PHOTO DIARY: HA LONG BAY, VIETNAM

“I SEE MY PATH, BUT I DON’T KNOW WHERE IT LEADS. NOT KNOWING WHERE I’M GOING IS WHAT INSPIRES ME TO TRAVEL IT.” – ROSALIA DE CASTRO

Recognised internationally for its emerald waters and thousands of limestone islands topped with greenery, Ha Long Bay is a sight to behold.I spent 3 days on a Vietnamese junk boat where I had opted to go kayaking, hiking and cave exploring whilst simultaneously enjoying some of the world’s most spectacular scenery.

I hope the photos from my time in Ha Long Bay inspire others to get out and explore for themselves. Ha Long Bay is an easy bus ride from Hanoi and the options for multi-day cruises are vast and affordable.

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If you have any questions about Ha Long Bay, how to get there and pricing, please send me an email at cassie@adventuressontherun.com or leave a comment below!

Be sure to follow my adventures on Instagram & Twitter!

38 Comments Add yours

  1. Great pics of Halong Bay. I’m planning to visit this December. How was your experience on the junk boat ? Any tips would be helpful 🙂

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    1. Thank you! I had a wonderful time on the Junk Boat! Don’t let the name deter you, they are actually beautiful boats inside. Very spacious, very comfortable and they look great! If you’re only on the boat for one or two nights, I’d recommend just taking a carry on bag rather than your entire suitcase if possible. My time on the junk boat was definitely a highlight of my trip! 🙂

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  2. What a beautiful place. I hope to travel there one day!

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  3. TK says:

    Ahh Ha Long Bay! This post just brought back so many memories. I did essentially the same trip excursion. Hopefully I can get some of those pictures up soon.
    https://junglesonthemoon.wordpress.com/

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    1. Such an amazing experience! I would love to see your photos 🙂

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  4. einsteinsbarber says:

    Awesome shots! I love the ones that capture how busy it is. There’s something to be said for capturing spots as they actually are (as opposed to empty as we sometimes wish they were).

    I can’t wait to get there and experience it for myself!

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    1. It’s an incredible experience! Definitely something I’d recommend everyone do at least once in their life 🙂

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  5. egbertstarr says:

    Stunning. Asia, any part of it, is one are of the planet I haven’t been to. Yet.
    Thanks for taking a peek at my site!

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  6. Nick Fox says:

    Whatever that fish dish is, I want it for my next five meals. Great photos, Cass. I’m forwarding this on to my friend who’s going to Vietnam this winter.

    And thanks so much for swinging by my site.

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    1. It was incredible! Some of the best seafood I’ve ever had was on that junk boat! I’ve also got a post about my visit to Hoi An as well if you’re friend is traveling there too 🙂

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  7. Courtney says:

    Your pictures are stunning! I need to step up my photography game- may I inquire what camera you use?

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    1. I use an Olympus E-PL7. I absolutely love it! Great for traveling. It has interchangeable lenses but not as bulky as a SLR. Has a selfie cam feature as well – just for a bit of fun!

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      1. Courtney says:

        Excellent…and suitable for a beginner? I’m only used to snapping pics with my trusty Iphone haha

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      2. Definitely! I’m not very camera smart. I use my phone for photos as well haha but I felt it was time for an upgrade and I think this is a good option if you want good quality photos and not a big bulky camera 🙂

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  8. OneBusyMama says:

    I can’t read your blog and NOT be jealous of your posts and places you’ve traveled! Wow…..just wow!

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    1. Aw thank you! Just more places to add to your list 😉

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      1. OneBusyMama says:

        Ohhhhh definitely!

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  9. Wow, what an incredible post! Such beautiful pictures! They’ve made me really nostalgic for Halong bay, when I went last year. You had way nicer weather though 😉

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    1. Oh thank you 🙂 We were incredibly lucky with the weather! For the entire time we were traveling in South East Asia we only have one day of rain in Hanoi!

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  10. off across the sea says:

    This has officially made it on my “must do” list while I’m in Vietnam!

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    1. Oh yes! It’s a must see 🙂 nothing in the world quite like it!

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  11. I love your pics lovely !!! so glad i came across your blog xxx

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    1. Thank you so much 🙂

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  12. Wow. Nice shots. Will definitely include Halong Bay in my next-trip list.

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    1. Thanks! It’s definitely a place worth visiting 😊😊

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  13. Pauline Y says:

    I went on a day trip a few years ago, it surely was stunning, and hot as well!

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    1. Yes, it does get very warm doesn’t it? And can get quite hazy as well – but nothing else like it! Such a great experience to have 🙂

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  14. Ace&Demi says:

    Wow. 😀 This looks like Puerto Princesa, and El Nido, Palawan in Philippines.

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    1. I haven’t been to either! Hoping to head there next year so I can see for myself 🙂

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  15. Im in Hanoi right now, so near yet so far. I been to halong bay a coulple of times though and loved it. Thanks for evoking the memories.

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    1. You’re most welcome! Enjoy your time in Hanoi 🙂

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  16. I love those photos! They made me want to visit. Thank you.

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  17. curador76 says:

    Amazing dear regards from Uruguay

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