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An exploration of Bai Tho Mountain on Halong Bay

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Situated in Halong City, which is very near Halong Bay, Bai Tho Mountain is a great destination for any visitor who loves to find somewhere tranquil and deeply immerses in the breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay from a far distance. This beautiful mountain is worthy a must-see tourist spot in any Halong tours, appealing to both local and international travellers.
Situated in Halong City, which is very near Halong Bay, Bai Tho Mountain is a great destination for any visitor who loves to find somewhere tranquil and deeply immerses in the breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay from a far distance. This beautiful Bai Tho Mountain is worthy a must-see tourist spot in any Halong tours, appealing to both local and international travellers.


The location of Bai Tho Mountain

Situated in Halong city centre and right in the bayside, Bai Tho Mountain, so-called Poem Mountain in English,  is a beautiful mountain overlooking Halong Bay with the height of 200 m. The mountain was originally called "Truyen Dang" (Lighthouse) with implying the extremely watchtower of the Northeast gate from thousands of years ago guiding boats on the bay. In 1468, King Le Thanh Tong's poem was carved on a cliff. Truyen Dang Mountain then had been changed its name into Bai Tho Mountain. 

Coming here, visitors take the chance to deeply immerses in the breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay from a far distance
Coming here, visitors take the chance to deeply immerses in the breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay from a far distance


The ideal time to climb Bai Tho mountain

The best time to kick off your trip to Bai Tho Mountain is in the early morning and in the late afternoon when you take the great chance to hunt the sunrise and sunset view in the mountains, overlooking the whole scenery of Halong Bay. They are the two best times for you to catch the beautiful moments of Bai Tho Mountain.


How to reach Bai Tho Mountain ?

Bai Tho Mountain (Poem Mountain) lies right in the city centre, but the entrance to the staircase that leads to the mountaintop is hidden in a small corner with no sign whatsoever. This entrance is situated on Hang Noi St., and the best way to find it is to go to this street and ask local people.  Climbing this mountain is not easy, but not too hard. After around half an hour you can reach the peak, where the awe-inspiring view of Halong Bay and Halong city will amaze you. Especially, two side aisles are hundreds of plants that have grown from the limestone cliffs. Whenever tourists participate in Halong travel of galatourist.asia to Bai Tho Mountain in the summer or fall, the air here is still cool. Together with the melodious birdsong as at a royal garden, tourists can also easily catch the goats grazing on the slopes, or the monkey perching on a tree branch.

A group of students go to Bai Tho mountain and check-in
A group of students go to Bai Tho mountain and check-in


What to do at Bai Tho Mountain ?


Admiring the sunset at Bai Tho Mountain

Despite not the highest mountain in Halong city, this typical mountain has a fantastic view overlooking the bay. It is also known as one of the most perfect places for admiring the whole beauty of Halong Bay from far. Due to the path up to Bai Tho MountainBai Tho Mountain flickering in the alley of the families on Hang Noi Street, Bach Dang Ward, it is not easy to conquer this mountain. The path is not too long but quite steep.

Viewing Halong Bay from on Top

Apart from the poem engraved in the stone; you will also be able to enjoy the impressive vista stretching out below. Standing at the top of Bai Tho Mountain, you can see the whole city of Halong.

Bai Tho mountain is an ideal place for you to admire Halong from above
Bai Tho mountain is an ideal place for you to admire Halong from above 


How to move from Hanoi to Bai Tho mountain ?

Bai Tho Mountain is located in Halong City, about 160km from Hanoi city, visitors can choose a variety kind of transportation such as motorbike, taxi, and Galatourist coach. 
  • By motorbike/ private car: If you choose to go to Bai Tho Mountain by motorbike, the nearest distance from Hanoi to Halong is 160 km, which takes about 3-5 hours. 
  • By Halong express train: Currently, to meet the demand of people to go to Halong Bay as well as Bai Tho Mountain, visitors can go by train. Halong express train departs from Gia Lam station, which costs about 15$ (foreigners) and 5$ (Vietnamese) per one-way ticket. The total time of moving from Hanoi to Halong Bay is 5 hours.
  • By public car: Another way to reach Halong Bay Vietnam is going by public car, which is always available at Nuoc Ngam, My Dinh or Giap Bat station. The price ranges from 150 000 VND to 200 000 VND depending on the seats.
  • By Galatourist's coach: If you are foreigners, you will have difficulty in booking a public car or Halong express train to Halong Bay. For more convenience, visitors should book a coach from Galatourist then we will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi and transfer directly to Halong Bay and Bai Tho mountain. 
 
The amazing sunset view at Bai Tho moutain, overlooking Halong bay Vietnam
The amazing sunset view at Bai Tho moutain, overlooking Halong bay Vietnam


Halong Bay Vietnam 

From Bai Tho Mountain, visitors can admire the stunning landscapes of Halong Bay Vietnam. But it will be a big mistake if you go to Quang Ninh city but don't spend your time on Halong Bay, a UNESCO Heritage site. Halong Bay Vietnam is famous for important relics in the process of formation and development of the earth's history as well as island systems and magnificent caves. Ha Long island has two types: the limestone and shale islands, it is located in two main areas: the southeast and southwest of Halong Bay Vietnam. This is an image of the oldest tectonic terrain of 250-280 million years ago and is the result of the advocacy process raised, lowered several times. The carxto erosion process, alteration almost completely created a unique Ha Long in the world.

Halong Bay Quang Ninh is a must-see destinatio upon arrival in Vietnam
Halong Bay Quang Ninh is a must-see destinatio upon arrival in Vietnam

Halong Bay Vietnam is in the Tonkin area, the northeast is adjacent with Bai TuBayng bay, the southwest is adjacent with Cat Ba Island, the west and the northwest is adjacent with the mainland, the south-east and south are oriented Tonkin. The bay has a total area of 1553 km2 including central areas, buffer zones comprising 1969 large and small islands which 989 named islands and 980 unnamed islands.

After exploring Bai Tho Mountain, you can make a visit to Halong Bay on the cruise trip to explore the breathtaking beauty of the green pearl with attractions like Sung Sot cave, Titop Island... to make your trip more exciting.
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