Halong offers some interesting museums and theaters within easy reach that allow visitors to really get a feel for the area. Admire, learn and be amazed in the various museums such as the Ho Chi Minh Museum in Hanoi, the Hanoi War Museum and the National Museum of Fine Arts. Arts lovers will find plenty to applaud at venues such as the Hanoi Opera House in Hanoi and the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre.
To surround yourself with nature, plan a trip to the nearby parks and reserves. These are great places to breathe deeply and relax. Prepare for a day near the waterfront with the children and drive out to the Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi.
Hit the streets to discover the many fascinating attractions Halong Bay offers. Brush up on Halong Bay’s history by visiting Presidential Palace in Hanoi. Admire some of the sacred places such as the Temple of Literature in Hanoi. Breathe in the atmosphere and get an appreciation of the role of religion in the area.
Spend a few hours at Vincom Center in Hanoi and the Dong Xuan Market for a satisfying dose of retail therapy.
To make the most of Halong, consider booking your accommodation close by in one of the area’s charming bed and breakfast or hotel options. If you’re looking for a warm welcome and a good nights sleep be sure to check out the Golden Silk Boutique Hotel, Hanoi, the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, and the Hanoi Imperial Hotel.