Top ten must-do activities while cruising Ha Long Bay: The Travel hinh anh 1An aerial view of Ha Long Bay (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - The famous international tourist information site The Travel has just published an article suggesting the top ten activities to do in discovering Ha Long Bay – a natural wonder of the world in Vietnam.

Joshua Chiedu, the author of the article, affirmed that visitors to Vietnam must definitely visit the bay, considering it a deeply cultural and scenic destination in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh dotted with stunning limestone formations and lush forests. He said it is one of the best places in the country to enjoy an epic seaside adventure and many other things.

“For travelers heading to Asia and already yearning for how to get the most out of this exciting destination, here are the best ways to explore Ha Long Bay,” read the article.

Go kayaking

The article described Kayaking on Ha Long Bay one of the most relaxing things to experience in Vietnam. Travelers can paddle on calm water and get close to the gigantic limestones. “The views of lush forests carpeting the unique rock formations, and the endless stretches of the sea and sky just makes this nature-inclined experience a must-do in Ha Long Bay.”

Take a cruise around the bay

According to the author, the unique turquoise colours of the waters and the limestone formations scattering across the bay are best explored from the water. The adventure easily takes travelers to the numerous islands across the bay, presenting them with views of thousands of limestone formations of different shapes and sizes. Cruising along the bay during the day is most popular among visitors but the night is also a great time to see a completely different scenery characterised by the moonlight and the silver colour of the water.

Get on a local rowboat

A rowboat is a popular mode of transportation for the locals in Ha Long Bay. It is usually used by fishermen to get across the water and travelers who want a more local and intimate experience on the island can hop on one of these boats and get carried around the water by an experienced local. Besides being a relaxing experience, it brings one closer to the people and their culture.

Top ten must-do activities while cruising Ha Long Bay: The Travel hinh anh 2On the bay (Photo: VNA)
Engage in rock climbing

This thrilling activity is popular among both locals and tourists as the islands offer spots for all climbing levels from beginners to experienced climbers. Some of the best places for rock climbing there are the Lua Tam Biet, Cerro Torre, and La Plage Des Pirate.

Go Fishing

Ha Long Bay is filled with lots of fishing villages and travelers can visit one of them, such as the Cua Van, Ba Hang, and Cong Dam, to engage in one of the bay’s most popular professions. Squids are one of the local popular sea products, but others such as crabs, snails, prawns, and shrimps can also be seen in the waters.

Eat some seafood

Ha Long Bay is a fishing area in Vietnam and this makes seafood one of the island’s most popular dishes. Even though there are lots of things to do, a visit to this unique bay is not complete without a taste of at least one seafood dish. Cha Muc (fried squid paste) is a must-taste. Other delicious ones include fried snails and seafood noodles.

Explore some caves

Ha Long Bay is endowed with numerous caves that present great opportunities for cave exploration. Many of the caves are characterised by unique rock formations and many interesting tunnels. Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave is the largest and one of the best to see while on the bay. Luon Cave, one of the bay’s most beautiful ones, can only be accessed by kayaks, thereby creating more opportunities for exciting adventures. Other interesting caves to see include Thien Cung, Trinh Nu Grotto, and Dau Go.

Top ten must-do activities while cruising Ha Long Bay: The Travel hinh anh 3Sung Sot cave (Photo: VNA)
Relax on a beach

Local beaches are characterised by turquoise waters and sugar-white sands. The numerous surrounding limestones carpeted with lush vegetation also add to the beach’s scenery. Activities such as swimming, kayaking, scuba diving, and snorkeling are popular. While some beaches are usually overcrowded, others are located in remote places where one can enjoy a relaxing time on the water. Ban Chan and Quan Lan beaches are such off-the-beaten-track locations to check out.

Visit Sun World Ha Long Park

Sun World Ha Long Park is best suited for those seeking a recreational adventure. It features lots of activities ranging from thrilling rides to exciting water slides, and towering Ferris wheels. There are also areas where visitors can explore trees and waterfalls, as well as many other interesting attractions.

Visit Quang Ninh Museum


Quang Ninh Museum is a popular spot for travelers seeking more details about the unique bay. It presents an impressive outdoor design and an interior endowed with artifacts that cover the local artistic, historic, cultural, natural aspects./.
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