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Halong Bay
Travelers visit Halong Bay for an up-close look at its amazing limestone islands, rock formations and caves. Whittled away over centuries by wind and water, they’re breathtaking. Rent a kayak or a junk boat, or take a tour to explore.

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Bai Tu Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay
Owner description: Bai Tu Long Bay is the name of an area located in the east of Halong Bay Vietnam. Although it shares many similar geological characters with Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay is... more Owner description: Bai Tu Long Bay is the name of an area located in the east of Halong Bay Vietnam. Although it shares many similar geological characters with Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay is considered as off the beaten tourist track with many deserted and pristine beaches, no less impressive karst mountains. The Bay has a rich biodiversity with two ecosystems: a tropical, moist, evergreen rainforest ecosystem; and a marine and coastal ecosystem. The area has scarcely seen any tourist development. A large number of guests, through online research, wish to visit the Bai Tu Long Bay because it is much less crowded than Halong Bay. The only disadvantage is that it does not have many grottos. The nearest place for a visit (Vung Vieng Fishing village) is at around 20 km from tourist port. less
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
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Halong Bay
Halong Bay
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
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Sung Sot Cave
Sung Sot Cave
Owner description: Situated in the centre of the UNESCO-declared World Heritage area, the Sung Sôt or Surprise Grotto is on Bo Hòn Island, and is one of the finest and widest grottoes of Ha Long... more Owner description: Situated in the centre of the UNESCO-declared World Heritage area, the Sung Sôt or Surprise Grotto is on Bo Hòn Island, and is one of the finest and widest grottoes of Ha Long Bay.Ascending to the grotto, the way is covered by trees and foliage, and consists of great paved stone blocks.Inside, it is partitioned into two chambers; the first one being similar to a wide theatre hall. Many stalactites hang from the high ceiling, with numerous possible forms and shapes. less
Attraction type: Caverns & Caves
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Dau Go Cave
Dau Go Cave
Attraction type: Caverns & Caves
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Dong Thien Cung
Dong Thien Cung
Attraction type: Caverns & Caves
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Nearby recommended restaurants:

1958 Restaurant
1958 Restaurant
Price: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood, Asian, Vietnamese
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Linh Dan Restaurant
Linh Dan Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 52 Restaurants in Halong Bay
Price: $3 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood, European, Asian, Vietnamese
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Wander Station
Wander Station
Ranked #3 of 52 Restaurants in Halong Bay
Price: $1 - $9
Cuisines: Cafe, Vietnamese, Asian
Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff
Cua Vang Restaurant
Cua Vang Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 52 Restaurants in Halong Bay
Cuisines: Seafood, Asian, Vietnamese
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Rock House Pizza
Rock House Pizza
Ranked #5 of 52 Restaurants in Halong Bay
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

The Light Hotel
2.0 of 5
The Light Hotel
$13 - $30
Ranked #1 of 103 Halong Bay B&B and Inns
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Halong Happy Hostel
2.5 of 5
Halong Happy Hostel
$11 - $438
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Alex Hotel
1.5 of 5
Alex Hotel
$18 - $23
Ranked #3 of 103 Halong Bay B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Ha Long DC Hotel
3.5 of 5
Ha Long DC Hotel
$41 - $71
Ranked #10 of 74 Hotels in Halong Bay
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New Star Ha Long Hotel
3.0 of 5
New Star Ha Long Hotel
$42 - $51
Ranked #4 of 103 Halong Bay B&B and Inns
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Hera Hotel
2.0 of 5
Hera Hotel
$21 - $46
Ranked #13 of 74 Hotels in Halong Bay
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Halong Paradise Suites Hotel
4.0 of 5
Halong Paradise Suites Hotel
$50 - $172
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Tuan Chau Island
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Vinpearl Ha Long Bay Resort
4.5 of 5
Vinpearl Ha Long Bay Resort
$125 - $206
Ranked #2 of 74 Hotels in Halong Bay
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Novotel Ha Long Bay
4.0 of 5
Novotel Ha Long Bay
$67 - $127
Ranked #3 of 74 Hotels in Halong Bay
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