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Halong Bay / Cat Ba Island Help

Posted by BAMAnug on 29/1/2017 at 11:22


I will be arriving in Halong Bay from Hanoi on April 19 for 2 nights, returning to Hanoi on April 21. I am wondering where I should spend my 3 days/2 nights in Halong Bay.

I have read that Cat Ba Island is very touristy and not highly recommended. Are there other islands good for backpackers? Would it be better to simply stay on mainland in Halong?

Please advise. Thank you.

#1 BAMAnug has been a member since 16/2/2014. Posts: 8

Posted by shahfieldd on 2/2/2017 at 20:46

The main each of Cat Ba island is usually crowded with tourists. But Viet Hai village has wonderful space. It's quite peaceful and not too touristy. I came here 2 years ago. I remember that it is about 30 kilometers from the central area.

#2 shahfieldd has been a member since 30/9/2016. Posts: 20

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