Ha Long is the main entry point for visitors looking to enjoy the beautiful Ha Long Bay. The eastern part of the city known as the Hon Gai and this is where most of the industries and official buildings are located. The western part of the city is known as the Bai Chay and is where the main attractions of the city are located. The Bai Chay Beach is one of the best places to visit in Ha Long. The city also has a museum, the Quang Ninh Provincial Museum that depicts the culture and heritage of the area.
From the Dao Tuan Chau Pier there are several ferries that depart to the Tuan Chau Island in the Ha Long Bay. From the Tourist Ferry Pier visitors can take tour boats to Cat Ba Island. Visitors can pre-book their tours to the Ha Long Bay and enjoy a refreshing cruise. It is best for Muslim visitors to inform the hotel and cruise line about their food preference.
There are a few markets and shops in Ha Long that offer visitors with a wide range of shopping opportunities. Handicrafts, clothes, shoes and souvenirs are the best things to buy while in the city.
The nearest major airport to Ha Long is the Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi. From Hanoi visitors can take buses, train or rent private cars to reach Ha Long. Mini buses leave from Gia Lam and stop at Bai Chay in ha Long. The journey takes about 5 hours and a one-way ticket costs 120,000 dong.
There are no designated halal restaurants in Ha Long. However there are quite a number of seafood restaurants and places that serve vegetarian food.
There are no mosques in Ha Long