Lan Ha Bay

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Lan Ha Bay
Lan Ha Bay

This island-filled bay located south east of Cat Ba Island would be more famous if not directly next to the excellent tourist destination Halong Bay. In fact, if not the victim of administrative boundaries, Lan Ha would be considered a part of Halong Bay, and it has become an indispensable destination on its own right thanks to unspoiled and magnificent natural beauty.

The bay covers an area of more than 7,000 ha, of which 5,400 ha are under the management of Cat Ba National Park. The waters here are home to hundreds of species of fish and other marine life. Larger marine animals in the area include seals and even three species of dolphin. It features 139 beautiful, small and pristine sandy beaches and, like its neighbor Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay is famed for its exclusive scenery with densely packed pristine limestone mountains partitioning the sea surface into smaller bays and coves.

Lan Ha Bay
Lan Ha Bay

Lan Ha bay is located in the south of Halong Bay. It belongs to Cat Ba islands area, Hai Phong city. Many people think that it is Halong bay area because it also has hundreds of islands like Halong bay. However, Lan Ha bay is different with hundreds of small beaches, this is paradise for tourists to go swimming, go kayaking or staying overnight in a bungalow…

Lan Ha Bay has about 400 islets. Going by boat to cruise Lan Ha bay, you will see alot of islets with small beaches. The Bay is home to hundreds of mounts with different form depending on travelers’ imagination like Hòn Guốc (Wooden Shoe islet), Hòn Dơi ( Bat grotto), etc.

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