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In the Quang Ninh sea many varieties of shrimp can be found, from the smallest morsel to the largest prawn, or even lobster. The most precious are these lobsters.
The Sái Sùng, or sandworm, also goes under the other local name of Con Mồi.
This alcohol is processed from special kind of glutinous rice, a specialty of Hoành Bồ. 
In the region of Ha Long there are many varieties of shell-fish, such as flat shell-fish, conches and giant clams. Each variety should be cooked differently, and has its own particular taste. One of the more popular dishes is ốc đĩa browned in chilli sauce.
The sour pork hash of Quảng Yên may be compared to other northern specialties of pounded pork products, but the species of shipworm in Quảng Yên can not to be found anywhere else but in the currents of the Chanh River.
In all the coastal regions of Vietnam, squid can be found. Those in Nha Trang are renowned for their large size, while in Ha Long they are famous for their original taste. Squid is usually sun-dried and then grilled, or also browned in fat.
Ca Say is a hybrid of duck bred for many years in this locality.
Boiled Ngan or roasted Ngán are very delicious foods but Ngán alcohol is sweet-scented, with a slight odour of the sea. It is often taken with dishes of steamed shrimp, clams, grilled fish or any seafood.
Place:   The mountainous region of Yên Tử, Thượng Yên Công Commune, Uông Bí Town
Time: Yên Tử festivities begin on the ninth day of the first lunar month and last until the end of the third lunar month.
Place:   Ðình Wharf in Quan Lạn Commune, Vân Ðồn District
Time: The festivities are organized yearly on the 18th day of the sixth lunar month, but the celebration lasts from the 10th to the 20th days of month.
Place:  Trà Cổ Village, Móng Cái Town.
Time: Festivities in Trà Cổ take place yearly from the 30th day of the fifth lunar month until the sixth day of the sixth lunar month.
Place:  At Thập Cửu Tiên Công Temple (Temple of the 19 Founding Fathers) in Cẩm La Commune on Hà Nam Island, Yên Hưng District.
Time: Every year, the village starts the festivities on the seventh day of the first lunar month.
Place: Yên Giang Commune, Yên Hưng District.
Time: The festival is organized on the eight day of the fourth lunar month, some years last 4 days and nights.
Place: Long Tiên Pagoda at the foot of Bài Thơ (Poem) Mountain, Hạ Long City.
Time: The official festive day is on the 24th of the third lunar month.
Place:  Cửa Ông Temple, Cửa Ông Ward, Cẩm Phả Town.
Time: Yearly, the festivities take place at the Cửa Ông Temple from the second day of the first lunar month until the end of the third lunar month.
Tourists can arrive in Halong by:
It is convenient for visitors to travel to Hạ Long Bay via water. Hòn Gai Port and the boat system in    Hạ Long Bay have the capacity to serve many visitors. 
Travelling to Ha Long Bay by air contact to:
Transport to Quang Ninh by road and bus.
There are over 300 boats permanently based at Baichay Tourist Wharf. Boats are classified by size as follows:
Every tourist needs at least one ticket to travel on the Bay.
There is a variety of different and attractive tours on the Bay. Tourists can choose their favorite tour to visit popular caves, grottoes and beautiful islands.
There are daily slow boats connecting Hon Gai with Hai Phong (30,000d, three hours).
Every day runs a train depart from Yên Viên Railway Station (Gia Lâm District, Hà Nội) for Hạ Long at 4.50 am and arrive at 11.40 am.
Name:  Sán Dìu
Region: In the lowland of the province: Cẩm Phả, Uông Bí, Hải Hà, Tiên Yên, Ba Chẽ, Hoành Bồ, Ðông Triêu.
Name:   Sán Chay (Sán Chi, Cao Lan)
Region: In the middle of the province: Cẩm Phả, Uông Bí, Bình Liêu, Hải Hà, Tiên Yên, Ba Chẽ, Vân Ðồn.
Name: Tày
Region: Towns: Cẩm Phả, Uông Bí; Districts: Hải Hà, Đông Triểu, Ba Chẽ, Vân Đồn, Hoành Bồ
Name: Nùng.
Region: Uông Bí Town, Tiên Yên and Ba Chẽ districts.
Name: Dao (Thanh Y, Thanh Phán)
Region: Occupying the highlands
Name:  Hoa (Hán)
Region: Towns: Cẩm Phả, Uông Bí, Móng Cái; Districts: Đầm Hà, Hải Hà, Đông Triều.
Quảng Ninh, as well as being home to native Vietnamese, also features ethnic groups like the Dao, Tày, Sán Dìu, Sán Chay and Hoa.
