The UNESCO World Heritage Site Ha Long Bay is world famous for a reason; it’s beautiful. Nearly two thousand limestone rocks rise from the calm waters. It’s the inspiration for dozens of local legends and poems and maybe that’s why it’s a fixture on the tourist trail. Some think that’s reason enough to skip Ha Long Bay…too many tourists. They’re wrong. Go, go, go!
There are many ways to see Ha Long Bay and tours are available for every budget. Watch my video for recommendations. I loved our trip, but the second time around I would do it differently.
Travel Tip: You must join a tour to cruise Ha Long Bay. Most people book their tours in
Hanoi, which includes transport from to Ha Long Bay. However, even if you arrive in Ha Long City on your own, you will have to join an organized tour to see the area by boat. Hanoi