Ha Long Bay Vietnam is a magic place.
Ha Long Bay Vietnam is magic, only 3 hours from Hanoi, there are many boat trips available however I suggest you spend at least one night aboard to enjoy the mystical atmosphere of one of the great travel destinations. If you try to do it in one day too much time is wasted traveling to & from Hanoi, so take your time and enjoy this wonderful part of Vietnam.
Ha Long Bay is around 1,553 km2, including about 2,000 islets, most are limestone. The limestone in this bay has gone through 500 million years of formation in different conditions and environments.
Ha Long Bay Vietnam
The evolution in this bay has taken 20 million years and was formed by the forces of their tropical wet climate.
Tour boat on Ha Long Bay.
The boats are comfortable and spacious.
Floating school on Ha Long Bay.
One of the most interesting schools I have ever seen.
The entire community lives, eats, sleeps on the beautiful emerald coloured water.
The bay consists of a dense cluster of over 3,000 limestone islands each topped with jungle vegetation, rising spectacularly from the sea. Several of the islands are hollow, with enormous caves. Hang Đầu Gỗ (Wooden stakes cave) is the largest grotto in the Hạ Long area. Its three large chambers contain large numerous stalactites and stalagmites. There are two bigger islands, Tuần Châu and Cat Ba, that have people permanently living there, there are tourist facilities as well as hotels and beaches.
Our guide on Ha Long Bay.
The guide was more of a deck hand. 🙂
A lonely rower on Ha Long Bay Vietnam
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David Herd on Ha Long Bay Vietnam
It’s obviously washing day.
Home on the water in Ha Long Bay
Life on Halong bay is fascinating.
Thien Cung grotto
Thien Cung Grotto is at the height of 25 meters above the sea level. Visiting the grotto, tourists will feel like visiting an art museum with variety of sophisticated statues and reliefs. In the center of the grotto, there are four big pillars propping against the roof.
The grotto has been recently discovered by explorers. Thien Cung Grotto is considered to be one of the most beautiful caves on Ha Long Bay.
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Old fishing boat
A typical Halong Bay community.
These are graves on the roadside on the way to Hanoi, they are raised to avoid flooding.
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