Spectacular Halong Bay…

Spectacular Halong Bay…

I paid a bit more for Ha Long Bay than most budget backpackers do. I had heard a lot of peoplpe that were not that happy with what they booked for the boat they were on was old, dirty and overcrowded. After a 3 hour drive from Hanoi to Ha long Bay we arrived at a busy harbour filled with junker sailboats. I met all the other people that were gonna go on the boat (24 in total) and found out that some of them did only the night on the boat and the next day would be leaving us again. That meant

Amazing HaLong Bay

Amazing HaLong Bay

Yo Yo, So after my lovely events yesterday we ventured from the overnight sleeper train at about 5 ish from what i remeber to Halong bay.Im actually kinda getting used to the trains now....only 1 more to go now.Ok this is the place in vietnam which is on most pictures when u c a brochure of vietnam...it's the place where all the rock formations r coming outta the sea.....i have to say i love how they look....N one minute we're all half asleep on the bus as expected n then all of a sudden

Day trip to Halong Bay

Day trip to Halong Bay

We set off from Ngo Huyen St at around 8 this morning and were sent on a larger bus from the lake to HaLong Bay. The journey took about 3 hours in total from city centre to the bay including a quick 20 minute stop for a bite to eat. Got some of the nicest fresh mango from the stop which kept me refreshed and makes a change from the usual bus food, Oreo cookies. The journey to Halong wasn't as scenic as i expected but there were the usual paddy fields and water buffalo grazing along the

Halong Bay Diary

Halong Bay Diary

17th October Before I begin, I must say to anyone reading this who is considering travel in Vietnam, You MUST go to Halong Bay and Monkey Island Resort. Our trip was one of the best things we have done so far and great value for money. $155 per pax for 4 days/3 nights for all food, transport, accommodation, activities (-kayaking, caving, fishing village, cycling around Cat Ba island etc), perfect English speaking guides and no push for tips! Contact Ecoviettours for the same package. We

Let’s fly over Halong Bay

Let’s fly over Halong Bay

The tour leads you to different states of feeling for less than 10 minutes. Some may have fears at the first minutes when they are not sure whether the canoe runs at the speed fast enough for the parachute to take off. However, this is the exciting moment for the calm adventurers to enjoy flying up to the sky together with the parachute. Never mind whether in case of fear or excitement and a parachute-pulled canoe tour is quite safe as the driver knows how fast he should run the canoe

Vote for Halong Bay

Vote for Halong Bay

NewOpenWorld, the organizer of the vote for seven new natural wonders of the world, has allowed voters to vote through mobile phones. To vote for Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay, voters dial +1 649 339 8080 and press 7712, the code for Ha Long Bay. The vote is successful if voters press the code after hearing a dialogue in English and the bell. The vote is now at the final stage. Ha Long currently ranks the fourth of 28 candidates. The winners will be announced on November 11

Ha Long – Aesthetic value

Ha Long – Aesthetic value

Ha Long Bay is a mighty, wonderful and unique sculptural site by Nature with thousands of islands and islets rising from the blue sea. Islands on Ha Long Bay do not look boring; it is possible to find various interesting shapes of the islands and islets: one brings to mind a pair of chicken bobbing on the spacious water (Trong Mai Islet); another is like an eagle looking for food (Dai Bang islet); yet another is like an old fisherman (La Vong islet) etc. Ha Long Bay’s beauty varies

Cat Ba Island In Halong

Cat Ba Island In Halong

A trip to Catba ( VietNamese: Cát Bà) island can be separated or combined with a visit to Halong Bay.This is the largest island in the Cat Ba Archipelago that consists of 350 limestone outcrops adjacent to Halong. I/ CAT BA INFORMATION This is an oasis where you can be apart for one or a few days during a long voyage. If starting from Halong Wharf it will take you 4 hours by a tourist boat, with stopovers for swimming, visiting spectacular karsts and having fresh sea food. In a

Bai Chay beach

Bai Chay beach

Bai Chay is a large, beautiful, artificial beach, closed to the coast of Hạ Long Bay. The 100-meter-wide-sandy beach spans over 500 m. Early in the morning or in late afternoon, thousands of people liven up the atmosphere here. I/  BAI CHAY BEACH INFORMATION 300" alt="" width="250" height="200" /> The asphalt road winds its way through the white sandy beach and luxuriant casuarinas. The Hoàng Gia Tourism Company has invested in diverse services for tourists. The Bai Chay tourist site is

Transportation in Ha Long city

Transportation in Ha Long city

All information on transportation in Vietnam show you the way to travel in Vietnam, how to manage with Vietnam transportation which surely makes your travels and stays here easier like local residents. Boat There are daily slow boats connecting Hon Gai with Hai Phong (60,000d, three hours). Boats depart Hon Gai at 6.30 am, 1 lam and 4pm. There are no longer hydrofoils linking Halong and Hai Phong as travel by road is cheaper and just as fast. The best way to get to Cat Ba Island is to

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