Sitting directly northeast of Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay is a national park that is every bit as beautiful as the picturesque and gorgeous Halong. It is protected by the government, both land and sea and as such make a conserved reservation where you can get up close and personal with the glories of mother nature.
The total area that makes up Bai Tu Long Bay is approximately 158 square kilometres and this centres around a population of about 320,000 inhabitants across the islands of Quan Lan, Ngoc Vung and the Van Don district. Bai Tu Long is made up of hundreds of tiny islands and has a variety of ecosystems.
Cruising in the Bay
A Halong Bay cruise is popular among tourists thanks to the almost poetic landscapes that can be seen and the same holds true for Bai Tu Long Bay. Visitors can choose the traditional junk boat cruise which is provided by companies like Bhaya Cruises.
What Not to Miss
If you are exploring Bai Tu Long Bay make sure that you don’t miss the fishing village in Vung Vieng where you can learn about local culture, explore the famous Thien Canh Son caves and bask in the sun-kissed beaches.
Weather and Climate
The weather in Bai Tu Long Bay is mild and nice all year round ranging from about 15 degrees Celsius to about 25 degrees Celsius. Early summers range from January to May and late autumn from October to November. This is when the weather is most agreeable and consistent.