Post and Telecommunications in Ha Long
Hospitals in Ha Long
Urgent telephone numbers in Ha Long
Package tours often include traveller’s insurance paid by tourist companies. Tourists should ask the tourist company to provide an official contract, or an invoice which includes the passenger’s name, age and the number of passport and identity card. Travellers should keep the leaflets, programmes or cards with the telephone number of the tourist company for future contact in case any insurance problems arise.
For guide services, information about trips on the Bay or the conservation and management of Halong Bay, as well as publications and tourist services - please contact The Tourist Guide Information Center under the Halong Bay Management Department.
Exit and Entry Procedure in Ha Long.
Sport in Ha Long
Cultural Centres in Ha Long
Hoang Gia International Park or Royal Park runs along Bai Chay Beach, from Bai Chay Tourist Wharf to Hạ Long Night Market. It is a comprehensive resort totaling 8 ha including  Zone A, Zone B, Zone C,  Royal Villas and Hotels. Restaurants in the park serve European, Chinese, and Vietnamese food and seafood. You can enjoy yourself to the fullest with the entertainment and recreation services: 400 m artificial beach, bars and bathing services center, emergency station, park, garden of birds and orchids, archery grounds, cactus, sensation train, ghostly house, discotheque, karaoke bar, electronic car, art gallery, open-air stage, water puppetry and traditional music and singing; museum; quay for sight-seeing tours.
Some entertainment and relaxation centers in Halong City Area
In Halong there are souvenirs of a diverse variety: local arts and crafts from coal, wood, horn items, brocade and embroidered items, glassware, porcelain and sea products (pearls, sea shells etc.) as well as electrical and photographic accessories, and post cards. Traditional souvenirs of Quangninh are porcelain, ceramics, embroidery and arts and crafts from coal, wood and other natural products.
Souvenir shops:
Like other coastal areas of North Vietnam, Halong has a wide variety of seafood specialties. The most popular are:
Apart from bars and cafes in the larger hotels, there are many other cafes:
Popular rice and noodle restaurants: (with seafood).
Specialties in Ha Long: arca, oysters, shellfish.
Seafood specialty restaurants in Ha Long.
Chinese Restaurants in Ha Long
European restaurants in Ha Long
The Caravella combines traditional style with all the comforts and amenities that you would expect, making it a unique choice for leisure seekers, honeymooners, families and small groups alike. The accessible design seamlessly merges the spectacular scenery with cozy living areas to allow passengers to create a one of a kind Halong Bay experience.
We are committed to bringing you up-to-the minute specials on White Dolphin Luxury Cruises, therefore, the information on this site will constantly change to reflect the best specials available. We are never complacent about our business. We continually strives to improve upon our services. Attention to detail and caring about our clients’ individual needs separates us from the competition. There are no surprises when you cruise with us. We know our greatest advertisement is a happy and satisfied client. Our client’s repeat business is the best testimony to the incredible value we offer. We look forward to working with you.
Life Heritage Resort has various cruise options, ranging from overnight cruising, daylight & sunset cruises, Wedding & other special events to combination cruise and onshore overnight options. We have our well considered seasonal recommended services, to consider the cold of Winter and the heat of Summer.!
The  “Premium Valentine”, launched in June 2010, is perfect for those seeking a more exclusive and intimate experience. Valentine is a full service vessel offering all the facilities and amenities of our larger boats, but with only two deluxe cabins (22 square meters).
It’s a small duplicate of large Victory cruise – 21 cabins with the same standard.
Victory Private has 2 luxury bedrooms that’s good for any guest like privacy and enjoy the journey as they desire.

