Quang Ninh

Quang Ninh, with a total area of more than 6,000 km2, is one of the largest provinces in the Northeastern coastline of Vietnam. There are 21 ethnic groups living there include the Viet (Kinh), Dao, Tay, San Diu, San Chi and Hoa. Quang Ninh province is the major coal productivity which is aslo called black gold in Viet Nam, together with Ha Long Bay which is accepted by UNESCO as one of seven natural heritages in the world, all creates the feature of a well-known coastal province in the North of Viet Nam.

Quang Ninh 's climate features four seasons a year in which summer is hot, humid, rainy, while monsoons flourish and winter is cold, dry, and sometime rainy. The average temperature of the province is over 21ºC that is suitable for tourism all year round, therefore, you can visit Quang Ninh and Ha Long Bay any time of the year but Ha Long Bay is the most crowed from October to March next year while summer time is the best time for beaches in Quang Ninh. Some of the famous destinations that tourists can’t miss when traveling to Quang Ninh is Ha Long Bay, Cat Ba island, Bai Tu Long Bay, Yen Tu Zen Monastry, Tra Co beach, Mong Cai border gate and so many large and well-known temples…

Halong, Quang Ninh

Halong Bay is formed by Cat Ba island to the South, Ngoc Hung and Van Canh islands to the East and the Vietnamese coastline to the North and West. There are 1969 islands among 2000 island of Quang Ninh province located in Ha Long Bay and 989 of those islands were named basing on their shape, location or myth. Tourists visit Ha Long Bay will absolutely visit such famous caves as Thien Cung (Heavenly Palace) cave, Dau Go (Wood Tip) grotto, Sung Sot (Surprise) cave and Trinh Nu (Virgin) grotto. Not only famous for wonderful landscape, Ha Long Bay is also a geological wonder, a cultural and historical site and tourist attractions of fresh seafood and specialties and exciting activities includes swimming, kayaking, hiking and taking photos. Take a scenic helicopter trip to Ha Long is also a memorable and unique experience as you can get a spectacular view of the land from the sky.

Kayaking in Halong Bay, Quang Ninh

Bai Tu Long Bay is located directly northeast of Halong Bay which is less touristic and a quiet and gentle destination loved by many tourists. The islands of Bai Tu Long Bay such as Quan Lan, Minh Chau, Ngoc Vung, Dong Chen, The Vang… create a wonderful landscape for the Bay and aslo bring prosperous resources for the people living and farming on them. The popular activities in Bai Tu Long Bay are swimming in the clear green waters and kayaking to discover exciting hidden bays, lagoons and tunnels.

Situated in Thuong Yen Commune (Uong Bi City, Quang Ninh Province), Yen Tu is a high mountain of the Dong Trieu Mountain chain in the Northeastern Vietnam which has been the center of Buddhism since King Tran Nhan Tong abdicated his throne and mewed, established a unique Buddhist lineage in Vietnam. There are many historical relics preserved of Buddhism, which made this place become a famous spiritual tourist site in Quang Ninh. Mountain trails will be an exciting experience for those who love hiking and workout with a total length of about 6,000 meters across thousands of steps. Coming to Yen Tu, you will have a chance to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of nature and mountains and learn more about the Vietnamese Buddhism and culture.

Cable car ride - Yen Tu Mountain

Located about 10km northeast of the centre of the city of Mong Cai, Tra Co Beach with white sand and blue water, has now become one of the favorite relaxation destinations for tourists traveling to Vietnam. With a long coastalline of over 17 kilometers starting from Mui Got to Mui Ngoc, this beach can welcome a huge number of visitors at the same time.

Thanks for the express highway, Quang Ninh can be easily reached by car from some cities including Hanoi, Hai Phong, Bac Giang, Lang Son… Additionally, you can choose to take direct flights to Van Don airport (50 km from Halong City) from Ho Chi Minh City, Danang, Taoyuan (Taiwan), Huangtian (China). Quang Ninh province could also be involved in a trip to the North East of Vietnam together with Bac Kan, Cao Bang and Lang Son. It can be said that Quang Ninh is one of the famous destinations on tourism map of Viet Nam because of Ha Long Bay which is a must site to any visitors who has ever been to Viet Nam.

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