Quang Ninh Guide

Quang Ninh is located to the Northeast of Vietnam, the capital of the province is Halong City which is 160km east of Hanoi. Quang Ninh is famed for the UNESCO World Heritage of Halong Bay, for the amazing Bai Tu Long Bay,…. Below is a list of top things to do and tourist attractions in Quang Ninh Province, northern Vietnam.

 1/ Halong Bay
Littered with 3,000 islands and islets on the emerald water of the East Vietnam Sea in the Tonkin Gulf, this Bay of Descending Dragons has no rivals of the like. Tourists visit the bay by taking luxurious boat cruises on the bay for 1 day, 2 days or 3 days from Hanoi. Halong Bay is 2 hours’ drive from Hanoi via a great expressway.

2/ Bai Tu Long Bay
This is the adjacent to the northeast of Halong Bay. While Bai Tu Long Bay is not as magnificent compared to Halong Bay as the islands are more sparsely located, but Bai Tu Long Bay has several islands with powdery sand beaches. Besides, Bai Tu Long Bay is much for quiet which is great for couples on romantic escapes.

Bai Tu Long Bay
Quan Lan Beach on Bai Tu Long Bay

You can visit Bai Tu Long Bay by taking luxurious boat cruises for 1 day, 2 days or 3 days. Else, you can have a wonderful escape vacation on one of several islands in the bay. Bai Tu Long Bay can be accessed from Halong City or from Van Don Port, 50km north of Halong City.Bai Tu Long Bay, Quang Ninh, Vietnam

The islands on the Bai Tu Long Bay include Cai Chien Island, Co To Island, Quan Lan Island,...

3/ Tra Co Beach
The beach is 12km from Mong Cai City which is a big trade hub between Vietnam and China. Tra Co has a 12km of pristine sandy beach with lovely seafood. Tra Co is 200km from Halong City and 400km from Hanoi.

4/ Binh Lieu
Binh Lieu is a district of Quang Ninh Province which is right on the border with China. Binh Lieu is beautiful with amazing golden rice fields and idyllic prairies right along the border between Vietnam and China. Visiting Binh Lieu, you can learn a lot about the profusion of ethnic communities inhabiting the region with untouched traditional culture.

5/ Yen Tu Mountain
The mountain of Yen Tu is home to a complex of Buddhist pagodas and shrine which is home to Zen Buddhism to Vietnam. The Tran King of Vietnam retreated to Yen Tu in the 13th century and founded Zen Buddhism on the eastern mountain slope. Since then system of pagodas and temples had been added to make it one of the biggest Buddhist pilgrimage spots in Vietnam. The peak of the mountain is 1,068m above sea level and visiting Yen Tu you can hike the steep steps, trek in the forest trails,… to visit the area. Alternatively there is a cable car for an easy trip up and down.