Lan Ha Bay - a raw jewel of Vietnam
Lan Ha Bay has been famous for wild and romantic scenery with green vegetation covers whole the small and large islands. Hugging around the East part of Cat Ba Island, Lan Ha Bay is a missed destination where visitors can immersed in nature and satisfy your exploration.
Lan Ha Bay is situated in the East of Cat Ba Island. Photo: Internet
Location & Transportation
Situated in the East of Cat Ba Island in Hai Phong City, Lan Ha Bay is about 160 kilometers far from Ha Noi (not included ferries). Beside travelling by buses or by planes from Ha Noi to Hai Phong City, visitors have to move a long distance by boats in order to reach to Lan Ha Bay (It takes about 45 minutes moving by boat from the pier of Cat Ba Island).
Next to Ha Long Bay, Lan Ha Bay has a very different beauty which can attract to both foreign and domestic travellers with many tourist attractions such as: Cua Van Fishing Village, Luon Cave, Nam Cat Island, Monkey Island, Van Boi Beach,…
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Overview of Lan Ha Bay
Lan Ha Bay has the arc shape with approximately 400 large and small islands with the area of 7.000 ha of which 5,400 ha belong to the biosphere reservation, recognized by UNESCO - Cat Ba national Park. Moreover, there are more than 139 small beautiful golden sands on Lan Ha Bay, which look like straits, spread out whole the bay.
Specially, coming to Lan Ha Bay, visitors will have a chance to admire hundreds of mountain with unique shapes such as: the Guoc mountain (its shape looks like a high heel of girls), The Doi mountain (its shape looks like a real bat),..and many different shapes of mountains, depending on the imagination of tourist.
Because of having the ideal climate, Lan Ha Bay willing to welcome tourist to visit anytime of the year. However, domestic travellers often come to Lan Ha Bay from the April to October (the summer of Viet Nam). In contrast, foreign tourists will plan to discover Lan Ha Bay from the November to the March of following year (the spring of Viet Nam).
Kayaking on Lan Ha Bay. Photo: Internet
Wild Beauty of Lan Ha Bay
The mother of nature has given to Lan Ha Bay a wild and clarity beauty which can enchanted all the most difficult tourists. Coming to Lan Ha Bay, travelers have a chance to immersed in the imposing landscape with mountains and oceans.
Same as Ha Long Bay, Lan Ha Bay also possessed a lot of beautiful beaches with golden sand and crystal clear water. Beside, caves are precious treasures of this land which has been formed with unique art of architecture from the nature.
Specially, tourist can relax with the peaceful blue waves and enjoy golden sunshine on the beaches of tropical land. In addition, colorful ranges of corals underneath of the ocean and diverse marine creatures will create a wonderful picture of ocean life.
Lan Ha Bay also has a diverse vegetation with many small green forests which cover whole the islands that make atmosphere more freshly.
Lan Ha Bay is the most amazing in the sunset. It is time for tourist enjoying delicious diner on the cruises with different type of local seafood as well as contemplating twinkle light from boat offshore of local man.
Seafood being tasted on Lan Ha Bay. Photo: Internet
Impressive Tourist Attractions of Lan Ha Bay
Here are some impressive tourist attractions where you have to discover on Lan Ha Bay. We promise that you will never have to regret with this decision.
Situated on Bo Hon Island, Luon Cave has imposing erect cliffs and crystal clear water surface which looks like a huge mirror in the middle of nature. Not only attract to tourist with unique shapes but also enchant all romantic souls with miracle scenery.
Van Boi Beach
With the peaceful waves, Van Boi Beach is a place where tourist can enjoy kayaking and basking in the warm sunlight. Beside, the beautiful landscape will bring to tourist a lot of nice photos.
Located in the complex of Lan Ha Bay, Turtle Island is one of the most impressive tourist attraction with unique shape as a huge Turtle which is swimming on the sea. A green vegetation cover whole the back of turtle that create an amazing picture of natural.
Monkey Island (Pineapple Island)
It takes about 10 minutes from Beo Harbor to Monkey Island. Previously, this island was called “Pineapple Island” because there are a lot of wild pineapple grows on the island, the fruit of these trees looks delicious but cannot be eaten. After few years, there are about 20 monkeys which were released by Cat Ba national Park. They often go down the beach and play with tourist then the name of this island has been changed as the Monkey Island.
A cruise on Lan Ha Bay
Interesting Cultural Elements of Lan Ha Bay
There are some traditional fishing village on Lan Ha Bay. Many fisherman who living in this a area still keep their ancestors’s fishing industry. Coming to Lan Ha Bay, tourist will have a chance to enjoy a real fisherman’s life with various interesting activities, such as: knitting fishing net, fishing, catch squids at the midnight on the boat of local fisherman,…
Moreover, this is great opportunity to enjoy traditional dishes of local people, for example grilled chopped squids, Ngan dishes, grilled ocean fish,…etc
In addition, if luckily, visitors can take part in traditional festival of the local fisherman on this island. For example, Ngu Ong Festival is one of the popular annual festival which has formed an interesting cultural beauty of traditional fishing village. The purpose of this festival is to express the gratitude to the Whale which had saved the fisherman’s life when they met the accident offshore. An additional meaning of this festival is to pray for good weather and peaceful life.
"Hon Chuong - Hon But" - Lan Ha Bay. Photo: Internet
Lan Ha Bay, a land of interesting stories and wonderful landscape. Not only attract tourist with its imposing scenery but also wonderful cultural experience. Lan Ha Bay is listed in the one of impressive destinations in Viet Nam by most of tourist around the world.
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