Legend has it that millions of years ago, an enormous dragon plunged into the waters of Halong Bay and left behind many eggs. When those eggs hatched, they created the numerous rocks and islands in the area. The name Halong Bay literally means "Descending Dragon." The dragon's tail is said to have extended out far into the ocean and created Bach Long Vi, which means "The Tail of the White Dragon." Before she returned to the heavens, she said farewell to her offspring at Bai Tu Long Bay, which means "The dragon parts the offspring".
Wild beauty with stone mountains, caves, long sandy beach
Bai Tu Long Bay is different from the rest of the World Natural Heritage and is every bit as beautiful as its famous neighbour. In some ways it’s actually more stunning, since it’s only in its initial stages as a destination for travelers. Improved boat transport to the scattering of resorts here means the area is quickly growing in popularity with domestic tourists, but the bay and its islands are still unpolluted and relatively undeveloped. For Western travelers, it’s a laid-back alternative to the touristy bustle of Halong Bay. However, Bai Tu Long Bay will charm you with its wild beauty with stone mountains, caves, long sandy beach, corals, forests, mangrove forests and lovely fishing village – and few tourists.
Vung Vieng Fishing village
It is rare to find a place on Halong Bay that is as packed full of aesthetic beauty, biodiversity, and culture as Bai Tu Long Bay – an outdoor museum where more than 340 millions years of history is stored and conserved with places such as: Da Xep Park, Ang Cong Dam, Thien Canh Son Cave, Quan Lan Island, and Vung Vieng fishing village…
As with Halong Bay, the best way to experience the full gamut of limestone pinnacle scattered along the seascape is by cruise. Halong Bay Tours Vietnam is proud to be one of the travel providers that takes tourists to the Bai Tu Long Bay area with many Halong bay cruise
tours or Halong bay tours 3 days
or 2 days tours to choose from – kayaking; discovering the geology and biodiversity value of the bay; fishing trips; talking with people in fishing villages; coral diving; and cycling on islands.