A glimpse of Bai Tu Long Bay 


Bai Tu Long Bay located in the East of Halong Bay, which occupies many islands in Van Don, Cam Pha District. Bai Tu Long is very close to China- Vietnam’s border and becoming an off-the-beaten-track destination that recently been a high demand among international tourists. 

Possessing a similar scenery with Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay emphasizes more transparent water and less-touristy attractions. Traveling to Bai Tu Long Bay promises to deliver many unique experiences, far from the heavily touristic sites.

According to the folklore, Vietnam has been invaded millions of years ago. Emperor Jade sent Mother Dragon and her children to help the civilian. After the invaders were beaten, the dragons admired the peaceful landscape and decided to stay on Earth. The place where the Mother Dragon descended is now called Halong Bay, while Bai Tu Long Bay is where the young dragons descended.

How to reach Bai Tu Long Bay 

People usually travel by car or bus to Cai Rong Port, Van Don District, Quang Ninh Province, and rent a high-speed boat at the pier. After 45 minutes to 1.5 hours, passengers will be enamored by the pristine beauty of the bay. These beaches probably have the best clear water and sand quality found in all of Northern Vietnam. The bay is also home to Bai Tu Long National Park, one of Vietnam’s National Parks that have both a terrestrial and aquatic zones. Moreover, Bai Tu Long National Park is rich in biological diversity, home of different floral and fauna.

Things to do in Bai Tu Long Bay 

Kayak in Cong Do area 

Far from the mainland, the Cong Do area is isolated from regular tourist routes, so the landscape here still retains many primitive features and fresh air. Cong Da Belong to Cong Dam – Cong Do Area, Cong Do Island covers a total area of more than 23 square kilometers, where passengers select for kayak activity. The island features a 172 meters hill that is covered by an evergreen tropical forest.  

Sealife Cruise with Halong Bay – Bai Tu Long Bay routes, you will have a chance to experience kayaking in Cong Do area – the excellent location to enjoy the best sunset in Bai Tu Long Bay. 


Visit Vung Vieng Fishing Village 

Vung Vieng fishing village located in the heart of Bai Tu Long Bay, about 24 kilometers from the mainland. You will not only be bathed in a quiet and peaceful location viewing the enchanting landscape and discovering the local culture of the fishermen but also be instructed in the fine arts of sailing and casting fishnets. Vung Vieng fishing village is not unfettered over time and still enamored the passengers by the beauty of the idyllic house, hospitable fishers, and innocent children. 

Learn history in Thien Canh Son cave 

Located in Cong Do Island conservation area and Bai Tu Long Bay, Thien Canh Son Cave stands out on Ha Long Bay because of its unique and natural beauty. Although the area is smaller than Sung Sot cave, Thien Canh Son cave still possesses undeniable beauty. The pathway attending to Thien Canh Son Cave is already exclusive as it is set below the forest awning and a stone cliff. Inside the cave, passengers will feel like being enclosed by an ethereal wonderland beauty when sightseeing a mini ancient civilization aroused through stalactites. 

Swim in Quan Lan Island 

Quan Lan Island located 27 kilometers away from Bai Tu Long Bay which belongs to Quan Lan island commune. The beach has a curved shape like a crescent moon, sloping gently into the sea and surrounded by green casuarina hills. Quan Lan Beach is one of the beautiful beaches, still retaining its pristine beauty and natural ecological environment. Quan Lan Island offers the most crystal-clear water with smooth white sand beach. Quan Lan Beach is called a “hidden paradise” and perfect to swim in a private beach. Passengers can enjoy the water, fresh air, relax on the beach, or even set up your BBQ party here. 


In some ways, Bai Tu Long Bay is more stunning than Halong Bay, since it is only its initial stages as a promising destination for travelers. Come and discover the flawless beauty of Bai Tu Long Bay!


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