Extra $1/pax for new cruise terminal in Ha Long Bay

By quantri 13 Dec 16

The new wharf offers free Wi-Fi and space for 3,000 passengers.

Visitors coming to Ha Long, instead of staying at hotels in Halong, can choose cruises as an amazing way to experience the time in one of the 7 New Wonders.

A new information for cruise tourists who want to take a cruise through the famous Ha Long in northern Vietnam is that they will have to pay an extra dollar for the use of the Tuan Chau Wharf of Quang Ninh Province. The VND20,000 fee will come into effect starting November 1st, 2016.

The new terminal opened Tuesday, providing enough room for around 3,000 customers at a time as well as stores, a kid's corner, a tourist information center and free Wi-Fi. The wharf opened last July to replace the Bai Chay Wharf which sits roughly five kilometers away. In recent years, Bai Chay saw up to 500 boats per evening -- 200 more than it was designed to accommodate. The wharf also lacked facilities to protect boats from storms. The new facility can handle about 2,000 boats, including vessels that extend beyond 70 meters.

Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO heritage, and Bai Tu Long to the northeast, are popular destinations in northern Vietnam. The bays drew nearly 7.8 million tourists to Quang Ninh Province in 2015.

Credit to VnExpress.