Words have it that Ha Long Bay, Lan Ha Bay, and Bai Tu Bay are among the most beautiful tourist destinations in Northern Vietnam. They are all one and the same geologically yet in different provinces. Bai Tu Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay are the extensions of Ha Long Bay; Lan Ha is slightly further south of Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long is further to the East.
While Halong is the first choice for travellers for its reputation as one of seven natural wonders of the world and UNESCO World Heritage, Lan Ha Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay are places you should not miss. And we are here to help you decide which one suits you best.
Ha Long Bay
A center of a larger zone which includes Bai Tu Long Bay to the northeast, and Cat Ba island to the southwest, Ha Long Bay is one of the most charming destinations in Asia. It has been the first choice for many travel bucket lists for many years. The bay features thousands of limestone karst and isles in various shapes and sizes.
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Halong Bay owns many caves, which have always been famous for their shape and beauty associated with their name. For example, Sung Sot Cave is a masterpiece of uniqueness and natural beauty, Thien Cung and Trinh Nu Caves are popular for their inherent magnificence.
As a masterpiece of creation, the panorama of Ha Long Bay includes beautiful beaches surrounded by towering limestone cliffs. The government aims to develop sustainable tourism, so only a few beaches have been put into operation for sightseeing and discovery, such as Ti Top beach, Tuan Chau beach, Bai Chay beach. Especially, Ti Top beach has the shape of the moon, which often attracts many tourists, so it always falls into a crowded situation every peak season.
Lan Ha Bay
Lan Ha is on the east side of Cat Ba Island, comprising about 400 limestones and spreading over 76 km2. With the same jaw-dropping landscape of towering karst outcrops, tourists typically associate it with Ha Long Bay. Because of not putting into operation tourists, Lan Ha brings an unspoiled natural beauty. Visitors will feel safe and comfortable and will be caught the eyes.
In Lan Ha Bay, there are many famous mountains named due to the nature and shape of them such as Monkey Island, Turtle Islet, Bell Islet… In addition, we also cannot ignore the system here with special wild caves like Dark & Bright Cave,…
Outside of caves and limestone rocks, Lan Ha also impresses visitors with a large number of beaches (more than 139 beaches) and all have a poetic natural beauty, creating an unforgettable impression like Van Boi beach, Van Ha beach, Tu Do Beach,…
Bai Tu Long Bay
Even though 4 times bigger than Ha Long Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay is sometimes called the ‘other Ha Long Bay’. Located in the Gulf of Tonkin in the Northeast region of Vietnam, this bay sea area includes Cam Pha city and Van Don district. Due to the small number of tourists and not putting into operation tourists, Bai Tu Long Bay still retains its original wild features.
The beauty of Bai Tu Long Bay is a unique convergence of several factors. Visitors will be amazed by the perfect beauty of the islands on the bay along with the idyllic and peaceful nature of the bay, which makes a big difference compared to other destinations in Halong.
Bai Tu Long Bay possesses many beautiful pristine beaches inherent in nature such as Minh Chau beach, Son Hao beach, Quan Lan Beach, or Co To beach,…
The cave system is also a tourist attraction when coming to this destination. Some famous caves in Bai Tu Long Bay such as Tien Ong Cave, Thien Canh Sơn Cave,……
Are you eyeing to visit one of these three destinations and don’t know which one to choose? Please contact us for more information!