Halong Bay as one of Top 24 Destinations in 2024 by Forbes 

Vietnam’s gem, Halong Bay (located in Halong, Quang Ninh), is the country’s sole representative on this list. This World Natural Heritage site, recognized twice by UNESCO in 1994 and 2000, shares the spotlight with other renowned global tourist hotspots such as Sardinia in Italy; Urla in Turkey; Niseko in Japan; Jeju in South Korea; the Nile River in Egypt; Marrakesh in Morocco; Milos in Greece, and more.

Best places to travel in 2024

Halong Bay is among 24 Best places to travel in 2024

In the Forbes article, Mr. Zane Bohrer, Vice President and General Director of OvationNetwork, highlighted: “Post-2022, we have witnessed an unprecedented surge in tourism demand. We anticipate that by 2024, globetrotters will be seeking deeper connections and exceptional experiences at their chosen destinations.”

Halong Bay is lauded as a spectacular destination that caters to a wide array of tourist needs - from nature exploration and historical learning to culinary experiences and adventurous exploration. The author extols the World Natural Heritage site for its unique global value in terms of ecosystems as well as geological and geomorphological values.

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Forbes Magazine lists Halong Bay in top 24 tourist destinations

The author further emphasizes that few places worldwide offer such a perfect blend of natural beauty, outdoor activities, fresh food, tranquility and easy accessibility. A boat tour is highly recommended to fully appreciate the awe-inspiring natural scenery of Ha Long Bay.

What to know when traveling to Halong Bay?

Autumn is considered an ideal time to visit Halong Bay due to its pleasant weather. The days are sunny without being overly hot while the evenings are cool - perfect for relaxing on the deck and savoring coastal cuisine.

As you sway on the bay, you can listen to legendary tales about Trong Mai Islet - one of Halong Bay’s symbols - along with Hon Cho, Hon Ga Choi, Hon Con Coc and more. Each point has its own historical significance allowing tourists to enjoy these stories while basking in the vast sea’s silence and taking in the cool autumn scent amidst a radiant sunset.

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Cruising in the middle of UNESCO World Heritage

In addition to conventional piers, tourists can embark on their journey from Halong International Passenger Port - a three-storey high terminal spanning 4,500 m2. Designed by world-renowned architect Bill Bensley, it resembles a vibrant corner of the ancient town of Hoi An beside the resplendent bay.

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Explore Sun World Halong Complex

After exploring the heritage bay, tourists can extend their journey in Halong with endless experiences such as strolling along the scenic 1000m long coast of Bai Chay Beach; delving into the unique culture of mining land at Quang Ninh Museum, or taking a cable car across the bay to reach Sun World Halong complex - a world class gaming world where tourists can indulge in hundreds of games.

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