Top 5 Things to Do in Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay has been recognized as a “World Natural Heritage Site” by UNESCO due to its significant geology and geomorphology. It’s no wonder that this is a must-visit destination for travelers seeking breathtaking natural beauty and a unique cultural experience. In this blog post, we will be highlighting the top 5 things to do in Halong Bay that you won’t want to miss, an extra version for the blog before. So, let’s get started!

Discover hidden caves and grottos

Travelers once coming to the Heritage of the World in Vietnam shouldn’t miss the chance to explore the grotto system there. Magnificent masterpieces of the Creator will definitely dazzle all visitors with the magical world of stalactites and stalagmites in various sizes and shapes.

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Cruise Halong Bay and explore these hidden gems for yourself, such as the grandiose Thien Cung Cave – nicknamed the Heaven Palace Cave, famed for its many stalagmites and stalactites, and Dau Go Cave – called the Cave of Wonders, featuring fascinating rock formations lighted up by a kaleidoscope of color.

Swimming and Sunbathing on Ha Long Bay

Halong Bay is one of the best destinations to swim in Vietnam, with thousands of limestone islands and caves. There are countless places to stop for swimming, fishing, snorkeling, and kayaking when cruising. On the famous Cat Ba Island, there are a few well-known beaches to relax on, some with easily remembered names like Cat Co 1, Cat Co 2, and Cat Co 3.

Swimming and sunbathing are can't be not missed

Diving and kayaking are other water sports that you can satisfy. Many private operators close to Halong Bay offer equipment for rent for these adventure activities.


Kayaking is a perfect opportunity for those who want to get closer to limestone islands and discover the bay’s beauty by themselves. You cannot imagine how interesting that would be when paddling around the open ocean to explore every small corner of the bay.

Kayaking is a signature when visiting

Kayaking is generally assumed to be safe in the calm water of Halong Bay, but there are still some dangerous areas that you should avoid. So you better should follow your tour guide‘s instructions.

Squid fishing by night

Night Squid fishing is the most enjoyable activity and wonderful pleasure of the night journey on Halong Bay.

Squid fishing on Halong
Squid fishing on Halong

The squids caught will be used to make fresh and delicious dishes for tourists. This is also an ideal time to gaze at Halong Bay by night. The sea’s surface is sparkling with reflected light from cruises on the bay

The beginning of squid season begins in April and finishes around January next year. Early season, the squid are often smaller, but as the season goes on, the squids become bigger and bigger.

Maybe you’ll need this: Tips to enjoy squid fishing in Halong Bay: a fun activity not to miss

Halong’s cuisine

Relax on Halong Bay
Relax on with the sunset of the Bay

The cuisine of Halong is one of the most magnificent things to visitors. For each type of seafood, Halong has its own process. Many special foods of Halong Bay have become famous brands, such as Halong squid sausage, Cai Rong fish sauce

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