ROYAL INTERNATIONAL PARK
Hoang Gia international park (Royal Park) runs along Bai Chay Beach, from Bai Chay Wharf to Ha Long Night Market. It is a comprehensive resort totaling 10 ha. Restaurants in the park serve European, Chinese, and Vietnamese food and seafood.
You can enjoy yourself to the fullest with the entertainment and recreation services: 400 m artificial beach, bars and bathing services center, emergency station, park, garden of birds and orchids, archery grounds, cactus, sensation train, ghostly house, discotheque, karaoke bar, electronic car, art gallery, open-air stage, water puppetry and traditional music and singing; museum; quay for sight-seeing tours.
400 m from Bai Chay is Reu Islet, an attractive eco-tourist site with several kinds of rare birds and animals namely python, ostriches, dwarf horses, and fish, and ornamental trees. It also provides a wide range of services such as restaurant and open-air bar, park, and canoes for cruising around.
Vietnam’s Cultural Theatre
You will have a chance to enjoy Vietnam’s traditional dances & songs such as Moi Trau song, Katu dance, and Champa dance. Especially, you are able to join with our dance through Sap dance. Each day there is a presentation of 3 shows with a duration of 45 minutes per show. The performance time (local time) are as follows: 19:30; 20:45; 21:45 daily
Water Puppet Theatre
Formed in the 12th Century during the “Ly” Dynasty. The first performance was for Ly King in Long Doi Pagoda, Duy Tien of Ha Nam. Since then, water puppet show became one of the Vietnamese traditonal culture. Each day there is a presentation of 3 shows with a duration of 45 minutes per show. The performance time (local time) are as follows: 18:30; 19:45; 20:45 daily
Exploring one of the largest selection of antiques such as Bat Trang pottery and porcelain, Dong Son bronze drum, Cham Pa wooden sculpture etc. Coming from Vietnam, China, Japan, and Thailand. Especially, two antique tombs from Han and So Dynasty.
Displays more than 200 outstanding paintings by Vietnamese renowned artists. Some paintings win prizes locally and abroad such as: “Fruit harvest” by Mr. Phai, and “Girl’s Portrait” by Mr. Nghiem etc.
This is the only game in Halong. You can see a panoramic view of Halong Bay on it
Deluxe Shopping Center
Located nearby the Bai Chay beach. It has a total of 25 blocks with 138 units. This is a place to concentrate the world’s & Vietnam’s famous products like Pierre Cardin, Bossini, Khai Silk,...
YEN TRUNG TOURIST
It is located in road 18A connecting Hanoi with Ha Long, about 5 km from Yen Tu. From Uông Bí go for 10 km until you reach a ssignpost; take a right fork as instructed into a paved road to reach Yên Trung.
Further on for 500 m from the entrance is a wide and beautiful lake surrounded by pine hills. In the middle of the lakes are islets covered with green trees. Tourists can boat around the lake or call on the islets or fish for pleasure.
There is in Yên Trung a hamlet of the Muong located on a high hill and composed of three house-on-stilt fashioned after Muong style. Tourists may explore the life of the Muong community through the objects on display such as ovens, pots for cooking wine, mills, rice grinders, hunting tools, beds, blankets and pillow. In the future this tourist site will have more sort of “hamlets” of the Tày, Nùng and Thái people, and more kinds of services will come into operation.
YEN TU TOURIST
The area of Yen Tu is made up of a system of pagodas, shrines, towers and forests, belonging to the village of Thuong Yen Cong Commune, Uong Bi Town. It is about 40 km from Ha Long City and 14 km from Uong Bi Town.
Situated within the immense arched mountain range of north-eastern Vietnam, Yen Tu Mountain bears at its peak the Ðong Pagoda: at an altitude of 1,068 m above sea level. The beauty of Yen Tu consists in the majesty of its mountains mingling with the ancient and solemn quietness of its pagodas, shrines and towers.
You can get to Hoa Yen Pagoda at the altitude of 534 m by the cable car system recently put into operation and will see on this peak two 700-year-old frangipane trees. From there, you will continue walking up stairs to pagodas of minor note lined up along the path leading to Ðong Pagoda. There you will feel like walking on clouds. If the weather is agreeable, from this summit you can admire the dramatic landscape of the northeast of Vietnam.
In spring, Yen Tu attracts a large number of tourists going on pilgrimage and sightseeing. Yen Tu festival begins on the 10th day of the first lunar month and lasts until the end of third lunar month.
Under the Ly Dynasty, Yen Tu held the Phu Van Pagoda, with Yen Ky Sinh as its warden. But Yen Tu only really became a Buddhism centre when Emperor Tran Nhan Tong surrendered his throne to establish a Buddhist sect called Thien Truc Lâm and became the first progenitor with the religious name Ðieu Ngu Giac Hoang Tran Nhan Tong (1258-1308). He ordered building hundreds of constructions, large and small on Yen Tu Mountain for leading a religious life, sermonizing. After his death, his successor, Phap Loa Ðong Kien Cuong (1284 - 1330) the second progenitor of Thien Truc Lam, compiled a set of book “Thach that ngon ngu” and ordered the building of 800 pagodas, shrines and towers with thousands of value statues throughout 19 years of religious life. Some famous pagodas are Quynh Lam, Ho Thien. There is the third progenitor of Thien Truc Lam, Huyen Quang Ly Ðao Tai (1254 - 1334), in the sermonizing centre of Phap Loa.
Passing through to the Le and Nguyen Dynasties, Yen Tu became the focal point of Vietnamese Buddhism, and was often subject to restorations. It is a meeting place of different styles from various historic periods: visible in the many different designs and decorations that ornate its constructions
BAI THO MOUNTAIN
Bai Tho (Poem) Mountain is 106 m high. It runs along the coast, half on land and half in the sea. Sailing in the bay, one or two hundred meters from the mountain, one can see a poem carved on a flat stone cliff. In 1468, Emperor Le Thanh Tong, who was also a poet, made an inspection tour of the North-East region. He stopped at the foot of the mountain, and inspired by the magnificent beauty of his surroundings, he wrote a poem. Later, he had the poem engraved on the wall of the mountain. It is very interesting to climb the mountain and enjoy the panoramic view of the bay.
MONG CAI – TRA CO
Mong Cai Town lies by the bank of the lovely Ka Long River. It harbors the international Bắc Luân Border Gate which connects Mong Cai with Guang Xi Province in China. It is 178 km from Ha Long City, 350 km from Hanoi. Mong Cai Border Gate Market is where economic and trade activities and cultural exchanges between Quảng Ninh and Guang Xi and Vietnam and China take place. It is also the bridge spanning tourist centres of Vietnam and China.
7 km from Mong Cai by road, Trà Cổ is a famous tourist attraction in Vietnam. It has a cool and fresh climate and a tranquil and spacious atmosphere. It is home to ancient temples, pagodas and churches and flat, and broad fine sand beaches stretching for 17 km which are seen most beautiful in Vietnam. Thousands of tourists come to Trà Cổ every year to bath. Not far from the beach are located 3-4 metres high sand dunes, peaceful fishermen’ villages, verdant pine trees, and a rich mangrove ecosystem.
Trà Cổ Communal House Festival takes place boisterously from the 30th of the fifth lunar month to the 6th of the sixth lunar month attracting a crowd of pilgrims from home and abroad. Mong Cai - Tra Co is a bustling tourist and trade center, yet atmospheric and romantic as well.