cityinsight / Ha Long


Ha Long is in the Northeast of Vietnam, 70 kilometres from Hanoi so you can go there by taking a coach or car. In recent years, Ha Long Bay has been one of the most iconic tourist destinations, it is the 7th Wonders of nature in the world.

Ha Long Bay is definitely unique, there is nowhere else like it in the world. Its spectacular beauty will take your breath away, 1500 rainforests topped limestone karsts different shapes and sizes rising out of emerald waters.

Good to Know

Visa Requirements
Vietnam visa is not required for those included in Vietnam visa exemption list.
Languages spoken
Currency used
Vietnam Dong (VND)

Weather and best time to visit Halong Bay

Ha Long Bay is located in Northeastern Vietnam and features tropical climate. In the winter, Ha Long is affected by North-East wind so it is dry and quite cold. The summer season is hot and humid.

From January to March, the weather is quite pleasant and ideal for a trip in Ha Long Bay, there would be cloudy, fog and drizzle in the morning. But you are able to experience a different view of Halong Bay.

The best time to visit Ha Long Bay is from October to December, during this period, the humidity and rainfall are low and the temperature is around 20°C so it is perfect for relaxing.

What to do in Halong Bay

  1. Learn Tai Chi on deck
  2. Visit a traditional floating village
  3. Discover hidden caves and grottoes
  4. Kayak between karst limestone outcrops