Enjoy day-catch seafood or Vietnamese fusion cuisine in a spacious boutique dining room, indulge yourself with glass of champagne watching the sunset over bay or just relax with gentle pampering in Violet spa after exercise in the Violet gym. Halong Violet is the ideal place for honeymooners, small family or couples of friends who want to discover an exotic areas while still enjoy the elegant comfort.
 
Built in similar style to the larger Bhaya Classic vessels, Bhaya Legend charter vessels feature a single deck design with a semi-covered dining area offering panoramic views. The Legend fleet, with the total of 08 vessels, includes 01 vessel of one cabin, 02 vessels of two cabins, 04 vessels of three cabins, and 01vessel of four cabins. Each cabin offers luxury fit for Imperial Royalty. Attentive, personalized service and a maximum four passengers guarantee intimate privacy. Overnight cruises aboard a Bhaya Legend include free-flow soft drinks, coffee and tea, lunch, dinner and brunch. They are perfect for individuals, couples, families and friends wishing for an exclusive, private, customized charter cruise on Halong Bay.

 

Paradise Privilege is an invitation for you to cruise around Halong bay on board your own private luxury apartment. Our Paradise Privilegeboats have indeed been conceivred to become your home while exploring the majestic limestone site.
Designed to accommodate 6 to 8 people per boat in two Deluxe Cabins and one Master Suite, they also feature a fully-equipped modern home kitchen, and a lavish and cosy dining-room.
On the top-deck, you can laze in the sun, surrounded by the stunning setting of the bay as well as enjoy a barbecue prepared before your very eyes in a refined and homely atmosphere.
On board Paradise Privilege, personalized service becomes a euphemism. As you will be attended by your own private butler, every moment will be concocted according to your wishes, every second dedicated to your prime comfort and pleasure.

Beyond an unforgettable cruise, Paradise Privilege brings you heaven on sea waters.

The Prince was designed after the traditional fishing boats of Halong Bay, only on a slightly smaller scale with either 2 or 4 cabins.
Like all of our boats, the Prince is designed with sophistication and a meticulous attention to detail for our guests’ enjoyment, especially their viewing pleasure.
From the time you step aboard, to the time you check-in to your cabin, to when you are relaxing on the sun desk, you are surrounded by teak and oak – all constructed by our skilled craftsman. This makes the Prince, together with our Princess, the outstanding member of our Royal family.

The Prince is the perfect choice for families, couples or small groups.

Our Princess is designed in the style of the traditional sailing boats of Halong Bay. It is the first small deluxe one-cabin junk in Halong Bay.

She is designed with sophistication and a meticulous attention to every single detail, for our guests’ enjoyment, especially their viewing pleasure.

From the moment you step aboard, to the time you check-in to your cabin, to when you are relaxing on the sun deck, you are surrounded by handcrafted teak and oak. During her construction, every effort was made to adorn our Princess to be part of our royal family of Chinese junks.

The Princess is perfect for both a romantic getaway, and for honeymooners.

Offering a 4-stars cruise experience in Halong Bay, our 3-boats fleet will take you for an unforgettable discovery, offering the best program for visiting and enjoying the bay’s natural wonders. Pelican 1 will operate since early 2012, while Pelican 2 and 3 will be launched later in 2012 and 2013.

With three similar boats providing 22 double cabins, ranging from 16m2 to wider suites, our fleet’s outstanding settings will be yours for the whole length of your stay on board, and our friendly and well trained crew will answer each of your requests to make your stay on board a warm experience. Our restaurant is opened to serve you from breakfast to lunch and dinner, in a mix of Western and Vietnamese fine cooking, while the wide upper sundeck allows you to contemplate sunset while sipping an aperitif. State-of-the art security conditions are our guaranty for an unforgettable journey.

 Ha Long Classic Sail is proud to welcome you on board for high quality tours in Ha Long Bay, setting new standards thanks our international management. With spacious and smart designed cabins, panoramic view from balconies, delicious seafood meals and a lovely careful team on board, we offer exceptionally personalized services.

Classic Sail junk has a unique design, made of finest natural materials, precious dark wood, creamy silk, crispy white linen, sea-blue taffeta, fine textured marble, delicate china and silver accessories. All that characteristics make our boat a blend of contemporary comforts and Vietnamese traditional design richness.


