About the Bai Tu Long Bay

Quang Ninh has many beautiful bays, Halong Bay is like a girl looks gorgeous, and Bai Tu Long Bay is like a pure maiden with the full of mesmerizing. In 2006, Gecko Travel ecotourism company (UK) had voted Bai Tu Long Bay of Vietnam to enter the top five the most wonderful tourist destinations in Southeast Asia.

About the Bai Tu Long Bay

Bai Tu Long Bay is a concave area in the Gulf of Tonkin in northeastern zone of Vietnam. Bai Tu Long Bay covers a sea area of Ha Long City, Cam Pha town and Van Don island district. It has the southwest next to Ha Long bay, the east by sea, the west next to mainland and Cam Pha town, the northeast next to the Coto island district.

Bai Tu Long Bay consists of hundreds of islands and some large islands have residents living. The inhabitants of the gulf live in Van Don island district and Quan Lan Island, Ban Sen, Ngoc Vung and coastal areas of Ben Do, Cua Ong … People here live mainly on fishing, aquaculture.

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Bai Tu Long Bay is the island that the climate division two seasons, hot and humid in summer, cold dry winter. The annual average temperature of 15 ° C-25 ° C and rainfall ranges from 2.000mm – 2.500mm / year.

Bai Tu Long Bay also has tidal system with tide levels around 3.5 – 4m / day. The islands of the Bay is usually limestone islands and schist islands. The Bay has the topographic tectonic age about 300 million years because the movement raised, lowered several times from the sunken continent into the sea make up sea valley.

The process of erosion and weathering created special forms such as a picture wearing.

On the rock islands of the Gulf is karst caves, especially it is the Quan cave (other name: Naval cave) where to shelter for ships in the pass in rough seas.

The famous island and other islands such as the Cap Ky Nhay, Cap Ky Nha, Gold Card, Hon Chong islands,Van Don islet, ON islet, Ba Sao islet, Chan Nghia mountain … is the attractive tourist destination.

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Many land islands into Bai Tu Long Bay should have many more people live, livestock, crops such as Quan Lan and Minh Chau, Ngoc Vung, Dong Chan, Gold Card… Especially Monkey Island (Reu Island) is located not far from Cam Pha town. This is a place that a lot of golden monkey raised for medicinal to use as vaccines to prevent cerebral palsy.

Bai Tu Long Bay tied to the history of the people of Vietnam to famous landmarks as Van Don trading port – a bustling area in Ly. This is a place to commemorate the heroic feat of Tran Khanh Du and three cousins Pham, who are in Quan Lan commune, defeated the feet of Mongol General- Truong Van Ho in 1288.

At Bai Tu Long has the famous temples as Tran Quoc Tang Temple (also known as the Suot Temple). Tran Quoc Tang hero (Duke Hung Nhuong Vuong) was the third of Hung Dao Vuong Tran Quoc Tuan, has a great many battles in the Mongol invaders. He was a liberal poet and a deep thinker about Zen Buddhism. The people built a temple to commemorate him and celebrate every year on January full moon day of the lunar calendar.

Don Tinh Hai, the capital of Mac Dynasty (on the Ngoc Vung island), the top of Quan Lan (on the Quan Lan island), the temple of 100 rooms in Thang Loi commune (Van Don district, Quang Ninh province) are also historical and cultural relics very famous here.

In addition, Bai Tu Long Bay is the focus of high biodiversity with typical eco-systems like mangrove ecosystems, coral reef ecosystems, tropical forests.

Species of animals and plants in the Bay is very rich and diverse. The flora consists of 780 species, 468 genera, 135 species belong 5 branches of vascular high plants. Which has 21 rare plant species recorded in the Red Data Book of Vietnam (1996) and 10 species listed in Annex IA and IIA of the Decree 32/2006 / ND-CP of the Government providing the list animals, rare plants need protection.

Sea animals include 391 species and mostly seafood species have high economic value and enormous scientific value. There are many rare species such as abalone, sea cucumber….

Located in the Bai Tu Long Bay, Bai Tu Long National Park is regarded as a forest reserve and the sea. Marine ecosystems with 2/3 marine area national park area is a place to keep many genetic samples of rare flora and fauna species in the Red Book are recorded.

Bai Tu Long National Park has natural 2km beach considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the Gulf of Tonkin with fine white sand. Above the beach is pristine forests stretching over an area of 14ha is very suitable for eco-tourism development.