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Discover the most beautiful legacy of Vietnam

Hạ Long Bay "descending dragon bay" is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and popular travel destination in Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam. Halong Bay's spectacular scatter of islands, dotted with wind- and wave-eroded grottoes, is a vision of ethereal beauty and, unsurprisingly, northern Vietnam's number one tourism hub.
The bay has a 120 kilometre long coastline and is approximately 1,553 square kilometres in size with 1969 islets. Several of the islands are hollow, with enormous caves, other support floating villages of fishermen, who ply the shallow waters for 200 species of fish and 450 different kinds of mollusks.

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Halong Bay attracts visitors year-round with peak season between late May and early August. January to March is often cool and drizzly, and the ensuing fog can make visibility low, but adds bags of eerie atmosphere.

One ofthe great natural wondersof Asia, Halong Bay or Halong Sapa packages is the single most popular side trip from Hanoi. The beauty ofthebay and its 3000 islands is so awesome that an excursion there should be considered an essential part of any visit to Northern Vietnam. A one or two day trip also makes a delightful and inexpensive romantic getaway if you meet someone special.

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It is 165kms from Hanoi, after 3.5 hours en-route, you will be rewarded with some of the most spectacular and memorable sightseeing of your trip. The boat trip take you as far from shore as possible, and simply meander among the islands, fjords and inlets.

There is plenty to explore in the 4000 square kilometer body of water, and it is easy to find peaceful places to swim, fish, or just relax without seeing another soul, yet surrounded by majestic scenery.

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Despite what geologists may claim, the bay was actually created when an immense dragon plunged to Earth here before recorded history. Its mighty tail carved the great stone seabed violently before the creature flew away to the place where legends are born.

This fable does not seem so far fetched as you sail among thousands of limestone outcroppings, which look like so many blades thrust deep into the mist from below the sea. Many are barren, weathered and rocky. Others are cloaked in vegetation so dense that it is impossible to see the stone beneath. At dusk, they all take on mysterious shades of gray, mauve and olive.

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The water is warm, clean and clear, so swimming is always a pleasure here. Be prepared with swimwear and a towel. On most boats it is necessary for you to bring your own beverages, even though the crew may cook your lunch aboard. 

Travel agencies in Hanoi offer an overnight trip, including all transportation, two days of sailing on the bay, accommodations in a modest hotel and good meals. If you have an extra day, you can add a night the wildlife sanctuary on nearby Cat Ba Island.

Halong bay-one ofthenatural wonders of the world is a paradise!!! All around you is emerald green water,thousands of towering limestone isalnds. What an experience it was to kayak/cruise/swim through this beautiful place. Vietnam has many outstanding destinations but surely Halong Bay is a special highlight of each trip.
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