• Halong Bay - Cat Ba inter-provincial World Heritage Site: Trending destination in Vietnam

After being recognized as an inter-provincial World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Halong Bay - Cat Ba Archipelago drew the attention of both domestic and international tourists.


UNESCO Halong Bay - Cat Ba Archipelago Heritage

Proudly announce that the first inter-provincial site recognized by UNESCO, Halong Bay, and Cat Ba Archipelago is now the new heritage site in Vietnam.

It has been 8 years since Vietnam had a world heritage site recognized by UNESCO. In 2015, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park was recognized as a World Natural Heritage Site for the second time.

Halong Bay, in Quang Ninh Province, was designated a World Heritage Site in 1994 and again in 2000.

The Cat Ba Archipelago, located north of Hai Phong city, is made up of almost 400 islands, including Cat Ba Island, which is located south of Halong Bay. This is also Vietnam's largest limestone archipelago.

Cat Ba, with the diversity of its marine life, got 198 species for Conservation of Nature's Red List of Threatened Species. With almost 17,000 hectares.

Besides the ecological advantages, this is also a famous tourist destination. The reason Ha Long is still receiving great attention is that tourists planning to come to Halong always want to have the most complete experience of viewing the bay combined with many other interesting activities.

A trending destination in Vietnam

Sharing thoughts for the meaningful remark, Vice Chairman of Hai Phong Community Le Khac Nam said, this was a great honor, helping the name of the Cat Ba archipelago rise to the next level. He also supposed this could attract more international visitors in the future.

Sharing about the future benefits of the tourism industry, Mr. Le Khac Nam stressed, Ha Long Bay is one of international tourists’ favourite destinations. After Halong Bay - Cat Ba Archipelago becomes a world heritage site, it is expected this will be a new tour route add up to international tourists’ experience in Quang Ninh.

With scenic spots recognized by international organizations and positive signs of recovery after Covid-19, Vietnam is a rising star in the tourism map of Southeast Asia in particular and world in general.

After 2 months of recognition, Halong Bay - Cat Ba Archipelago has welcomed a big wave of tourists. Ms. Hien Kim, Director of Sales and Marketing at BestPrice Travel, shared that the number of visitors increased 2 to 2.5 times compared to the same period last year.

“Our business also recorded that the development of Halong Bay tourism is really bright and holds great potential to extend with more impressive services”, she said. For instance, the company had planned to focus on luxury travel products, such as luxury cruises, Ha Long Bay seaplanes,…


Regarding the travel trend in the domestic market, Mr. Thanh Tu, Director of Marketing at BestPrice.vn said, “During this period, Halong Bay still offers tourist suitable products for the "saving travel" trend. Halong Bay - Cat Ba cruise is the type of product promoted by BestPrice Company”. These cruises deliver unique travel experiences with dinner, special art programs and have received positive feedback from visitors.

Specifically, cruise tours have flexible schedules ranging from morning (4-6 hours) to evening (4 hours), applied for 2 days, 1 night cruise tour, or 3 days, 2 nights cruise tour. When relaxing on the Halong - Cat Ba cruise, visitors will experience many activities, including cooking classes, relaxing in the outdoor jacuzzi, enjoying musical entertainment, kayaking experiences, etc. Some of the HOT cruise lines are Mon Cheri, Scarlet Pearl, Ambassador, and Paradise.

In addition, the Ha Long - Cat Ba travel service also includes international 5-star standard hotels with an all-in-one resort experience suitable for weekend getaways trips, such as Flamingo Cat Ba, Hôtel Perle d'Orient Cat Ba - MGallery, Vinpearl Ha Long, FLC Ha Long, etc.

Besides, following the trending period of the destination, connecting nearby tourist attractions from Hanoi, Halong Bay to Sapa or Ninh Binh is also a great option for travel agents to extend their travel product lines. And a good way to encourage both domestic and international visitors to travel.