Ha Long city is the largest center of culture, politics and economy of Quang Ninh province. This is also one of the most famous tourist attractions in the North area of Vietnam, attracting many local and international visitors.
Visiting Quang Ninh province, travellers not only can admire the beauty of one of seven wonders in the world – Ha Long Bay, but also discover other famous Ha Long attractions. If you have chance to come here, do not ignore these places:
- Hon Gai church
Located on Dao mountain, Nha Tho street, Bach Dang district of Ha Long city, Hon Gai church was built in 1933. Due to the damage of war, until 1988, it was rebuilt with the largest scale in Quang Ninh province.
Putting your foot on the mountain to visit Hon Gai church, tourists can have a panoramic view of Ha Long city from the high point and explore its religious structure as well as local people’s customs and values.
- Long Tien Pagoda
Being the biggest pagoda in Ha Long, it was built in 1941 with special architecture, decorated with the pattern of dragon, phoenix and flowers. The pagoda is situated on Long Tien street, under the foot of Bai Tho mountain, worships Buddha, Tran dynasty’s generals and Holy Mother of Three Places.
- Tuan Chau
Tuan Chau is an island district of Ha Long city. It has become an international tourist area including: amusement parks, service and tourism area with manmade beach, traditional cuisine street, animal performing area, villas, markets and sea creature lake,… which will surely makes visitors satisfied.
- Bai Tho mountain
Lying on Bach Dang street, Ha Long city, Bai Tho mountain has an elevation of about 200 meter. King Le Thanh Tong used to compose a poem and carve it on the southern side of the mountain. Besides, there are also some other poems and paintings of Lord Trinh Cuong and some celebrity in Nguyen Dynasty.
- Tran Quoc Nghien temple
The temple is located at the foot of Bai Tho Mountain, in the area of Ben Doan – Hon Gai, Ha Long city, Quang Ninh province. The temple is built on a high ground with its back resting on a cliff and the front overlooking the bay. It is built by the boat owners to be dedicated to Tran Quoc Nghien. This is a beautiful monument and famous for its sacred in Quang Ninh province.
- Quang Ninh museum
Being built in 1991, it is in 165 Nguyen Van Cu street, Ha Long city where stores and displays various valuable objects and materials about the forming process and different development periods of Quang Ninh province. The museum also contains the values of daily activities of local people.