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    Halong Bay- A tourism treasure

    No trip to the north of Vietnam is complete without a trip to Ha Long Bay! A trip to South East Asia, and certainly to Vietnam, is not complete without visiting this breathtakingly beautiful sight of Ha Long Bay. Is it really worth it?

    Halong Bay- A tourism treasure

    Ha Long Bay, literally means ‘Bay of Descending Dragon’, the towering outcrops of Halong Bay, same as ‘where the dragon descends to the sea’, dwarfed the pleasure boats on their overnight cruises and from the air the forested boulders now looked like mossy lumps and bumps - the stepping stones of a giant, plopped on an emerald green pond.
    Be considered one of the most famous destinations not just in Viet Nam but also the rest of Asia. Situated in the coastal province of Quang Ninh where is only 170 km from the capital of Ha Noi, in the Gulf of Tonkin, Ha Long Bay includes some 2,000 islands and islets, most of which are uninhabited and unaffected by humans, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars.

    Inaugurated into the World Natural Heritage list in 1994 by UNESCO, Ha Long Bay has been bestowed with clear and calm waters, pristine beaches, beautiful limestone formations, islands and islets, and caves which take different shapes such as Wooden Stake Cave, Pelican Cave, and Cock Islands. 6 years later, in 2,000, Ha Long Bay is recognized by UNESCO for the second time for its natural and geological beauty.

    Halong Bay- A tourism treasure

    The Bay’s Geological value is evaluated in two ways: by the history of its formation and its karst geomorphology. It is also home to the ancient Viet people beginning from 7,000 to 18,000 years ago, Ha Long’s Cultural − Historical value. Besides, Bio-diversity is an important natural resource, to be well-conserved so as to maintain the ecological balance of the whole region.

    If you have spent time visiting Phang Nga bay, a famous landscape of Thailand, and were fascinated by the synthesis between the sheer limestone cliff and the emerald green water, you might be even much more impressed when coming to Ha Long. Your vision will be widened by the imposing framework of nature with numerous grottos containing magnificent stalactites which offer a plenty of surprises and unforgettable memories.

    Halong Bay- A tourism treasure

    Not only giving tourists a golden chance to appreciate natural beauty, Ha Long attracts travelers to come and explore cultural values through its daily life of indigenous community as well. In recent years, homestay or paying a visit to fishing villages in the bay have been more and more preferred by tourists, especially the foreign ones. Typically, Cua Van or Vong Vieng have become popular destinations in Ha Long homestay tours offered by a number of travel agencies.

    With smiles of cheerful and friendly native people in these villages bring the first and good impression to visitor. One can get an insight into the locals’ daily life by learning how to cast and haul the fish net, take out the fish just like a real fisherman. Moreover, joining other interesting events such as “Vong Vieng night” surely helps tourists understand more about the native culture. Also, it is so peaceful and relaxing when sitting on a coracle and listening to affectionate folklore melodies, or fishing and catching cuttlefish in the night.

    Halong Bay- A tourism treasure

    In addition to the fun activities, experiences in Halong Bay also has an extremely well-known landmarks, sacred. That is Yen Tu Pagoda - One of the most important religious landmarks in Northern Vietnam. 

    Halong Bay- A tourism treasure

    Yen Tu, a harmony of imposing mountains and ancient religious architect, stick to Truc Lam Zen is another famous spiritual attraction of Ha Long. There is a belief that if one can go up to Dong pagoda at the top of Yen Tu Mountain; his/her wishes will be granted. As a result, if having a chance to visit Ha Long, one should try conquering the mountain and see whether your wishes would come true or not.

    So, it would be unfortunate if you ignore this destination. Please book tours Ha Long service with us:
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