Is Halong Bay a city?
Halong City (also known as Hong Gai, Hon Gai or Hongay) is a town on the northern side of the Ha Long Bay Archipelago of Vietnam. It’s the capital of Vietnam’s Quang Ninh province.
What is a fun fact about Halong Bay?
Located in the Quang Ninh province of Vietnam is Halong Bay. This bay is famous for its more than 1960 limestone, rocky, tall islands which are rich in tropical vegetation. Halong Bay is approximately 579 square miles in size and is home to approximately 1600 fishermen who live in floating villages.
How do I get from Hanoi to Halong Bay?
There are various ways how you can reach Halong Bay from Hanoi – bus, minivan, train, taxi or seaplane. The best and most popular option is to travel by bus or minivan from Hanoi to Ha Long town. Travel by bus to Halong Bay from Hanoi takes about 2.5-4 hours and bus tickets cost about $4.40-23/pp.