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Vịnh Bái Tử Long

Vịnh Bái Tử Long (Vietnam)

Practical information on Vịnh Bái Tử Long

  • Relaxation
  • Beach / Seaside Resort
  • Viewpoint
  • Caves
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Off the beaten track
5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
4hr drive from Hanoï
When to go
From March to June
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Vịnh Bái Tử Long

Solène Roy Seasoned Traveller
25 written opinions

Off the classic tourist trail, Bai Tu Long Bay is an extension of Ha Long Bay.

My suggestion:
Bear in mind that a two-day cruise actually only lasts 24 hours! Don't forget your camera!
My review

Three years ago I went on a typical cruise around Ha Long Bay. Great scenery, but it was too noisy and busy with boats.

This time around I headed to Bai Tu Long Bay. First stroke of luck was being with a fun group and a trilingual guide with a wicked sense of humour! Secondly, we went out on the perfect day. The sun shone, reflecting off emerald green water.

Thirdly, mass tourism has not yet got its claws into the area. The panoramic view at the cave entrance is grandiose. Time stops still, as you sit back and watch large junkboats cross the horizon. Our kayak trip was a fun-filled moment of laughter and jokes.

If there's a downside, it was the 'staged' feel of the pearl farm visit, but it's still far cry from the 'Disneyland-style' tackiness of Ha Long's 'Surprise Cave'.

Bai Tu Long Bay
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