If Halong Bay is compared to a glamorous beauty queen surrounded by reporters and followers, Bai Tu Long Bay is to an original and charming one without much public attention. Lesser known than its sister, Bai Tu long is another secret haven. Bai Tu Long Bay is located to the northeast of Halong Bay and shares similar geological, geographical, geomorphological, climate, and cultural characters.
Along with Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay is one of the world’s natural wonders with beautiful islands and sandy beaches. Bai Tu Long has hundreds of karst limestone islands and many well-known attractions such as Bai Tho Mountain, Con Coc Islet, Tien Ong Islet, Con Rua Islet, Mat Quy Islet, etc.
Apart from the natural beauty, Bai Tu Long Bay is also home to the national delicacy Sa Sung – a famous sea worms which have high economic value, often used to make broth of Pho and hotpots.
There are not yet many tours delivered, the beach remains pristine, and residents are more local fishermen than tourism service workers. Among all cruises deliver tours to Halong Bay, a few anchor in BaiTu Long such as the Dragon Pearl and Calypso Cruise. These are smaller boats, offering a less luxury but definitely more tranquil feel as one tours the Bay.