Beside Halong bay – a very popular touristy site in Vietnam, it is very regret if you do not know about Bai Tu Long bay. The sinking limestone plateau gave birth to the bay’s spectacular islands. Not so far from Chinese border and not many Halong bay cruise offering the service at this area, Bai Tu Long becomes a ideal destination for who fall in love with the nature beauty.
Not famous as its neighbor – Halong bay but in some ways, it is definitely more beautiful and attractive because of its initial stages as a destination for visitors. In Halong bay, at the moment, there are more and more Halong bay cruises trip running business lead to the increase of guest number and pollution, Halong bay becomes a overload business area and it could bring to guest the uncomfortable feeling and emotion. However, the Bai Tu Long bay and its islands are still unpolluted and relatively undeveloped. For Western travellers, it’s a laid-back alternative to the touristy bustle of Halong Bay.
As with Halong Bay, the best way to experience the full gamut of limestone pinnacle scattered along the seascape is by cruise. Hanoi travel agencies, run boat trips into the Bai Tu Long area. Charter boats can also be arranged to tour Bai Tu Long Bay from Halong City’s Bai Chay Tourist Wharf, the cost is affordable and it is subject to negotiate.
To experience a slice of slow island life, independent travellers can head to Quan Lan Island.
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