A strikingly beautiful landscape of limestone islets and emerald waters

Enchanting Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage area of natural beauty known locally as ‘dragon descending to the sea’. It lies in the Gulf of Tonkin in Vietnam’s north east and is home to around 2000 limestone karsts, islets and grottos that stud the serene waters. A cruise in a traditional junk is the best way to experience the bay’s stunning beauty.

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Time difference:

GMT +7 hours

Currency:

Dong

Flying time to destination:

13½ hours (Hanoi which is a 3½-4 hour road transfer)

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