Bai Tu Long Bay in Vietnam is a less-visited Bay which leaves it pristine and spectacular. Somebody even prioritizes this Bay over its celebrated neighboring Halong Bay. There are some unique highlights of this destination that are worth cruising and discovering. People might refer to it as “a charming virgin.”
Top Facts about Bai Tu Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay consists of the sea areas of Halong City, Cam Pha City, and Van Don Island District. The Bay has more than 40 islands and islets of various sizes, of which some are inhabited. The locals mostly reside on Van Don Island District and other islands of Quan Lan, Ngoc Vung, Ban Sen, Cua Ong, etc., and their major livelihoods are fishing and raising aquaculture.
The Bai Tu Long Bay Cruise tour highlights include Poem Mountain, Frog Islet, Turtle Island, Tu Hai Island, Thien Canh Son Cave, Tam Cung Cave, Me Cung Cave, Van Don Beach, Quan Lan Beach, Co To Beach, and Minh Chau Beach. Bai Tu Long Bay is gifted with the treasures of Nature. Its islands, islets, beaches, and grottoes remain so charming and pristine that makes it ideal for relaxing cruises. Also included in the area is the well-known Bai Tu Long Park which preserves the valued ecosystems of the rainforest, limestone forest, littoral forest, coral area, and shallow-water area.
Together with the natural beauty, Bai Tu Long Bay Vietnam is famous for the fresh seafood like geoduck, crab, mini crab, mussel, snail, squid, “Sa Sung” (a kind of sea worm), and more. The keys of this area are privacy and sublime landscape which is ideal for cruises to anchor at night. To get to this serene area, guests can book cruises for the itineraries of 2 or 3 days.
The Best Attractions to See in Bai Tu Long Bay Vietnam
First, Thien Canh Son Cave consists of three major caverns that are only accessed by a path through a dense forest canopy. The interior of the cave shelters the ancient stalagmites and stalactites in various formations. You’re likely to meet the limestones of the lotus, baby elephant, seal, and more. The structure of the cave is the bonus that can excite adventurers who keep being entertained so much by the naturally-crafted objects.
Second, Vung Vieng Fishing Village is nestled at the heart of Bai Tu Long Bay which is a must to visit, not only in Bat Tu Long Bay but also in the neighboring Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay. The floating hamlet is famous for the serene atmosphere and fishing tradition that might be hard to find elsewhere. Leaning against the limestone islet, Vung Vieng is blessed with the ideal scenery for sightseeing and photographing. Besides, local fishermen are so friendly and hospitable that nicely impress visitors.
Third, Ban Chan Beach (Foot Beach) is an interesting place to marvel at Nature with white sandbank and blue water encompassed by limestone cliff and lush jungle. The best things to do on this beach should always be kayaking, swimming, and beach barbecue parties.
Fourth, Bai Tu Long National Park includes a terrestrial area of 61.25km2 and an aquatic area of 96.58km2. The park is rich in ecosystems of forests, flooded soil, and marine life that takes you back to primitive Nature. It is perfect for trekking, cycling, and spotting wildlife. It is easy to find the flora and fauna species during your excursions, and with luck, you might meet species recorded in the Red Book.
Fifth, Cong Do Island is around 25km away from Bai Chay Wharf. This is home to a plethora of the coral reefs and natural lakes that make up the beautiful island to unveil. Other natural highlights of this area include the limestone cliffs and thick forests which help preserves the privacy and natural beauty of the island.
These top things to see in Bai Tu Long Bay Vietnam promise the pleasant cruise trip to the sublime getaway which is just as beautiful as Halong Bay, but in the smaller scope and more pristine.
I love traveling and have been working in tourism industry since 1996. Vietnam is my homeland so I would like to share with you my experience to discover this destination best!