If Ha Long Bay is a dazzling, well-honed gem, Lan Ha Bay is like a raw gem, hiding many mysteries. Recently, Association of the World’s Most Beautiful Bays Club just certified Lan Ha Bay, Hai Phong as one of the most beautiful bays in the world. This honor, though modest compared to the “monumental” titles of the famous brother in Quang Ninh, also somehow affirms the beauty of the paradise on earth of Lan Ha Bay.
There is a “forgotten paradise” – Lan Ha Bay, Hai Phong
Located in the South of the World Natural Wonders of Ha Long Bay, Lan Ha Bay – Hai Phong spreads over an area of over 7,000ha, highlighted by the spectacular beauty of more than 400 ample and small islands with many unusual shapes. All islands in Lan Ha are covered with greenery or natural vegetation.
Four seasons of the year, Lan Ha Bay is covered with colorful silk shirts, highlighting the magical beauty of a charming region. In spring, the vegetation on the islands simultaneously blooms and creates a poetic setting. In the summer, Lan Ha becomes an ideal refuge with sunshine and clear, cool water.
When the weather comes to fall, Lan Ha Bay – Hai Phong changes to a new shirt, bringing a gentle beauty with the cooling ocean breeze, the sky, and the water mixed in one of the blue colors. In the winter, the spindly trunks carve into the air the impressive shapes, Lan Ha Bay has a quiet beauty, lonely and very romantic.
Tourism in Lan Ha Bay is divided into two distinct seasons: “Vietnamese tourist season” usually lasts from April to October, while “Western tourist season” from November to March next year. Although not known by many tourists, this has become a plus point, helping this beautiful bay in Vietnam to remain intact and pure.
To get to Lan Ha – Hai Phong, from the center of Cat Ba Island, you need to move to Beo wharf, buy tickets to visit the bay and hire a boat to visit. If time is limited and you don’t want to go far, you can rent a motorboat from the locals.
With large groups, you can rent the whole big boat station. If you intend to stay in the bay resorts like Cat Ba Sandy Beach or Monkey Island Resort, you can ask to rent a boat to go to the bay of these resorts at a more preferential price.
Although located adjacent to Ha Long Bay, Lan Ha still has its distinctive mark. Therefore, if you have a lot of time, you can combine traveling from Lan Ha Bay to the tourist destinations of Ha Long Bay or vice versa. However, the price of this tour is quite high.
The most exciting thing when traveling to Lan Ha Bay is probably the feeling of freedom and a bit of adventure when kayaking to explore the smallest nooks and crannies of this bay. With more than 400 islands, large and small, Lan Ha Bay is like an exciting maze waiting for you to explore.
Among the large and small islands of Lan Ha – Hai Phong, there are many islands with a small sandy beach flowing into the sea, forming a very romantic and private beach. This is where you can drop in and immerse yourself in the cool blue water of the sea.
Kayaking to discover Lan Ha Bay, you also have the opportunity to admire Thap Nghieng Island, horned as a citadel in the heart of the bay. With the cliffs, this is a popular climbing point for professional sportspeople.
Around Thap Nghieng Island, there are many other rocky islands, forming huge mountains, dividing Lan Ha into separate fields and clumsy, like mysterious enchanting areas waiting for you to explore.
With a small boat and maneuver, you can also explore Luon cave, located on Bo Hon Island. In front of the cave is Con Rua Islet, to the right is Heaven Gate. The cliff surrounding the cave stands up like a wall, the water in the four seasons is bright blue, flat like a mirror.
If you are not physically fit or just want to see the bay, you can buy tickets to visit Lan Ha – Hai Phong by boat. There are many types of yachts of all sizes and prices to choose from.
If traveling by boat, you can visit Van Gia fishing village, about 45 minutes from Cat Ba town. This is an ancient fishing village that has existed for over a hundred years, like a small town floating on the water. Here, you can choose to buy freshly caught seafood such as green mussel, tu hai, crab, etc.
Also, during the cruise, you will often stop at many points along the journey, such as Monkey Island, Pineapple Beach, Nam Cat Island, Guoc Cave, Doi Island, Tung Gau cave, Van Boi Beach, Ang Vem, etc. These are all exotic natural landscapes of Lan Ha Bay – Hai Phong.
From here, you can also rent a boat to go further to the Long Chau archipelago in the south or visit Ha Long Bay – Quang Ninh Province. According to Lan Ha Bay travel experience, to fully experience the wonderful natural scenery here, you can buy a night tour on the bay to be watching the sunset, catching the sunrise and eating a romantic barbecue.
As one of the interesting destinations of Hai Phong tourism, Lan Ha promises to bring you a perfect vacation with blue sea, golden sunshine, and completely new and different experiences.