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Stir-fried Noodle With Clams

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Visually, stir-fried clam noodle are not eye-catching but you will surely love it at first bite. This dish is a combination of Vietnamese rice noodles, clams, wood-ears, mushrooms and spring onions.The taste is so delicious that everyone wants to eat again!
Clams
Clams

How to cook?

  • Use scissors to cut rice noodle and serve it on a dish.
  • Shelling clam by complement knife, collecting the water in the bowl and soak clam meat into water. 
  • Get a bowl of clam meat, clean it and finely chopped.
  • Wash mushrooms, wood ears then cut it. 
  • Mix mushroom, wood ears and rice noodle with two teaspoon of seasonings.
  • Heat a pan with medium temperature then pour mixed noodle into pan. 
  • Stir-fry mixed noodle, then sprinkle a little water while cooking.
  • Cook until tender
Stir-fried rice noodle with clams
Stir-fried rice noodle with clams

Stir-fried clam noodle is a specialty of Halong

Ngan is a species of molluscs with hard shell, living in mud under the sea. It is used to cook many dishes, including steamed clams, clam soup, grilled clams, etc.. Stir-fried clam noodle is a specialty of Quang Yen in general and Halong in particular. Once you taste it, you will feel the taste of salt of ocean, firmness of clam meat, tenderness of noolde and freshness of seafood. It really together creates a flavor explosion in your mouth.

 

 

 

Relax at Paradise Suites Hotel

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Paradise Suites is the first boutique hotel in Halong that meets the standards of the concept of “Boutique hotel” with the great service and modern facilities. Paradise Suites hotel is  with equipped with 158 bedroom 4 star luxury, European-style architecture.

The hotel features European interior design and sophisticated construction. Room lighting system makes you feel very cozy and luxurious. The spacious suites are armed with air conditioner, flat screen Smart TV, wooden furniture. Also rooms come with a private bathroom with a marble walk-in shower and toiletries.

 Paradise Suites Hotel
Paradise Suites Hotel

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Hotel location

Staying at Paradise Suites Hotel allows you to easily access beaches, Dolphin Club and Tuan Chau Theatre. This 4-star hotel is located near ​​Tuan Chau Beach.

Paradise Suites is located in the heart of Paradise Town street, just several steps away from Dolphin Club, Tuan Chau beach and Tuan Chau theatre. In particular, the hotel adjacent to the marina Tuan Chau, it is very convenient for visitors to explore Halong Bay.

 Paradise Suites Hotel
Paradise Suites Hotel

Accommodations

Be nice stay alone in one of the rooms are equipped with minibar and air conditioning flat-screen TV. Free wireless internet keeps you stay in touch; while the satellite program will provide moments of relaxed entertainment. The ensuite bathroom has a shower with rain shower and complimentary toiletries. Amenities include a phone, and a desk with security system.

Bề Bề (Smasher Prawn)

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Coming to Halong Bay, visitors not only explore the mysterious caves but also enjoy delicious seafood such as crab, fresh squid, lobster, snails, smasher prawns, etc..

Bề bề (smasher prawns) are pretty typical seafood of Halong. In Halong, many restaurants serve smasher prawns in variety. There are many kinds of smasher parwns dishes but most of tourists are impressed with roasted smasher prawns with salt.

Grilled be be
Grilled be be

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Smasher prawn is a specialty of Halong

When the waiter brought a disk of surface greasy and fragrant prawns, everyone wants to enjoy eating immediately.

Smasher prawns in Halong are different from Cat Ba prawns. To enjoy exceptional cuisine, chef has to choose prawns carefully and specifically so that when the cooking finishes, prawn meat intact breakage with great smells.

Fresh smasher prawns
Fresh smasher prawns

How to cook?

Roasted salted prawns make this dish special and tasty. Materials include lemongrass, oil, salt, pepper. When roasted, substrate surface must have reached the aromatic, chewy and date.

If you find that smasher holding egg, that is more wonderful. When eating, the waiter will help you cut fins on the side, just put the wand on the substrate surface spine fin cut, mild peeling bark the entire array will slough off, leaving only a delicious piece of meat. Save this contrition is most appropriate map dotted chutney. Dot surface on the disc surface meat chili, put in your mouth, you will feel the taste, sweet and spicy where the tongue, it’s interesting.

UK magazine calls VN a top kayaking spot

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Vietnam has been named one of the world’s best places to go sea kayaking by the UK’s Wanderlust magazine.

New Zealand, Mexico’s Baja California, USA’s Alaska, Việt Nam, Fiji, Scotland and the High Arctic are the world’s best places to go sea kayaking, said the magazine.

Kayaking in Halong bay
Kayaking in Halong bay

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“Kayaking in Vietnam, you’ll not only witness extraordinary scenery, but gain an intimate insight into the country’s coastal communities – meeting and dealing with local fishermen who will be only too happy to supply you with your evening meal.”

