Quang Ninh is Vietnam’s most unique coastal province, half of the land area (6110 square kilometers) and half of the area at sea (6000 square kilometers) with more than 2,000 islands of all sizes. It is the first line of the country, has a border with China and Mong Cai international border gate, one of the largest and busiest border gates in our country today. It is also located in the key tourism development area of the North, Hanoi – Hai Phong – Quang Ninh, which is on the most important road and sea tourism route of the country. In addition to the rich and unique tourism resources that are Ha Long Bay – World Natural Heritage, World Natural Wonders, and many other tourist resources such as beaches and caves. Quang Ninh tourism still has many other human values such as Yen Tu relic (Uong Bi), Temple Area, Tomb of Tran kings (Dong Trieu), Bach Dang pile (Quang Yen). Famous traditional festivals such as Yen Tu (Uong Bi), Cua Ong Temple (Cam Pha), Quynh Lam Pagoda (Dong Trieu), Dinh Quan Lan (Van Don) last for months during the festival season.
General Information about Quang Ninh
Quang Ninh is a land of a long history. In the area of Ha Long Bay, archaeological relics of prehistoric people from 3000 – 1500 BC were archaeological. Characterized in this period is the HaLong Culture. With many archaeological sites of shells used for jewelry and money exchange. Ancient animal bones and human bones. When forming the first Vietnamese State. During the Hung Vuong period, the land of Quang Ninh was now the Luc Hai Ministry. One of the 15 ministries of Van Lang state.
The current feudal area in Quang Ninh is named:
- The Autonomous Period and the Wu Dynasty were the Continents.
- The Ly Dynasty was Lo Dong Hai.
- The Tran Dynasty was Lo Hai Dong.
- During the Le dynasty, it was Tran An Bang.
- The Nguyen Dynasty was Quang Yen Province.
The border with China before 1887 was the Duong Ha River (also known as An Nam Giang), including the Bach Long cape, but the 1887 Franco-Qing Convention received the eastern meridian 105 degrees 43 minutes in Paris as a demarcation line. This French gave to the Qing Dynasty The cut-off land includes more than seven communes of Bat Trang and two communes of Kien Duyen in total.
Currently, there are some opinions that the land of Phong Thanh Cang district, Quang Tay province, including the areas of Dongxing, Phong Thanh, Cangkou, Bach Long, China belongs to Vietnam, especially after Vietnam. The Democratic Republic of the Republic was established and declared the cancellation of all treaties on Vietnam by the French colonialists with other countries. So the Bach Long – Truong Binh area should have been returned to Quang Ninh but this was not done. Many Kinh people living in this area have suddenly become homeless and become one of the 56 ethnic groups of China, called the Vietnamese Ethnic.
Quang Ninh is a mountainous – coastal province. More than 80% of the land is hilly and mountainous. More than two thousand floating islands are also mountains.
The mountainous region is divided into two regions: Eastern mountainous area from Tien Yen to Binh Lieu, Hai Ha, Dam Ha to Mong Cai. This is the continuation area of the Shifanghan Mountains from China, with the main direction being northeast-southwest. There are two main mountain ranges: Quang Nam Chau (1,507m) and Cao Xiem (1,330m), which occupy most of the natural area of districts of Binh Lieu, Hai Ha, Dam Ha, and Ngan Chi (1,166m) in the north of the district. Tien Yen. The mountainous area in the west from Tien Yen to Ba Che, Hoanh Bo, north of Uong Bi town and lower down to the north of Dong Trieu district. This mountain area is a slightly curved serial range, so it is often called the bow of Dong Trieu mountain with Yen Tu peak (1,068m) on Uong Bi Land and Am Vap peak (1,094m) on Hoanh Bo land.
The coastal midlands and plains consist of weathered and eroded low hills that form fields from the lower foothills to the river slopes and the coast. These are Dong Trieu, Uong Bi, northern Yen Hung, south Tien Yen, Dam Ha, Hai Ha, and a part of Mong Cai. in estuaries, alluvial areas form low tidal fields and flats. These are the area south of Uong Bi, south of Yen Hung (Ha Nam Island), east of Yen Hung, Dong Rui (Tien Yen), south of Dam Ha, southeast of Hai Ha, south of Mong Cai. Despite its narrow and divided area, the midlands and coastal plains are convenient for agriculture and transportation, so they are rich residential areas of Quang Ninh.
