Bai Tu Long Bay is located in the North East of Vietnam, including hundreds of islands of different sizes, many large islands are inhabited such as Van Don, Quan Lan, Ban Sen, Ngoc Vung and coastal areas Ben Do, Door Ong. People mainly live by fishing, breeding and breeding aquatic species.
According to the history: “When Vietnamese people was invaded by foreigners, Jade Emperor sent a mother dragons and her babies got down to the world to help people fight the enemy. When the enemy ships came out from the sea, the Dragon had released countless jewels and turned into thousands of rocks on the sea, creating a solid wall to block enemy ships. The crew of the invaders were crashed into each other. After the war, the mother dragon and her babies do not return to heaven but stay in the world where the battle took place. The position of mother Dragon down is Ha Long, Dragon baby down is Bai Tu Long. The tail of the dragon flocked to the white water was Long Vi (Tra Co peninsula today) with fine sand and more than a dozen kilometers long. ”
Van Don island in Bai Tu Long bay
Beautiful beach in Bai Tu Long bay – Photo: IG @ajgutierrez
In 2006, Gecko Travel Ecotourist Company (UK) selected Vietnam’s Bai Tu Long Bay as one of the top five tourist destinations in Southeast Asia. The bay is famous not only for its limestone islands up to thousands of years but also for its beautiful caves, stretching beaches and cool weather. The caves usually visited by visitors are: Dau Go cave, Thien Canh Son cave, Sung Sot cave, … All have unique stalactites and stalactites, and bring many associations. Beautiful beaches such as Con Co Beach, Van Don Beach, Quan Lan Beach, Minh Chau Beach, Cô Tô …
Kayaking in Bai Tu Long bay
Lutraria-philippinarum – specialty in Bai Tu Long bay
Visitors come to the bay can choose many types of travel services such as sightseeing, exploring, resort, adventure tours, kayaking, overnight on the boat, … and enjoy the specialties.