Located in the Gulf of Tonkin, in the Northeast of Vietnam, Bai Tu Long Bay includes a part of Halong City’s sea area, Cam Pha town and Van Don Island district. Since last couple of years, Bai Tu Long Bay has become one of the hottest destinations for travelers who are infatuated with pristine beauty of nature.
The name of bay according to the local legend was told that “From the olden, when ancient Vietnam was encroached by aggressors. God sent Mother Dragon and her Child Dragons went down to helped the Vietnamese fighted the enemy. When the enemy boats reached the shore from the sea, the dragons sprayed out pearls, which then turned into thousands of stone islands in the sea, creating a solid wall to blocked the attack of enemy ships. Location where Mother Dragon landed was Halong Bay, Child Dragons down as Bai Tu Long Bay”. Bai Tu Long means “the place where the child dragons descended”.
Bai Tu Long Bay with Halong Bay become one of the natural wonders of the world. Rich in biodiversity, with a pristine environment still has imprinted the Halong culture from thousands of years ago and also kept quite completely original pristine of islands. The bay is formed by thousands of limestone karsts and islets which rise out of the waters and white-sand beaches. It is dotted with floating villages, unspoiled beaches, caves and grottoes and tiny coves where you can hide to unwind and be a Robinson Crusoe for the day. All the natural landscapes and activities of people to create a beautiful bay that travelers could not refuse.
Specially, there is Bai Tu Long National Park with 2/3 marine area where is the repository of many genetic samples of rare animals and plants species, that are recorded in the Red Book. According to the survey results of the Gecko Travel (UK) ecotourism company has voted Bai Tu Long Bay Vietnam as the Top 5 of the most amazing Southeast Asia Tours destinations.
Bai Tu Long Bay has a thousands of islands karst limestone and schist with many famous sights such as Bai Tho Mountain, Toad Island, Turtle island, Oan Lagoon, Thien Canh Son Cave, Tam Cung Cave and most of the islands are uninhabited. Island systems include high islands – low islands rise out the water with hundreds of kilometers of coastline creating the spectacular scenery but no less romantic. Bai Tu Long Bay also has many beautiful beaches with the turquoise sea water, such as Co Beach, Van Don Beach, Quan Lan Beach… All the beaches mentioned above still keep unspoiled definition of the Creator.
Travelling to Bai Tu Long Bay, travelers will be kayaking – a itself rowing boat discover every corner of the bay and visit Vung Vieng, Ben Do fishing villages to experience the daily life of fishermen and a lot of interesting activities. Travelers can book a private charter cruise to take you deep into Bai Tu Long Bay to Ngoc Vung, Quan Lan, Cong Do and Cong Tay islands where mother nature is at her best. You will understand why some of the scenes from the film “Indochine” and the Vertical Ray of the Sun were filmed here
The best way to immersed in this magical scenery is from Emperor Cruises – the first exclusive all-inclusive cruises Vietnam soon to be launched in the early 2017. Live a life of royalty on a luxury cruise ship sailing through mystery Bai Tu Long Bay, travelers will be served with the very best levels of personalized and attentive services. The high class traveler will get to have experiences are exclusive, all inclusive, intimate, memorable and safe.