6 places for Halong Bay nightlife

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Night view of Halong Bay cruise

Romantic cruise, sparkling club or chilling bar; As the sun dips below the horizon, Halong Bay turn itself into a heaven for night life lovers. Here’re 6 places to explore Halong Bay after sunset.


Overnight cruise


Spending a night on a cruise is definitely a unique experience in Halong.  On the cruise, you can blend yourself into the calming islets  and enjoy the stunning view of this natural wonders under the starry sky. A night on a Halong Bay cruise is not just about sleeping; you can experience many activities, such as trying squid fishing, watching water puppet shows and other traditional Vietnamese art activities, watching music performances, enjoying local cuisine, playing games, watching movies, etc.


Royal International Gaming Club


Royal International Gaming Club is one of six casinos in Vietnam and the only casino in Halong Bay. The casino includes 4 floors with a total area of 7,250 square meters. There are many tables with four types of games and 70 card slot machines. Currently, the casino offers the four most popular games in Asia: Baccarat, Black Jack, Sicbo, and Video Slots, and will soon launch Poker in the near future.

Royal International Gaming Club is open 24/7; the bet amount depends on the type of game but start from 1–20 USD and a maximum of 20,000 USD. The bet price for card slot machines ranges from 0.01 USD to 1 USD.

This casino is a part of Halong Royal Hotel,  located in the center of Ha Long Bay, at Bai Chay Beach, only few minutes away from the city center. 

Inside Royal International Gaming Club
Royal International Gaming Club – @RoyalHalongHotel


Night markets


There’s no place to explore the vibrant of Halong cultural than a market. Halong Bay night markets offer a variety of items, such as souvenirs, handicrafts, local specialties, clothing, etc. They are also considered culinary paradises, famous for their seafood restaurants and snack stalls. 

Most of the sellers here are friendly and can communicate in basic English, so buying things and talk to them to learn more about the culture is not a difficult thing.

Bai Chay Night Market
Bai Chay Night Market – @parul_safariplus/Instagram

Halong night markets open mostly in the weekend. They’re gathering around the city center and take only few minutes by walking or taxi. Here’s some suggestion:



Opening hours

Ha Long Night Market (also known as Bai Chay Night Market)

Hoang Quoc Viet Street, Hung Thang Ward, Halong City, Quang Ninh Province

17:00–23:00 every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Bazaar Halong Night Market

Le Thanh Ton Street, Ha Long City, Quang Ninh

16:00–21:00 every day, may change on holidays

Marine Night Market

Halong Marine Avenue, Bai Chay, Ha Long City, Quang Ninh.

21:00-23:00 every day


Local restaurants


Eating street food is a must-do when reveling in Halong Bay’s nightlife. The night markets are the best places to eat a wide variety of delicious foods.

Seafood dishes are a culinary characteristic of the coastal city. You should try some of the best local foods, like Ngan porridge, Ngan stir-fried noodles, Sam salad, Sam rolls, stir-fried squid, grilled squid, grilled oysters with onion grease, rolled cake with squid rolls, etc. Then you can have dessert with some well-known Halong snacks, like Halong pearl yogurt, floating cake, nodding cake, and pillow cake.


Sun Wheel


Sun Wheel is a symbol of Halong Bay, located on Yet Kieu Street, Tran Hung Dao, Halong City. It belongs to the Sun World Ha Long Complex, with an area of up to 214 hectares. The massive wheel has the height 215 meters and recognize as one of the 10 biggest Ferris wheels in the world. It’s height allow you to take in the entire sparkling panoramic view of Halong Bay at night. This ferry has a total of 64 cabins, enough to accommodate about 1,200 passengers per hour, and takes 20 minutes per rotation.

You could book the tickets directly at the counter for 350,000vnd (15USD~). Remember that the wheel only open in the afternoon, from 14:00 to 19:00 (Close at 22:00 on the weekends).

Sunwheel Halong Bay at night
Sunwheel Halong Bay at night – @lialee__/Instagram


Beach bars


Along the Bai Chay coast, beach bars are places that attract tourists after sunset. These will be ideal entertainment spots if you are passionate about music, dancing, enjoying premium cocktails, etc. 

These outdoor bars are a place many tourists choose to watch the sunset, then immerse themselves in the sea breeze, sip a cocktail, and sway to vibrant music.

Halong Bay beach bar
A chilling corner in Halong Beach Bar – @jackpedder/Instagram

Some famous beach bars in Halong Bay:




Opening hours

Valley Beach Club

Ky Quan street, area B of Sun World beach, Bai Chay, Halong city


Bistro Fou Beach Club

Opposite Sun Square, Ky Quan Street, Bai Chay, Ha Long


Chill Beach Bar

Ky Quan street, Bai Chay, Halong city


Fleur d’Or Maison Bar

SunGroup Walking Street (Near Novotel Hotel), Bai Chay,  Halong City


H Club

Group 7, Zone 4, Bai Chay Street, Halong City


New Square Bar

Group 5, Zone 9, Cai Dam, Halong City



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