With inherent values and potentials, Halong Bay gathers extremely favorable conditions for the development of tourism economy, especially diverse forms and types of tourism. Visiting Halong Bay, visitors can participate in tourism services: sightseeing, swimming, researching and other various types.
With inherent values and potentials, Halong Bay gathers extremely favorable conditions for the development of tourism economy, especially diverse forms and types of tourism. Visiting Halong Bay, visitors can participate in tourism services: sightseeing, swimming, researching and other various types. Currently, visitors to Halong Bay mainly go sightseeing, swimming and kayaking. In coming years, the tourism sector will open more routes for visiting and more attractive services. It is expected that in 2010, Quang Ninh is one of the biggest tourist destinations in the country. The young Ha Long City is in the process of powerful urbanization, rapid development in all aspects, and is a sustainable basis for the tourism development. At present, the city has 300 hotels from 1 to 5 stars with 4500 hotel rooms and mini hotels which basically meet tourists’ needs. The growth in the number of tourists in Ha Long is considered the fastest one in Vietnam in recent years. In 1996, Ha Long Bay welcomed 236 passengers, then in 2003, Ha Long Bay welcomed 1,306,919 passengers. In 2005, the number of tourists to Ha Long Bay is estimated at 1.5 to 1.8 million, and by 2010, Ha Long Bay will have welcomed 5-6 million passengers.
Potential of ports and waterways:
Halong Bay bay is a closed one so it is less waves and wind, dense natural system of canals and less sediment estuarine. These favorable conditions allow construction growth of port traffic. There are deepwater ports: Cai Lan (Halong) and Cua Ong (Cam Pha). Moreover, Quang Ninh also has additional port systems such as Mui Chua, Van Gia, Nam Cau Trang, etc. Especially Cai Lan port, close to Bai Chay ferry is located in deep water, sheltered area, immediately adjacent to Highway 18A; therefore, it has advantages of loading and transporting goods. By 2010, the port’s construction will completed, with capacity of more than 14 million.
Quang Ninh Sea contains rich ecosystem with high biodiversity, very large fishery reserve. Natural conditions are suitable for farming and fishing, such as climate, large tidal area, clean water, high coastal and offshore marine reserves and diverse species such as: grouper, cobia, scallops, and shrimp all kinds, etc.
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