Kayaking in UNESCO-recognised Ha Long bay

After spending time admiring the bay on the sun deck, visitors can row themselves to explore majestic cave systems, swim in the cool sea, and enjoy the natural scene to the fullest.

Kayaking is a new sport that has recently become popular in Vietnam. Ha Long Bay is an ideal place for kayaking as the weather is calm with no waves.

Kayaking in UNESCO-recognised Ha Long bay

Kayaking in Ha Long bay is one of the highlights during a tourists’ trip to the UNESCO-recognised World Natural Heritage Site

Kayaking in UNESCO-recognised Ha Long bay 

Ha Long Bay has been voted as one of the top 25 kayak tourist destinations in the World, as voted by the acclaimed US-based magazine National Geographic.

 Kayaking in UNESCO-recognised Ha Long bay

Kayaks are allowed to operate in Cong La – Ba Hang area, which is 20 kilometres from Hon Gai Wharf.

 Kayaking in UNESCO-recognised Ha Long bay

Located in Hung Thang ward, Ha Long city, Ba Hang fishing village is one of the tourist attractions in the journey to discover Ha Long Bay.

 Kayaking in UNESCO-recognised Ha Long bay

There are around 50 households in the village, which used to earn their living by fishing but have now turned to running tourist activities.

 Kayaking in UNESCO-recognised Ha Long bay

In addition to providing kayaks, locals also row bamboo boats to serve visitors

 Kayaking in UNESCO-recognised Ha Long bay

Kayaking in UNESCO-recognised Ha Long bay

The name ‘Ba Hang’ (Three Caves) comes from the fact that, when the tide goes up and down, caves also appear - and then the boats can easily sail through the cave.

 Kayaking in UNESCO-recognised Ha Long bay

Travellers can kayak themselves at the foot of the great limestone mountains which were formed millions of years ago.

Kayaking in UNESCO-recognised Ha Long bay 

The kayak service is available at only VND50,000 (US$2.14) per person, and VND100,000 (US$4.28) per person to take a bamboo boat ride with local people.

Kayaking in UNESCO-recognised Ha Long bay 

Ba Hang has become more popular on the tourist map after it was chosen as one of the filming locations of the blockbuster “Kong: Skull Island” in 2016.

 

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