Bai Tu Long Bay belongs to the Gulf of Tonkin, in the Northeast of Vietnam. Bai Tu Long contains a part of the sea of Halong city, Cam Pha city and Van Don island district.
Bai Tu Long is bordered by Halong Bay to the southwest, the sea to the east, Cam Pha city to the west and Co To island district to the northeast. Bai Tu Long is comprised of hundreds of islands with different sizes and shapes. Many of them are quite large and have a become place of residence of local people.
Bai Tu Long - one of the natural wonders of the world
If Halong Bay brings the beauty of a gorgeous girl, Bai Tu Long Bay can compare to a lovely adolescent girl. In reality, along with Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long is regarded as one of the natural wonders of the world and ranked in the top 5 attractive tourist destinations in Southeast Asia by ecotourism company called Gecko Travel, United Kingdom in 2006.
The inhabitants of Bai Tu Long mostly live in Van Don island district; including islands like Quan Lan, Ban Sen, Ngoc Vung and coastal areas such as Ben Do, Cua Ong, etc. Local people here mainly earn a living by fishing and aquaculture.
More about Bai Tu Long Bay
Statistics show that Bai Tu Long Bay owns hundreds of islands, limestone mountains, schists and famous sites including Bai Tho Mountain, Con Coc islet, Tien Ong islet, Con Rua islet, Oan lagoon, Mat Quy islet, Con Co islet, Thien Canh Son cave, Tam Cung cave, etc.
The system of islands consists of numerous islands emerging on the water, stretching across hundreds of kilometers of coastline, which creates the spectacular and romantic scenery. In addition, Bai Tu Long Bay has many beautiful beaches such as Con Co, Van Don, Quan Lan, Minh Chau and Co To, all of which still retain their own unspoiled beauty.
Food in Bai Tu Long
Besides the natural beauty, Bai Tu Long attracts tourists by regional food specialties involving Sa Sung (a sea worm that produces high economic value). There are many other famous seafood dishes such as garrupa, geo-duck, shrimp, snails, squid, crab and Cu Ki which looks like a crab but much more delicious, etc. If coming to Bai Tu Long, you shouldn’t miss these food. Certainly they will make a great contribution to your memorable and exciting journey.
If you desire to discover natural and wild beauty and enjoy delicious seafood, Bai Tu Long is an ideal destination for a vacation.