Bai Tu Long Bay in the northern province of Quang Ninh is expected to stun holiday-makers as various tours to explore the beautiful bay will be launched this summer. Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Do Thong said on May 22 that three tours discovering Ha Long Bay – Hon Xep park, Vung Duc – Hon Xep park and Cai Rong port – Minh Chau island will be offered during the upcoming holiday. Besides, visitors can stay overnight in Hon Xep park, Van Canh island area and Lo O, he said, adding that three inland waterway routes to these destinations will also be opened soon. The provincial People’s Committee has assigned the Department of Culture, Sports and tourism to work with the Transport Department, local police, the management board of Ha Long Bay and travel agencies to popularise the tours while promoting the image of Bai Tu Long Bay. With its long and clean sandy beaches, clear water, fascinating historical sites and untouched beauty, only 200 km from Hanoi, Bai Tu Long Bay has been labelled one of Northeast Vietnam’s wonders of nature. Embraced by a string of splendid limestone mountains, the eco-system in Bai Tu Long remains untouched. There are hundreds of islands and hundreds of kilometres of coastline with white sandy beaches like those in Minh Chau, Quan Lan, Ngoc Vung and Son Hao. Bai Tu Long’s beauty lies in its limestone caves and historical sites such as Van Don pier, Tinh Hai pier, a citadel from the Mac dynasty on Ngoc Vung Island and Quan Lan Mountain on Quan Lan Island.