Cruising Ha Long Bay has long been one of the top things to do when visiting Vietnam, but now tourists have a new way to experience the dazzling natural attraction, the US Cable News Network (CNN) Travel said.

CNN said Cruising Ha Long Bay has long been one of the top things to do when visiting Vietnam.

And now tourists have a new way to experience the dazzling natural attraction.

Northern Vietnam Helicopter Company, a subsidiary of state-owned helicopter operator Vietnam Helicopter Corporation, has launched a series of tourism flights over the scenic Ha Long Bay area.

Flights depart from and arriving at Tuan Chau island, which is about 170-kilometers from Hanoi.

Recognised twice by the UNESCO as a global heritage site for its landscape and geological value, Ha Long Bay in the northeastern province of Quang Ninh has become a magnet for visitors. Last year, Quang Ninh province welcomed 12.3 million visitors, including 5.2 million foreigners/