Top 5 ways to view Halong Bay from above
Halong Bay looks extremely different from another vantage point – above. There are 5 extraordinary ways to get a perfect view of Halong Bay from this perspective.
Halong Bay is famous for its terrific beauty, with thousands of limestone karst caves and structures. Hundreds, or even thousands of tourists visit this charming place every day. There are many ways to explore Halong Bay like cruising on boats, junks, luxury cruises. However, Halong Bay looks extremely different from another vantage point – above. There are 5 extraordinary ways to get a perfect view of Halong Bay from this perspective.
1. Sun Wheel
Unrivaled panoramic view of Ha Long Bay – World Heritage site from Sun Wheel. Located atop of Ba Deo mountain at nearly 250m above the sea-level, Sun Wheel places among the top world’s tallest sightseeing Ferris wheels. Sun Wheel Ha Long, featuring a total of 64 cabins with 384 passengers and a capacity of 1.200 passengers/hour, promises to provide visitors with a brand new outlook while gazing down the breath-taking panoramic landscape of Ha Long Bay. If you too busy to explore Caves or have fun in beach at daylight, Sun Wheel is a good choice for you to have an above view of Halong in night time. When the sun goes down, the city is dazzling. Having some gossip with your friends and watching city at night are quite amazing.
2. Queen Cable Car
The journey across Halong Bay by Queen cable car, joining Ocean station with Sun station with the Queen cable car line, is a fantastic experience not to be missed in Sun World Halong Park. This is the only path connecting the beach amusement complex with the mount of Ba Deo. Visitors can enjoy the ride contemplating the marvellous panoramic beauty of Ha Long Bay from atop.
Queen Cable Car
Queen Cable car, the first reversible gondola system in Asia with duplex cabin, has achieved 2 Guinness World Records:
– Highest passenger capacity in a cable car cabin (230 passengers per cabin)
– Tallest cable car tower (188,88 meters)
3. Seaplane tour and Helicopter
Being one of the top 10 fascinating things to do when you’re in Halong Bay, a seaplane tour is a truly spectacular way to bear witness to the beauty of Halong Bay. Taking off from the Tuan Chau Island Marina, this 25-minute sightseeing flight takes in all the highlights of Halong Bay, with amazing views over the magnificent landscape of limestone pillars reaching up from the green waters. The islands, scattered all over the bay, have different shapes which provoke the imagination and recall the passage of time, waiting thousands of years to seek justice in Heaven. The sightseeing tour will be unforgettable as you admire this breath-taking beauty from the highest view possible. Hai Au Aviation is currently the only company offering this great opportunity.
Hai Au Aviation
Similar to seaplane tour, traveling from Hanoi to Halong bay by this kind of transportation definitely blow your mind. However, it will cost you. Prices are from $7000 to $15000 for each flight. No matter how many people take part in, the price is fixed. Because of that situation, it is much better if you travel in a large group. The more people, the lower the charges.
4. Top of the mountain
There are many tour offers that offer you a combo of all outdoor activities like kayaking, swimming, rock climbing especially mountain trekking. The top two hottest mountains checked in by plenty of visitors, both foreign and domestic, are Bai Tho mountain and Titov mountain. Each mountain has a different enjoyable sight. While in Bai Tho mountain, you can see the whole landscape of Halong city and the front of Halong Bay. You can also see the entire Halong Bay and a bit of Bai Tu Long Bay from Titov mountain since this island is located center of Halong Bay.
5. Height 177
Last but not least, Height 177 is also an interesting place on this list. Formerly a French military observation and defence point, this high point features huge cannons and trench and shelter systems of fortifications that were built in 1940s and used throughout the Vietnam War. Located in Cat Ba island, this point of view encompasses the entire view of Lan Ha Bay, a part of Halong Bay region. Beside the good view to observe from, there are plenty of activities like rock climbing or trekking.
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