Bai Tu Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay

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Nestled adjacent to the renowned Ha Long Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay remains one of Vietnam's best-kept secrets. This tranquil bay, with its crystal-clear waters and thousands of limestone islets, offers a more secluded and unspoiled alternative to its famous neighbor, making it a perfect escape for travelers seeking serenity and uncharted beauty.

Natural Beauty and Geographical Significance

Bai Tu Long Bay boasts an array of stunning landscapes, from vast sea vistas to intricate cave systems. The bay's geography is characterized by towering limestone karsts, many of which are covered by lush rainforests, creating a spectacular natural canvas.

Activities and Experiences

  1. Boat Cruises: Explore the bay's hidden nooks and crannies on traditional junk boats or modern cruises.

  2. Kayaking and Water Sports: Paddle through tranquil waters, exploring secluded beaches and floating fishing villages.

  3. Cave Exploration: Visit the bay's numerous caves, each with its unique formations and histories.

Flora, Fauna, and Marine Life

The bay's diverse ecosystems support a variety of marine life and bird species. Its clear waters are home to coral reefs and a range of fish species, while the islets serve as a haven for several bird species.

Cultural Connections and Local Life

Bai Tu Long Bay is not just a natural wonder but also a cultural treasure. The bay's floating villages, such as Vung Vieng and Cong Dam, offer insights into the traditional lifestyle of the local fishing communities.

Sustainable Tourism and Conservation

The bay's untouched beauty is a result of concerted conservation efforts and sustainable tourism practices. Visitors are encouraged to respect the natural environment and support eco-friendly initiatives.

Accommodation and Amenities

From luxury cruises to eco-friendly lodges on the islands, Bai Tu Long Bay offers a range of accommodation options. Visitors can enjoy fresh seafood and local cuisine while taking in the stunning views.

The best time to visit Bai Tu Long Bay is from April to October when the weather is most favorable. It's essential to choose responsible tour operators and plan for a journey that respects the bay's natural beauty and local communities.

Bai Tu Long Bay offers an unparalleled experience of tranquility, natural beauty, and cultural richness. Its unspoiled landscape and serene atmosphere make it an idyllic destination for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle and immerse themselves in nature's wonders.

