Question: Is Halong Bay Too Touristy?

Should I stay overnight in Halong Bay?

Normally, tourists need to stay for 2 to 3 days in Halong Bay, either on cruise or a hotel on land.

The bay is relatively large and it has lots of attractions to offer.

Simply put, the longer you stay the more you’ll be able to take in all the sights and sounds that this UNESCO World Heritage Site is famous for..

How many days do you need in Halong Bay?

You could easily spend a week in Hanoi and Halong bay without feeling bored. However, for most people with limited time, a few days would be good. For example, a 3 days in Hanoi and 2 days in Halong bay itinerary would cover most of both destinations.

Is it worth staying in Halong Bay?

Honestly, Halong Bay is otherworldy. The sea is bright green, and there are so many karst islands and rocks rising from the water in every direction that it looks misty. There are caves, secret lagoons, and sea gypsies. Despite all the negatives, I wouldn’t hesitate in saying that Halong Bay is 100% worth it.

Which is better Halong Bay or Lan Ha Bay?

If you would like a wealth of activities with many places to visit, then Halong Bay has more for you, but anyone seeking a quiet and contemplative time in the Gulf of Tonkin should choose Lan Ha Bay, with its quiet waterways and more secluded and authentic fishing villages.

Why is Halong Bay special?

Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that covers some 150,000 hectares. … All of the islands and surrounding cliffs are made of limestone, which has been steadily eroded over the centuries to create what’s left today – the towering pillars topped with greenery and the sheer cliffs that enclose the bay.

Is Ha Long Bay polluted?

At present, water in Halong Bay shows pollution by oil and coliform. Other pollutants such as heavy metals, chlorinated pesticides, cyanide, organic mater… are still lower than Vietnamese standard for coastal water.