climbing in ha long bay

Ha Long to launch electric car service for tourism in June

An electric car service is expected to be launched in Ha Long City, home to the UNESCO-recognized Ha Long Bay, next month to diversify its tourism products.

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Ha Long Bay, a draw to more Japanese tourists

Ha Long Bay in the northern province of Quang Ninh is among tourism draws to bring more Japanese tourists to Vietnam, according to Japanese travel agencies.

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Ha Long Bay - a lifetime must-go destination

Ha Long Bay has been selected as one of “100 trips you must take in your lifetime” by the US magazine Business Insider. The magazine suggested visitors spend a night on junk boat in the bay amid a multitude of limestone islands and islets rising from the sea, in a variety of sizes and shapes and presenting picturesque, unspoiled nature.

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USAID funds the program of conserving Ha Long Bay

(TITC) – On 15th April, in Hanoi, US Embassy in collaboration with Quang Ninh People’s Committe held a ceremony to announce Ha Long Bay Alliance – An initiative for the protection and conservation of Ha Long Bay funded by US Agency for International Development (USAID).

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The beauty of Halong Bay

Halong translates to “where the dragon descends into the sea” and legend says the islands of Halong Bay were created by a great dragon who lived in the moutains. As the dragon ran to the coast, its tail trashed and gouged out valleys and crevasses.

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Two day trip to Halong Bay

We had a three hour bus trip to Halong Bay and there were quite a few others from our hostel.  Before  long we were at our destination and getting ready to board our boat. And what a nice boat it was. We had an air conditioned room with en-suite, and…and our own private balcony

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Introduction to Ha Long Bay

A UNESCO world heritage site and truly a natural wonder –  Halong Bay is made up of over 3000 limestone karsts that soar skyward out of calm emerald waters. Within the islands of the Bay there are hundreds of beautiful caves, including many famous names such as Thien Cung, Dau Go, Sung Sot, Tam Cung and Bo Nau.

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Rock Climbing - DWS in Ha Long Bay

There are over 3000 limestone islands in the Ha Long bay region of Vietnam and we hardly scratchedthe surface in our two week quest to explore them. It’s unusual to spend an entire Climbing trip on a boat, but then it’s unusual to do over 40 new routes without using a rope. 

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Excursion and Price (USD): See detailed

To reach the climbing routes in Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay a sailing boat (with engine) and a small bamboo rowing boat are needed.

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Our Ha Long Bay Climbing Experience

A big thank you to Cat Ba Ventures for making deep water soling possible in Ha Long Bay. Having heard many tales of dubious tour operator in Cat Ba, we were surprise when every local we spoke to pointed us in one direction; Tung and Cat Ba Ventures. So we took the plunge and booked a three day excursion.

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Climbing Areas & Topographic Routes

Taxi Girl wall: 10mm inox expansion bolts. Sai Gon Wall: Chemical bolts, , 2 rings on the top route, 2 hard routes. It was discovered by Tim Emmett and Neil Gresham since 2003 and rebolted on April 2008. Van Boi Beach 10 mm inox expenson bolts, very safe, 2 years old. Discovered by 2 French expart living in Hanoi. Ba Trai Dao: 6b, 7a

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Ha Long Bay: Sailing - Kayaking - Camping (2 days/1night)

Sailing-kayaking- Camping
2days/ 1 night
Departure: 8am or 10.00
Return at 15.30 or 17.00

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