Kayaking in Halong Bay
Kayaking in Halong Bay

“The premier sea kayaking location in Vietnam (and perhaps the whole of Asia) is Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site peppered with 1,600 islands, many of which have enticing sea caves, tunnels and mangroves. The Mekong Delta, meanwhile, offers easy paddling through myriad channels and a chance to join the ebb and flow of life at floating markets and villages.”

Australia wins Tuan Chau Women’s Beach Volleyball tourney

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The Australia 1 team won the first prize at the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Women’s Beach Volleyball Tour 2016, which wrapped up in the northern province of Quang Ninh on May 1.

The New Zealand team came second while China 2 team finished third in the four-day event.

Tuan Chau Beach Volleyball tourney
Tuan Chau Beach Volleyball tourney

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The tournament attracted the participation of 14 teams from eight countries and territories – Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, China, Japan, Hong Kong (China) and Vietnam.

The tournament is part of the Ha Long-Quang Ninh 2016 Tourism Week, which features nearly 40 cultural, sport and tourism events, including a pageant contest, a photo exhibition and a summer music festival with the highlight being the 2016 Ha Long Carnival.

Quang Ninh is home to Ha Long Bay, which was twice recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 and 2000.

Tai Chi on Halong Bay with Bhaya Cruises

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Tai Chi is an outstanding gem of traditional Chinese culture that is valuable in promoting health, developing combat and self-defense skills, and improving concentration and overall well-being. This ancient art uses gentle flowing movements to reduce the stress of today’s busy lifestyles.

Tai Chi emphasizes complete relaxation, and is essentially a form of meditation, or what has been called “meditation in motion.” Though it is soft, slow, and flowing, the movements are executed precisely.

Bhaya Cruises
Bhaya Cruises

“Whoever practices Tai Chi regularly will in time gain the suppleness of a child,
the strength of a lion, and the peace of mind of a sage.”
– Old Saying –

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Tai Chi on Halong Bay – A great experience ever!

One of the most important points to Tai Chi practice is the relaxation of your mind and body. Choosing a quiet time and tranquil place with open fresh air is a great factor to help induce the body into a balanced and meditative state.

Tai chi
Tai chi

On a Bhaya cruise, we mark the morning Tai Chi class as one of our Halong Bay cruise tour’s highlights. Early in the morning of the 2nd and/or 3rd day of the tour, we offer you a Tai Chi class on the sundeck of our vessel. Our experienced Tai Chi master will instruct you to use the conscious mind to guide the movements and let it lead the body.

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This will develop your deep concentration to find your inner peace in harmony with nature. Early morning on Halong Bay is a perfect time as it is quiet and sunrise warms up your body. Enjoying the Bay’s outstanding scenic beauty of limestone islets rising from emerald waters will take your mind completely away from stress.

Tai Chi practice on Halong Bay with Bhaya Cruises is a great experience ever.

You will discover it yourself!

Yen Duc Village featured on Huffington Post

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Yen Duc village tour recently is featured on travel blog of The Huffington Post – one of the most well-known American newspapers through eyes of the writer-adventurer Kristy Gustafso.

Traditional art performance at Yen Duc village
Traditional art performance at Yen Duc village

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After exploring and admiring the outstanding natural beauty of thousands of limestone karsts on BaiTu Long bay – special area of Halong bay on luxury Dragon Legend ship, Kristy did not know what to expect in “unknown village”, Yen Duc – where is not famous as much as Halong bay – UNESCO World Heritage Site. But, this simple place with surprising people really grows “the most eye-opening lessons of humanity” she has ever known and never forget the moments here.That is the main reason why Kristy wants to share her incredible trip with people all over the world.

Yen Duc village
Yen Duc village

Indochina Junk has been proud to introduce and develop the community-based tourism in Yen Duc village since 2011. This meaningful program creates jobs for the local people with stable salary, contribute to preservation of natural environment and ancient Vietnamese culture as well as providing “off the beaten path” experience to foreign visitors as Kristy when travelling to Vietnam.

Free Hanoi Homestay for private booking

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Hanoi has been the ideal destination to discover the old town of French colonial time together with a modern city life, it is no better than the experience to stay with locals and live the life of Hanoi, to taste the local food, understand culture and family traditions.

CNN Travel introduced Hanoi as “The Vietnamese capital is like a breath of fresh air. The city is a graceful pastiche of cultural influences from the French and Chinese, while the Vietnamese have stubbornly retained their local ways. Here are the things that we love about it most and that makes Hanoi stand out from all other cities in Asia”

Hanoi homestay
Hanoi homestay

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If you are looking for a unique local life in a very special Asian city, a cultural discovery and local taste, why not to choose a local homestay and leave your mind with all the smell, sound and sincere beauty of a historical city.

