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Exploring Ha Long city as the way locals do

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Apart from visiting renowned destinations such as the world heritage site of Halong bay, Sunworld Recreational Park and Tuan Chau International Tourist Area, tourists should enjoy a journey through the city to live unique local moments.

The coastal city of Ha Long
The Dolphin Palace lies next to the bay.

The complex of Quang Ninh Exhibition of Planning and Expo Center, or locally called the Dolphin Palace, can be seen among youngsters’ top favorite places to take photos. 

The red confetti and canary flowers blooming around the provincial museum and library draw visitors’ great attention and the October 30 Square nearby is regarded as an ideal place for enjoying the beauty of sunset on Halong Bay and flying kites.   

Red confetti flowers blooming around the provincial museum and library draw visitors’ great attention.
Red confetti flowers blooming around the provincial museum and library draw visitors’ great attention.

The 4.7-km coastal road of Tran Quoc Nghien runs parallel with Halong Bay, offering tourists a visual feast of the world-famous bay. 

With a total area of ​​12.57 hectares, Hai Thinh lake, also known as Hon Mot lake located in the city centre, has become a new check-in place for every tourist to this coastal city.

Hai Thinh lake is located in the heart of the city.
Hai Thinh lake is located in the heart of the city.

Enjoying seafood is also a must-experience thing that travellers can not miss when visting Halong city. Customers can be served tasty dishes with sensible prices at an array of seafood restaurants. Several famous ones include Hong Hanh restaurant chain in Hon Gai and Bai Chay, restaurants along the road of Column 5 Area, and at Gieng Don street.

There are sidewalk stalls on the embankment of the coastal area of Ben Doan, from the Bai Chay about a kilometer. From far away, travellers can feel the great aroma of oysters, clams, baked snails. Rustic style with affordable prices is a plus point that many tourists come to this place.  

Quang Ninh seafood
Quang Ninh seafood

What is more, it’s also great to visit some amazing coffee shops which are impressively designed and located high above with a view over the whole city or Ha Long Bay. Tourists are able to find them in the Vinhomes area (Hong Gai ward), along the Ba Deo area (Hong Gai ward), near Column Clock, Ha Long Park (Bach Dang ward), Hai Quan street (Bai Chay ward), etc.

By Ta Quan