Houseboat | 11 bedrooms | sleeps 23
The newest and the largest of the Indochina Junk family in Halong Bay & Bai Tu Long Bay, the three Dragon's Pearl Junks are modeled on the traditional Chinese junks that used to sail these waters.
Whether you are dinning in the restaurant, lounging on one of the two sundecks or relaxing in the comfort of your cabin on the Dragon's Pearl cruise, you will be surrounded by the handcrafted teak and oak that make the Dragon's Pearl cruises wonderful sailing vessels in Halong Bay & Bai Tu Long Bay
The Dragon's Pearl Junk is ideal for parties for larger groups (up to 23 people) or even incentive groups. Alternatively book a berth and get to meet new friends as you cruise the Halong bay & Bai Tu Long Bay.
The Features of the Dragon's Pearl Junks:
Number of Junks: 03
The Dragon's Pearl Cruise 1: Launched April 2010
The Dragon's Pearl Cruise 2: Launched June 2010
The Dragon's Pearl Cruise 3: Launched July 2010
Length: 29.0 metres
Width: 6.9 metres 11 Deluxe Cabins (4 Double, 7 Twin)
2 Upper Luxury Dinning Areas: In and Outdoors
2 Spacious Sundecks and Relaxation Areas: Front and Back
1 Staff Section
|Size||Sleeps up to 23, 11 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Soi Sim Beach, Three Peaches Beach, Ti Top Beach|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cat Bi (Hai Phong) International Airport Station 75 km, Nearest railway: Hanoi Railways Station - 124 Le Duan Str., Hanoi C 195 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Boat available, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||11 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms of which 11 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (10), Double beds (6), Cots (5), Dining seats for 23, Lounge seats for 23|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
The North Vietnam region
Northern Vietnam - it's full of culture. Historically, and to this day, it has been significantly poorer than the southern part of the country. Cultural and political differences remain strong - the language is pronounced differently in some ways, and there's definitely a more authoritarian feel in the cities.
The largest city in northern Vietnam is the capital of Hanoi, and it's the only attractive one. But there are numerous other sites, such as Ha Long Bay, the mountain resort of Sapa, and the historical battlefield of Dien Bien Phu.
Bac Ha - hilltribe markets near the Chinese border
Co To Island
Cuc Phuong National Park
Dien Bien Phu - site of the French defeat in 1954
Dong Dang - on the border with China
Ha Long Bay - a world-famous natural wonder
Sapa - popular site for visiting indigenous tribes
Tam Coc - Ha Long Bay-like karst scenery along the river
Bac Giang - Pristine natural forest with ecotourism stays and visits
"Ha Long" means "Bay of Descending Dragons", though prior to the 19th century this name was not recorded in any document or archive. When mentioning the present-day Quang Ninh Sea or Ha Long Bay, old historical books often referred to them by the names of An Bang, Luc Thuy or Van Don. Not until the late 19th century did the name of Ha Long Bay appear on a French Marine Map. The Hai Phong News, a French newspaper of the time, had an article, Dragon appears on Ha Long Bay, reporting the following story: In 1898 a sub-lieutenant named Lagredin, captaining the Avalanse reported seeing a huge sea snake on Ha Long Bay. This was also witnessed by many of the crews. Thus emerged the European image of the Asian dragon. Whether this appearance of a strange animal looking like a dragon resulted the name of Ha Long Bay is not known.
The Ha Long Bay archipelago is made up of 1969 islands, both settled and uninhabited. These can be accessed from various ports, though in the special case of Cat Ba you can also arrive either by car, motorbike or bus (via Haiphong) or combined bus/boat (from Hanoi via Halong City).
This unique UNESCO World Heritage Site is a popular place for tourists and it is good to know that large parts of Ha Long Bay are officially protected from development. The islands vary greatly in size and shape as well as structure.
Visitors might want to allow a few days to explore this magical bay as its attractions are extremely numerous.
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11 Jan 2014
"Disappointing Halong Bay trip"
We were very disappointed with our 3 day/2 night Halong Bay cruise, although there were redeeming qualities. We were sold it by our hotel who told us it was a mid-range tour with higher quality food a… More
17 Dec 2013
"Best Halong Bay trip"
Had a great time. Crew was fantastic and really full of information. Made us feel really welcome during the tour. Cabins were spacious and well presented. The trip was very kid-friendly (I had 3 k… More
18 Nov 2013
"5 star experience"
The Junk and the cabin were like stepping back in time but with every current amenity even a good shower flow with hot water. Beautifully done with teak and white linens and excellent food. The food a… More
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