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"The Sister of Halong Bay"

Bai Tu Long Bay Tourism

Bai Tu Long Bay in Northeastern Vietnam is an extension of Ha Long Bay - A UNESCO World Heritage site -  located at a mere 30 km from it. However, this small distance creates a vast difference in the experience that you can have here! The same limestone karsts, teal blue waters and languid cruises minus the crowds of Ha Long Bay is what sets Bai Tu Long Bay apart from its sister destination.

This UNESCO World Heritage site is dominated mainly by the lush Bai Tu Long National Park that serves as an ideal location for trekking and for witnessing various colourful bird and butterfly species. The best way to witness the beauty of Bai Tu Long Bay is through cruises. These can either be booked at Ha Long Bay Tourist Wharf or at Bai Tu Long Bay itself, the cost for these is approximately 300,000 VND Per Hour.

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Legends of Bai Tu Long Bay

Bai Tu Long Bay has legends connected to that of Halong Bay. 'Bai Tu Long', literally means 'Offspring of Dragon'. The dragon that helped the Vietnamese defeat their enemy is said to have bid farewell to its offspring just before she ascended to Heaven. The offspring dragons continued to live amongst the karst rocks in this area. Another slightly modified version of the legend states that when the Vietnamese ruler called on the Mother Dragon for help to defeat his enemies, the Mother Dragon descended at Halong Bay. She was so large that she occupied the entire area. The offspring descended at Bai Tu Long Bay.

Bai Tu Long Bay Cruise

An Overnight cruise in Bai Tu Long Bay is an experience that cannot be aptly described in words. The cruises that cost about 7,000,000 VND - 10,000,000 VND per person are exclusive getaways and Bai Tu Long, with a relatively lesser crowd density than Halong Bay instils a sense of serenity in you. The cruise ships cover most of the major locations in the area. In addition to that, they also take you on boat rides to caves, kayaking and bamboo boating. The boats itself are exquisite and provide a great deal of entertainment. There are activities such as squid fishing, massage, sundeck yoga, stargazing, art galleries and an open bar at night keeps the drinks flowing and the chatter lively. The multitude of activities lined up will ensure that you have a fun-filled experience. This a definite no-miss!

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What is famous about Bai tu long bay?

Great scenery, Relaxing vibe, beautiful beaches

What is not so good about Bai tu long bay?

Remote Location, Language barrier, Not many facilities

Who should visit Bai tu long bay?

  • Nature Lovers
  • Offbeat Tourists

What is the best time to visit Bai tu long bay?

Bai Tu Long weather in the spring season (February - April) is incontestably the best. The water temperatures are relatively warm and this facilitates swimming. The heat and humidity are mild and the sun shines brightly through clear blue skies. There are a relatively fewer number of tourists during this season and this gives you the liberty to enjoy the location at your own pace.
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What is the local food in Bai tu long bay?

The Bay area is a treasure house of seafood. Fish, Crabs, Lobster, Oyster, Octopus, Clam - you name it you have it! The Bai Tu Long Bay area has its share of authentic dishes cooked Vietnamese style. Some prominent dishes that you definitely should not miss include - Cha Muc (Bay Squid Sausage served with rice cakes or sticky rice), Sam dishes (Sam or Horseshoe crab is served with cakes, soup, noodles or rice), Oysters or Lobsters boiled in beer or lemongrass, Ngan (a special kind of hard clam) and Banh Gat Gu (steaming rice cake served with caramelized pork sauce).
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What is the best way to reach Bai tu long bay?

Bai Tu Long Bay does not have great connectivity as it is located quite far from main cities. You will have to switch around and change transport, stopping over at a number of intermediate destinations before you reach the bay area. However the effort is all worth it as the spectacular scenery melts away all your complaints.
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What are the top hotels in Bai tu long bay?

There are 644 in Bai tu long bay which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Bai tu long bay are Heritage Line - Ginger Cruise, Van Nam Hotel, Queen Motel, Stellar of the Seas Cruise, Full House The Apartment 2- seaview- up to 6 guests, Monica House. You can see all the hotels in Bai tu long bay here

What are the places near Bai tu long bay?

The top places near to Bai tu long bay are Halong bay which is 7 km from Bai tu long bay, Hanoi which is located 147 km from Bai tu long bay, Sapa which is located 385 km from Bai tu long bay, Hai van pass which is located 63 km from Bai tu long bay, Haiphong which is located 59 km from Bai tu long bay

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