The waters and islands of Quang Ninh are unique terrain areas. More than two thousand islands, accounting for more than 2/3 of the islands in the country (2078/2779), the island stretches along the coastal road more than 250km divided into layers. There are very large islands like Cai Bau and Ban Sen, others are just rockery islands. There are two completely island districts: Van Don district and Co To district. On Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay, there are thousands of limestone islands, which are karst terrain areas being eroded by water, creating thousands of exterior shapes, and inside are interesting caves.
When to visit Quang Ninh?
Quang Ninh’s climate represents the climate of the northern provinces of Vietnam and has the beautiful characteristics of a coastal mountainous province. The archipelagos in Co To and Van Don districts,… are characterized by oceanic climate. Quang Ninh is located in a tropical climate with hot, humid summers with a lot of rain; a cold winter with little rain and hot and humid tropical character is the most inclusive. Influenced by Southeast Asian monsoon circulation, the climate is divided into two seasons: hot and humid summer with the rainy season, cold winter with the dry season.
Quang Ninh is most famous for having the most beautiful seas in the North, so to have a good experience when traveling to Quang Ninh, you should come here in the summer of the North, from April to September. However, every year, many storms are affecting the waters of Quang Ninh at this time. Therefore, you should always pay attention to the weather forecast before trips to prepare accordingly.
Guide to Quang Ninh
The transportation system of Quang Ninh is heavily invested in, including road, railway, sea, and airport traffic, so moving here is quite convenient.
By Public transport
From Hanoi, to move to Quang Ninh (including cities and districts on road 18) currently, the fastest means of transportation is the car. Bus trips to Quang Ninh usually depart from My Dinh bus station and get down to Ha Long will take about 4-5 hours. If going to further places such as Hai Ha, Mong Cai, Binh Lieu,… time will be longer.
Currently, there are quite a few garage investments and opening 9-seat limousine service to Ha Long or Mong Cai, time is shortened quite a lot due to vehicles following the new highway Hanoi – Hai Phong. Shortly, when the expressways of Hai Phong – Ha Long, Ha Long – Van Don, Van Don – Mong Cai are completed, moving from Hanoi to these locations will be much more convenient.
There is a daily train running from Yen Vien station to Quang Ninh (Ha Long station), but this train is a market train (only hard seats) and travel time is very long (7-8 hours for a distance of about 170km), not to mention getting off the station, you have to take a taxi quite far into the city center. Therefore, the plan to take the train to Quang Ninh is only suitable for you who have plenty of time and are curious to try different feelings.
It is expected that around April 2018, Van Don airport will be completed and put into operation. At this time, many routes connecting Quang Ninh and the central and southern provinces will be opened. Therefore, traveling to Halong Bay, Co To tourism, Quan Lan tourism, Mong Cai tourism will be more convenient.
For Hanoi, there are currently seaplane flights from Noi Bai airport to Ha Long (Tuan Chau) operated by Hai Au airline. In addition to shortening travel time, this itinerary also has the option of flying to see Halong Bay for visitors to refer to.
Commuting in Quang Ninh
A taxi is a popular form of transportation that is available almost anywhere in Vietnam, except for remote areas and islands. Traveling by taxi is quite popular, but due to the high cost, it will significantly increase your travel costs. Travel by taxi will also be more suitable for groups with the elderly and children.
Some taxi companies in Quang Ninh
- Taxi at Mong Cai
- Taxi Ka Long: 0203 3882 882
- Sam Loi Taxi: 0203 3788 788
- Mong Cai Taxi: 0203 3883 883
- Taxi in Ha Long
- Mai Linh Taxi: 0203 3628 628
- Bai Chay Taxi: 0203 364 64 64
- Taxi Sao Mai: 0203 3822 822
- Taxi Hung Long: 0203 3655 655
- Taxi Minh Anh: 0203 385 85 85
- Taxi in Uong Bi
- Mai Linh Taxi: 0203 3567 567
- Taxi Uong Bi: 0203 3661166
In Quang Ninh, there are 7 active bus routes. These bus routes have several routes that you can use when traveling to Quang Ninh such as route No.01 from Bai Chay to Cai Rong. From here, you can take a high-speed train to some tourist islands. Route 07 you can use when traveling to Mong Cai, this route runs from km15 of Mong Cai city to Tra Co.
