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Coastal road expansion offers visual feast of Ha Long Bay

By Minh Cuong   November 2, 2020 | 01:33 am PT
A coastal road, expanded at a cost of VND1.3 trillion ($56 million), allows passers-by a breathtaking view of world heritage site Ha Long Bay in northern Vietnam.
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The expansion of Tran Quoc Nghien Road in Ha Long Town, Quang Ninh Province, connecting Bai Tho Bridge and the Ha Long – Cam Pha coastal road, completed in May 2020.
The 4.7-km coastal road runs parallel with Ha Long Bay, offering tourists a visual feast of the world-famous bay.

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The road now boasts six lanes, a five-meter-wide pavement and a 28-meter-wide park, ideal for exercising, entertainment activities and taking in the breathtaking sight of Ha Long Bay.
Around an hour and a half away from capital city Hanoi, Ha Long Bay was recognized as a world natural heritage site by UNESCO in 1994, and voted among the world’s seven new natural wonders by Swiss organization New Open World in 2011.

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Local residents cycle through the park.
The major transport upgrade has helped meet local travel demand and boost tourism in Quang Ninh Province.

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People do early morning exercises inside the park.

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Green trees line along the pavement.

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The handrail system is made of stainless steel, and stands at over a meter high.

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A covered bench area allows residents and visitors some respite along the way.

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An area along the bank includes swings and climbing frames geared toward kids.

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At the end of the road is Hon Gai public beach with a length of 900 m and a width of nearly 100 m. On completion, it will be the first public beach in Hon Gai area of Ha Long Town.

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Tran Quoc Nghien Road also connects to other famous tourist sites like Quang Ninh Museum, Library, October 30 Square and Ha Long Flower Park.

 
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