|How to go from Hanoi to Bai Tu Long Bay Vietnam ?
|Drive from Hanoi to Van Don Dist 200km it take 4 hours and a half, the getting to Cai Rong port -2km from Van Don Post office. From Cai Rong Port – you will take tuk tuk to Quan Lan island and other beach as Minh chau... Around Quan Lan island.
Normal boat: at 7;00 and 13;00 everyday it takes 120 minutes to Minh Chau port, from Minh Chau port you can take a TUK TUK just 5 minutes ( 2km ).
Speed boat: at 7;30 and 13;30 everyday it takes 40 minutes to Minh Chau port, from Minh Chau port you can take a TUK TUK just 5 minutes ( 2km ).
Public bus: There are many public bus go to Cua Ong town or Van Don from Luong Yen bus station. Call to ask 043.972 0477.
Note: You can get to Quan Lan bey driving to Halong, taking the ferry to Hong Gai, going to a different port and taking a local boat to Quan Lan. It takes 3.5 hours and currently leaves around 1PM every day
Bai Tu Long Bay Located east of Halong Bay and closed to Chinese border, It is off the beaten tourist track. As it is not so near to the popular Catba Island which has lodging, beaches and nearby caves in Halong Bay, the area has scarcely seen any tourist development. The Bay has a rich biodiversity with two ecosystems: a tropical, moist, evergreen rainforest ecosystem; and a marine and coastal ecosystem.
According to legend, an immense dragon descended to Halong Bay (meaning "Descending Dragon") millions years ago, dropping numerous eggs. These eggs hatched forming thousands of rocks and islands. The tail of the dragon extended far to the sea, forming Bach Long Vi (meaning "The Tail of the White Dragon"). As she returned to heaven, she said good bye to her offspring at the Bai Tu Long Bay (means "The dragon parts the offsprings").
Notable attractions in Bay Tu Long Bay are Vung Vieng fishing village, Quan Lan Island, Ngoc Vung Island, Van Don Island. The bay is also home to the large Bai Tu Long National Park. It is one of seven Vietnamese amphibian national parks which has both terrestrial zone and aquatic zone. Book Bai Tu Long Cruise Tours
Quan Lan Island - Bai Tu Long Bay VietnamQuan Lan Island Vietnam
Quan Lan Island is a big Island of Bai Tu Long Bay; part of an island range on the outside of the gulf of Le Tonkin. It has an area of 11 sq. km, and features eight populated hamlets. Quan Lan Island stretch toward East – West from the foot of Van Don Range to the Got Mount with many high mountains to the east barring waves and winds, protect the villages. The island is situated on an important navigation route that connects China, Japan, Thailand and Philippines to Vietnam. Along two sides of the island are tens kilometres of sand beaches. This is the endless resource for glass making which the sea gives to man and it is also the extremely interesting tourism .Quan Lan Tours
Since the 11th century, Quan Lan had been one of the centres of the ancient commercial port of Van Don, which was animated and prosperous at the time. Today, there are still many vestiges linked to the ancient commercial port. This also explains why the island, lying deep in the sea, has the large pagodas and archaeological sites seen today. On the island there is the Quan Lan Communal House built in the 18th century; exceedingly beautiful and almost entirely preserved. Next to it is Quan Lan Pagoda (Linh Quang Tu), which is dedicated to Buddha and God Lieu Hanh. The pagoda also worships the statue of old Hau, a local person who made lots of contributions to the construction of the pagoda. The statue features a gentle and cheerful old woman, which adds an original character to the pagoda. Beside Quan Lan Pagoda lies Nghe Quan Lan (Duc Ong) Shrine, which is dedicated to Pham Cong Chinh, a local people who participated in the historical Vân Don battle against the Yuan invaders. He was later honored as a god. Quan Lan has many valuable sea products such as octopuses, butterfish, mackerel, holothurian, shrimp, and sai sung.