Ha Long is known as “a huge vivid ink painting”. This is a gift that nature bestows on Quang Ninh in particular and our country in general. Here is the most complete Ha Long travel guide for you to have a great experience when coming to this beautiful bay. Follow the article to have the most perfect trip!
Overview of Ha Long tourism
Ha Long Bay is one of the 7 natural wonders of the world recognized by UNESCO. Coming to this land, you will enjoy the fresh air, beautiful scenery and many delicious dishes. Especially, the seafood and specialty “Sa sung” are loved by many people. Currently, Ha Long tourism is attracting a lot of domestic and foreign tourists.
Beautiful landscape of Ha Long
Means of transportation to visit and travel to Ha Long
If you come from Hanoi, you can choose from many means of transportation. Depending on your preferences, you can choose motorbikes, cars, passenger cars, seaplanes.
From Hanoi to Ha Long, it will take about 3 hours for 155km if traveling by car. Tourists can move in 2 routes as follows:
+ Go from Hanoi along route 5 – Sai Dong fork, then follow road 1 – Bac Ninh. Continue along road 18 – Pha Lai – Chi Linh – Dong Trieu – Uong Bi – Ha Long.
+ From Noi Bai Airport, follow Noi Bai road to Bac Ninh. Follow Highway 18a through Pha Lai, Dong Trieu, Uong Bi to Ha Long
If you do not have a personal vehicle to move, you can choose a bus. At My Dinh bus station, there are many big bus companies going to Ha Long. The first bus will leave the station from 6 am and until 5 pm is the last one. Each bus will be 5 to 15 minutes apart. The end point of the bus is usually Bai Chay bus station in Ha Long, Quang Ninh. The price of a passenger car will range from 100 to 200 thousand VND.
This is a fairly new, modern and luxurious means of sightseeing. The plane has 12 seats for passengers, 2 seats for pilots. This service helps tourists save travel time and see the beauty of Ha Long from above. You can contact Hai Au airline to book a seaplane to Ha Long.
Traveling to Ha Long by seaplane
Special dishes when visiting Ha Long
Ha Long tourism not only has beautiful nature, but the cuisine here is also very special. The food here is quite unique and has a typical taste of the sea. Here are some specialties that tourists absolutely should not miss when coming to Ha Long:
White sticky rice with squid ink
White sticky rice is made from a special type of sticky rice that is extremely flexible, fragrant and eaten with yellow squid rolls. If you have tasted it once, you will certainly not be able to resist its appeal. The price of a serving of white sticky rice with squid ink is also quite affordable, only from 15,000 VND to 20,000 VND. In addition to white sticky rice, you can also enjoy squid rolls with banh cuon.
The slug is a sea creature that looks like a clam. Bored is processed in many ways such as steaming, cooking porridge, stir-frying or soaking in alcohol. All restaurants in Ha Long provide boring dishes and boring wine.
As mentioned above, this is a very special specialty of Ha Long. Sa worm, also known as sand worm, is a type of seafood found only in Ha Long. Stir-fried fresh sandworms with garlic cloves will form a delicious dish. It is really a pity to come to Ha Long without enjoying sa worm.
Which hotel should you choose when traveling to Ha Long?
Time to enjoy all the unique and beautiful features of Ha Long is about 2 days. Thus, choosing a hotel to rest is a very important issue. Before I travel, I have consulted many different places. However, in the end, I still chose the White Crown hotel. This promises to be the best resting place for your trip.
From here, visitors can easily experience every aspect of this vibrant city. You can choose from 45 rooms with spacious and peaceful space. The property also has a lot of entertainment and entertainment services so that visitors are not bored. The price here is also very attractive from only 100,000 VND.
Address of White Crown Hotel: House number 11, lane 17, Anh Dao street, Bai Chay ward, Ha Long city, Quang Ninh province.
White Crown hotel
So, I have just shared with you the Ha Long travel guide drawn from my own experience. Hope these sharing will help you for your upcoming trip with friends or family. Wish you have a very happy trip.