Explore the beauty of the international passenger ship port in Halong Bay
Ha Long international passenger ship port is invested and built by Sun Group, with many main items including wharves, bridges, international and domestic wharves, passenger terminals, public offices of the agency. function.
In which, the international berth is modernly designed, the berth of 406 m long includes 6 anchor posts; Reception hall 130m long, 30 m wide, capable of receiving ships with a tonnage of 225,000 GRT, serving 2 ships at the same time.
With a 270 degree view of Ha Long Bay, when coming to this wharf on the right afternoon, visitors will admire the panoramic sunset shading on the heritage bay. This is also considered one of the most beautiful sunset spots on the North Coast.
The inland wharf consists of 4 berths, with a maximum capacity of 300 tourist boats to visit and stay on routes visiting Ha Long Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay and Gia Luan (Cat Ba), with the function of serving the cruise ships, sightseeing ships, night trains and large speedboats.
The modern floating terminal system not only ensures safety for cruise ships when anchored overnight, but also has a sophisticated design with two eye-catching wooden and navy brown colors, inspired by the rocky mountains. latitude between Ha Long Bay.
Ha Long international passenger ship port is also impressed by the 4,500-square-meter-high 3-storey station designed by the world’s leading architect Bill Bensley.
This architect distilled and blended the quintessence of culture and architecture of Vietnam and Europe, creating the station that looked like an old town corner of Hoi An, but the inside was like the floor. ship hatches of 13th century Europe.
The system of wooden columns, wooden ceilings and steel ceilings, sophisticated European architectural style interior are designed inside the station like taking visitors into the space of a shipyard at the end of the 19th century. Floor tiles also feature typical old colors and patterns.
Check-in at any corner of the station, visitors can easily see the motifs or imprints of this characteristic architecture, from the seating system, with 27 picture frames showing the charts and ancient ships. , or a series of antique wine cases placed at the ticket counter.
Architect Bill Bensley also brought the inspiration about water into the station architecture when depicting in the heart of a space with green trees and sparkling fountains, bringing a sense of relaxation, dissolving all fatigue for visitors. after each trip.
And even the most relaxing place is also designed by Bill Bensley, making visitors feel lost in the space of a 5-star hotel when experiencing this toilet.
Design is modern, luxurious but still has the classic and exemplary features typical of European architecture in the 19th century and the hallmark of Hoi An ancient town, Ha Long international passenger train terminal has become a destination. Many couples choose to take wedding photos. This place has marked sweet moments and is also a favorite check-in spot of many young tourists.
Although it has just been in operation for nearly 2 years, Ha Long international passenger ship port has become a reliable destination for major cruise lines in the world and hundreds of thousands of domestic and international tourists.
Currently, due to the influence of Covid-19 that makes international ships unable to dock, Ha Long international passenger ship port is still a suitable choice for domestic tourists visiting Ha Long Bay.
On November 3, the World Travel Awards (WTA) organization honored Ha Long international passenger ship port as “Asia’s Leading Cruise Port 2020”. This is the first time Vietnam has a specialized passenger ship port that is honored internationally in the category of awards considered as “the Oscar of the tourism industry”.
Overcoming a series of other shipping ports in the region, Ha Long international passenger ship port has met the most stringent standards, which is more appreciated in terms of the overall design of the seaport and the unique architecture of the terminal.
Photo: Minh Quan – Do Phuong