MAK­ING HEAD­WAY IN HA­LONG

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This year, a se­ries of much-needed in­fra­struc­ture up­grades are mak­ing the nat­u­ral won­ders in and around Viet­nam’s Ha­long Bay eas­ier to ac­cess than ever be­fore. The 25-kilo­me­ter high­way be­tween Haiphong and Ha­long has fi­nally opened af­ter a three-year de­lay, halv­ing the travel time from Hanoi to a man­age­able two hours. Mean­while,

Hai Au Avi­a­tion will be rolling out 15-minute sea­plane flights this sum­mer from Ha­long to Co To Is­land, an up-and-com­ing des­ti­na­tion roughly 60 kilo­me­ters to the east. Also on the radar is the in­au­gu­ra­tion of a new in­ter­na­tional air­port on Van Don Is­land—a 90-minute drive from Ha­long—in De­cem­ber ( sea­planes.vn). —Daniel Har­tanto

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