A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Halong Bay is scattered with more than 2000 floating islands of karstic rock. Legend has it that these floating islands were created by a family of dragons who were invoked by the Emperor to protect Vietnam against Chinese invaders. The dragons flew across the bay, spitting out jewels and jade, which magically turned into scattered islands. Together, these islands linked to create a protective barrier, which can still be admired to this day. Visitors can hop aboard a traditional Junk ship, sailing through the bay’s unique and mysterious landscapes and exploring its hidden caves and grottoes. Stay aboard overnight to witness the ethereal beauty of the sunrise across northern Vietnam’s most popular tourist destination.
Discover Halong Bay on Your Vietnam Holiday
- Hanoi + Halong Bay + Ho Chi Minh City + Mekong Delta + Siem Reap + Phnom Penh + Oudong
- Hanoi + Hoa Lu + Halong Bay + Hue + Hoi An + Da Nang + Ho Chi Minh City and Mekong Delta
- Hanoi + Halong Bay + Hue + Hoi An + Ho Chi Minh City + Mekong Delta + Phuket