1. What?

Named “Hạ Long” in Vietnamese và “Halong” in English, Halong Bay is a famous UNESCO World Heritage site featuring thousands of beautiful limestone karsts, và around 2000 islands và islets. It draws around 2.58 million tourists per year.

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Update: Halong bay welcomed over 4,4 million visitors in 2019, of which 2,9m are international arrivals.

2. Where?

Located in North-Eastern Vietphái nam, Halong Bay may be found in the mountainous Quang Ninh province.

Quang Ninch province (Google maps)

Distance between Halong cất cánh và other destinations in Vietnam:

LocationDistanceEstimated travel time
Hanoi170 km (105 miles)2-3 hours (by bus)
Sapa491 km (305 miles)7-9 hours (by bus)
Da Nang879 km (546 miles)4-5 hours (plane + bus)
Hoi An907 km (563 miles)4-6 hours (plane + bus)
Nha Trang1400 km (869 miles)6-7 hours (plane + bus)
Da Lat1527 km (948 miles)6-7 hours (plane + bus)
Ho Chi Minch city1723 km (1070 miles)6-7 hours (plane + bus)

Did you know: The Beach Volleyball World Tour (Women) is held in Tuan Chau Isl& (Quang Ninc province) every year in May.

2019 World Tour (Credit: vtv.vn)

3. When?

While the rochồng formations that hóa trang Halong Bay can be dated baông xã 3 million years, evidence shows that people have sầu only inhabited the Halong area for tens of thousands of years. Today visitors floông chồng khổng lồ Halong Bay year round to take in the scenery!

Inside Sung Sot Cave sầu, the largest cave sầu in Halong bay.

4. Size?

Halong Bay has an area of 1553 km² và coastline spanning 120 km. The bay is relatively shallow with its deepest depth measuring at 33 feet (10 metres).

5. Population?

Approximately 1600 people live in four floating fishing villages: Cua Van, Ba Hang, Cong Tau and Vung Vieng – this means that the majority of the 2000 islands that hóa trang Halong Bay are uninhabited.

Floating fishing village in Halong cất cánh.

6. Wildlife?

Halong cất cánh is home page lớn a broad spectrum of wildlife & boasts high biodiversity. There are 450 species of Mollusc & over 200 unique types of fish! Hawks, Sea Eagles, monkeys, antelopes, lizards & frogs may also be seen on the islands that biến hóa Halong Bay.

7. Attractions?

Aside from the natural scenery that commands Halong Bay, other great attractions include the floating fishing villages where the local fishing people can be found going about their daily business.

8. Activities?

For visitors khổng lồ Halong Bay fun activities may include kayaking, squid-fishing, Tai Chi, scuba-diving and snorkeling.

Kayaking area in Halong bay.

9. Festivities?

Since 2006, Halong Carnival has been the spotlight of Halong Tourism Week & the biggest festivity in the bay. Held annually, the festival is a chance for participants to showcase và celebrate the quality culture of Vietnam. Halong Tourism Week is usually in April or May và includes a Miss Halong Conkiểm tra.

10. History?

Archaeologists believe sầu that humans have lived in Halong Bay for around 18,000 years. Over the centuries, Halong Bay has been the scene for many naval conflicts between Vietphái nam và foreign aggressors.

11. Awards?

In 2000 Halong Bay was designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site and in 2007 it achieved recognition as one of the New7Wonders of Nature.

Bonus Fact: Film buffs will know that Halong Bay has featured as a backdrop for many films such as: Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), Kong: Skull Island (2017) & Pan (2015).

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Community Based Sustainable Tourism in Halong Bay

Community Based Sustainable Tourism in Halong Bay

As one of the tourism hotspots of Vietphái mạnh, Halong Bay is becoming more sensitive sầu to the need for sustainable tourism.