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5 top tourism attractions in Halong


Ha Long bay

Halong Bay is by far one of the most popular for tourist from all over the world, with its peaceful scenery, splendid limestone, pristine beaches, azure water and harmonious blend of mountain and sea. Most of tourist choose to stay on a cruise ship to discover Halong Bay. When the ship is in midst of Halong Bay, it offer an extraordinary vibe of Halong. There are some places you must visit in your itinerary in order to get the most of your traveling experience in Halong, halong bay tour.


Tuan Chau entertainment center

Tuan Chau is the biggest entertainment center of Tuan Chau island – a mustvisit destination in Halong Bay. With a wide range of hotels, restaurants and many more under construction, Tuan Chau is growing rapidly. Tuan Chau themselves does offer gracious amenities and entertainment activities including Dolphin and Seagull performance, water music performance, outdoor playgrounds, etc..

Bai Tho monument complex
Bai Tho is a historical and cultural monument complex comprising Bai Tho mountain, Long Tien pagoda, Shrine worshiped Tran Quoc Nghien, Hon Gai church (the biggest church of Quang Ninh province), quang Ninh museum, Cai Lan harbor, Hoang Gia international park, Halong shopping malls and more, halong bay day trip.

Uong Bi city
Uong Bi is famous for Yen Tu mountain – the destination is regarded as home of Vietnam Buddha. . In addition to this is a year-round mountain hidden in clouds,
to Yen Tu, you will admire the beauty of the temple on the mountain mass, particularly Dong Pagoda which is located on top of the mountain. Delve the legend of rice circuit unfailing, hooked in the cool waters flowing from the mountains, perched in the clouds on a capsule, “cows” on the stone steps, sighing after conquering the stairs, watching the city from above in Uong Bi will make you feel extremely exciting. In addition to Yen Tu, the two sites do not forget to look at this city and the Truc Lam Yen Trung tourism area.
Dong temple
Cam Pha city
Reu island, Con Coc island (frog island), Dau Nguoi stone , Oan stone, Mat Quy, Thien Nga, Vung Duc grotto and Hanh grotto are tourist attractions of Cam Pha city. All of these attractions are located at Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay. It’s convenient for tourists to enjoy watching them while staying on a cruise ship.

Cam Pha city

Reu island, Con Coc island (frog island), Dau Nguoi stone , Oan stone, Mat Quy, Thien Nga, Vung Duc grotto and Hanh grotto are tourist attractions of Cam Pha city. All of these attractions are located at Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay. It’s convenient for tourists to enjoy watching them while staying on a cruise ship.

Mong Cai city

Mong Cai is situated along the bank of Ka Long river, about 178 km away from Halong. There are a lots of tourist attractions such as Mong Cai market – a bustling market located at boundary between China and Vietnam, Tra Co beach – one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam, Tra Co pagoda – the old pagoda with unique architecture, 700 year-old trees. Deep in tradition, Mong Cai remains its nostalgic beauty that revoke images of old peaceful Vietnam villages. Tourists will indulge in tranquil atmosphere here and enjoy daily life of local people which make you feel time pass by slowly.
Aside from beloved destinations, there are more places in Quang Ninh that are worth a visit such as Van Don harbor – the first commerce harbor of Vietnam, Quan Lan – an unspoiled island, Co To – an idyllic island, etc.. Make sure you don’t fail to miss it.

References Outstanding Universal Value

Brief synthesis
Ha Long Bay, located in the Gulf of Tonkin, within Quang Ninh Province, in the northeast of Vietnam, is165 km from the capital of Ha Noi. Covering an area of 43,400 ha and including over 1600 islands and islets, most of which are uninhabitated and unaffected by humans, it forms a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars and is an ideal model of a mature Karst landscape developed during a warm and wet tropical climate. The property’s exceptional scenic beauty is complemented by its great biological interest. The outstanding value of the property is centered around the drowned limestone karst landforms, displaying spectacular pillars with a variety of coastal erosional features such as arches and caves which form a majestic natural scenery. The repeated regression and transgression of the sea on the limestone karst over geological time has produced a mature
landscape of clusters of conical peaks and isolated towers which were modified by sea invasion, adding an extra elemant to the process of lateral undercutting of the limstone towers and islands.

Criterion (vii): Comprised of a multitude of limestone islands and islets rising from the sea, in a variety of sizes and shapes and presenting picturesque, unspoiled nature, Ha Long Bay is a spectacular seascape sculpted by nature. The property retains a high level of naturalness, and despite its long history of human use, is not seriously degraded. Outstanding features of the property include the magnificent towering limestone pillars and associated notches, arches and caves, which are exceptionally well-developed and among the best presented of their type in the world.

Possessing a tremendous diversity of caves and other landforms derived from the unusual geomorphological process of marine invaded tower karst the caves are of three main types: remnants of phreatic caves; old karstic foot caves and marine notch caves. The property also displays the full range of karst formation processes on a very large scale and over a very long period of geological time, possessing the most complete and extensive exzample of its type in the world and providing a unique and extensive reservoir of data for the future understanding of geoclimatic history and the nature of karst processes in a complex environment.

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