Top 5 Things To Buy In Halong Bay
Halong Bay is known as not only the sea city with immense scenery but also rich resources of fresh seafood and specialties which are suitable for making gifts for friends and relatives. In case you are still wondering what to buy in Halong Bay, this article will help you select the most valuable souvenirs to bring home.
1. Dry seafood
Because of the diversity and richness, tourists can hardly choose the delicious food and a flavorsome taste. Recommended for tourists to buy in Halong are the 3 dry seafood specialties in Halong, including dried squid, fried squid and dried Sa Sung.
Grilled squid is the most famous dish in the city of Halong Bay famous for its good quality. Especially, grilled spring squid is a popular choice because it is made from pure fresh squid with the secrets of traditional spice marinade and skillful way of pounding hands, creating the fragrant, crunchy characteristic of fried squid specialties in Ha Long.
Dried Sa Sung is an expensive specialty in Ha Long since Sa Sung is a rare sea specie and the processing stage is quite complicated. The locals have to rinse fresh Sa Sung by spiking the chopsticks and rinse again and dry on the charcoal or coal stove, or bring dry roasted to golden.
Dried squid in Ha Long has prices depending on the type of ink and the length of the squid. To get the dried squid, people have to go fishing from the sea, then remove all organs, cuttlefish, then sun-dry or dry until the squid becomes dry and hard. With only one kind of specialty from squid in Halong, you can buy many delicious dishes such as grilled squid, mixed fried squid, dried squid with chili sauce, fried squid with pineapple, etc.
2. Ha Long pearl
What to buy in Halong Bay? The most favorable answer must be pearl. Pearl culture is a traditional profession in Halong Bay and Tung Sau pearl farm is an ideal destination to introduce tourists to the process of making excellent pearl masterpieces. On Halong Bay trip, visitors will have a chance to visit Tung Sau pearl farm and listen to the process of making pearls, as well as characteristics of the color and shape of cultured pearls here.
Halong pearl is a saltwater pearl, so it has remarkable advantages and different from freshwater pearls. Ideally, if seawater pearls are hundreds of years old, freshwater pearls will last only 20 to 30 years. Seawater pearls have a natural color, made up of millions of living cells from the son, so each pearl in addition to its main color also focuses all colors under each corner of different refractive light.
Here, tourists will be introduced to each production stage. Especially, you can freely learn and choose for yourself beautiful, high-quality pearls that are crafted very sophisticatedly and splendidly. This is also a unique souvenirs worth to buy in Halong.
3. Ba Kich Alcohol
In addition to the mentioned specialties in Halong Bay, tourists can buy the typical beverage, Ba Kich wine. Despite being one of the best specialties in Ha Long, this must be a quite strange thing to buy for those who have never been to Ha Long or have not learned about Ha Long tourism.
Ba Kich alcohol is a wine soaked from Ba Kich grown in Quang Ninh. Depending on the type of white or purple three sizes, Ba Kich wine will have different colors. Ba Kich tuber in Quang Ninh is a perfect combination of traditional rice wine with a sweet and characteristic fragrance. It is the difference making up the characteristics of Quang Ninh Ba Kich wine.
Ba Kich Alcohol
Usually when you hear about alcohol, you will probably think of more negative things. But Ba Kich alcohol is a healthy wine that’s good for your health. Originally Ba Kich is a valuable medicinal plant in Vietnam, Ba Kich grown naturally concentrated in the low hills and mountains in the North, distributed most in Quang Ninh. In Quang Ninh, Ba Kich tubers grown over a three-year period can be harvested, with the same quality as Ba Kich naturally grown. This is really an herb, but it is best to drink in certain doses, drink as medicinal alcohol, drink to cure or improve health.
To buy Ba Kich wine as souvenirs in Halong, tourists can buy at Ha Long night markets, Cai Dam market - Places with a variety of food specialties in Ha Long. If you want to enjoy directly, visitors can go to any restaurant in Ha Long.
4. Souvenirs in Halong Bay
Aside from the food and drinks buy in HaLong Bay, tourists shouldn’t forget the souvenirs in Halong, which are extremely unique and creative made from marine creatures and coal. In the group of high-end souvenirs in Halong, tourists can choose pearl necklaces, pearl-attached bags as souvenirs in Halong for female friends. Additionally, beautiful and unique small souvenirs in Halong from sea creatures such as seashells, snails, etc. are also made into keychains and chains with many diverse and rich designs.
Moreover, tourists can buy a few handicrafts from coal, ceramics, embroidery. Tourists can choose to buy souvenirs in Halong at the night market, Bai Chay shopping center, or some other souvenir shops.
Tourists are recommended to bargain when you buy in Halong to get your favorite souvenirs in Halong for the best price. Wandering around the market and bringing home the best souvenirs of Halong Bay.
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