
5. Cua Van Fishing Village
Cua Van village is surrounded by rocky mountains. This area is an ideal place for ships to anchor.
Visiting Cua Van, visitors are immersed in space which is quiet, peaceful, strangely seductive, firsthand views of charming nature. By the way, tourists can understand the cultural life of fishermen. You are instructed how to paddle kayaking, spread a net, catch fish.
Visitors are easily fascinated by the beauty of these floating boats of which the house truss tied together against the storm. The rustic fisherman are very hospitable. The cheerful innocent kids with dark skin are innocent. The scene of peace contains a fishing village on the sea.
In the evening, you'll be sailing with fishermen to catch fish and squid. Then, visitors can stay overnight at village home while enjoying fork songs.