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Five Fascinating things to do in Halong Bay – It’s Where the Earth is at its best!

As a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has been popularised in the world due to its breathtaking beauty, Halong Bay holds a significant allure for many tourists around the world. It's not just a haven for nature lovers but is hailed as a topmost destination for a cruising holiday as well!

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Kayak in the Bai Tu Long Bay

The whirlwind of the excitement of Halong Bay may sometimes drown out the serene atmosphere that most people expect from a nature visit. To escape the constant hustle, one can simply pay a visit to its equally mesmerising neighbour, the Bai Tu Long Bay. Opting for kayaking will offer you an experience like never before! The view at the humongous karsts from the water level will make you realise the trivial place we occupy on earth. At the same time, you will indeed come to appreciate nature and feel grateful for being able to witness this paradise on this planet. For a refreshing break, you can even paddle over to a nearby island and enjoy some glorious moments by yourself.

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Learn about the Floating Villages

The jade-green waters of Halong Bay must hide age-old secrets of the incredible lives of the floating village inhabitants that ruled the area for many a decade. Although these floating villages were originally built for fishermen as a place of return after a day's hard work, they had slowly flourished into thriving villages with a school, a post office, and a police station to boot that! But as the government felt that they should move inland, these constructions have returned to working on their original purposes. Nowadays, you can see the locals using these floating marvels for activities such as fishing and weaving nets. You can also stay over for a night for an authentic taste of this unique community.

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Explore the World beneath Waters

The crystal clear waters and the calmness that rule in the area provide excellent conditions for water-based activities. Once you go from exploring the visible surroundings to taking that first breath underwater, you will fall in love with Halong Bay all over again. Be a part of nature by snorkelling over the thriving corals that will present you with bursts of reef fish as you pass by. What you witness underwater will transform you and make you look at the world with a breath of fresh air.

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Visit the Cat Ba National Park

It is the place to which you should embark on a journey, possibly on a Halong Bay private boat to collect some unforgettable memories. The Cat Ba National Park can be found towards the immediate west of the Halong Bay. It lies nestled in the Cat Ba Island and spreads its borders across some islets and marine waters in the east. The islands around this area remain uninhabited due to its mountainous topography; the Cat Ba Island is no exception. But that hasn't made the island being the lifeblood to a multitude of wildlife, which includes some endangered species that belong in the IUCN Red Data Book. The Cat Ba National Park was named as a World Biosphere Reserve several years earlier.

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Explore Caves

Around 1600 islands and islets contribute to the fascinating beauty and the ambience of Halong bay. Although these islands are not suitable for being inhabited, they do provide fantastic opportunities to indulge in hair-raising expeditions that can be experienced through the many cave entrances scattered throughout the islands. The 59 discovered caves in the Halong Bay area include some picture-worthy destinations such as the Luon Cave and the Sung Sot Cave. Make sure that you check out these caves during your cruise with cruise companies such as Bhaya Cruises.

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