Halong Bay is probably the most popular tourist destination within Vietnam. Halong attract tourists come here regardless of summer or winter. Why Halong Bay attracts tourists year-round?
1. Ha Long Bay is a Unesco World Heritage Site
While Halong Bay is often known by its sunny and sparkling image of a summer destination, the scenery of this UNESCO World Heritage Site in winter has a totally different charm that stole the heart of many tourists around the world. This is the reason why Halong Bay attracts tourists year-round, no matter the season and the weather.
Ha Long Bay was first listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, in recognition of its outstanding, universal aesthetic value. In 2000 the World Heritage Committee additionally recognized Ha Long Bay for its outstanding geological and geomorphological value. Hence Ha Long Bay is twice granted World Heritage status for a reason: It is really that picturesque. The trademark emerald green water and 3,000 islands of towering limestone are worth your visit. Sometimes you really need to believe the hype.
On the other hand, in Ha Long Bay are all natural. Halong Bay is one of the most amazing places you would go to on planet earth because it’s all natural and there is nothing additive or artificial involved with it. The stunning karst outcroppings in Ha Long are made of 3000 years of chemical reactions between limestone and dripping water. If the scenic rock scene takes such a long time to develop, it deserves your visit. Beware that you will witness the amazingly changing, dynamic landscape.
2. World famous beach:
What is more relaxing than spending time in the blue water under the shining sun. Let the waves of Halong bay relieve all the stress of the busy day-to-day life. Halong Bay beach is the safe place for swimming. Because beach is calm waters and tourists will be provided useful equipment such as: life jackets. Moreover the sailors and staff of the ship watched while you were swimming to alert you for dangers in case. Swimming in Halong bay is really nice and refreshing
3. Famous Caves
Halong Bay located in northeast Vietnam, The area’s exceptional scenic beauty is a result of its limestone karst towers, which come in the form of spectacular pillars and are marked by a variety of coastal erosion features such as arches and caves which only add to the majestic natural scenery. Many stalactites hang from the high ceiling, with numerous possible forms and shapes.
The steep karst outcrops of the bay are not only beautiful, but ideal for rock climbing. It’s fun to get off the cruise boat and paddle around the bay either in a kayak or a row boat. That way you can get up close to the limestone formations and get a different perspective. It’s magic in the truest sense of the word.
4. Halong charms between winter and summer
When getting information about a Halong Bay trip, it is common that you are advised to travel in warm season to relish the scenery to the fullest. Halong Bay sparkles in the summer, with an intimate view of lush greenery and an ethereal yet unique charm created by nature. The destination will bring you such a typical summer vacation: sunshine, sea, sandy beach, cocktail on sundeck, tanning under the sun. But Halong Bay wouldn’t allow you to be that lazy. It’s summer time, it’s time for sport! Go out of the cruise for a kayak tour on water, or prepare yourself to be an explorer biking in Cat Ba Island. While enjoying the scene, sunbathing on a cruise’s sundeck and swimming in the water is something you will not want to miss. The World Heritage has warm waters and a sunny sky, which provides such a sweet escape from the winter on the other side of the Earth at the same time.
Meanwhile, other travelers looking for a more unique experience in Vietnam might find interesting to visit the Bay during winter. If you are not used to extreme heat and humidity, you might prefer winter time to enjoy fully the physical activities. The cool weather will prevent you from sweat and sticky clothes. Most Western tourists find more comfortable to travel in winter.
Worrying about the gloomy sea ? You will change your mind when you will catch sight of limestones taking shape in the foggy sea. The ambiance is unreal. Halong Bay turns into a mystical princess once the winter comes. “It feels like being lost in the enormousness of nature, which put you in another world separated from your daily life. Such a breath-taking experience!” – said one tourist, who just finished his cocktail on the cruise’s sundeck.
Even in winter, never leave Halong without immersing yourself in a luxury cruises. The legendary sunset and sunrise of the bay is filled with mystery. No wonder why Halong ranks among the top destination in Asia. Usually, the Bay is less crowded in this season. You will have the nature for yourself (well, other tourists on your cruise as well). Revitalize yourself and live it to the fullest.
Another pleasure you may only find in winter is to enjoy a cup of hot coffee or tea on the cruise’s sundeck. Let the flow warm you up inside in a relaxing afternoon after a long day of exciting activities on water.