There are many beautiful islands located in Quang Ninh, moving to these places requires the use of means such as speedboats, wooden boats, ferries,… The most used ports are Cai Rong (Van Don), Hon Gai (Ha Long) because this is the place where most of the trains go to Co To, train to Minh Chau, train to Quan Lan, train to Ngoc Vung, or ferry to Cai Chien.
If you want to freely travel and explore tourist sites in Quang Ninh, the motorbike is probably the most suitable means because of mobility and efficiency. If you are near Quang Ninh, you can ride a motorbike straight here and use it as a means of transportation. However, if you are far away, you can completely rent a motorbike in Quang Ninh and then go from there to tourist destinations such as Binh Lieu, Mong Cai, or use it for daily commuting for convenience.
Staying in Quang Ninh
Along with the strong development of the tourism industry in the province, it can be seen that Quang Ninh is considered to have a system of hotels, motels, homestays,… which are quite good. Especially in recent years, Quang Ninh has attracted many investors to build a 4-5 star hotel system. Many large-scale tourism products with high-class brands and high quality have been born.
The most common homestays in Quang Ninh will be on tourist islands such as Co To, Ngoc Vung, or Cai Chien. Here, due to the number of tourists coming in winter during the tourist season, families living in the locality have room to stay, so they often rent out to compensate for the shortage in room supply during peak occasions.
Sleep on the boat
On Halong Bay, another type of accommodation that is very popular with tourists, especially foreign tourists, is the overnight service. Guests will be picked up and taken to the yachts with a full range of restaurants, bedrooms, and accompanying services. The boat will take guests to visit Halong Bay, swim and kayak on the bay, and return to the licensed anchor for the night.
Tourist Attractions in Quang Ninh
Quang Ninh is a place rich in tourism potential, is at the top of North Vietnam’s tourism growth triangle, Quang Ninh is famous as Ha Long Bay, which has been recognized by UNESCO as a world natural heritage and world property by geomorphologic value. Halong Bay is an ideal tourist destination of Quang Ninh as well as Vietnam. Quang Ninh’s tourism potentials stand out with many beautiful and interesting places.
An Sinh Temple
Today An Sinh Temple belongs to An Sinh commune. The temple is located at the intersection of Dong Trieu town 5.5 km. An Sinh Temple, formerly known as An Sinh Palace, was built under the Tran dynasty and restored and embellished many times under the Tran, Le, and Nguyen dynasties. From the Le dynasty, An Sinh palace became a place of worship for Tran kings. Through the ups and downs of history, An Sinh Palace was gradually destroyed. From 1997 to 2000, Dong Trieu town renovated An Sinh Temple on the old palace, called An Sinh Temple. This is the place of worship for the 8 kings of the Tran Dynasty, Hung Dao Dai Vuong Tran Quoc Tuan, and President Ho Chi Minh. The annual An Sinh Temple Festival takes place from August 20 to 22 of the lunar calendar.
Am Ngoa Van
After a period of ascetic practice at Yen Tu, Thuong Hoang Tran Nhan Tong went down the mountain, traveled around the village, taught people to break down sexual immorality, and practiced ten virtuous practices, giving medicine to the poor. In 5/1307, he became a monk at an am on Ngoa Van mountain. On January 11308, he peacefully entered nirvana at Am Ngoa Van – therefore is worshiped by the people as a holy place of Truc Lam Buddhism.
Ho Thien Pagoda
Ho Thien Pagoda, whose name is Tru Phong Tu, is located on Tru Phong mountain, now belongs to Phu Ninh village, Binh Khe commune. The pagoda was built by Phap Loa – the second ancestor of the Truc Lam Zen sect to build in 1327. The name Ho Thien pagoda means the pagoda was built in the place of the Buddha, the realms of the world.
