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    Halong Bay and the interesting untold stories for travelers

    Halong Bay and the interesting untold stories for travelers

    • Phuong Ha

    Not only natural scenery, Halong Bay and the interesting untold stories also make this place become extremely magical and attractive to visitors. Let's explore these stories with Sdisco to feel more clearly about the culture and people of Halong Bay!

     

    Halong Bay and the interesting untold stories

    Halong Bay and the interesting untold stories

    The origin of the name Halong Bay is associated with the nation's history of fighting against foreign invaders. Legend has it that the newly founded Vietnam was frequently attacked by foreign enemies. When the King of heaven saw it, he sent a herd of dragons to help the Vietnamese hold their country. The dragon sprayed the pearls to make mountains and rocks and broke the enemy boat.

    Halong Bay and the interesting untold stories

    After defeating the invaders and successfully defending the Vietnamese land, the mother dragon and her sons still stayed there because they were attracted to the scenery of this place. The place where the mother dragon descended later became Halong Bay (means where the dragon stay in), where the dragon’s children stayed named Bai Tu Long (dragon’s son), and the place where the dragon's children wriggled their tails violently was called Bach Long Vi (located in Mong Cai, Quang Ninh province).

    Halong Bay and the interesting untold stories

    Entrance fees to Halong Bay

    Currently, Ha Long Bay management board offers many different types of tickets for visitors to choose, but the most convenient are the following:

    • There are currently 5 routes around Ha Long Bay for you to choose from as follows:

    - Route 1 (5 - 6 hours) - $11: you will visit the points of Cho Da, Dinh Huong, Ba Hang fishing village, Trong Mai (Ga Choi), Thien Cung cave, Dau Go cave.


    - Route 2 (5-6 hours) - $11: you will visit the points of Labyrinth, Trinh Nu Cave, Tien cave, Bo Nau cave, Soi Sim beach, Top Top island, Sung Sot cave, Luon cave , the Trong cave


    - Route 3 (3-4 hours) - $9: you will visit the points that are floating Cultural Center of Cua Van, Ang Du, Tien Ong cave, Ba Men Temple, Ba Ham Lake


    - Route 4 (3-4 hours) - $9: you will visit Co cave, Hon Xep park, Thay cave, Vong Vang, Cong Do area, Tung Ang - Cong Do ecological area, Cong La cave


    - Route 5 (5 - 6 hours) - $11: you will visit Dinh Hung Island, Stone Dog Island, Trong Mai Stone, Ba Hang Cave, Gia Luan Wharf of Cat Ba Island.


    Dau Go cave 

    Located on the range of Dau Go Island. Dau Go is a large, beautiful cave with ancient moss style, called by the French "Cave of Wonders". According to the legend, Dau Go cave played an important role in the resistance against the Nguyen - Mong army of Tran Hung Dao king. In the past, when foreign invaders invaded, Tran Hung Dao used the cave as a place to hide iron wood logs in preparation for the battle on the Bach Dang River, so the cave was called Giau Go Cave (hide the wooden stakes cave), later read and drove into Dau Go cave. There are also other stories that explain that Tran Hung Dao had cut iron wood logs to plug into the Bach Dang river bed in this cave, after moving the wood in the cave, there were many iron wood trees. And the name of Dau Go cave was born.

    Halong Bay and the interesting untold stories

    To come there, you need to buy a ticket with route 1 as above. And the best way to visit here is a cruise.

    The cruises are not only the vehicle for you to enjoy the scenery, they are also an ideal place for you to stay at Halong Bay and see it on different moment from sunrise to sunset. Try your experience and share with us your own feelings.

    Price for overnight stay on the bay (including transportation cost + accommodation and accommodation expenses): For individual travelers (Same class applies for all types of ships):

    No.

    Cruise standard

    Estimated cost (USD/person)

    1

    5 star cruise

    $140 - $155

    2

    4 star cruise

    $109 - $126

    3

    3 star cruise

    $87 - $100

     

    You can find more detailed information at daytourhalong.net and choose your favorite cruise.

    Halong Bay and the interesting untold stories

    Trong (Drum) and Trinh Nu (Virgin) Cave

    Other touching stories in Halong bay is about Trong and Trinh Nu Cave. It is said that, once upon a time, there was a beautiful girl in a fishing village, because of her poverty, her family had to work for a landlord to manage that area. He saw the beautiful girl, born greedy, wanted to take her as his wife. But that girl had fallen in love with the fisherman, he was floating in the sea fishing for their wedding, so she refused to the landlord. Unable to do anything for her, the landlord deported her to a deserted island, but she still wait for her lover. One rainy night, due to exhaustion and hunger, the girl passed away and petrified on the island as Trinh Nu (Virgin) Cave. As for the young fisherman, when he returned to hear the bad news, he immediately rowing to find a loved one. Also on that rainy night, his boat was swept up by waves, he washed up on another island. He recognized her in a flash, but could only call her in vain. Finally, he turned to stone too as Trong Cave. Two stone statues facing each other but can't always be together.

