As one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, it’s hard to take a bad photo of Vietnam’s Halong Bay. Below are the 5 ways to get such a perfect Halong Bay view from above. The best times for the most stunning views are six in the morning and four-thirty in the afternoon since watching the sunrise and sunset on Halong Bay is absolutely beyond comprehension from these points of view.
1. HikeHalong Bay consists of 1,969 islands and islets (the cutest possible name for baby islands). While many of them are inaccessible to tourists, there are some that offer fabulous views of the bay.
One of the most popular hikes is on Ti Top Island. A 20-30 minute walk up some (very steep) stairs will take you to two gorgeous viewpoints, each offering Insta-worthy views. @nianhitran Instagram
For a mainland mountain hike, be sure to check out Bai Tho (‘Poem’) Mountain. Located right in the city of Halong, this viewpoint offers a stunning panorama of the bay. @doyoutravel InstagramEach mountain gives a different enjoyable Halong Bay viewpoint. While in Bai Tho mountain, you can see the whole landscape of Halong city and the front of Halong Bay. You can also see the entire Halong Bay and a bit of Bai Tu Long Bay from Titop mountain since Titop island is located center of Halong Bay.
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Being one of the top 10 fascinating things to do when you’re in Halong Bay, a seaplane tour gives a truly spectacular Halong Bay viewpoint to bear witness to the beauty of this “Descending Dragon”.
Taking off from the Tuan Chau Island Marina, this 25-minute sightseeing flight takes in all the best views of Halong Bay, with amazing highlights over the magnificent landscape of limestone pillars reaching up from the green waters.
The islands, scattered all over the bay, have different shapes which provoke the imagination and recall the passage of time, waiting thousands of years to seek justice in Heaven. The sightseeing tour will be unforgettable as you admire this breath-taking beauty from the highest view possible.
3. Helicopter (Launched in June 2019)
Beside seaplane, helicopter is another option for the scenic flight service.
Flights depart from and arriving at Tuan Chau island.
The cheapest journey last 12 minutes and will hover over six tourist sites, while the most expensive experience lasts for 40 minutes with views of 17 different sites along Ha Long Bay.
4. Queen Telpher and Sun WheelQueen Telpher system received two Guinness World Records for “The World’s highest telpher pillar” and “Largest capacity telpher cabin”.
It is approximately 2300 meters in length and 190 meters in height. Each car can carry 230 passengers, so they are quite large with windows bordering all sides.
Sun Wheel is a Ferris wheel of Sun World Halong Park located near Bai Chay bridge. If you too busy to explore Caves or have fun in beach at daylight, Sun Wheel is a good choice for you to have an above view of Halong in night time.
5. Height 177
Last but not least, Height 177 is also an interesting place on this list. Formerly a French military observation and defense point, this high point features huge cannons and trench and shelter systems of fortifications that were built in 1940s and used throughout the Vietnam War.
Located in Cat Ba island, this point of view encompasses the entire view of Lan Ha Bay, a part of Halong Bay region. Beside the good view to observe from, there are plenty of activities like rock climbing or trekking.