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Halong Bay

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Country rank: 3 out of 34 Places To Visit In Vietnam

Sub-Region: Halong City


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Ideal duration: 1 day

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

Nearest Airport: Hanoi (Check Flights)

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"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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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