Halong Bay in the Gulf of Tonkin or the Bay of the Descending Dragon consists of 1969 limestone islands on the watery landscape, living local life with some small floating villages, deserted sandy beaches, admirable wonderful caves.
A recognized Natural Wonder of the World, Halong Bay is made up of thousands of sculpture-like limestone peaks jutting out of the aquamarine waters, creating islands of varying shapes and sizes for a must-visit destination in a lifetime.
Lan Ha Bay
THE BAY LESS TRAVELED
Being a part of Halong Bay, the World Heritage Site, Bai Tu Long Bay is well known for its magical beauty of nature being less impacted by mass tourism. It is a bigger part occupying 3 quarters of Ha Long Bay, which is rich in biodiversity, better environment and naturally marvelous landscape.The bay is dominated by thousand limestone karsts and islets which rise out of the waters of the bay;there are some caves and grottos spread throughout the bay. Most of island is uninhabited becoming home of some flora and fauna.
Some amazing attractions to be discovered in Bai Tu Long Bay: Cong Do area covering 23 square kilometers with hundreds of limestone islands in rich biodiversity and home of many species. Thien Canh Son cave in Hon Co Island, a nice appealing site for observing the geological value of nature, Vong Vieng fishing village, beauty of local floating life, a very unique local life on water of World Heritage site.
Dark and Bright Cave
Halong Bay is well known for its phenomenal limestone formations and wild sandy beaches but its geomorphology includes many fantastic caves. While cruising to discover Lan Ha Bay, passing through islets, you will have the opportunity to visit the marvelous thousand-year old Dark and Bright cave on Halong Bay.
Following a narrow path to enter the cave you will be astonished by this spectacular and breathtaking masterpiece of nature. You will enjoy a lovely kayaking tour to discover the hidden caves and lagoons
Hang Vem Floating Fishing Village
In the past, Hang Vem fishing village has a population of hundreds local of livings. They live on fishing and tourism activities, with food and water being transported from the mainland of a dozen kilometers from there. The colorful floating houses, home to multiple generations, give you a sense of the lifestyle of the local people.
Nowadays, according to the policy of authority, all of the residents of floating village have to move on land to reside for the sake of ensuring children’s education and life quality but we still believe that Vung Vieng village is still an interesting attraction that partly provides our guests a glimpse of “floating lives” on Halong Bay. It was an outstanding feature of local fishing villagers living on the World Heritage Site.