Yen Tu Pagoda
Yen Tu sacred temple is located in Thuong Yen Cong commune, Uong Bi city, Quang Ninh province. As a natural landscape, Mount Yen Tu also preserves many historical relics with the name “land of the ancestors of Vietnamese Buddhism”.
Standing at an altitude of 1068m on the top of Yen Tu mountain, visitors can see the vast Northeast with small islands looming in Halong Bay like a picture, further away is the Bach Dang River. Yen Tu Festival is held every year, starting on January 10 and ending in March (lunar calendar) every year. You can go to Yen Tu mountain in two ways:
- Follow the modern cable car over a distance of 1.2 km to a height of 450m near Hoa Yen pagoda. In this way, you can see the panoramic view of the Yen Tu mountain forest from above with conifer trees, hundreds of years old mixed in the green forests and breathe the fresh air.
- Along the 6-kilometer-long walkway, which has been reinforced by thousands of folded stone steps, weaving along the trail over the immense trees, under the canopy of bamboo forests, pine forests.
Ba Vang Temple
Located in the middle of Thanh Dang Mountain, the pagoda is also called Bao Quang Tu, a folk name often called Ba Vang. The pagoda is located at an altitude of 340m on a very beautiful location in the west of Uong Bi city, in front of the winding Bach Dang Giang, far away is the port city of Hai Phong, eye-catching is Do Son sea with many waves of waves. On the left are the mountains of Thanh Long, which are all the same, and on the right are the majestic Bach Ho mountains.
Halong Bay is a small bay in the western part of the Gulf of Tonkin, including the sea and islands of Ha Long city, Cam Pha City, and Van Don island district of Quang Ninh province. Halong Bay has a total area of 1553 km2, including 1969 islands large and small, including 989 named islands and 980 unnamed islands. Halong Bay was twice recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage and in November 2011, Ha Long Bay was once again honored by the world as one of the seven new natural wonders of the world.
Tuan Chau International Tourist Area
Located in Tuan Chau Island, Ha Long City, Tuan Chau International Tourist Area is a unique tourist area with a high-quality accommodation system, clean and beautiful beaches, modern entertainment area with many grades. entertainment categories such as circus, dolphin performances, water music, and adventure games,…
Bai Tho Mountain
Bai Tho Mountain To Ha Long, in addition to cruises on the Bay, visitors can visit the cluster of historical relics and landscapes of Bai Tho mountain. In particular, visitors can climb Bai Tho mountain from here to see Halong Bay or vibrant Ha Long city from the top of this historic mountain.
Tran Quoc Nghien Temple is located at the foot of Bai Tho Mountain in the Ben Doan area. The temple was built on high ground, its back against a cliff, the face facing the bay. Tran Quoc Nghien Temple – son of Hung Dao Vuong (Tran Quoc Tuan). The temple festival takes place at the end of April every year, coinciding with Carnaval Ha Long
Quang Ninh Museum and Library
Quang Ninh Museum displays and preserves nearly 30,000 original documents and artifacts about Quang Ninh culture, history, and people. The library project is designed in a modern style with a reasonable function chain, including a hall, reading rooms, document searching, book and conference rooms, modern equipment systems, and synchronous to meet social needs such as reading rooms, office for staff, clean and beautiful landscape and treasure.
Loi Am Pagoda
Loi Am Pagoda in Dai Yen ward, Ha Long city. The temple is located on a flat, large plot of land, on the back of the 503m high Loi Am mountain range, like a plateau. In the past, this land was used for farming, cultivating rice, and building a brick kiln for self-consumption. Now still the shape of the old brick kiln, the field remains low-lying, water is flooded all year round. Behind the pagoda there is Tien well, four seasons are clear. The stream of injustice, from the top of the mountain, flows down to the temple divided into two branches.
Loi Am Pagoda overlooks the Hốt river, along the Ha Long Bay. In the past, the boat landed on the Yen Lap river, tourists only crossed the Van Nho valley and climbed the mountain, and went to the pagoda. The Van Nho valley was originally a rich land of two villages: Van Nho and Nghia Lo, with the Yen Lap river winding, now deep in the Yen Lap lake bed.
