UNESCO World Heritage Sites Bai Chay, Vietnam

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Bai Chay is a town in northern Vietnam whose only call to fame is that it is the gateway to the world renowned Halong Bay. Bai Chay itself is a town of little character or attraction. It has a harbour when all the leisure junks are parked, and tacky souvenir shops selling tourist trinkets like keychains. I had to stop at Bai Chay to board my leisure junk when I was visiting Halong Bay with a small group of AsiaExplorers members.

There isn't much to tell about Bai Chay, except that it now has the 3rd longest suspension bridge in Vietnam. The 903m Bai Chay Bridge connects Bai Chay to Hon Gai across Cua Luc Straits. Both Bai Chay and Hon Gai are parts of Halong City, created in 1994 to encompass these two town as well as the surrounding districts.

The tour office at Bai Chay for booking trips to Halong Bay.

Getting there

Let's get this straight: Bai Chay is not a tourist destination, Halong Bay is. We would only pass by Bai Chay on our way to Halong Bay. You can choose plenty of tour options for Halong Bay at any travel agency in Hanoi.

Leisure junks parked in the sea at Bai Chay.

Halong Bay Travel Guide

Useful information to help you prepare for your trip to Halong Bay.

Halong Bay Photo Gallery

Photo Album of the panoramic sights in Halong Bay.

Halong Bay at Night

View Halong Bay when darkness falls and the lights come on.

Bo Hon Island

Click enter to see scenic views of beautiful Bo Hon Island.

Cat Ba National Park

We went kayaking at this national park to explore its beautiful caves and passages.

Cat Ba National Park Photo Gallery

Fighting Cock Island

This is a pair of rocky outcrops in Halong Bay.

Me Cung Cave

This is a cave in Halong Bay.

Sung Sot Cave

This is the biggest and grandest grotto in Halong Bay.

Sung Sot Cave Gallery

Titov Island

This is the island with a scenic viewpoint pavillion at its highest point.

Titov Island Gallery

Places of Interest in Vietnam

Vietnam is a land of cultural and natural beauty. Click enter to view many of the sights in Vietnam.

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