Nearby Attractions


Ha Long Market

18 km away

Luon Cave

18 km away

Sung Sot Cave

19 km away

Ti Top Island

20 km away

Traveler Reviews

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Our visit to Bai Tu Long was an engaging experience. We had a meet up with the management. We also met the rangers and get to talk to them. The rangers guided us through a jungle trail to explore old mangroves, and we took a swim in the bay. Additionally, we participated in a coastal cleanup on one of the islands, making it a well-rounded and impactful visit. The food and beers are amazing too! Also, the lady who cooked our food looked fresh than us.
This is the Bay to visit instead of Halong Bay.
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Bai Tu Long is a beautiful area protected by hundreds of islands. The scenery is tranquil and out of this world. I have never seen anything quite like it. I highly recommend a longer 3-day - 2-night cruise to escape the massive crowds within Halong Bay.
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Nằm ở tỉnh Quảng Ninh, Hạ Long - Bái Tử Long được coi là một trong những kỳ quan thiên nhiên của thế giới. Vào mùa thu, vịnh Hạ Long trở nên thơ mộng hơn bao giờ hết với bầu không khí trong lành và ánh nắng mặt trời ấm áp. Du khách có thể tham gia vào các chuyến tham quan vịnh bằng thuyền buồm hoặc thuyền kayak để khám phá các hòn đảo đáng yêu và hang động kỳ vĩ. Cùng với đó là việc thưởng thức hải sản tươi ngon và các món ẩm thực độc đáo của vùng biển miền Bắc . Thật sự quá đẹp quá hùng vĩ của thiên nhiên ban tặng cho Việt Nam
Less tourisy than Halong Bay. If you want to get away from the busy and hustle Halong bay, this is area to come. Hundreds of islands here that has no one around and very few boats. Limestone islands shooting up from the calm Emeral color ocean, whether it’s day or night, the beauty of this area is spectacular.
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Vịnh rất đẹp, ít thuyền, ít du lich
Τελειοοοοο!!! Υπέροχο μέρος.
This place is so beautiful and I love it!
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Hermoso lugar. Vale la pena visitarlo. No es tan turístico como Halong. Lamentablemente se ve basura tirada en el mar.
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Very nice
I love Bai Tu Long Bay
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Its a place that you can left behind your all sorrows,sadness,and you can bring your life a new era,a new life to live,a new world that exist in this world where you can relax
Bai Tu Long Bay is a coastal bay located in Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam. It consists of hundreds of small and large islands and is situated within the Gulf of Tonkin, in the northeastern region of Vietnam. Bai Tu Long Bay encompasses a sea area belonging to the cities of Halong and Cam Pha, as well as Van Don island district. The bay is bordered by Halong Bay to the southwest, Cam Pha city to the west, the sea to the east, and Co To island district to the northeast. The history of Bai Tu Long Bay is closely intertwined with the heroic chronicles of the Vietnamese people. It is associated with the place name Van Don, a bustling seaport since the time of the Ly dynasty. Nearly 900 years ago, it was a lively trading hub attracting merchants from Champa, China, Japan, India, and other places for exchanging goods. Bai Tu Long Bay is also a place to commemorate the glorious achievements of General Tran Khanh Du and the three Pham brothers (from Quan Lan village), who defeated the fleet of the Yuan Mongol invader Truong Van Ho in 1288. In addition, there is the Cua Ong Temple (also known as Suot Temple) located on the bay, dedicated to Hung Nhuong Vuong Tran Quoc Tang, the third son of the revered Hung Dao Vuong Tran Quoc Tuan.
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I loved the nature!
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Một nơi đẹp mà mình từng tới, biển sóng mát mẻ bình yên, một địa điểm khá hợp lý cho mùa hè này nhất là đợt nghỉ lễ 30/4- 1/5. Nên đi mọi người ơi
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hấp dẫn, đi được 1 lần với team, cảm giác như tiên cảnh rất đág trải nghiêmk
Bai Tu Long Bay TL;DR Version - Bai Tu Long Bay is a stunning natural wonder famous for its limestone cliffs, emerald water, and thousands of islands and islets. Unlike its more popular neighbor Halong Bay, it's significantly less crowded, making it a perfect destination for travelers seeking a serene and peaceful experience. Honestly though it was quite difficult to find a cruise that does a day trip to BTL bay but after reading scores of blogs and reviews, we finally found the amazing folks at @indochinajunk Their La Muse cruise was perfect also because we pretty much had the full boat to ourselves. Standing on the deck, our clothes fluttering in the strong breeze while soaking in the beauty of these uniquely shaped limestone cliffs was a once in a lifetime experience. Our itinerary also included a visit to a cave (over hundred years old) with intricate rock formations and stalactites. But the best part was the kayaking. Slowly paddling on the calm waters, seeing the sealife on the cliffs from close and admiring the picturesque landscape, it was truly magnificent. As we started heading back to port, we witnessed a stunning sunset. The colors of the sky were breathtaking, and the reflections on the water made the experience even more magical. We'd highly recommend spending a night in the bay on a cruise to relax and enjoy the spectacular views. P.S. - The cruise had a delicious 8-course vegan lunch prepared fresh exclusively for us.
Địa điểm này rất đẹp.
주변경치가 아름답고 배위에서 보내는 저녁은 평온합니다.
À côté de la baie d'Halong, la baie de Tulong est plus tranquille. On y navigue sereinement, on jouit de ses plages, îles, grotte, villages de pêcheurs, de la lumière de l'aube et du trafic des bateaux.
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Just awesome
Gorgeous part of the halong bay
Rất đẹp
Một nơi tuyệt vời để ghé thăm, di chuyển từ HN rất thuận tiện, đồ Hải sản tươi ngon, bãi biển tuyệt vời, quán cafe rất chill
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Bãi nuôi hàu
Beautiful landscapes! Place that must visit if you are in the north of Vietnam.
Quá tuyệt vời
Good view and place
Lots of islets surrounding this place. Looks very beautiful on sunny day!
Bai Tu Long Bay is beautiful, clean, bustling city of Cam Pha, lovely life
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Quê tôi
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Belle découverte dans cette baie voisine de la mythique baie d'Halong mais avec beaucoup moins de bateaux de touriste, moins de pollution et plus de calme, la meilleure alternative à Halong.
Địa điểm rất đáng được ghé thăm, hoang sơ nhưng rất thơ mộng.

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