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The Best Time to Visit Bai Tu Long Bay

September 22, 2022 - 196 views

We all know Halong Bay is among the new seven natural wonders of the world, which attracts a large number of visitors coming here to experience the glamour of nature every year. However, little do we know that another Bay nearby - Bai Tu Long Bay, is also a must-go destination, especially for people having a passion for discovering a wide range of pristine natural pictures in the North of Vietnam. You are planning to visit here on your upcoming holiday, do you wonder when we should visit Bai Tu Long Bay?

In order to answer one of the most popular questions of tourists before traveling to Bai Tu Long Bay: "What is the best time to visit here?", it will be of some help to first take an overview of some of the most remarkable features of the Bay we introduce to you below.

Bai Tu Long Bay is located in Quang Ninh province, and it is adjacent to Halong Bay which means tourists can almost face no big difficulty in traveling here because it is just 30 km far from Ha Long City. The total area of the Bay is approximately 158 km2. Bai Tu Long Bay consists of hundreds of islands, all of which differ in size, but all mix together to bring a spectacular look that makes tours to the Bay become a one-of-a-kind memory for visitors once experienced here.

Floating houses in Bai Tu Long Bay

A cozy corner of Bai Tu Long Bay with floating houses side by side

 

The weather in Bai Tu Long Bay

It is undeniable that weather is a decisive factor for visitors to consider before having a trip anywhere. When it comes to the weather of Bai Tu Long Bay, several points need to be jotted down here. First, the temperature of Bai Tu Long Bay falls annually from 15 to 25 degrees Celsius, while the level of rainfall is around 2,000 millimeters per year.

That favorable weather condition also means visitors can experience various outdoor activities ranging from swimming, and snorkeling to trekking to discover the picturesque settings in the Bay to the fullest. The tidal system in Bai Tu Long Bay is another aspect worth noticing when taking a trip to the Bay. It fluctuates from 3.5 to 4 meters per day, which can decide the most suitable periods of time for visitors to enjoy water sports.

 

The seasons in Bai Tu Long Bay

Generally, there are two main seasons in Bai Tu Long Bay. Hot moist summer lasts seven months from April to October and Cold dry winter lasts five months from November to March of the following year. On the other hand, the Bai Tu Long Bay climate can also be separated into four traditional seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter.

1. Spring

The spring of Bai Tu Long Bay starts in February and ends in May. This is the period of time when pleasant weather is undoubtedly a plus for any tours to the Bay. Bai Tu Long Bay's temperature now is around 15 to 25 degrees Celsius. The calm sea is another advantage for visitors to experience water sports.

Visitors can feel on cloud nine while immersing themself in the deep blue sea and then floating to take a breath of fresh air. Other available choices here instead of swimming include kayaking and snorkeling. It would be both exciting and adventurous to experience these two aforementioned sports to discover amazingly hidden secrets of the Bay while being in a place with a high density of caves, lagoons, and even under the cool deep water. 

Spring is the best time to visit bai tu long bay

Foreign visitors enjoy kayaking on cool emerald seawater in Bai Tu Long

 

2. Summer

If you travel to Bai Tu Long Bay in the summertime which lasts 4 months from May to August, it means that you can have a chance to experience the typical tropical climate of Northeast Vietnam. The Bai Tu Long Bay temperature can be up to 35 degrees Celsius at that time benefits travelers coming here to sunbathe on white sandy beaches.

Nevertheless, you should also bear in mind that along with sunny weather is the common appearance of torrential rainfall and dangerous typhoons, which definitely induces the cancellation of your cruise to Bai Tu Long Bay. 

Sunbath in Summer time on Bai Tu Long Bay

Sunbathe together on a long white sandy beach of Bai Tu Long Bay

 

3. Autumn

Bai Tu Long Bay in autumn just includes two months: September and October. The climate of Bai Tu Long Bay is a mixture of hot weather from the previous summer and a bit cool from the upcoming winter. There will also be some days when stormy weather takes place followed by other days that possess cooler air.

The arrival of monsoons in the late days of September that can make the temperature suddenly down under 20 degrees Celsius will be extremely suitable for travelers, especially for some who are into trekking trips. 

Enjoy wonderful view in Bai Tu Long Bay autumn

Trekking to a higher place to catch a dramatically panoramic view of the Bay

 

4. Winter

October to January of the next year is the time winter comes in Bai Tu Long Bay. On winter days, the temperature ranging from 12 to 18 degrees Celsius is ubiquitous. Bai Tu Long Bay's temperature can even fall down to under 10 degrees Celsius in the coldest months. If you make up your mind to travel to the Bay at that time, it will be hard for you to go sightseeing due to the poor visibility caused by heavy fog. 

Bai Tu Long Bay looks quite bleak during wintertime

Bai Tu Long Bay looks quite bleak during wintertime

Read more about Halong Bay Weather Travel Guide

 

The best time to visit Bai Tu Long Bay

The perfect time to take a trip to Bai Tu Long Bay not only depends on the weather condition described in the detailed way above but also on the schedule that each visitor prepares. However, if your time is flexible and you desperately want to find out a direct answer to the question: "What is the best time to visit Bai Tu Long Bay?", two seasons including Spring and Autumn would be highly recommended for obtaining the most favorable weather condition that you can be served with a wide range of available activities while enjoying the stunning beauty inside Bai Tu Long Bay. 

In short, this article focused on providing visitors with a deep insight into weather conditions, seasons, and useful information related to Bai Tu Long Bay to help answer the question of the perfect time to take a cruise to Bai Tu Long Bay

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