Ha Long Bay  is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and popular travel destination in Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam. The name Hạ Long means “descending dragon”. The bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various shapes and sizes. Ha Long Bay is a center of a larger zone which includes Bai Tu Long Bay to the northeast, and Cat Ba Island to the southwest. These larger zones share a similar geological, geographical, geomorphological, climate, and cultural characters.

Ha Long Bay has an area of around 1,553 km2, including 1,960–2,000 islets, most of which are limestone. The core of the bay has an area of 334 km2 with a high density of 775 islets. The limestone in this bay has gone through 500 million years of formation in different conditions and environments. The evolution of the karst in this bay has taken 20 million years under the impact of the tropical wet climate. The geo-diversity of the environment in the area has created biodiversity, including a tropical evergreen biosystem, oceanic and sea shore biosystem. Ha Long Bay is home to 14 endemic floral species and 60 endemic faunal species.

500 years ago, Nguyen Trai praised the beauty of Ha Long Bay in his verse Lộ nhập Vân Đồn, in which he called it “rock wonder in the sky”.In 1962, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of North Vietnam listed Ha Long Bay in the National Relics and Landscapes publication. In 1994, the core zone of Ha Long Bay was listed as a World Heritage Site according to Criterion VII, and listed for a second time according to Criterion VIII.

 

Tours in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Cuc Phuong National Park Tour - 2 days 1 Night

Let join this trip with us for 2 days, we will together explore Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Cuc

Perfume Pagoda 1 Day Tour

Located approximately 70 kilometers at the South of Hanoi, and downstream from the town of My Duc on the Yen

Ha Long- Yen Tu Pagoda 2 Days 1 Night Tour

On this tour, you will go to Yen Tu Pagoda Complex. It is the biggest Buddhism Center of Vietnam. Next,

Ha Long Tour 3 Days 2 Nights at Cruise

Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and popular travel destination in the north of Vietnam. When you

Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Bai Dinh - Trang An 2 Days 1 Night Tour

Arriving at Ninh Binh province, you will visit some beautiful places. First, your guide will take you to visit Hoa

Yen Tu Pagoda 1 Day Tour

Yen Tu, one of "the biggest Buddhist Centers" of Vietnam, is very famous for its beautiful landscapes, historical relics and

Ha Long Bay 1 Day Tour

Since 1994, Ha Long Bay have been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Moreover Ha Long Bay was

Ha Long Bay Tour - 2 Days 1 Night on Boat

Ha Long Bay,  known as a famous natural wonder, not only owns a natural beauty space, but also hides a

Ha Long Tour 2 Days 1 Night

Your guide will pick you up at your hotel in Ha Noi and head to Ha Long. Spend two days

Ha Long Bay Tour 3 Days 2 Nights

Situated in the Northwest West of the country in Ninh Binh district, it is a 600 square mile paradise, Ha

Ha Long Bay - Tuan Chau Island 2 Days 1 Night Tour

Tuan Chau Island is one of the most touristic destinations in Ha Long City. There are many archaeological sites pertaining

Mai Chau Adventure Tour 2 Days 1 Night

As you know, an interesting thing in Mai Chau is to trek or ride bicycle through the valley, delightful trails,

Ha Long Tour 3 Days 2 Nights at Cruise and Ha Long Hotel

Ha Long Bay literally means “descending Dragon Bay”, this bay is the part of Ha Long city and quite popular

Cat Ba Tour - 2 Days 1 Night at Boat

Cat Ba island in the North of Vietnam is just situated 50 km East of Hai Phong City. Cat Ba

Cat Ba Tour 3 Days 2 Nights

Cat Ba Island is situated in Ha Long Bay, 50 km to the east of Hai Phong City, in Northern