Halong Bay or Ha Long Bay, literally means the bay when the Dragon landed is a beautiful natural wonder in northern Vietnam. The place is a vast part of ocean dotted with 1,600 limestone islands and islets on an area of over 1,500 sqkm. In 1994, this extraordinary area was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Most of people in their first visit to Halong bay are astonished by the stunning emerald water and spectacular limestone mountains scaterring on the water. The whole scene is something out of reality that could only be seen in movies. And, what Halong bay has is not just the beauty, it owns a wide range of biodiversity.
Around nearly 200km away from Hanoi, it is so easy to reach Halong bay on motor bikes but there is no need to waste time unless you love to catch the scenes on the way. There are dozens of low cost buses from Hanoi running on highway and bring you to Halong bay in the time of eye-blink. And if you love to have a bike for a self-discovery in Halong bay then there are countless of offers for hiring bike there in the city of Halong.
Coming to this coastal city, if you are a big fan of seafood, you will get lost in your paradise with countless of fresh and delicious dishes from seafood, and if you’re not, unless you’re an vegeterian, it’s worth to try, you will not be disappointed.
And, the inhabitants here are quite smart, they do really know how to earn from what the nature give them. There are so many services offered for tourists, you can join an overnight cruise ship to enjoy the romantic scenes of sunset and sunrise on the sea, feel the fresh wind blowing stresses out of your mind in a cool night with countless of stars hanging right on your head, listen to the tunable sounds of waves cuddling the ship and islets.
If you’re on a high budget, a helicopter tour is a genuine idea. From the helicopter floating above Halong bay, all the majestic mountains and stunning emerald ocean are captured in your eyes.No word is able to describe the abnormal beauty as the Mother earth did here decorations so well. And for sure, you will have to utter, whether with your mouth or in your head, this is how an UNESCO heritage should look like.
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