Ngoc Vung Island
Ngoc Vung Island is also known as Ngoc Island. The reason for its name, because it is said that this area had many rare and precious pearls at night, glowing in the sky at night. It is said that at night, boats from afar often see the halo of sea clams in a bright area around the island, hence the name Ngoc Vung. Located on the same island route in Van Don district, but compared to Quan Lan and Minh Chau, Ngoc Vung island is less known by tourists. This island still retains its pristine features and has not been affected much by human tourism business activities.
Quan Lan Island
Quan Lan is known for its beautiful and attractive beaches such as Quan Lan, Son Hao, and Minh Chau. Due to being located quite far from the mainland, the beaches here are still pristine, the seawater is clear, the smooth white sand stretches along the green casuarina groves to create a spacious space with a cool, fresh atmosphere. If Son Hao Beach is impressed by big waves, Minh Chau Beach is calm, smooth, and clear. Quan Lan Beach is popular with many tourists for the romantic landscape along the way to the beach.
Minh Chau Island
Minh Chau is an island commune in Van Don district, located on the same island of Quan Lan. This place is only about 3m above sea level, so it is like a pearl floating in the sea. With long white sand beaches, fresh air, cool air, and quite a lot of wilderness, this place always has a special attraction for those who love to travel every summer.
Cai Bau Pagoda
The pagoda is located in village 1, Ha Long commune, Van Don District. The pagoda was built in 2007 on the foundation of Phuc Linh Pagoda – the pagoda dating back to the Tran dynasty over 700 years ago – with a total area of 20 ha. Cai Bau Pagoda leaned back on the mountain, facing Bai Tu Long Bay in four seasons. This is also the headquarters of Truc Lam Giac Tam Zen Monastery – one of the two Buddhist monasteries of Quang Ninh.
Khe Van Waterfall
Khe Van Waterfall originates from the mountains of Khe Van – Thong Chau with an altitude of 1000m above sea level. The waterfall has 3 layers of water flowing with a height of about 100 meters, falling white between trees and rocks. Great waterfall with flowing waterfall, large rocks lying prostrate, the two sides of the waterfall are moss-covered cliffs. In the rainy season, the waterfall flows white foam forming small clear lakes at the foot of the waterfall. Khe Van Waterfall with pristine protective forests, rich vegetation is a place to enjoy the natural landscape of the forest, cool streams, creating a sense of relaxation for each visitor to bathe with the natural stream and fresh air.
Mount Cao Siam
Cao Siam – a mountain 1,429 meters high above sea level, is one of the two highest peaks in Quang Ninh. To conquer this wonderful mountain, you have to go through a long journey of about 15km (both going and coming) with strange levels of emotions when admiring the vast pine forests.
According to ancient documents, the altitude of Cao Xiem mountain is 1,330 meters above sea level. Today, using modern map measurement technology, Cao Siam has been identified as 1,429 meters high. With this height, the summit of Cao Siam is considered the “roof” of Quang Ninh.
Cai Chien Island
In Cai Chien Commune, Hai Ha District, there are 3 villages Dau Rong, Van Ca, and Cai Chien; with over 10 islands, large and small. It is one of the beautiful resort ecotourism spots, with 3 beautiful beaches, golden sand, clear water: Dau Rong beach, Cai Chien, Van Ca, Phung Bau stretching for kilometers; Especially, Van Ca beach has very beautiful gravel and has different features. On the island, there are casuarina groves intact untouched, with a small path walking through casuarina forest along the romantic Dau Rong beach.
Bac Phong Sinh Border Gate
As a border gate of trade with Ly Pho Phong Thanh area (Phong Thanh port city, Guangxi province, China), is planned to be a border-gate commercial urban area with a population of about 2,500 people, with complete commercial service area, urban area, industrial cluster, logistics service area, and green park area. The natural landscape here will be a place to attract a large number of tourists to visit and shop.
Cape Sa Vy
Sa Vi Cape, also known as Got Cape is the cape in the northeastern tip of Vietnam at 21 ° 29’33 ”north, 108 ° 4’5 ″ east in Tra Co Ward, Mong Cai city, Quang Ninh province. To the north is the mouth of the Bac Luan River flowing into the sea about 5 km wide overlooking Dau Got Islet facing Chinese soil.