Glory Cruises are modern and tastefully designed boats, the boats feature spacious, well-appointed cabins and suites with large en-suite bathrooms, large sundecks with comfortable lounging furniture and elegant dining rooms and bars. We have designed and fitted our boats to international standards while maintaining traditional style, creating the perfect balance of modern comforts and nostalgic ambiance.
Glory Cruises offer an elegant, relaxing and fulfilling ways to explore endless style in Halong bay. The cruise brings us into contact with local people in different floating villages of the Halong bay. With Glory Cruises, you will have ample opportunity to see Vietnam in its authenticity and sample local culture and food, in a one unpacking, unforgettable vacation where your “floating hotel” get you insight into Halong bay Vietnam.
Our goal is to offer a soothing as well as stimulating experience that you will remember and cherish. Our dedicated and professional management and staff await you and look forward to serving you on magnificent Halong Bay.

Designed in the 1910’s Indochina style, the Halong Emotion offers the perfect mix in traditional elegance and modern comfort.
Special attention has been paid to the decoration and interior of the junk.
It features 28 comfortable rooms, a dining room with sea view, a bar and a superb sundeck
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The Paloma is a brand new Chinese wooden junk crewed by a professional, loyal and dedicated team. Spread over 4 decks she has 16 en-suite fully equipped luxury cabins, a bar with soft seating and plasma TV, gourmet restaurant, outside dining area, sundeck and luxury spa.
Come on board The Paloma. Be charmed by her exquisite luxury, intimate setting and unrivaled home from home service. An unforgettable way to witness the serene, calm setting of Halong Bay's exceptional natural beauty.
The Paloma is your home while you are in Halong Bay. Good service is key. Our crew consists of 20 dynamic, passionate and enthusiastic individuals who are committed to making your stay with us special and unforgettable.

Paradise Luxury I, II, III & IV were built according to the traditional Vietnamese junk design and present a lavish outfit blending in subtle harmony with the natural environment. The 04 Paradise Luxury offer 68 luxurious cabins and suites as well as an exciting array of activities to be enjoyed while experiencing the spectacular scenery of the "Bay of Descending Dragons".
Each vessel features a stylish restaurant and bar for an exclusive dining experience on the third deck. The top deck serves as a perfect place to enjoy lingering in the sunshine and discovering the splendid beauty of Halong bay with a 360° view while benefiting from the presence of a 'Moonlight Bar", thus promising unforgettable and thoroughly relaxing moments.
Celebrated for being the only Cruisers in Halong Bay to provide complete spa facilities with dry sauna, Jacuzzi, massages and beauty treatments, Paradise luxury boats dispose of Spa facilities aiming at reviving your senses and nurturing your well-being.
Paradise luxury fleet is committed to grant our guests a genuine yet prestigious experience: a Paradise cruising experience in Halong Bay.


Launched on November 2009, our newest five star junk - the Ha Long Violet - fitted out in the 1930’s Indochina style.
It featured a boutique dinning room, library & lounge, Spa & Gym and 6 individual theme cabins with marble bathroom, jacuzzi & balcony.
The junk also cruise its own way away from the crowd to untouched areas of the bay.


Victory Star Cruise gives so many options for you to choose upon your comforts. All cabins are allocated based on the position, dimension and the length of the cruise. Every cabin has its thrilled features and it looks like a paradise to welcome you to come after long days at work.
The ship is a remarkable 55.29m in length and 10.43m in width. Each of our 32 spacious cabins has its own private balcony or terrace – allowing unparalleled private views of the surrounding seascape. On the upper decks, our elegant restaurant and open-air bars are designed along principles of Feng Shui (or in Vietnamese ‘Phong Thuy’) to heighten our passengers’ sense of connection with the wonderful environment of the surrounding Gulf of Tonkin, as well as giving them a taste of the Orient and Vietnamese culture.
Through our innovative use of space, design features, and luxurious attention to detail, we aim to give our passengers a truly unique cruise experience.

Bai Tu Long Boat is designed based on traditinal style of chinese Junk in 14th century with 9 fully equipped , air-conditioned cabins, attached with private bathroom, hot water shower, a closet and night table.

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