Halong Bay – the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site- is not only well known for its spectacular seascape of limestone pillars, but also for its wide-range of attractions in Halong city and around. If you have some time to spend in the area, here is the top 3 attractions you must visit
1. Tuan Chau entertainment zone
Tuan Chau Island is a entertainment complex in Halong City, which is only 8 kilometers far from the city center. Stretching on a wide area of about 2.2 square kilometers, Tuan Chau Island offers a full range of entertainment activities.
From the entrance of this tourism complex lays a chain of international standard villas, together with modern décor and five luxury restaurants, accommodating up to 1,000 customers at a time. In Tuan Chau, tourists might enjoy a variety of exciting activities like Jet Ski, canoes, parachute, sea fishing, kayaking, mountain climbing, camping or entertainment such as dolphin show, seal show, circus, and martial art shows 6 days a week. This is an ideal place for tourists of all ages.
Also on this Island lies the modern gangway where hundreds of Halong Bay’s cruises embark every day
2. Halong Market
For all shopaholics and those searching for Halong special souvenirs, Halong market is a have-to-go place. Located in the center of Halong City on Bach Dang Street, opening 7 days a week from 6:00 am to 6:30 pm, Halong Market is considered as the biggest markets of this coastal city.
Coming here, you could find a diversified range of goods from luxury to popular things in pretty competitive price. But you can also find clothes, accessories, and electrical devices. Local food and drinks are also sold in small restaurants in the market. Halong market is a famous place to sell Halong’s specialties like dried squid, seafood or grilled chopped fish
3. Halong Night Market
If you are interested in local souvenirs, or eager to try Halong Bay street food, then Halong Night Market is a place that should not be missed out.
This is the perfect place to purchase unique for purchasing unique products of the beach city like necklaces made from seashells, snails, wooden small boats. You can find almost sellers here are very nice and speaking English very well; this will probably be good moment to find to know more about the local residents and culture.
Another special feature of Halong Night Market is the range of street food where you could find a variety of local cuisine from snack, traditional cake, fast-food to sea food with a very cheap price.
Author: The Au Co Cruises – Ha Long Bay