At the beginning of the waves and winds, Sa Vi stood sideways like sea soldiers. Experiencing many ups and downs, Sa Vi remains forever with the northeastern topsoil.
Tra Co Beach
Located just over 10km from the center of Mong Cai city, Tra Co is the first beach on the country map, close to the border, and also the longest beach in Vietnam. Tra Co has a long coastline, smooth and light sand, and gradually slopes with tidal waves. At present, on the coast of Tra Co, there is also a dock for boats and fishermen’s rafts.
Mong Cai Gate
Mong Cai international border gate is an international border gate in the land of Hoa Lac ward, Mong Cai city, Quang Ninh province, and is traded to Dong Hung border gate in Dong Hung city, Guangxi province, China. Bac Luan Bridge is the junction between the two cities and is the site chosen by the governments of the two countries to set the first landmark to delimit the national boundary.
Mong Cai border gate is also a favorite tourist attraction when coming here. Just by registering with the border guard, you can enter the border gate area to take pictures with landmark 1369 as well as the borderline located on the Huu Nghi Bac Luan Bridge.
Vinh Thuc Island
Vinh Thuc Island is located in the south of Mong Cai City. This place is still quite unspoiled and does not have modern tourism services, which has made a strange attraction for this island. Vinh Thuc with the fishing villages of Thanh Minh, the gentle and honest coastal people, the calm waves lapping gently on the clean, fine sand beaches bring enchanting charm.
It takes about 10 minutes from Binh Ngoc port to Vinh Thuc island, Vinh Trung to travel by canoe for 70k adults and 50k children. Time of canoe runs from 6:30 to 10:30 and 12:30 to 16:30
Delicious dishes and specialties in Quang Ninh
Chả Rươi Dong Trieu
It is a specialty of residents of the Cam River intertidal zone, Dong Trieu town, usually available in late September and early October of the lunar calendar every year. Chả Rươi Fried with a fragrant aroma, crispy outer shell that does not dry, is used to eat or with vermicelli and is a special treat for customers when the rainy season comes from Dong Trieu.
Na Dai Dong Trieu
Na Dai is widely grown in An Sinh, Viet Dan, and Tan Viet communes of Dong Trieu town. Na Dai Dong Trieu has large fruit, thin skin, rich sweet taste, aroma, and no sand. Harvest time usually takes place from June to August of each calendar year.
Mơ Yen Tu
Apricots Yen Tu is golden in color, small, fragrant, and sour. Yen Tu apricot products have been processed and formed into branded OCOP products that are popular today, such as Yen Tu apricot juice, Yen Tu apricot wine,…
Bamboo Shoots Yen Tu
As an invaluable gift of nature brought to the land of Quang Ninh. Yen Tu bamboo shoots are small bamboo shoots with a sweet taste, growing on the Yen Tu mountains. Currently, Yen Tu Bamboo Shoots have become the typical OCOP brand products of Uong Bi city.
Ha Long Squid Pies
Ha Long Squid Pancake is famous in all three regions and has been considered the culinary brand of Quang Ninh province. Squid used to make rolls are big, fresh cuttlefish caught in the waters of Ha Long. The squid rolls here are guaranteed to be pure, so they are always crispy, characteristic lumpy. Squid after preliminary processing is put into a mortar to crush, season with broken pepper, fish sauce, and then mold into small pieces to taste, drop into a pan of boiling oil, and fry for two sides. The fresh and delicious rolls from the moment they were put into the frying pan gave off a seductive aroma. Crispy, sweet squid, if served with a rich meat roll and the sour sweetness of the spicy sauce will leave an indelible impression in the hearts of diners.
Hàu Sữa Nướng
After cleaning, the oysters will be baked by the chef on the charcoal stove as soon as customers order food, so it is always hot. After sipping the clear, creamy white oyster juice, the meat is dipped with a simple yet delicious lemon chili salt. More sophisticated than you can ask grill oysters with onion fat or chili lemongrass to change the taste.
Sam Sea Quang Ninh
To make dishes from Sam, always get enough pairs of sam. From Sam, people can process many dishes such as sam soup, sam salad, grilled sam, fried sam, cooked with eggs, or hot pot,… But if enjoyed it once, visitors will forever remember the delicious taste of this marine product.
