Things to do in Quang Ninh Vietnam

Quang Ninh is in the Northeast of Vietnam, the provincial capital is Halong City, 170km from Hanoi. Quang Ninh is a rich province in Vietnam: having a border with China busy with trade, rich in mineral resources (coal,…), big industrial zones and sea ports (in Halong City), amazing tourist attractions… Below you can find a comprehensive list of what to see and things to do in Quang Ninh Vietnam.

 - Visit Halong Bay and adore the amazing landscape: there are various activities available on the bay apart from having a day boat trip or overnight luxurious junk cruise. Please refer to our Things to do on Halong Bay for more details. A trip on the bay can range from 1 day to 3 days.Bai Tu Long Bay, Quang Ninh, Vietnam

- Enjoy a boat cruise or overnight junk cruise to the less visited Bai Tu Long Bay. Bai Tu Long Bay is adjacent to Halong Bay to the northeast. The scenery of Bai Tu Long Bay is similar to Halong Bay and very few tourists in this area: you’ll enjoy the beauty by yourself. The cruise can range from 1 day to 3 days.

- Visit the Co To Island or Quan Lan Islands on Bai Tu Long Bay: These are two biggest islands on the Bai Tu Long Bay and you’ll need to travel to Van Don (50km north of Halong City) then take a speed boat trip to either of the islands. There are deserted white sand beaches on these two islands, but travel service is quite basic.

- Visit Tra Co Beach and have a peep into the trade at the border between Vietnam and China. The beach is 170km from Halong City and it is near the border with China. Seafood is great here.

- Visit Yen Tu Pagoda and climb the Yen Tu Mountain: The pagoda is built on the mountain slope and you’ll have a great trekking trip to the summit which is over 1,000m above sea level. If you do not want to trek, then there is a cable car for you to adore the magnificent views from the top.

- Taking a photography tour to Binh Lieu where you’ll get wonderful mountainous landscape and you’ll encounter amazing ethnic minorities. The area is right on the border with China with lovely mountains and plateau, rolling hills… You’ll have lovely photographs of the nature here.

- Taking a motorbike adventure to Lang Son City. This adventure brings you off the well trodden path; you’ll be amid scenic mountains and enjoy authentic local cultures of communities on the way.