Where in Vietnam is Halong Bay?

Is Halong Bay in North or South Vietnam?

Halong Bay is located in Quang Ninh Province, in northeast Vietnam. It’s about 160 kilometers to the northeast of Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam.

Is Halong Bay in Ho Chi Minh?

Halong Bay is about as far away from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) as you can go. Ho Chi Minh City is in the most southern part of the country whereas Halong Bay is in the most northern part, close to the border. … Taking a 2 hour non-stop flight to Van Don airport is the most convenient and fastest way to get to Halong bay.

What is special about Halong Bay?

Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that covers some 150,000 hectares. … All of the islands and surrounding cliffs are made of limestone, which has been steadily eroded over the centuries to create what’s left today – the towering pillars topped with greenery and the sheer cliffs that enclose the bay.

Can you cruise around Vietnam?

10 Best Vietnam Cruises & Tours for 2021-2022

This active 12-day trek through Vietnam explores the villages of Red Zao and Hmong, and cruises Ha Long Bay en route from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. Meet and interact with locals along the way, learning about their culture and history.

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Is Halong Bay one of the 7 Wonders of the World?

Ha Long Bay has officially become one of the world’s new seven wonders of nature, according to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. A provisional announcement of the bay’s new status was made three months ago after global voting ended, by New Open World Corporation, an associate of the New 7 Wonders Foundation.