Quan Lan, Bai Tu Long: Bai Tu Long bay is located east of Halong bay and definitely as breathtaking as its well-known neighbor. Bai Tu Long is getting more and more popular among visitors wanting something newer and quieter than the overly touristy Halong bay. These days there are a lot of Halong cruises that include Bai Tu Long bay as a fixed destination during their cruising itineraries in response to the growing demand from tourists. Bai Tu Long bay offers the same impressive scenery of the sea and islands as Halong bay, but more pristine and less crowded. Visitors who love adventure and nature should probably start with Bai Tu Long Park. The area of thick jungles is protected and secured by the Government with some of Vietnam’s endangered species of birds and animals. With luck, you might see some of them with your own eyes. At the Bai Tu Long Bay, you sense calmness as you go further and further in. It is spectacular. Surrounded by the limestone karsts, which emerge from the water like parts of that proverbial dragon, you begin to marvel at this unique World Heritage locale.