Nature & parks in Halong Bay

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Nature & Parks in Halong Bay

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  • Leannie
    Hanoi, Vietnam1,167 contributions
    We visited here on a 1 night Cruise, the bay is simply stunning! We kayaked around a part of it and enjoyed getting close to the impressive limestone. Where our boat operator arranged the kayaking next to a pearl farm however you could see tons of rubbish has been dumped at various points along the shores which was very disappointing to see. I would think that with all of the money that the different operators bring in revenue to the area that it could be spent on keeping the area clean and protected from rubbish dumping. Otherwise it was a lovely visit to the bay which was impressive even on a rainy day!
    Written September 25, 2022
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  • bhodgkinson
    Preston, UK244 contributions
    Visited with Swan Cruises and I was not disappointed. The bay is a calm and serene environment with amazing sites throughout our tour. The views are spectacular and completely lived up to my expectations.
    Written June 20, 2020
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  • Scott W
    Glen Iris, Australia549 contributions
    We visited Sung Sot cave early on a Sunday morning (we were 3rd tender to arrive). Caves are amazing. Path is paved the whole way through the cave. There are steep steps up on entry and again up then down on exit, but are manageable with sensible footwear. The cave is surprisingly humid, so take water or some VND because there is a store with cold drinks at the mouth of the cave.
    Written September 11, 2022
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  • Harrison F. Carter
    Cologne, Germany10,600 contributions
    It's a pretty good visit, and an interesting backstory too, pertaining to its discovery. The coloured lights have been replaced by a more subtle and appropriate warm white, which is better. The views across to Ha Long city are also very nice to see. Good stuff.
    Written August 10, 2022
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  • Leannie
    Hanoi, Vietnam1,167 contributions
    Nice little beach area we relaxed for a bit while on a cruise, we were rather tired and so dodged the steps for the view as it was a little grey. The beach was full of locals having a good time with their families, a few small area to buy drinks which was good as they were much cheaper than on our cruise boat! The only slightly annoying thing was we had rather loud music and organised 'fun' taking part on the beach area which there was no way of avoiding if you just wanted to relax
    Written September 25, 2022
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  • Adam
    Paris, France2 contributions
    That is best cave i eve seen in my life. Beautiful stalagmite and stalactites mixed with electric light in cave it looked like a stage. Highly recommended cave.
    Written January 5, 2021
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  • Emma
    1 contribution
    3 of us all went on the 3 day 2 night tour. We all had a great time and met so many friends that we ended up catching up with multiple times after the tour. Would highly recommend this tour if your solo and wanting to make friends quick and easily. No wifi for 3 days meant everyone was always talking and socializing. The food is pretty average but the drinks are dirt cheap. Expect to have sand though everything by the end off the tour. Unfortunately the showers were also cold. The staff were great however were not as involved as you would expect. Overall had an amazing 3 days and would 100% recommend to those who love to party.
    Written February 26, 2020
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  • BD9062
    Atlanta, GA3 contributions
    The unofficial entrance is still accessible as of 08/2022. As others have mentioned, look for the blue-colored entry next to the photocopy shop (you can find these images all over the internet). There is 1 dog stationed at the entrance constantly who will bark whenever anyone passes the door (we walked by at night to scope out the area and the next day for the hike and it was always present). Some of the neighbors sitting along the street noticed us and commented that the entrance was closed and we wouldn't be able to get up. However, one tenant heard the dog barking and asked us to come up. He directed us to walk up further where we were greeted by the woman that many of the reviews mentioned. There will be an additional 10+ dogs, but all of them are harmless, so don't be intimidated by their barking. The women requested 100k from each member in my group (400k total). You never know how much she's going to ask for and it is about impossible to bargain with her (we are Vietnamese and can communicate with her). The backyard is quite filthy and the woman herself is quite rude (she mocked us after we asked again if we needed to turn left after the ladder), but that's fine. We were grateful to be given entry.

    The climb currently is far more difficult than what others have mentioned. I hike regularly and this is by no means an easy or moderate hike. There is a ladder at the beginning followed by a steep climb requiring you take your time to get proper footing and to get a hold of some vines. This is tricky as well on the descent. If you are not in great physical condition, please do not convince yourself into doing this hike. The path itself, due to rain and less people frequenting the path, has many sections overgrown with plants. There will be branches and thorns in some areas you need to watch out for. Add the continuous incline and the humidity and it makes this a pretty challenging hike. Some people mentioned 20 mins up and 10 mins down. This is not possible for the vast majority of people. Double or even triple this time. Plan for at least 2.5 hours in your day to factor in the climb, soaking in the sights up top, and the descent.

    Again, if you are not in great physical shape, please don't take the risk. If you do, wear comfortable outdoor shoes, put on some bug spray, and bring plenty of water. Bring a towel as well since you will sweat quite a bit. Enjoy the incredible views up top!
    Written August 4, 2022
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  • wickniker
    San Diego, CA2 contributions
    it does not stop and our boat was just sailing through the islet and the shape looks like 2 chickens see to each other
    Written June 7, 2019
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  • Brilliant Pottery
    Palm Beach, FL30 contributions
    Wow such a natural wonder. The cave shows the stalagmites, and the formation over thousands of years.
    Written October 13, 2019
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  • BuiAnh
    Halong Bay, Vietnam9 contributions
    I have to say that it was so crowded when I came there. It's hard to find a quiet place for sunbathing! Close at 6pm!
    Written August 11, 2018
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  • Followthesun1946
    Saigon184 contributions
    got jammed here with many tourists . been to other caves like Thien cung, Dau go or Sung sot it is far more nicer.
    Written July 6, 2019
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  • chiallasiatravel
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam211 contributions
    the beach is very quiet, we enjoy swimming there. Water is clear and the beach is nice to kayak surround.
    Written August 9, 2017
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  • R. K. V.
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam2,133 contributions
    Nice beach- reasonably well kept despite obviously being burdened by too many tourists. Nonetheless, beautiful and worthwhile
    Written September 3, 2022
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  • Mark D
    Penang Island, Malaysia1,301 contributions
    Ha Long Bay (and the city by that name) have become a major tourism attraction in recent years.... By December 2018 it had attracted over 15 million visitors--- and is in the midst of a huge building boom... meant to attract more visitors as well as add to the Tourism infrastructure!! This attraction is quite a contrast to many of the new attractions inasmuch as it is "Natural", quiet and very beautiful [in many ways like the spirit of the nearby and extensive set of "Limestone formations/Karshes". If you wish to find a place to "absorb" the natural beauty of the Ha Long Bay Region, this is a great place to do so!!

    I hope that this Review has been helpful>
    Written December 20, 2018
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