Over the years, Halong Bay and its surrounding area has made a reputable name amongst locals and tourists alike. With new boats making debuts at least every two months and faster than the country’s infrastructure can catch up to, there is no question that the bay is slowly becoming packed with visitors than it can actually handle on a daily basis, especially if everyone else is going to the same attractions all at the same time.
To be able to solve this problem, the Quang Ninh Tourism Board and with the help province’s central government body who’s in charge of all the decision-making in the area, has proposed alternatives on how to control the overcrowding of the destination. Earlier in 2017, the tourism board has released a new and revamped set of routes for all cruise companies that run Halong Bay tours. And with the help of other current developments being established on land, it is now much more efficient to control what was once a dreaded nightmare for each Halong Bay company.
That being said, as a first-time tourist, or even as a returnee, what are the best new ways to see Halong Bay this coming 2018? Where are the best places to stay in Halong Bay? Or most importantly, what are the best Halong Bay recommendations when it comes to attractions, activities, tours, hotels, food, and shopping?
Being one of the largest cruise operators to exist in UNESCO World Heritage Site Halong Bay, we’ve painstakingly did our homework and have gone through deep discoveries of how to give the most remarkable ways in catching a good glimpse of this majestic destination.
Bhaya Cruises’ New Routing
As the group wants to give the best and most relaxing experience possible for its patrons, we have included four unfamiliar sites inside our newest cruise routing itinerary; this list includes Ho Ba Ham (Ba Ham Lake), Tien Ong Cave, Tung Sau Pearl Farm, and Cua Van Floating Fishing Village; all of which are less visited by the majority of the cruise companies in Halong Bay.
And for you to have a glimpse of what and where the destinations are in the bay, below is an overview of each attraction for your reference and use:
Ho Ba Ham Area
Fancy kayaking along the open calm waters of the bay? This is the ideal spot for you. Located just a few miles away from where Tuan Chau Marina sits, Ba Ham Lake is a peaceful and quiet escape from all the people that flock to see Halong Bay.
Halong Pearl Farm
Once a sought-after site during the prime years of Halong Bay cruising, Tung Sau Pearl Farm has been silent over the years and have now found a new place in Bhaya Cruises’ itinerary. Immerse yourself in the process of raising and harvesting pearls from scratch with the local farmers, indulge in a traditional Vietnamese family-style lunch, and maybe even purchase some of the pearls for keepsakes to bring back home or to give to your loved ones.
Cua Van Floating Fishing Village
Once you’re here, you’ll be able to grab a chance to witness how the local villagers survived over the years, either by rented bamboo boats rowed by some of the locals, or by kayak, if you’re up for a scenic workout along the tall limestone islets.
Tien Ong Cave
Halong Bay from Up Above