Attractions around Ha Long

Quang Ninh is one of provinces that have a lot of tourist attractions in Vietnam. Visiting Quang Ninh, people can admire the famous beauty of Ha Long Bay and discover many nearby attractive destinations.

It can be said that Quang Ninh is the “heaven of tourism” with four big cities: Ha Long, Cam Pha, Mong Cai, Uong Bi, all of them has beauty spots related to the development of service and tourism. To fulfill your trip, it is recommended to have plans for visiting these outstanding places near Ha Long:

  1. Yen Tu Mountain

It is a range of high mountains lying on the border between Bac Giang and Quang Ninh, Vietnam. This is the cultural historic vestige closely linked to the formation and development of Vietnamese School of Zen Buddhism: Truc Lam, and so-called the “Buddhist land of Vietnam”.

Yen Tu has spectacular scenery such as Ngu Doi fall, Vang Waterfall, the Heaven Gate, Bao Sai Pagoda,…

You can have a tour in Yen Tu all year around but there is only one season of festival, taking place from January 10 to the end of March in lunar calendar annual.

  1. Co To island

Co To Island is comprised of more than 50 different islands varying in size. Tourists can experience many interesting thing when visiting Co To.

Tourists can travel by boat to Co To seeing scenery and wild coast here, or offer cuttle fishing with local fishermen to cook delicious meals at home. You also can ask commanding officer for permission to climb up light house for watching stunning scenery of Co To Island.

Besides, Co To also has 2 most beautiful places which are Hong Van beach and Vang Chai beach. Their coastlines are all highlighted with imposing and fascinating cliffs lying along the sea. There are numerous pebbles under the water to make these places suitable for relaxing and swimming.

  1. Tra Co beach

Tra Co beach is located in Mong Cai city, Quang Ninh province, stretches over 17 kilometers. It is assessed to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam. Tra Co has capacity of thousands of tourists coming to visit and swim. It has peaceful space, white sand coast, deep blue sea and various coastal forest ecosystems.

Being 9km far away from city center, the beach still remains its wild, lyrical and romantic beauty due to being untouched by human.

  1. Cai Bau Pagoda – Truc Lam Giac Tam Monastery

The pagoda is situated in Ha Long town, Van Don district, Quang Ninh, built on the throne of Phuc Linh Tu pagoda (Tran dynasty) and inaugurated in 2009. With total land area of 20ha, the main edifice has two stories occupying an area of 6000 square meters , three-door temple gates, temple bells,… Nowadays, Truc Lam Giac Tam Monastery still continues adding more other items.

Cai Bau Pagoda – Truc Lam Giac Tam Monastery is considered as a cultural and spiritual work of Vietnam that has beautiful architecture and scenery. This area now is a must-see attraction in a trip discovering Van Don Island District, Quang Ninh.

  1. Bai Tu Long National Park

Lying in the northern province of Quang Ninh, Bai Tu Long National Park includes marine ecosystems with 2/3 land area. The park stores a lot of gene models of rare animal species listed in Red Book.

Bai Tu Long National Park is a protected natural, cultural and historical area zone with archaeological vestiges such as Soi Nhu Cave (where the existence of ancient Viet people 14 thousand years ago was found), and crowed Van Don port many years ago.

Besides, the park also has natural beach with a white sand coast stretching 2 km, is the ideal destination for those who love travelling and discovering.