What is the best time to visit Ha Long Bay
With its majestic natural beauty, Ha Long Bay is regarded as a popular tourist destination in Vietnam that you should not miss in your life. Come to discover the beauty of Ha Long Bay at least once - one of the two bays that UNESCO recognizes as a natural heritage of the world, and one of the seven new natural wonders of the world! We would like to share with you some useful experiences when traveling to Ha Long Bay.
The ideal time for Ha Long tour
Thanks to the clear division of weather, at any time Ha Long is still an attractive tourist destination. If you are Vietnamese, you should go to Ha Long Bay in summer (from April to October) every year. In the winter, Ha Long attracts a large number of international tourists to come here for sightseeing and relaxation.
Summer is the peak season of Ha Long, so you should probably focus on the following stages: from March to May and from August to October and should not go from June to July every year because of the following reason:
- The weekend of June and July is the peak days. The number of tourists to Halong is very crowded so that some visitors will feel uncomfortable and the price of services is getting higher.
- At the same time, according to the nature of the weather, June and July are the months when a lot of typhoons land in the Gulf of Tonkin and Ha Long, so be careful when traveling in Ha Long Bay in this period. It is the best to go to Ha Long soon (from March to May) or go a little later (from August to October).
- If for some reasons, you have to travel to Halong Bay in June and July, you should hire tour operators to organize, and they will help you minimize those two weaknesses.
Some beautiful destinations of Ha Long Bay:
- Co To Island
Come and explore Co To island with beautiful coral reefs, tourists can take a boat to the island and bath here. Co To Island still remains its wilderness in the busy atmosphere of Ha Long tourism.
- Tuan Chau Island
It is the most beautiful island among 1,969 islands in Ha Long Bay and is also the only island inhabited. The island is the largest artificial coast in Vietnam. Tra Co beach with white sand will be an ideal place to play and participate in exciting water sports.
- Luon Cave
Ha Long is proud of the significant cave system; each cave has its own beauty and the story attached to it. One of the typical caves is Luon cave which is located on the island of Bo Hon, 14 km from Bai Chay. Here you can see the stalactites built for millions of years in various shapes and sizes. The island of Tortoise is in front of the cave, and the Heaven Gate is on the right.