Van Don located in Quang Ninh provice and used to be a rural district but it is on its way to be one of the three economic zones in Vietnam with lots of opportunities for tourism and economy development.
Van Don is only 220m from Hanoi and 55km from Halong Bay that promises a boom in the coming year when Van Don international aiport came into operation in Dec, 2018.
Flights to Van Don internation airport:
National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and budget airline Vietjet Air, Bamboo Airways are now operating one flight per day from Ho Chi Minh to Van Don. From now on, tourists who want to visit Halong Bay only, do not have to fly to Hanoi.
Chance for Vietnamese tour operators
In coming time, there are more flights and international airlines will fly to Van Don and Vietnamese tour operators will take this opportunies to diversify Vietnam tour packages as well as to cut cost of transportation from Hanoi- Halong bay.
What to see
As mentioned, it is only 55km from Van Don interational aiport to Halong bay, and not far to visit other attractions in the region such as Cat Ba island, Quan Lan island, Co To island, Yen Tu mount or it is convenient to combine a trip to Ninh Binh before traveling to Hanoi to continue Vietnam tour.