Here are some things you can do or see in Ha Long Bay city. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and popular travel destination in Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam. We had some time to travel around and see this beautiful city here are a few places and things we liked.
You have the night market, a good place if you what to bargain. They live for the tourists so you can always, and you should always, bargain.
You have Vincom – a shopping center. You have some shops, restaurants, and a supermarket. You also have some entertainment like games and an ice skating ring.
Ha Long Night Market – you can find this market in Marine Plaza. It has a lot of signs and indications, it won’t be hard to find. It’s quite big and its most about tourists so the prices can be higher Remember to bargain, it’s easy because all they want its to sell.
You have a beach right next to Ha Long Park (which is an amusement park that is not yet opened it will be finish totally in 2019, but will be open in parts before).
You also have a million spas and massage centers that yo can enjoy.
Spa – there’s a lot of Spas here and foot massages shops.
Ha Long Park Sun Wheel, this was one of the coolest things we did here. You should definitely do it if you come here. You should try to go around the sunset time, once you are up there you can see most of the bay and the amassing view with that orange sunlight that makes everything especial. And once you get to the sun wheel you could go first play some games in the arcade game room and maybe drink some coffee and take a walk in the Buda Garden and when the lights of the wheel turn on take a look how cool they are and how cool the city is by night up there in the wheel. The lights from the bridge turn on at 18:00 p.m.
You can do some ice skating in Vincom Shopping Center.They have an ice ring in the top floor. And once you there go to the bookshop, they have a café inside and the terrace of that café has an amassing and spectacular view of the bay.
You can also climb the mountain near Vincom Shopping center. It’s called Bai Tho mountain– poem mountain. The entrance is pretty shady and perhaps hard to find but just ask the people by saying the name. It’s all stairs, and at the top you have a huge stone with a poem written on it. For more details click here!
Karaoke – Now this is something you can do everywhere here. There is probably one in every street corner You have a room just for you where you can drink and eat normally. The most famous one here (and some say the best in the north) it’s call “The Phantom”.
In Ha Long you should definitely visit Marine Plaza. A tidy and modern place where you can go to the cinema. You have a museum and the famous night market. You also have CGV cinemas at Vincom Shopping.
The cinema is good and the movies are in English with Vietnamese subtitles of course.