Halong Bay

Halong Bay, the bay of the descending dragon, is one of the most beautiful places on earth and is a very popular travel destination in Vietnam. The bay is the territory of Ha Long City, Cam Pha town, and part of Van Don district by the shore of Tonkin Gulf in Quang Ninh province.

Halong Bay, with its outstanding scenic landscape, special geographic and historical features has been twice recognized by UNESCO; the first time in 1994 as Natural World Heritage and the second time in the year 2000 as Natural and Cultural World Heritage. In November 2011 Ha Long Bay was regarded as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World recognized by The New & Wonder Foundation after 2 years globally voted.

Ha Long Bay includes Bai Tu Long Bay and Cat Ba island, among them, Ha Long Bay is the center of the vast area with identical geology, geography, geomorphology, climate, and cultural features.

Ha Long Bay has a water body of 1,553km2 with 1969 limestone islets in various sizes and shapes, of which 989 islets have been named by people according to their shapes such as sail islet, incense burner islet, pen islet, teapot islet, turtle islet, swan islet and so on... there is no residence inhabit on the islands and most of them are not affected by a human presence.

It takes nearly 500 million years in different conditions and environments that the limestone has been formed and about 20 million years under the impact of the tropical wet climate to form the distinctive evolution of Karst in the Bay. The evidence of the existence of prehistoric humans living on the bay tens of thousands of years ago has been found and Ha Long Bay is a remarkable place of the great events of Vietnamese history.

Halong Bay

The erosion of limestone has found not only the shape of islands and islets here but also created lots of caves in the area, some of them boasted the most beautiful in the country.

Another unique character of Ha Long Bay is numerous lakes within the larger limestone islands, some of them can be accessed by kayak or little bamboo boat through the sea-level cave or long dark tunnel.

Dotted among the bay are some floating fishing villages where people live on floating houses are sustained through fishing and marine aquaculture

Tourists visiting Ha Long Bay are treated to one of the wonders of nature in the universe, as well as to a treasured geological museum that has been preserved outdoor by nature for more than 300 million years.

It takes 170km from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay by road and the smooth Highway help tourists to reach Ha Long faster and easier. Therefore, Ha Long Bay cruise is one of a must tour for every tourist who has been to Viet Nam. A luxury excursion on Ha Long Bay with Travel Authentic Asia will satisfy you and leave an aunforgettable time for you!