Halong City, Quang Ninh Province is about 160 kilometers away from Hanoi. It is a famous tourist destination in north Vietnam, the whole country but also the world. The following section lists local travel tips in Ha Long Bay for you to have a perfect trip.
The best time to travel to Ha Long Bay gives you the best experience
Ha Long Bay with its weather has 4 distinct seasons, the most prominent of which being: Winter (From November to March next year) the weather is very cold and summer (From November to March next year, and April – October) very hot weather.
According to the general trend for domestic tourists, summer (from April to August every year) is the most crowded time for Vietnamese tourists to travel to Ha Long. Going in this season, you will freely swim, and participate in fun activities to explore the bay such as kayaking, windsurfing, and skydiving… this season, the services in Ha Long also have many promotions for tourists.
Guests, especially if you join the Halong cruise ship tour, this season will get a lot of discounts. However, in the summer, especially July-August, there are many storms + tropical depressions, so activities on the bay will be banned. => It is best to go in the months 4-5-6 which is the most suitable.
In autumn, Ha Long Bay is also very beautiful, from September to November in Ha Long, it is always sunny, and clear, the weather is not very cold, and you can still swim. At this time, the storm is also less, and the number of visitors is also reduced, so it will avoid the crowded scenes.
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How to choose the accommodation that suits your needs and budget
Accommodation services in Ha Long are very developed with a full range of types such as motels, hotels (1-star to 5 stars), resorts, homestays, and yachts. Each type has different properties and prices, below are the average price list for you to choose from.
|Type of accommodation
|Who is suitable for this type of accommodation?
|500,000 VND – 1,000,000 VND/Day or less in low tourist season
|Suitable for travelers who like new experiences with locals and learn about the culture here
1 -star, 2- star hotel
|150,000 VND – 500,000 VND/Day
|Cost-effective option for travelers, cheapest among accommodation options
|3- star hotel
|500,000 VND – 1,200,000 VND/Day
|Suitable for those who travel in groups, with families or couples
|4- star hotel
|900,000 VND – 1,700,000 VND/Day
|5 -star hotel
|1,500,000 VND – 2,100,000 VND/Day
|For those who want to relax with comfortable services
|1,700,000 VND – 22,000,000 VND/Day
|A sumptuous stay with a night on the sea a wonderful experience
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Enjoy delicious Ha Long food
Ha Long Bay of course has many attractions, we are sure you have found information about attractions in this place. However, do you know where you can eat delicious local food in Ha Long Bay?
Stomatopod Rice Noodle Soup ( Vietnamese meaning: Bún Bề bề)
The famous delicacies in Ha Long Bay are mostly made from seafood such as squid, surface, worm, bored, shrimp, crab, fish, and squid..
Stomatopod rice noodle soup is a popular breakfast and lunch dish in Quang Ninh Province, especially in Ha Long City. Be, also known as mantis shrimp, is a seafood abundant in the sea area of Halong, with firm, sweet and nutritious meat. A bowl of Noodle costs around VND 30,000 – 40,000.
Vietnamese steamed rice rolls with squid cake
This is a famous specialty of Ha Long. In Halong Bay, diners can enjoy squid rolls anytime. Some famous addresses must mention Mrs. Ngan, Mrs. Yen, Goc Bang, or the local market during the day. A meal costs 30,000 – 55,000 VND depending on the diners’ need to order more squid cake.
Bubble yogurt is a must-try dessert in Ha Long Bay. This famous snack has become a Halong Bay trademark, making waves in other cities. These shops make their own soft and smooth yogurt and serve it cold without ice. A serving of yogurt costs only VND10,000-30,000. Hang Co Nghi and Tuan Lien are two places familiar to tourists because of their spacious and comfortable car parks. Tourists can try Ms. Phuong yogurt, which is recommended by many locals.
Dried squid, dried fish, dried shrimp, and dried seafood such as squid cakes, or items made of shells and coal are all gifts from Halong. It is most convenient to buy seafood and souvenirs at Halong Night Market, Cai Dam Market and traditional seafood shops.
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Revealing the secret of travel experiences in Ha Long Bay- Should rent a motorbike to move
You must spend at least 4 days and 3 nights experiencing all the tourist attractions of Ha Long Bay. Prominent in the tourism model in Ha Long is sea tourism, at the same time it has Tuan Chau international entertainment center and some popular tourist sites such as museums, pagodas, and night markets. Another highlight is that Sunworld Park is a relatively new tourism design in Vietnam, with a model similar to Da Nang’s Asian park.
Exploring the beauty of Ha Long Bay by motorbike is the best
Ha Long bay has more unique cultural highlights such as the old town of the Chinese people for visitors to feel a special excitement about the cultural interference between Vietnam, China, and Korea.
And if you want to explore every nook and cranny, learn about the life of Ha Long Bay fishing villagers, and witness the beautiful coastal routes close by, motorbike rental is perfect for you.
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