Top Must-Do Things In Bai Tu Long Bay

July 30, 2018

Legend says the complex of the majestic limestone karsts in Bai Tu Long Bay was created by the mother dragon and her children. When you step your foot here to witness the breathtaking scenes of nature, there are numerous things to keep you busy in Bai Tu Long Bay.

Exploring Bai Tu Long national park

Bai Tu Long national park is located in Bai Tu Long Bay islands and close to the World Natural Heritage Site of Halong Bay. It is considered a green treasure of the biosphere in the northeastern coast of Vietnam. This national park is over 15.783 ha, in which the total forest area is 6.125 ha covering more than 40 islands. The main area of the national park is Ba Mun island, Minh Chau commune. The animal and plant species living in forests and water area of Bai Tu Long national park is very abundant and rare, has high value for conservation of genetic resources.

According to the survey, there are over 178  aquatic plant species, 119 fish species, 132 invertebrate species, 106 coral species living in the sea and wetland, and a dozen of birds such as Burmese hawks, Japanese eagles, blackhawks, White-rumped Shama, big Coucal, Hai Nam flycatchers in this park.

It takes you a whole day to discover the manners of species and witness the amazing landscape in Bai Tu Long national park.

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Enter the unscattered Bai Tu Long national park

Kayaking Bai Tu Long Bay in solitude

Kayaking in Bai Tu Long Bay is the best way to explore the charming beauty of this bay. Sailing through the small islands, visiting the mysterious caves, lagoons, beaches and floating villages, etc, you can see clearly the quintessence of nature when creating this place. The best convenient point of the kayak is it can go where other big boats cannot. Depending on the length of trip, you can choose to book the different kayak route and time. The most beautiful route of kayaking is paddling through the small islands to get closer to limestone mountains and enjoy the breathtaking nature. Touching every corner of Bai Tu Long Bay must be a great experience for life.

When kayaking, you must follow the tour guide. It is not worth to do by yourself and ignore the warning of your tour guide. The tour guide will guide you on how to use the paddle and where is the safe water region for kayaking. The life jacket is a must for this activity when kayaking Bai Tu Long Bay. It is better to wear the comfortable clothes such as T-shirt and short, swimming suit, wet shoes, hat, etc. And you should bring your own water bottle, suncream, and insect spray to avoid the heat of sunlight.

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Most excitiing activity in Bai Tu Long bay

Exploring Vung Vieng floating village

Exploring this special village by joining Lan Ha Bay Junk cruise to the heart of Bai Tu Long Bay. When coming to Vung Vieng floating village, you are not only immersed in the quiet and peaceful atmosphere but also discovered the unique lifestyle and culture of the local people. They are the fishermen who live in a happy and simple life, they will be happy to show you their traditional fishing tips, dropping and pulling the net.

Like other floating villages in Halong Bay or floating villages in Lan Ha Bay, you only approach to Vung Vieng Village by boat. The local people make a living here at the low demand and there is only one elementary school in the area so children at Vung Vieng only attend school in few years then going to the mainland if their parents want them to keep learning higher level. So it is a suggestion that tourists can prepare some small gifts such as coloring books, notebooks, pencil, for those lovely children.

The journey to the village ends at one point intriguing dip when the boat leads you to a cave that you can witness the limestone pillars carved by the water flows through the thousand years.

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The oldest fishing village in the region

Visiting the complex of Quan Lan communal house, Quan Lan pagoda, Quan Lan temple

Quan Lan island holds the ancient traditional architectures which are the evidence of the glorious time in the past when this land was known as one of the best commercial ports in Vietnam. The first stop when visiting Quan Lan island is Quan Lan communal house which is one of two oldest communal houses in Quang Ninh province. It was built in the 17 century under Le dynasty. This is the place worshiping King Ly Anh Tong and people who established the village.

Next to the Quan Lan communal house, you will come to visit Quan Lan pagoda where worships Buddha and Mother Goddess Lieu Hanh. The pagoda is preserving the valuable Buddha statues with the hundred ages and the unique designs.

Quan Lan Temple is next to Quan Lan pagoda. This is the shrine of three brothers of Pham family. They died while fighting against the Mongol invaders at the battle of Van Don in 1288.

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Take a look at local traditional activities

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