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Halong Bay Named One of Six Asian Destinations

posted May 10, 2018, 1:20 AM by Lotussia VN   [ updated May 10, 2018, 1:21 AM ]

The well-known tourism website Lonely Planet has just recommended Vietnam’s Halong Bay as one among six most famous destinations in Asia.

In its “Top Things to Do in Asia” guidelines, the website refers to the six famous destinations. Apart from Halong Bay, the others are China’s Great Wall, Kinabalu National Park in Malaysia, the famous temple complex Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Indonesia’s Orangutan Feeding Center, and the Golden Temple in Myanmar.

Halong Bay is famous for its 2,000 magnificent limestone islands and numerous caves and grottos, according to the website. The bay has been twice recognized by UNESCO as a natural world heritage site in 1994 and 2000, and was also named one of the Seven Natural Wonders by the New7Wonders Foundation in 2011.

The website also recommends several other famous destinations, such as India’s Taj Mahal and Bhutan’s Tajshang Goemba.

CNN Pays Tribute to Halong Bay's Sunset

posted May 10, 2018, 1:18 AM by Lotussia VN   [ updated May 10, 2018, 1:19 AM ]

CNN has voted for Vietnam's Halong Bay as one of Asia's top five best tropical island paradises. CNN praised Halong Bay for its incredible sunsets, which is a must for visitors. 

Asia's top five sites include Indonesia's Anambas Islands , Thailand's Similan Islands and the Kok Chang archipelago, Malaysia's Langkawi Islands and Vietnam's Halong Bay . 

The results are based on surveys of tour operators and prestigious Asian journalists. 

CNN also described Halong Bay as a stunning place to go cruising with its magnificent mountainous islands and dreamlike coves and one of the most amazing destinations anywhere in the world 

UNESCO has previously recognised Halong Bay as a World's natural heritage.

Halong Bay Cave Joins World's Top Ten Caves

posted May 10, 2018, 1:14 AM by Lotussia VN   [ updated May 10, 2018, 1:15 AM ]

Sung Sot cave (or Surprising cave), one of the largest caves in Ha Long Bay, has been voted as one of 10 most beautiful caves of the world by the Association of Tourism Offices and Brokers of the Czech Republic.

Discovered in 1901 by the French, Sung Sot cave is divided into two chambers and covers a total area of over 10,000 sq.m. It is also described as an opera house with the beauty of thousands of magic stalactites and stalagmites. 

Other caves in the top 10 are world-famous caves such as Skocjan in Slovenia, Patagons ice cave in Argentina, Lehaman Nevada in the United States and Waitomo glow worm cave in New Zealand.

Halong Bay in World's Top Sailing Cruise Destination

posted May 10, 2018, 1:10 AM by Lotussia VN   [ updated May 10, 2018, 1:11 AM ]

The US National Geographic online magazine listed Vietnam's Halong Bay as 6th in world's top ten sailing cruise destination.

In its introduction, the National Geographic says Halong Bay, or the Bay of the Descending Dragon, in northeastern Vietnam, is scattered with some 3,000 precipitous, strangely sculpted limestone islands and outcrops, and dotted with small floating villages and deserted sandy beaches. 

In spring and early summer the water is particularly calm and clear. This UNESCO World Heritage site is best explored by a cruise on a junk.

Halong Bay has been previously listed in the world's top ten sailing cruise by the Lonely Planet Magazine.

Float Plane Service Launched in Halong Bay

posted May 10, 2018, 1:07 AM by Lotussia VN   [ updated May 10, 2018, 1:07 AM ]

Visitors to Halong Bay can enjoy the landscapes from high above the sea thanks to a new float plane service, which was launched at the Tuan Chau international tourism area on August 3. The service is conducted by the Southern Central and Central Highlands Mai Linh Group. 

Le Van Vien, the group's Deputy General Director, said that Halong Bay is the second place in Vietnam to offer float plane rider after Nha Trang in the central province of Khanh Hoa. 

Each visitors will have to pay at least 70 USD for 15 minutes of flying.

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Tuan Chau Cat Ba Island Ferry

posted May 10, 2018, 1:03 AM by Lotussia VN   [ updated May 10, 2018, 1:04 AM ]

The Tuan Chau Cat Ba Island Ferry is a new option for travelers who want to approach the UNESCO-listed bay in the northern province of Quang Ninh after they have swum in the sea and toured Cat Ba National Park and other attractions on Cat Ba Island in northern Vietnam. 

Tuan Chau Group launched the ferry route earlier this year to cater to the increasing demand of people frequenting the two destinations and especially travelers interested in sightseeing. 

The landscapes along the way are karst limestone rock formations that have been carved by sea winds, sunshine and time into eye-catching shapes. All nature lovers must appreciate these natural formations and open their eyes wide to enjoy one of the best sights they have ever seen in Vietnam. 

Amazingly, a lot of bonsai-shape trees dot the karst limestone rock mountains and hills, creating a beautiful water-color painting in which evergreen trees on mountains and hills highlight and breathe life into the space of blue water and azure sky. The landscape is so marvelous that many passengers on the ferry can't help asking other people to take pictures of them and the karst formations when the ferry is cruising by the surroundings. 

For those who have cruised around the karst limestone rock formations in Halong Bay, the hills and mountains seen from the ferry are the last pieces of a jigsaw and an interesting addition to a trip to the World Heritage Site, as the ferry takes them to Halong Bay via a new entrance so they have an opportunity to view more mountains and hills in the bay. 

To reach Gia Luan Ferry, get on a bus at the main wharf of Cat Ba Island that leaves the station every half hour and costs VND10,000 per person. It takes about 45 minutes to get to the ferry. 

You can buy a ferry ticket for VND30,000 upon arrival. Then you will wait for at least half an hour, more depending on the number of passengers, the availability of ferries, the tide and the time you arrive. It's good if you come just as a ferry is approaching as you will wait long to begin the trip to a world of karst limestone rock formations. 

You do not need advance bookings. The ferry runs frequently between Gia Luan and Tuan Chau from 6 a.m. till 6 p.m.

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