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Halong Bay

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Best Time: The best time to visit this place is during the months of summer or springs. Read More

Ideal duration: 1 day

Nearest Airport: Hanoi Check Flights

"Halong Bay- Place of Dragons"

Halong Bay Tourism

Halong Bay is a popular bay which is located in the north of Vietnam. The name of this place i.e. Halong means "the place of descending dragons'. This place was not very much known before the 19th century. However in the recent years the popularity of this place has risen to a much greater value.It is a beautiful bay which one can visit in order to enjoy the scenic beauty present all around.

Halong Bay is one of the famous regions of Vietnam. This bay is known to be located on the northern side of Vietnam and is also known as the land of the descending dragons. A newspaper in the 18th century reported sighting a dragon on its shore due to which this bay has got this name. This bay is known to contain around 1000 islands some of which are inhabited while some of them have been left vacant. You can easily access most of these islands through ports and you would be mesmerised by the beauty of each island as well as the bay altogether. This bay has been declared as a protected sight by the UNSECO and some parts of this bay are not accesible as development of these areas is underway. You would find numerous toursits at this place during the months of May to August and over the years this has become one of the most loved destinations of the world.

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Currency in Halong Bay

The primary currency utilised in Vietnam is Vietnamese Dong. This currency is utilised all over the country and hence in the areas of Halong Bay as well.

Exchanging Money in Halong Bay

Try getting you currency converted on the airport and hence remember carryig cash at all times. You wonêt be able to find much of the banks as well as money exchnage centres in this area.

Daily Budget for Halong Bay

Per day cost of moving around the country is somewhat VND 892491. This inlcudes meals as well as cost of ferries and some light drinks.

Religion of Halong Bay

In vietnam you would find most of the people practicing the native or the folk religion of Vietnam. However, some people also donêt practice any religion. Apart from this some people in the area practice Budhism, while some tend to practice Catholicism.

Halong Bay Customs

Vietnam has some very specific etiquettes such as not displaying affection in public places, never touch someone's head. Also while talking donêt point finger rather use your hands. Make sure to dress up intelligently and avoid wearing short clothes in any of the public places.

Language of Halong Bay

Vietnamese is regarded as the official language of this country. However some of the other languages spoken in this area include Chinese, Kham etc. Some tourist guides and local people might be able to communicate in English too.

History of Halong Bay

There isn't much history available of this place. However it is believed that this islands was broken in to parts by a descending dragon which landed on a single piece of land.

Nightlife in Halong Bay

It is pretty romantic as well as beautiful to be at shore with someone you love. However in case you are looking for some music as well as some additional fun, then there are sure some popular bars such as Blue Note Bar, Flightless Bird Caf_ located here which allow you to experience some pleasant music with couple of drinks.

Shopping in Halong Bay

There are very less shopping options located in this area, however you can easily get hold of some pretty decent products such as the famous Vietnamese Silk by visiting the Bai Chay Town. You also can go and visit some floating shops which are actually shops situated on boats which allow for goods such as beer, vodka etc.

Restaurants and Local Food in Halong Bay

One of the most commonly consumed food item in this area is rice. People tends to make rice in numerous forms and then consume it along with chicken, beef or pork. There are a lot of spices as well as herbs a part of their normal diet.
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What are the things to do in Halong bay?

The top things to do in Halong bay are Cat Ba Island, Sung Sot Cave, Dau Be Island, Virgin Cave, Ti Top Island, Dong Thien Cung. You can see all the places to visit in Halong bay here

What is the local food in Halong bay?

One of the most commonly consumed food item in this area is rice. People tends to make rice in numerous forms and then consume it along with chicken, beef or pork. There are a lot of spices as well as herbs a part of their normal diet.
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What are the top hotels in Halong bay?

There are 812 in Halong bay which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Halong bay are Heritage Line - Ginger Cruise, Van Nam Hotel, Queen Motel, Stellar of the Seas Cruise, Sunshine Cat Ba Hotel, Full House The Apartment 2- seaview- up to 6 guests. You can see all the hotels in Halong bay here

How much does a package cost for Halong bay?

The packages for Halong bay start at INR 6252 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the places near Halong bay?

The top places near to Halong bay are Hanoi which is 140 km from Halong bay, Sapa which is located 380 km from Halong bay, Hai van pass which is located 56 km from Halong bay, Bai tu long bay which is located 7 km from Halong bay, Haiphong which is located 52 km from Halong bay

What is the best time to visit Halong bay?

The best time to visit Ha Long Bay would be during the Spring (March to May) and Fall (September to November) seasons when the dry and pleasant weather conditions are optimal for outdoor activities and even water-based activities. Ha Long Bay has four distinct seasons, each offering a unique set of activities and experience. The weather conditions, as well as the scenery, change with the season. Hence, it is worth planning a trip here at all times of the year. Budget travellers can choose to plan a trip in the summer months during which it is most likely to receive massive sales and promotions. On the other hand, winter in Ha Long Bay is a truly unique and surreal experience. July and August, in particular, are prone to sporadic storms and hurricanes that can lead to a delay or even cancellation of your trip. Hence it’s advised to avoid travelling during that time of the year.
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