Canh Sá Sùng Lá Lốt
In Quang Ninh, Sá Fet in Quan Lan island, the Van Don district is famous for being the best in the country. Fresh Peanut worm can be used to cook guise leaf soup, sauteed celery, or porridge,… Dried porridge can be used for roasting, baking when drinking beer, wine, and sweetening the pot of broth when cooking vermicelli and pho.
Tu Hai, also known as a snail, is a valuable seafood species raised in the waters of the Van Don island district. The meat is delicious, sweet, crunchy, and rich in nutrients.
Mực Một Nắng Co To
The distinctive flavor of Co To Dried Squid has long been famous for its lush ingredients in waters with favorable natural conditions and processed on the spot according to its methods with the hand’s of skillful local people.
Squid Co To has a straight body and is thick. After baking, each fiber is torn open, supple, and when eaten, you can feel the pure sweetness of protein, not acrid like squid in some other areas.
Quang Ninh tourism schedule
Because Quang Ninh is very wide and has many tourist destinations, it is best to divide the tourist destinations and go many times, with several locations close together that can be combined to go on the same trip.
Schedule to Co To
Day 1: Van Don – Co To
In the morning, go to Van Don station, go to Co To big, take the tram, 16 car or walk to the motel to put your stuff in 1 room, rest for a while and then get in the car to visit Da Cau My beach
Going out to Cau My stone beach, check-in and then have lunch at the hotel (check-in time is usually 12:00 to 13:00)
Rest until 14h, rent a motorbike to visit Hai Dang Co To, primitive Che forest, and return to swim at Hong Van beach.
An evening about dinner, dinner free time to roam the beach to snack
Day 2: Co To Island – Co To con
Get up to do personal hygiene, have breakfast, then about 8 am to 8:30 pm move to Bac Van port to take a boat to Co To Con
Bathing, having fun, and having lunch there After the lunch break, the boat will take the group back to Bac Van port, take the car to Bai Van Chay, late afternoon to the hotel to rest for dinner.
Evening hovering at the center of the island
Day 3: Co To – Van Don
Get up early, have breakfast, rest, buy things as gifts if you want, then check out, go to the port and return to the mainland. Co To discovery journey ends.
Schedule to Quan Lan – Minh Chau
Day 1: Hanoi – Van Don – Minh Chau
The earliest trip from Hanoi is around 6-7 am, around noon you will be in Van Don. Take the earliest train possible to Minh Chau
Around the beginning of the afternoon, we were in Minh Chau, checking in and resting.
Depending on where you rest, you can take a bath at the nearby beaches. If you stay in Minh Chau commune, you will go to Minh Chau beach and Robinson beach. If you are in Quan Lan commune, then go to Quan Lan beach, Son Hao.
Evening to the hotel to eat and rest. If you go to a large team, you can eat and drink, you can organize to the sea or somewhere singing and burning a campfire.
Day 2: Minh Chau – Quan Lan
On the first day, you went to the beach, on the second day, you went to the rest of the commune. Get up early in the morning, go to work and pick up the sunrise to live virtual
The afternoon continues to explore some other tourist destinations on the island, go to Eo Gio to watch the sea, for and take pictures.
Day 3: Minh Chau – Van Don – Hanoi
Go to the port to take the train back to Van Don, remember to ask the hotel to buy a ticket in advance if you go in winter. Arriving at the port, then board the ship back to Hanoi. The evening was in Hanoi.
Schedule to Ngoc Vung Island
Day 1: Hanoi – Cam Pha – Ngoc Vung
Going from Hanoi early in the morning, if you can catch up, you will be in Cam Pha (about 3 hours by limousine) to catch the afternoon train to Ngoc Vung Island. Or if you do not have time, you should go from Hanoi the night before and then rest in Cam Pha, get up early in the morning, and follow the train at 7:00 am.
Check-in on the island, in the afternoon, visit Truong Chinh beach to swim.
Evening to eat at the guesthouse or you can order BBQ on the beach. If the group is crowded, do not miss the fire and singing repertoire.
