If you have a chance to visit Halong one day, what should we do? The following list will suggest for you.
1, Visiting Trong Mai Islet
Trong Mai Islet (rock of ‘the kissing cocks’) is a famous islet on Halong Bay. It has become a symbol of Halong Bay and also Vietnam’s tourism. It can also be found with the name ‘Ga Choi Islet’ (rock of ‘the fighting cocks’).
Trong Mai Islet is located at the southwestern Halong Bay, about 5 kilometers from Bai Chay tourist wharf. The islet is about 10 meters high above the sea level. It has the shape of a cock couple rising from the blue sea. These two huge cocks have stood by the other for thousands of years. As the story told by the locals, Trong Mai Islet represents for faithfulness of love.
The islet is most beautiful at dawn, when the sun sheds the first shine of a day and light up the cock couple.
2, Visiting Sung Sot cave
Sung Sot Cave is located on Bo Hon Island in the center of the bay. This is a large cave and one of the most beautiful bays of Halong Bay. The way to Sung Sot Cave is winding under layers of forest trees, twisty with stone steps. The cave is divided into two main compartments; the entire first compartment is compared as a large theater with cave ceiling which is covered with stalactites, stone statues, stone elephants, seals, raspberries, flowers, etc. It opens up a fairy world.
In addition to the caves, visitors also have the opportunity to visit many beautiful and charming caves like Bo Nau cave; Hanh Cave is a beautiful cave and the longest one in Ha Long Bay, Virgin cave; Trong cave, etc.
3, Enjoying sea foods
The famous delicacies in Ha Long are: grilled squid, squid rolls, roasted mantis shrimp with salt,Steamed Squid with guava leaves, Ha Long Limulus, and other familiar seafood
4, Night squid fishing
Night squid fishing at sea in days of no moon light, hooks are shaped like shrimp, under the light of headlamps; squids shall see hooks as shrimps and obediently snapped their preys.
Fishing is not unfamiliar to many people, just a bamboo fishing rod and a few baits, however, squid fishing is a great experience that many people do not want to miss while in Ha Long Bay (Quang Ninh province).
After dinner, all passengers on cruises staying overnight on the bay shall eagerly wait to attractive activity of fishing squid.
The rod for fishing squid is made of hard bamboo trees. The hooks for fishing squid look like shrimp shape as a fake bait Especially, squid fishing does not need bait, just need high-voltage lights with white light to attract attention of squids.
Today, squid fishing boats are equipped with modern equipment, the giant battery and system of high-voltage lights for fishing squids by night.
For passengers, it does not matter how many squid they fish because the experience on the bay at night really brings them great feelings.