Halong Bay is one of the ‘not-to-be-missed’ highlights of Vietnam. The Bay spans 1500 square kilometers and boasts a staggering 3000 islands, almost all uninhabited, rising out of the water in sheer beauty and magnificence.
The islands silhouette against those further out and against the sky to produce the most inspiring of scenes. The highlight of Halong Bay is the ever changing views of the islands and horizon. The best way to see Halong Bay is to take a 1 or 2 night trip from Hanoi. Options include
accommodation on one of the larger islands or else sleeping in a boat cabin. Overnight options in Halong City are available, and from there day trips can be made around the bay.
Besides its breathtaking panorama, there are caves to explore and kayaking trips available.