An ideal trip to Ha Long Bay in winterUnder Blog
People always thinks Ha Long Bay is destination for hot summer, but it is a great place in winter, because it is very peaceful, romantic and charming when winter comes.
The trip to Ha Long Bay starts with a breakfast at Hanoi capital. The vibrant city is crowded in the early morning, when people spill over the streets to go to work. You should have your breakfast with local people at a small stall on street. Let’s sit next to them on little plastic chair and enjoy your delicious bolw of pho ga, bun thang or pho bo. Then drink a cup of Vietnamese coffee as the way of Vietnamese people starting their morning.
After breakfast, you take a van or a car or a bus to Ha Long Bay. It takes about 4 hours from Hanoi to Ha Long. You should not fall asleep on the bus, because you go across Red River Delta and Long Bien Bridge which was built by French in 1899 with rich and beautiful scenery.
When arriving to Ha Long Bay, you should book a stay on a cruise or a wooden chunk to go around the bay (or you can book in advanced for ensuring).
The scenery on the bay is wordless. You only can feel it by your eyes. But for sure, you will definitely feel amazing and breathtaking with the beauty and the charm of grey giant limestone mountains, the blue sea and standing boats looming somewhere.
The room on the cruise is very luxurious with old Northern style, making feel relaxing and antique.
Even though you cannot swim at the beach because of the cold, you can soak yourself in bath in your room and enjoy the wonderful scene of nature.
Sailing a kayak in the bay to approach local fishing boat and visit fishing village.
Touching 20 million years old limestone cliffs is an interesting experience.
Discovering magic caves in the limestone mountains with magnificent multi-shaped stalactites.
After the first day of discovering, you come back to the cruise to enjoy elegant and ample dinner. After that, you can go up the deck to see the night sky.
In the next day, you wake up at 6 AM and do some exercises to wait the sun come out.
Take a cup of coffee and say good bye to Ha Long from the cruise. Your trip to Ha Long Bay in winter will be unforgettable.