Located south of Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay would have been so popular if it weren’t adjacent to the neighboring “tourist giant”. This arched bay has a hundred large and small islands, creating majestic and magical landscapes.
The administrative border defines that Lan Ha Bay is the territory of Hai Phong Province, while Halong Bay belongs to Quang Ninh Province, but with a similar landscape formed of islands and islets scattered over the entire surface of the water. It is mutually recognized by locals and tourists alike as part of the vast Halong Bay area.
Nestled in the peaceful gulf, cut off from the rest of the world, many small fishing villages display a relaxed rhythm of life by raising their regional specialties such as mussels and oysters. Eventually, they will become fresh, tasty and nutritious meals or bead keepsakes for guests. The calm and clear waters of some islands like Sen Island, Cu Island, Khi Island (Monkey Island) offer favorable conditions for diving and coral observation; You will not be able to do this in the center of Halong Bay because the water quality is better there.
Lan Ha Bay is home to Cat Ba Island. The bay itself and Cat Ba National Park are part of the World Biosphere Reserve. Therefore, European travelers and American backpackers often hire their own boats for personal adventure, choosing from the 139 beaches in the bay a pleasant sandy beach for overnight camping. They also enjoy a trip through the Cat Ba National Forest, which is home to many valuable animals, including the rare bald langur. Overcome Ngu Lam Peak, at the end of the trip the fishing village of Viet Hai, the most unspoiled fishing village of Cat Ba Island, is where visitors can discover many interesting characters from the local population of the island.0