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“UNESCO World Heritage Site.”
Review of Halong Bay

Ranked #4 of 60 things to do in Halong Bay
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Halong Bay, is a 3.5 hours drive from Hanoi. Its had UNESCO status since 1994. They say there are 1,969 Islands 40 of them inhabited.
We opted for the day tour, with lunch and a visit to 2 caves, with hindsight we should have chosen an overnight stay, as you sail to a different part of the bay, fro the day trippers, and we would have seen more.
It was very overcast during our trip, but we still enjoyed the experience, there was a few things we did not like, the amount of rubbish that floats in the bay, the mass of tourists that visit,some with very bad manners the Korean's that spit and push everywhere.
I hope this beautiful place does not become a victim of its own success.

Thank Ann281
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Almost three decades since my last visit and it was beautiful then but with new eyes it is breathtaking now. There is something to take in every minute whilst travelling through the Bay but when anchored and you take in the 360 degree views you can marvel at the outcrops, activities on the water or is you are lucky the activities on board.

This Bay is just amazing - you could view all day, take a "million" photos or just sit back, relax and think you were in "heaven."

Love to go back. But it would have to be on the Paradise Elegance again with "Ronaldo".

Thank JohnandFi1953
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Look, I won't sugar coat it, this place is crazy busy with tourists. Because of that anytime you're off the boat checking out stuff the place will be packed with tourists.

However, all of your time on the boat will be very pleasant. Even the other boats when the bay is busy look really nice. If you're on a boat with comfortable rooms and a nice deck, you'll have a great time. The views are absolutely stunning.

I'd recommend one night on a boat, one night in a bungalow. The main city on Cat Ba is mediocre, so avoid.

Thank TorontoJose
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth to see!! Despite the long travel from / to Hanoi, Ha Long bay is definitely worth to visit!

Thank tugbasert
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

A unique trip arranged by our Tour Company. We did an overnight on one of the Paradise boats - luxury to the max. The area will soon be overrun by several new hotels in construction. A glimpse of a setting very critical in the Vietnam War.

Thank Bob B
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