While tourists have flocked to Ha Long Bay to admire the heavenly and distinctive karst topography for many years, Ha Long City has always lacked cultural events, modern entertainment and attractive beaches to prolong the duration of their visits.
But that’s finally changing thanks to a major makeover that’s transformed the city’s image.
A natural wonder of the world
When Ha Long Bay was recognized as world nature heritage by UNESCO in 1994, local people in Ha Long city and Quang Ninh province imagined a bright future for their homeland’s tourism industry. Each year, the city started to see millions of tourists from all over the world, but very few actually stayed in Ha Long City. Both domestic and international tourists were coming to see Ha Long Bay, considered to be a ‘natural wonder of the world’, a place where you ‘must see in your lifetime’.
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