Hong Gai, Vietnam
Hong Gai is gateway to Halong Bay and the Red River Delta. It is the capital city of Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam. The city mainly lies on Bai Tu Long Bay, which is part of the Hạ Long Bay. It is located at about 160 km northeast of Hanoi.
This region, the "Bay of the Descending Dragon", is dotted with more than 3,000 mountainous islands, each with its own unique landscape. The islands are famous for their dolomite and limestone rock formations, many of which have been given names. Visitors visit the area to see its natural grottos, fjords, land tunnels and inlets.
Things to See & Do
* Thien Cung Grotto
* Hang Dau Go Cave
* Sung Sot Cave
* Sea Lion Islet
* Cave visits, kayaking, swimming, island stopovers
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – đồng (₫) (VND)
Language – Vietnamese
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Population – 195,000 approx
Land Area - 1,533 km2 (Halong Bay)
Time - GMT plus seven hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 84
Port Location - The port at Halong Bay is Cai Lan port in Hon Gai Province.
Travel Links – Ha Long Bay is accessible from Hanoi by bus and train. Every day runs a train depart from Yen Vien Railway Station (Gia Lam District, Hanoi) for Halong at 4.50am and arrive at 11.40am.
There are also helicopter flights available from Gia Lam Airport in Hanoi.