The emerald waters of Halong Bay are one of the seven new wonders of nature on the list of the New Seven Wonders Foundation. A pleasant way to explore this natural site, surrounded by towering limestone islands, is to board a traditional junk boat to admire the unique landscapes. Our local agencies can recommend activities to help you enjoy all that the bay has to offer. For example, you can take a tai chi class at sunrise while sailing among the islands.
For those who like to discover hidden treasures, we recommend visiting the caves in the karst rocks, such as Surprise Cave or Luon Cave. If you want to visit these caves, you can board a bamboo boat for a close-up view of the lush vegetation, such as orchids and fig trees, that grows on the walls.
To observe the Halong Bay's marine ecosystem, take a kayak trip or simply swim in its clear waters. You can also admire the hundreds of submerged islets which, according to legend, are precious stones thrown into the water by a dragon to protect Vietnam from invaders.