"Ha Long Bay, in the Gulf of Tonkin, includes some 1,600 islands and islets, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. Because of their precipitous nature, most of the islands are uninhabited and unaffected by a human presence. The site's outstanding scenic beauty is complemented by its great biological interest." - that is the introduction about Ha Long bay in the UNESCO's website.
Ha Long bay or the bay “where the dragon goes down in the sea” is one of the most famous and sumptuous landscapes in the world.
Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994, located 165 km from Hanoi capital, in the Gulf of Tonkin in Quang Ninh Province, in the northeast of Vietnam, Ha Long Bay is a naturalist’s dream. Limestone peaks tower above the shimmering sea at this nature wonder – a karst system with a difference.
Covering an area of 43,400 ha and including over 1600 islands and islets, most of which are uninhabitated and unaffected by humans, it forms a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars and is an ideal model of a mature Karst landscape developed during a warm and wet tropical climate. The property’s exceptional scenic beauty is complemented by its great biological interest.
The beautiful limestone of Halong Bay is at the age of 500 million years of training where there are the very beautiful caves which surprise all visitors. The waters of the bay are full of fish, crabs and shrimp that you will enjoy during meals during your cruise. Ha Long bay also keeps secret stories and treasures that you do not find yet.
Discover the legends of the Bay and enjoy unforgettable moments of sunset and sunrise in the Bay.