Halong Bay In The Winter

Most visitors come to Ha Long Bay in the summer, but if you visit in the winter, you will find many more different experience. The world seems to turn into a gray picture is accented with limestone cliffs and the ship is high and low. This image is like “The endless dream” in the mind of foreign tourists.


A trip to Vietnam is hardly a trip without visiting Halong Bay

The trade-off is, of course, the weather! Winter usually begins from November to April next year, the average temperature is 16.7°C, sometimes cold as 5°C. Winter may have drizzling rain, it will be cloudy which is suitable for tourists who prefer quietness. At this time of the year, the weather is pleasant and ideal for sightseeing and enjoying the various activities Halong Bay has to offer. The temperature is low in winter, but not as cold as that in temperate zone. During the winter time, you can enjoy the outdoor activities without getting dehydrated or feeling the pangs of heat. Most Western tourists find it more comfortable traveling in winter. Regardless of the weather, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ha Long Bay is a major tourist draw and the batches of eager visitors arriving at Ha Long wharf were increasing every minute.

Worry about the gloomy sea may let you down? You will have to change your mind when floating on a lightly foggy sea among enormous limestone and karsts, which gives off a fairytale-like feeling. Halong Bay turns into a mystical lady once the winter comes. You will be attractive by the foggy sky which slightly fly around and around.


Entering the mist

Even in winter, never leave Halong without immersing yourself on a luxury cruises. The legendary sunset and sunrise of the bay is covered in a mystery background that proves why it ranks among the top destination in Asia. After a night sleep at sea, you should wake up at 6am and exercise Taichi while waiting for the dawn between the cold wind and the fresh air. This is what are visitors described  as “the best of Ha Long in the winter”.


Sunset in the bay left a golden glow. A great reason to do an overnight junk boat.

Do keep in mind that part of enjoyment is the low crowds during this time of the year. Summer visitors often complain about being stuffed like sardines…. making winter the best season to get that in-awe-of-nature slack jawed moment you’re looking for when you come to a place like this! You will have the nature for yourself, revel in it, and live it to the fullest.

Travel to Halong Bay in the winter is also a good opportunity for you to enjoy a dip in the hot water tub, relax dangling feet when your eye view of the sea and breathe cold air.


The limestone formations seems to go on forever

Visit the caves in the bay in the winter, visitors can admire the stalactites column with unique shaped like a sumptuous banquet with cold humid air and very pure.

Another pleasure you may only find in winter is to enjoy a cup of hot coffee or tea on the cruise’s sundeck. Let the flow warm you up inside in a relaxing afternoon after a long day of exciting activities on water.

Whether or not you chose peak time or maybe the quieter winter season months, you're certain to be absolutely enthralled, taking house recollections to very last a life span.

If you are planning a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Halong Bay in winter after reading this entry, sure, you have made the right decision. Don’t waste your time!