Ha Long City is an amalgam of Hong Gai and Bai Chay, two towns merged in 1994, and now lassoed together by a bridge. For the moment, locals still use the old names – as do ferry services, buses and so on – as a useful way to distinguish between the two areas, each with its own distinct character, lying either side of the narrow Cua Luc channel. The hub of tourist activity and accommodation is Bai Chay, a rather unattractive beach resort and the main departure point for boat tours. For those in search of more local colour, or who are put off by Bai Chay’s overwhelming devotion to tourism, Hong Gai provides only basic tourist facilities but has a more bustling, workaday atmosphere.
Halong city is a center of economy, culture, politic of Quang Ninh Province. The former name of Halong is Hon Gai, the east in city is Cam Pha city, the west is Quang Yen,the neighboring of the north is Hoanh Bo, the south is Halong Bay, and it is the coast of 20 km.
Halong bay is famous in the Vietnam and all over the world, it was recognized the natural world, heritage of the world, it is superb image from thousands of limestone islands and islets to create a lively pictures. Halong city has many temples, pagodas - historical vestiges such as Bai Tho Mountain, Duc Ong Temple, etc. The most ethnic groups in the city is Kinh People who coming from other places to here for settling house and earning in living here by fishing - trading. Halong is city for tourism, but also developing other economic fields such as Commerce, Trade, Coal, Seafood processing, building material,beers.
If you make tours to Vietnam, and Halong bay tour is also added to your itinerary, you should not ignore these temples.