Top things to do

Vietnamese in Halong City

Tuan Huong

A simple place with a small menu (in English and French) that specialises in fresh seafood. You can also pick your fish or crab from the tanks outside, but make sure you check the price (calculated by weight) first.
Vietnamese in Halong City

Linh Dan Restaurant

Linh Dan has a novella-length menu conjuring up pretty much every stir-fried variation on pork, chicken, seafood and vegetables.
Market in Halong City

Bai Chay Market

This huge, bustling local market sells everything from fresh produce and fish to cheap clothing.