Nightlife in Ha Long has drawn locals as well as visitors to spend their vacation here. Halong is the popular tourist destination of Vietnam, which seldom goes to sleep.

The dazzling nightlife in Halong is really worth mentioning. This beautiful city of Vietnam beams with large number of activities even at the odd hours of the city. The residents as well as the tourists to this city of Halong indulge themselves in various kinds of fun and merriment especially at night. There are large options of nightspots in the city, which are worth paying a visit.



You will come across plethora of nightspots that are scattered throughout the city. Party-hoppers of different age groups visit these night spots of Halong with their pals and relatives. There are ample of options for night entertainment at this city. Some of the fashionable nightspots of the city are bars, pubs, nightclubs. There are many nightclubs in Ha Long.

Most of the nightclubs of the city remain open for the visitors till late hours. The college-goers visit the nightclubs usually in groups. The nightclubs of Halong remain packed with locals and visitors even at the wee hours of the day. The main attraction of these nightclubs are it excellent sound system and spacious dance floor. In the nightclubs of Halong the DJs belts out some heart pulsing music including rock music to jazz. Some of the deluxe hotels of Halong like, the Wyndham Legend Halong Hotel have an onsite nightclub.



Talking about the Nightlife in Halong we cannot afford to miss out the bars and pubs of Halong. The bars and pubs in Halong offers relaxing ambience to sip your liked drinks. You can try out wide varieties of local as well as international drinks in these venues.

Halong night market is also an interesting place. It besides Bai Chay beach, near Royal International Park.

Enjoy yourself to the fullest with the entertainment and recreation services in  Royal International Park are an good ideal with bars and bathing services center, emergency station, park, garden of birds and orchids, archery grounds, cactus, sensation train, ghostly house, discotheque, karaoke bar, electronic car, art gallery, open-air stage, water puppetry and traditional music and singing…




Coming to Ha Long Bay, apart from exploring the famous scenic spots, the entertainment and shopping at the trade centers also particularly attract the tourists. Shopping in  could be a fantastic experience despite of limited options for visitors.

1. Bai Chay Commercial Center

Bai Chay Commercial Center is located in the area of Vuon Dao Street, Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province It was built on the base of the minuscule market, it is the most modern center for shopping in this coastal city. The products sold here are diverse from normal to luxurious goods, and the prices seem a little bit higher than the two mentioned-above markets. Nevertheless, it is still reasonable because the customer service here is very good. This extra money is paid for more professional services, and ensuring quality of products.

It just takes about 600 meters for you to go from the night market to this shopping center. Being very popular for locals, this shopping center has various goods, including clothes, shoes and other high quality products like Ha Long Pearl, crocodile leather, wooden souvenir and coal souvenir items. The Commercial center usually opens at 6.00 a.m ad closes at 6:30 p.m.

2. Ha Long Floating Market


This market could be found nearby wharf, cruise ships, and in makeshift areas in which sellers lash their boats together. The waterborne convenience stores here carry most traditional fare, and fresh seafood. The most noticeable goods sold here is fresh fruits and vegetables such as pineapple, banana,dragon fruit, water melon, yam, and cabbage, etc. The market will surprise most visitors for its interesting form. While it might cost more to purchase traditional stuff from this type of shop, the unique experience is usually worth the additional cost for every tourist.

It usually starts at 4a.m or 5 a.m in the morning before dawn and ends when the sun rises high at 9 a.m or 11 a.m.

3. Ha Long Night Market

For various tourists who visit to HalongCity, Ha Long Night Market is a place that they should not miss out. The market is a group of more than a hundred stalls which sell diverse types of products, such as handicrafts, handmade accessories, clothes, and other dispensable items such as swimwear, lotion, or hat. Tourists tend to come to this place for purchasing unique products of the beach city like necklaces made from seashells, snails, wooden small boats, or T-shirt with images of Halong Bay on. And the great things is that sellers here are friendly with advance English skills, so that tourists should not be worry about bargaining.

