Considered as beautiful as Ha Long Bay of Quang Ninh Province, Lan Ha Bay is located on the south of Ha Long bay, surrounded by Cat Ba Island in Hai Phong city. It promises to be an attractive destination for tourists.
Located in the south of the bay and east of the Cat Ba island, Lan Ha Bay has an area of over 7,000 hectares featuring spectacular beauty of 400 islands, with many interesting shapes. Unlike Ha Long Bay, all islands in Lan Ha Bay are covered with green trees, although they are extremely small.
Despite not well-known to tourists, Lan Ha Bay is considered one of the most beautiful bays of Vietnam. In autumn, it is the best time to visit Lan Ha bay with gentle sunlight, cool breeze of the ocean that make tourists comfortable and relaxed while boating around the bay.
1. The ideal time to travel Lan Ha Bay
With its cool and fresh climate, visitors can travel in Lan Ha Bay at any time of year. However, domestic tourists often travel Lan Ha Bay from April to October, while foreign tourists often visit Lan Ha from November to March.
2. Transportation to Lan Ha Bay
From the center of Cat Ba Island you move to Ben Beo, buy tickets and hire boat to go where you want. If you just want to walk around the bay (near shore and not go away), you can rent a motorboat for the convenience.
3. A number of Attractive Destinations in Lan Ha Bay
Located adjacent to Ha Long Bay but Lan Ha still brings its own beauty. You can also combine a trip from Lan Ha Bay to other tourist attractions on Ha Long bay.
Luon cave on Bo Hon island, Turtle in the front and Sky Gate on the right. It is described with steep cliffs and blue water in four seasons. Luon cave always attracts visitors not only because of unique shapes but also natural scenery harmony.
Nam Cat Island
Nam Cat Island attracts visitors by the wild beauty, four natural surfaces, and stunning sea and forest.
From Ben Beo, it takes about 15 minutes on boat to get Nam Cat island. Because of the pristine beauty, tourists always enjoy the feeling of tranquility. The intervention of humans on the island is limited as much as possible to keep the natural values. With 3 large wooden stilt houses and 6 bamboo hostels, tourists will find themself with nature and the sea air. In addition, the island also has a full range of services for tourists, from the beach, kayaking, diving, fishing, etc.
To get Monkey Island, tourists often take about 10 minutes from Ben Beo, and then go through Cai Beo fishing village and some small islands. Previously, Monkey Island is known as Cat Dua island because there are many pineapples on the island but inedible. Currently, the island’s name is often called Monkey Island. The reason is that the island has more than 20 monkeys brought by rangers of Cat Ba National Park. They usually play with tourists, eating foods such as bananas, apples, tangerines, candy, etc.
Van Boi beach
This is a tourist destination for kayaking and swimming because it is located in the quiet part of the bay, green water and beautiful landscapes.
As a small island located in the Lan Ha Bay shapes like a turtle swimming in the water. The islet is located near Ben Beo to Viet Hai village.
Bell islet is also known as Pen islet, Candle islet, or Banana islet. It is a small island on the road from Cat Ba to Cua Van fishing village.
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