Located in the East Sea area, Halong is a renown tourist destination of Vietnam. With thounsands of spectacular islands, Halong bay was rescognized as natural heritage of the world by UNESCO. Having stunning scenery, luxury hotels and cruises and best choose cuisine, Halong more and more attracts many domestic and foreigners tourists. You are planning to go Halong? Let take a look some tips for travelling Halong bay below in order to have a perfect holiday.
1.When is the best time to visit Halong?
Weather in the North of Vietnam is devided clearly into 4 seasons. The best time to visit Halong is in the summer, from mid-March to the end of June because it is advantage for both swimming, visiting lanscape or taking part in outdoor activities. Travellers should avoid visiting in the months often having storms, rain, tornadoes and mist.
2. How to get/get around there?
If Hanoi is starting point, guests can arrive by train, car or motobike. It takes a lot of time by train so passenger cars is the best choice. Motobikes are not common mean of transportation to travel around Halong so motobike rental service is not popular. Most of tourists were caught taxis to move around. The taxi service in Halong bay is very diverse and high quality, too. Boat tour is also a way to exploring the bay, the rental price is depend on touism season and the type of boat.
3. Hotels and cruises in Halong
There are many 3, 4-star hotels for your choice. To book hotel easily with suitable price, you should not go in the weekend. Some hotels in Halong: Halong Plaza (08 Halong street), Halong Dream (10 Halong street), Mithrin (Hung Thang street), Halong Pearl (Bai Chay),etc.
In addition, staying in cruise is ideal choice for many tourists. Choose a suitable cruise and you can experience a memorable holiday with a lot of exciting activities such as admiring the beauty of Halong from the cruise, kayaking, karaoke, squid fishing, joining in cooking classes and so on. The tour on cruises can last 2 days 1 night or 3 days 2 night depending on each yacht’s itinerary.
4. What to eat?
Food and drink in Halong are very various which bring unique salty flavor of the sea. The dishes are prepared by species having very strange name like Cu Ky, Be Be, Sa Sung, Ngan, Specialties not to be missed in Halong bay are fried squid with sticky rice, fried squid and rolls, gat gu cake, Hoanh Bo wine,