This can be found and truly worth staying at Hai homestay, a local house of a family living in Hanoi since 1908 with 4 generations, well located in Ba Dinh district, the historical center of Hanoi and close to other tourist attractions. The homestay is a new house which was built in modern style with luxurious and exquisite interiors but it has the delicate beauty of an ancient Hanoi’s house.

Hanoi homestay
Hanoi homestay

This 1 night stay at Hai homestay will be well included in the package of 2 day or 3 day cruise on Princess or Prince 1 private junk, you get both unique experience of staying in a homestay and get the truly local experience of travelling in Hanoi, then get a marvelous off the beaten track discovery of Bai Tu Long Bay with Indochina Junk’s boats.

Summer 2016 Halong bay cruise on sales

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Halong Bay is so amazing in summer, a trip to discover World Heritage site in sunny weather, blue sky and appealing outdoor activities is all you need this summer. Indochina Junk would like to announce the best deal for cruise booking and hotel partner within our fleet in this summer, valid departure date from 01st May – 30th Sept 2016.

Free 1 night stay Hai homestay for all cruise booking

A local house of a family living in Hanoi since 1908 with 4 generations, well located in Ba Dinh district, the historical center of Hanoi and close to main tourist attractions. The homestay is a new house which was built in modern style with luxurious and exquisite interiors but it has the delicate beauty of an ancient Hanoi’s house. Hai Homestay would be your perfect choice to enjoy a cultural discovery and unique local life of Hanoi.

Hai homestay
Hai homestay

1 night at Hai homestay is free for any cruise booking with Indochina Junk with valid departure date from 01st May – 30th Sept 2016.

Free 1 night stay at 5 star Apricot Hotel and Sheraton Hotel or 4 star Hanoi Pearl Hotel for Princess and Dragon Legend 3 day 2 night cruise package

These hotels are upper class accommodation in Hanoi. Each hotel provides a unique location. Sheraton offers a great escape to the stunning view of West Lake, away from noisy street of city while Apricot is located on the shores of Hoan Kiem Lake, possibly the best view of Hanoi city, right in the center of Hanoi Old Quarter. Hanoi Pearl is another best choice for staying in Hanoi Old Quarter, close to Hoan Kiem Lake, best places to enjoy local life and Hanoi city discovery.

Hai homestay room
Hai homestay room

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Booking with 3 day 2night cruise on Dragon Legend or private Princess Junk with valid departure date from 01st May – 30th Sept 2016, you get 1 night stay at one of these premium hotels in Hanoi. Other cruise booking, the public hotel rate will be discount 50% in the package.

Early bird and last minute offer

If you are planning for a cruise on Halong Bay early this summer or get to visit at last minute, the special rate for early bird and last minute booking is available on your request, please contact us to book a cruise departing from 01st May – 30th Sept 2016 to get the best possible deal.

Better rate for single traveler

Solo travelling or in a group but you need a private cabin, here it is for a better rate possibility.

  • Get 50% discount for single supplement charge if you are solo travelers.
  • Free single supplement charge if you are in group of 3 persons (book with 2 cabins) or 5 persons (book with 3 cabins)…

Bai Tu Long Bay – Yen Duc village package

Yen Duc village tour experience has been appreciated with hundred excellent review on Tripadvisor, a lifetime experience has been made for visitors staying in this small charming village. This summer, the authentic homestay and luxurious Viet House is ready for a local discovery and unique village retreat at a super saver package rate.

The amazing summer vacation is waiting for you to discover and enjoy, please let our sales team know your request via booking form or email at info@indochina-junk.com to reserve the best trip for you!

Indochina Junk responds to Earth Hour 2016

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Earth Hour is a global event organized by WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature, also known as World Wildlife Fund) and is held on the last Saturday of March annually, asking households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights and other electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness towards the need of taking action on climate change.

This year, Indochina Junk continued to participate in Earth Hour campaign, which calls action from all our staff, customers and local communities to improve their perception about saving energy and environmental protection as our strong commitment of responsible travel.

Halong Bay earth hour
Halong Bay earth hour

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As planned, on 19th March, all non-essential lights and other electrical devices such as air-conditioning, computers, refrigerators and printers were turned off for 1 hour from 14.00 to 15.00 at Hanoi office, Halong office, from 20.30 to 21.30 in Yen Duc village and on boat with the participation of more than 300 staffs and 200 customers who were cruising on the bay. A number of responding activities such as meeting and marching on the street were held in Hanoi and Halong city on the same day. Indochina Junk is in the hope of sending a powerful message promoting a brighter future for our planet and its inhabitants, emphasizing the importance of living sustainably.

This year, the campaign has received great results, saving around 300KW of electricity during Earth Hour 10th with the support of all staff members and valued customers.

Small action, big difference. Let’s go hand in hand to create a sustainable world!