Ha Long Bay, located in the Gulf of Tonkin, Quang Ninh Province, is 165 km from the capital of Ha Noi. It includes 1,960 - 2000 islands and islets. Travelers come to this UNESCO World Heritage not only to look at its amazing limestone island, rock formation and caves, but also to rent a kayak or a traditional junk boat to explore the caves hidden deep in the islands like: Sung Sot, Dau Go, Thien Cung or incredible islands: Ti Top, Cat Ba. Now, people can also experience the best of Vietnam by air on Ha Long Bay seaplane. Enjoy your time to swim into the emerald water, walk on beautiful white sandy beaches, and eat delicious seafood dishes.
The weather in Ha Long Bay is typical for tropical coastal climate, which has two main seasons all year around. From April to September, it is often hot and humid; from October to March, the weather is dry with some cold months.
Best time to visit Ha Long Bay:
The best time to visit Ha Long Bay really depends on your own definition of a perfect trip. If you are concerned about weather, then the periods September – November and March – May are ideal for a trip to Ha Long Bay. The dry climate and pleasant temperature will enable you to enjoy all activities offered on board while making sightseeing as perfect as it could be.
How to get to Ha Long Bay:
4-hour-drive from Hanoi through urbanized areas. You’ll transfer to the docking station, since it is a popular destination; expect bustling scenes of boats and large crowds. All this will be left behind once you sail away to a more serene environment.
Vietnam has a tropical monsoon climate, dominated by the south or southwesterly monsoon from May to September and the northeast monsoon from October to April. The southern summer monsoon brings rain to the two deltas and west-facing slopes, while the cold winter monsoon picks up moisture over the Gulf of Tonkin and dumps it along the central coast and the eastern edge of the central highlands. Within this basic pattern there are marked differences according to altitude and latitude; temperatures in the south remain equable all year round, while the north experiences distinct seasonal variations.
In the past few years Vietnamese food has become more and more popular around the world. Food lovers may have tried the two best known Vietnamese dishes – spring rolls and bread rolls. Rice, noodles, fresh vegetable and herbs all play big roles in Vietnamese food, making it one of the healthiest cuisines in the world.
In Vietnam you’ll discover one unmistakable fact: Vietnamese people love noodles. They eat them every day, sometimes for every meal. Vietnamese noodles are made from a few basic ingredients, the most common being rice, wheat and mung beans, but a whole sub-cuisine is built on these basics.
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