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Ha Long General Information

Ha Long is a small city by Vietnam’s standards, with close to 200,000 people. The capital of Quang Ninh Province is an increasingly vital gateway to the People’s Republic of China and as such, is in the early phases of a phenomenal growth spurt as travel and trade between the two nations rapidly develops. Another, perhaps more conspicuous reason for Ha Long’s precipitous rise is the global interest in Vietnam as a tourist destination. International arrivals to the country have risen sharply over the last two decades after all, with Hanoi, Hue, Nha Trang and Cuc Phuong National Park among the usual tourism suspects. Ha Long just so happens to be one of the most popular targets for visitors as well, courtesy of Ha Long Bay.

Ha Long Bay, or Vinh Ha Long, is one of only two natural UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Vietnam. The Gulf of Tonkin wonder consists of thousands of otherworldly limestone pillars that seem to shift and transform in the mist. The spectacular seascape of Ha Long Bay is singular in Vietnam and indeed, the world. As a result, the bay lures millions to Ha Long from Hanoi, Hai Phong and other parts of Vietnam and Southeast Asia throughout the year. Aside from brilliant endemic fauna and flora, boat tours of Ha Long Bay highlight hidden grottoes, furtive caves and thriving, traditional fishing villages.

Ha Long, Vietnam

Located in the Quang Ninh province in northern Vietnam, Ha Long city and its bay are known for the Ha Long Islets (scenic rock formations). About 100 miles (161 km) east of Hanoi, this city is a popular travel destination in Asia. Whether it’s a trip to see the massive rocks jutting out of the ocean or an adventure into one of the many caves, Ha Long is an unforgettable holiday.

Ha Long Attractions

  • Quan Lan Beach
  • Su Tu Bien Islet
  • Dau Go Cave

Ha Long Activities

  • Enjoy Bai Chay Beach, an artificial beach
  • Visit Ha Long Market
  • See the old stone houses in the mining town of Cam Pha


  • Co Ngu Restaurant
  • Phuong Vi
  • Kim Hang Restaurant
  • Phuong Oanh Restaurant
  • Thang Thuy Restaurant

Ha Long Climate

The climate of Ha Long and the bay is considered tropical and wet. Only two seasons are produced here: hot, humid summers and dry, cool winters. The temperatures seldom change and range from 59°F to 77°F (15°C to 25°C). Annual rainfall measures between 79 inches and 87 inches (2,007 mm and 2,210 mm).

Getting There & Around

Flights to the area fly to Hanoi Airport; from there, visitors take a hired car or bus to reach Ha Long. A rental is the best way, although it can be expensive. Some hotels offer transfers and pickups to the airport.

Public buses, motorbikes and taxis are available for getting about the city. Before taking a bus or taxi, however, be sure to confirm the destination and the fare.


  • Blue Coast Bar
  • Emeraude Café
  • Casino Restaurant
  • Cat Ba Resort
  • Green Mango

Other Attractions

  • Ha Long Bay
  • Tuan Chau Island
  • Thien Cung Grotto
  • Dau Go Cave
  • Sung Sot Cave

Other Activities

  • Bai Chay
  • Bach Dang Festival
  • Cua Ong Festival
  • Long Tien Pagoda Festival
  • Tra Co Festival

More Info On Climate

Halong has a tropical climate, with cool, rainy winters, hot, humid summers and temperatures between 15°C and 25°C.

Hotels in Ha Long

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From US$76

1 Novotel Ha Long Bay

4 stars
4.4 / 5 5 reviews

Ha Long Road Map

With exceptional service and facilities, the Hotel Novotel Ha Long Bay is perfect for a special weekend getaway for holiday makers and an ideal conference venue for business travellers. GeneralThe... More

From US$253

2 Gray Line Ha Long

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

Bai Chay Map

Free Bottle of Wine per stay

Gray Line Halong is proud to be the first oceanic overnight cruise along the 103-year history of Gray Line Worldwide. Be charmed by her exquisite luxury, intimate setting and unrivalled home from... More

Awesome, simply awesome!
Gray Line Ha Long We had an awesome time on our Halong Bay cruise. We had arranged for a private transfer which I was trying to justify. Definitely worthwhile as it is such a long way from...
2 Jun 2015
From US$228

3 Paragon Cruise

3 stars
5.0 / 5 10 reviews

Bai Chay Map

Book 3 Days in Advance & Save 25%

Experience spectacular world heritage site - Halong Bay with Paragon Cruise, the boat was built in traditional style. With 12 spacious cabins, tastefully furnished, topside bar, gourmet restaurant,... More

Wonderful Paragon Cruise
Wonderful Paragon Cruise Great trip in Halong Bay , We love Paragon Thanks
18 Jul 2015
From US$54

4 Asean Halong Hotel

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

Bai Chay Road Bai Chay Map

Featuring unparalleled level of service and utmost comfort, this property is an ideal place for an unforgettable holiday in Halong. GeneralGuests travelling on business purpose can make use of the... More

5 Emeraude Classic Cruise

4 stars
5.0 / 5

Royal Park Map

Sit back and relax in one of the cruise''''s 37 cabins, all designed with guests'''' comfort in mind. Guests will find non smoking rooms, complimentary bottled water, air conditioning waiting in... More

From US$67

6 Royal Lotus Hotel Ha Long

4 stars
4.0 / 5

Bai Chay Map

Stay 2 Nights & Save 25%

Discerning tourists looking to experience a majestic cruise around Halong Bay can book a stay at the luxurious Royal Lotus Hotel Ha Long. While on a Ha Long getaway, tourists can frolic at Bai Chay... More

From US$70

7 Mithrin Hotel Halong

4 stars
3.0 / 5

Hung Thang Road- Bai Chay Map

Offering good service, prime location and elegant decoration, the Mithrin Hotel makes guest stay genuinely enjoyable as well as comfortable with its professionalism, hospitality and friendliness. ... More

From US$41

8 Saigon Halong Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

Halong Road, Baichay Ward Map

Welcome to Sai Gon Ha Long Hotel, which offers a harmonious section of a building and villas with panoramic view of Halong Bay, peaceful green space with pine trees enclosed. GeneralSai Gon Ha... More

From US$60

9 Halong Plaza Hotel

4 stars
3.0 / 5 1 reviews

8 Halong Road Map

Book 45 Days in Advance & Save 15%

Surrounded by beautiful beaches and lush green tropical plants, Halong Plaza Hotel offers you a warm welcome and makes your stay as comfortable as possible. General The hotel also provides a wide... More

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