Halong Bay and the surrounding area are made up of mainly of thick limestone, just like the famous limestone karsts that can be seen sprouting majestically throughout the bay’s waters. The limestone that is found in Halong Bay began forming during the Carboniferous period, around 340 million years ago.
What animals live in Halong Bay?
Some of the wildlife found on the islands include: monkeys, birds, lizards, and even antelopes. There are 450 different mollusks and 200 different species of fish in Halong Bay. Some of the islands have permanent residents and tourism businesses. Most of the islands in Halong Bay are limestone.
Is Halong Bay Safe?
Halong is a safe city to travel to. It is primarily a transit point, so tourists are not targeted by pickpockets nor are there instances of violent crimes towards them. There is some street crime, but much less than in Hanoi.
How long should I spend in Halong Bay?
How Long Should I Stay in Halong Bay? Normally, people will need to stay in Halong Bay for 2 days to 3 days either on cruise or a hotel on land.
How many days in Hanoi is enough?
We recommend spending three days in Hanoi to truly get a good feel for the city, especially if you’re a first time visitor.