The market is situated in the center area of Halong City and near the beach. Thanks to the good location, this market attracts a large number of people, including locals and visitors. It is crowded with most domestic tourists from April to July. Halong Night Market opens 7 days a week, from 6.00pm until midnight.
4. Ha Long Vincom Center

Ha Long Vincom Center is the first project of Vingroup starting from November 2013 in Quang Ninh. This commercial center is designed in luxurious European style with the floor area of over 36.000 m2 including 1 basement and 4 floors. It is considered as a tourism product, a complex of services for items such as upscale shopping centers chain, educational and health area counseling for children, food fair, skating rink, cinema area, and the game world.

Besides services like shopping, leisure, entertainment center in modern style, catching up with the new trend of the time, the center is also a colorful food fair. Diners will have the opportunity to experience with all your senses of smelling, hearing, and tasting. Until this moment, Halong Vincom Center is the largest commercial center in Quang Ninh province. At the same time, this is also a visiting attraction that you can hardly ignore.


Ha Long Bay holidays are becoming extremely popular and not without due cause. Exploring the Hidden Halong Bay may not be the easiest thing to do, but it is so worth the effort.

The Bay is a 600 square mile UNESCO World Heritage site in the Gulf of Tonkin 100 miles from the Capital of Vietnam, Hanoi. It has almost 2,000 small limestone islands called karsts that shoot out of the water and tower above the hundreds of cruise boats that sail here. Most of the organised tours follow a well beaten path. Most cruises in Halong Bay take in the same attractions and follow a similar route. If you try though, you can get away from the masses and do your own thing, finding something of the hidden Halong Bay as you go.

Charter your own private junk

Probably the best way of really discovering what the area has to offer is to charter your own Halong Bay cruise boat. Obviously more expensive than joining a standard cruise boat, it can still be reasonably priced and the rewards can be very high indeed. Once hired you can request that the captain deviates from the normal route, and weather permitting he will oblige. One such company, Halong Bay Junk Boat, has one and two cabin options, on delightful old style sailing junks.

Enjoy dinner in a cave

At least one of the Halong Bay cruise companies, Indochina Junk offers a spectacular three day cruise on their old junk style cruise boat that includes a special candlelit dinner INSIDE one of the marvellous caves in the bay. This is an opportunity not to be missed whilst enjoying your Halong Bay holiday. The cave is both mysterious and fascinating, eating dinner inside is extremely special; ideal for a romantic meal or to celebrate a special event.


Dau Be Island

A rarely visited island, Dau Be is small at almost 23,000 square metres, but has some remarkable features. It is only half a kilometre from Hang Trai Island and just 28 km from the tourist wharf at Bai Chay. The highest point of this karst is 139 metres as it rises imperiously out of the dark blue waters of Halong Bay. It is mainly known though, for the Ba Ham Lake. This is a lake system that has three round lakes linked by a narrow meandering tunnel. The stalactites in the tunnel are impressive and many coloured. This is definitely worth including on your Ha Long Bay holiday. It is incredibly tranquil to row through this tunnel visiting each of the lakes. The island has abundant plant life such as orchids, banyan trees, Benjamin Figs and Cyads, whilst it also hosts the yellow-haired monkey. Sea life is also here in abundance. Dau Be is certainly one of the secrets of the hidden Halong bay.



Bri Tu Long

As mentioned earlier the vast majority of the Cruise boats in Halong Bay follow a similar route. This enables them to take their charges to all the attractions and has the added bonus of mooring in the same bay as night falls; safety in numbers. If you try though you can find boats that will chart a different course and you’ll get the solace that you desire. One such route takes you Bai Tu Long Bay and total tranquility and solitude. This bay lies to the East of the main part of the area. Treasure Junk is a traditional wooden junk style sailing boat with strong ethical and ecological values, that does exactly this.



Whisper Nature Bungalows

Hidden away on the Eastern side of Cat Ba Island is a small nature-based resort called Whisper Nature. Merely getting here becomes part of the adventure. You can either cycle or hire a motorbike and ride to Viet Hai where the bungalows are situated. It’s a simple place in an idyllic location. This is an ideal location from which to try and spot the elusive and endangered Cat Ba Langur.

So enjoy your holiday in Ha Long Bay whatever you decide on. If you are happy to just go with the flow, then fine. However if you really want to see something of the hidden Halong Bay, these tips will help you achieve that.