    Halong Bay and the interesting untold stories

    To come there, you need to buy a ticket with route 2 as above. And the best way to visit here is a cruise.

    You can find more detailed information at daytourhalong.net and choose your favorite cruise.


    Old forest mystery in Halong Bay

    In addition to the many fantastic caves, Halong Bay also contains mysterious price forests, strange natural landscapes that are not known by many people.

    Cong Do Island, in the absolute protected area of the bay, is the unique forest of Halong Bay! Located southeast of Ha Long Bay, 25 km from Bai Chay tourist port, Cong Do Island is located in Bai Tu Long Bay, in the area of World Natural Heritage. The island has an area of 23,363 km2 with a peak of 172 m.

    Halong Bay and the interesting untold stories

    On the island, there are often many valuable birds such as Buceros bicornis, Falco peregrinus, Spilornis cheela kites residing because this place is considered to be the most pristine of Halong Bay.

    Halong Bay and the interesting untold stories

    Weaving in the Cong Do Island, visitors will encounter quite a few big tree trunks a few people hug. Many precious trees such as slices of flowers, oysters, iris, etc. in this old forest have hundreds of years of life. The herds of Macaque Rhesus move to branches, swinging vines with the loud sound of the flock.

    Halong Bay and the interesting untold stories

    Surprisingly for tourists to explore Cong Do jungle is at the second foot of the jungle valley on the island with five large lakes, each lake has an area of about 4ha and has the same name as Cong Do island’s lake. These lakes are the priceless treasure of Ha Long Bay along with the existence of a seagrass associated with endangered animals such as dugong, sea turtle, etc.

    Indeed, the old forest together with the mysterious nature has made Ha Long Bay even more fanciful and attractive.

    To come there, you need to buy a ticket with route 4 as above. And the best way to visit here is a cruise.

    Halong Bay and the interesting untold stories

    You can find more detailed information at daytourhalong.net and choose your favorite cruise.

    You can also ask the cruise about renting the kayak, it will be a memorable experience to enjoy and discover the nature in Cong Do Island.

    Halong’s people – hardworking fishermen and heroes

    Fishing village chief Cua Van – Mr. Nguyen Van Cho said that during the anti-American era, Halong Bay had "special areas". He and fishermen met many unnamed boats hovering in the corners of the bay. To ensure military secrecy, the fishing villagers have almost no contact with strangers on land and are also restricted to the bay.

    From Halong Bay, the ships were equipped with weapons, ammunition, and food, repaired and then transferred to the South to fight. The people of Halong are proud that the warriors who drive the ships without numbers are the "nerves of steel". Not only living away from family but also facing many dangers when transporting weapons by ship.

    Due to secret requirements, people only knew that Halong at that time had five caves hiding boats and weapons. Particularly, Quan cave was the largest military port in the cavern of the Vietnamese navy at that time, it was strictly protected, but only the soldiers controlling the unknown ship knew how monumental it was.

    Halong Bay and the interesting untold stories

    Halong Bay and the interesting untold stories

    Until now, the fishermen no longer have to fight the enemy. But courage and tenacity have become their qualities in life. They still follow the waves to the sea and stick with the fishing village work, to continue the tradition of their ancestors.

    The brave people and culture of the fishing village have also created the curiosity for visitors to come and not want to leave.

    One coming to Halong Bay and explore the interesting stories in here will be a memorable experience for any traveler.

    Special activity - A day experience as Halong fisherman

    Arriving in Vung Vieng fishing village, Ha Long, visitors can boating by yourself, participate in fishing, then prepare their own "spoils" to serve their meals. Not only that, to Vung Vieng, visitors can also visit the unique natural landscapes, white sand beaches with very little footprints, enjoying the purity of the morning, the magic of the afternoon. This is a favorite destination for many delegations, many tours, especially on hot summer days, etc.

    Certainly come to Vung Vieng, even once, visitors will feel love the natural heritage - wonders of Ha Long Bay more. Peaceful space will "recharge" your energy, so you can have more excitement in the active and passionate working days after the trip.

    (Service price: fisherman's experience is calculated by Indochina Joint Stock Company to be included in the tour purchase cost of tourists.)

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