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Former Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra has recently chosen Titop Island of Ha Long Bay – a World Heritage site recognised twice by UNESCO – as one of his favourite destinations during his trip to Vietnam.

Quang Ninh refutes allegations of sea encroachment in Ha Long Bay

The authorities of Quang Ninh province has refuted information that it has allowed a project to conduct sea encroachment and subdivide land plots for sale, which seriously undermined the conservation of the UNESCO-recognised Ha Long Bay.

Lan Ha Bay among most beautiful places to visit in Southeast Asia

Thrillist, a New York-based travel site, has named Lan Ha Bay near the northern coastal city of Hai Phong as the top Vietnamese destination in its list of the most beautiful places to visit in every Southeast Asian country.

Ha Long Bay entry tickets return to pre-pandemic rates

Entry tickets to the UNESCO World Heritage site Ha Long Bay will return to their former rates set before the Covid-19 pandemic from July 1.

Ha Long Bay nominated as Asia's leading tourist attraction

UNESCO heritage site Ha Long Bay in northern Vietnam is one of 12 nominees for Asia's leading tourist attraction category at 2021 World Travel Awards. ​

Owners of idle tourist boats in Halong Bay seek PM’s help

Owners of more than 500 tourist boats in Halong Bay in Quang Ninh Province are on the verge of bankruptcy as their tourist boats have been lying idle for over a year due to Covid-19, so they have turned to the prime minister for help.

Hustle and bustle of sleepless nights in Ha Long fish market

This fish market, usually bustling with activity from midnight till dawn, is the largest seafood wholesale market in Ha Long.

Ha Long City: then and now

Ha Long City in Quang Ninh province, the home to Ha Long Bay, a world natural heritage site and a world-famous tourist site, is spacious and beautiful today. 

Quang Ninh looks to become a strong marine-based economic hub

The northern province of Quang Ninh has outlined key measures to develop its marine-based and coastal economy, with a focus on eco-friendly tourism, maritime services, and coastal industry.

Ha Long Bay-Cat Ba Archipelago to seek world heritage recognition

Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam has assigned relevant agencies to take necessary steps in submitting dossiers seeking UNESCO’s recognition of “Ha Long Bay-Cat Ba Archipelago” as a World Heritage site.

Vietnamese firms to tackle plastic pollution in Ha Long Bay

Three Vietnamese companies have won a regional challenge to combat plastic waste in Ha Long Bay.

Kayaking in Ba Hang Village: A leisurely way to discover Quang Ninh’s landscape

Ba Hang Village is well known as an amazing area on Ha Long Bay. It has now become an ideal place for kayaking to discover the natural beauty of Quang Ninh Province.

Thai Thi Hoa showcases Vietnamese landscapes at Miss Earth 2020

Thai Thi Hoa, the Vietnamese representative at Miss Earth 2020, has unveiled a self-introduction clip aimed at promoting the country’s natural beauty among an international audience.

Soi Sim – paradise in the heart of heritage

Considered as a paradise in the heart of Ha Long Bay, Soi Sim Island is famous for its pristine and poetic beauty with unique natural values.

Expensive travel experiences in Vietnam

Sometimes, you have to pay a lot of money in exchange for an interesting experience for a few minutes. 

Boat crew fined for dumping waste into Ha Long Bay

Authorities in Quang Ninh Province have issued a fine of VND300m (USD13,043) to a local boat for illegally dumping waste mud into Ha Long Bay.


Ha Long Bay halves entrance fees for tourists on overnight boats

Quang Ninh People's Committee has approved a 50 percent reduction in the entrance fees to local destinations for tourists that use overnight boats.


Ha Long tour boats at risk of closing due to lack of customers

Many tour boats in Ha Long Bay may have to close and go bankrupt, said Chairman of Quang Ninh People Committee Nguyen Van Thang at a meeting session with the provincial people's council.

Ha Long Bay’s entrance fees reinvested to help infrastructure

Around $108.7 million sourced from the State budget, private donors and Ha Long Bay’s entrance fees will be invested this year in building 57 new pieces of infrastructure in Ha Long city, the northern province of Quang Ninh.

US magazine lists Ha Long Bay among world’s 50 most beautiful natural wonders

Ha Long Bay in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh has been named amongst the 50 most beautiful natural wonders on Earth selected by US-based magazine Insider.