Halong Bay the natural wonder of the world, you will be chance enjoy and more time exploring Vietnam’s Halong Bay and neighboring Lan Ha Bay; explore go kayaking through an amazing tunnel under a karst mountain and swim the turquoise water of the pristine white sandy beaches.
Kayaking is a kind of paddling, using a kayak to move across water. With thousands islands and islets, calm tides, clean, and emerald green water, Halong Bay is the best ideal for the activity. Halong Bay water is pretty warm during winter so feel free to kayaking anytime of the year. Kayaking will make your Halong trip more interesting and impressive.
Visiting Floating Village
Halong bay is not only the World’s most beautiful bay. It’s also a home of the ancient Vietnamese people with occupation by various cultures dating back some 18.000 years. There was many important historical relics from these peoples have been found here. Nowadays, Halong bay is famous of the fishing community. The fishing communities who live on the bay retain their own special culture. There are some villages in the World Heritage Site: Ba Hang, Cua Van, Vung Vieng and Cong Dam. Among them, Vong Vieng and Cong Dam villages belong to Bai Tu Long Bay in a less touristy area.
Among many activities in program, the one which is found to be the most enjoyable was the visit to the floating village. Each fishing village has about 30 – 50 families with the population of around 200 – 600 people. Because most of the rock islands in the area are too poor to be cultivated, daily life in the village is very hard and poor. Food and water are imported from the mainland; the main income is from fishing and tourism activities. The village is a true water world, rising and falling with the tides, sheltered amidst limestone towers. Visitors will see the floating school, where the children go. Visitors here are lured in by the beautiful fishing village – little houses on the water, groups of living house tied together to defend against storms and typhoons. The simple and honest fishermen and the sunburnt faces of the innocent little children – it is all peaceful and charming.
Cycling is the activity that does not take too much time of tourists but it is really the best way to explore Cat Ba National Park. Tourists just have to ride about 10 amazing kilometers passing the mixture of topography from the sea to the plains and from the plains to the mountainous area. During the journey, tourist can admire the real beauty of Cat Ba Jungle’s nature as well as learn more about the lifestyle, the culture and the religion of local people in Viet Hai Village. Viet Hai village is the only place in Cat Ba Island where rice could be planted. Tourism activities have been developed there some years ago but it’s not too busy. The village still maintains its beauty and peace that make tourist interested in. The biggest advantage of cycling is the activity brings a lot of benefits for both our body and mind.
Halong Bay is said to be one of the best place to swim in Vietnam with numerous beaches. The bay is an ideal not only for sunbathing with dazzling sunlight, but also the beautiful beach with calm tides, clean, and pure water. It would be even much more enjoyable if you have a chance to swim far away from the beach, maybe diving from a cruise.
With Karst terrain, Halong bay has many caves and islands. These caves are attractive destination in route visiting Halong bay. Some famous caves are known extensively by tourist such as “Dau Go” cave, “Thien Cung” cave, “Sung Sot” cave… Magnificent masterpieces of the Creator will definitely dazzle all visitors by the magical world of stalactites and stalagmites in various sizes and shapes.
“Sung Sot” cave which is included in the route of Scorpion Cruise located in Bo Hon Island and belong to center Halong bay. This cave included two parts with stalactites with unique shape such as rock elephant, rock flower, rock water seal..etc. You could easily visit “Sung Sot” cave when take part in cruise journey: Dark and Light Cave – Soi Sim Island – Sung Sot cave – Hoa Cuong Floating Village. Name of cave explain wonderful beauty to surprise everyone.