Day 2: Ngoc Vung – Cam Pha – Hanoi
Get up early to watch the dawn, rent a bicycle to roam on the island. The island is quite small, so cycling around the island in the early morning will help you relax a lot.
Continue to explore other places on the island, if you still want to swim, go back to Truong Chinh beach.
At noon for lunch, rest, and then take the afternoon train back to Cam Pha.
From Cam Pha to bus back to Hanoi.
Schedule to Cai Chien Island
Day 0: Hanoi – Hai Ha
Friday night, take a bed car to go to Mong Cai, you get off at the intersection of Ha Coi bank (this place belongs to Quang Ha town). If going in winter, remember to book the car in advance.
Day 1: Hai Ha – Cai Chien
Around 5:30 am, you will arrive at the intersection of 4 banks, from here about ten kilometers to Ghenh Vo port, you should take a taxi about 120-150k or negotiate depending on the reality, this place is always available.
Buy ferry tickets to the island at the earliest, if the group is large enough, rent a canoe quickly. Arriving on the island, trams are available at the port to take you to the town center.
The first morning, if you are tired you should sleep well (maybe some of you are not used to driving at night, having difficulty sleeping in the car).
In the afternoon, prepare clothes to go to Dau Rong beach, Cai Chien 1-2 beach for bathing and swimming. If you want to have many beautiful photos, live virtual, bring many colorful outfits.
Late in the evening, they go back to the motel, take a bath, and have dinner. Please note that all meals must be booked in order for the motel to prepare food.
In the evening, set a campfire on the beach, sing songs, do some BBQ (on Cai Chien Island there are delicious chicken) seafood
Day 2: Cai Chien – Hai Ha – Hanoi
Get up early in the morning to catch the dawn, go to the rest of the beaches to play and swim if you want. Until around noon, then go home to rest, eat, and then pack up
Afternoon (16:30) board the ferry back to Ghenh Vo Port and rent a taxi to the town center. Around 8:30, the car from Mong Cai to Hanoi will pass here. You get on the bus early in the morning to be in Hanoi.
Schedule to Ha Long
Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Long
You go from early morning on 1, limousine ride only about 3 hours to get down. Check-in, check-in, check-in, and start hanging out
If traveling in a large group, book a separate charter, eat, and drink on the train.
Afternoon follow the schedule to visit the bay, there are some schedules as below
- Route 1 (4h): Tourist Boat Port – Thien Cung – Dau Go – Dinh Huong – Ga Choi – Ba Hang.
- Route 2 (6 am): Cruise Ship Port – Dinh Huong – Ga Choi – Sung Sot – Ti Top.
- Route 3 (8 am): Tourist Boat Port – Thien Cung – Dau Go – Sung Sot – Titop – Hang Luon.
- Route 4 (8 am): Cruise Ship Port – Sung Sot – Titop – Cua Van Fishing Village – Ba Trai Dao.
- Route 5 (10 am): Cruise Ship Port – Sung Sot – Titop – Bai Tu Long Bay.
Evening back to Ha Long City to rest (or if you choose to rest on the bay, the boat will take you to the area to rest)
Dinner, explore Ha Long City
Day 2: Ha Long – Hanoi
On this day, if your family has young children (or even older ones) you can go to Sun World Ha Long. This entertainment complex has many games, you can go to the sun, the Queen’s cable car to see the panorama of Ha Long from above.
If you have time, you can visit Quang Ninh Museum to learn more about this land.
Schedule to Binh Lieu
Day 1: Hanoi – Binh Lieu
– In the morning, depart from Hanoi, cross Thanh Tri Bridge, then go in the direction of Bac Ninh, turn on Highway 18 to Pha Lai, go back to Cam Pha, then Hoanh Mo, Binh Lieu
– After lunch, go to some easy border landmarks, Ngan Vang village, Na Lang suspension bridge, and then go explore Khe Van Waterfall
– Sleep in Binh Lieu at night
Day 2: Binh Lieu – Lang Son – Hanoi
– Get up early in the morning to dinosaur backbone, landmark 1305
– After getting off, follow the border patrol road towards Lang Son, up to landmarks 1302, 1300, 1297
– Lunch at Lang Son and then back to Hanoi. If you have time, you can extend 1-2 days to explore Lang Son tourism
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