Hạ Long Bay, Halong Bay

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Cruise among the conical peaks and karst pillars of Hạ Long Bay, a World Heritage Site-honored scenic seascape of various limestone landforms modeled into natural arches and towers by coastal erosion. This site features nearly 1,600 mostly uninhabited islands and islets. Legend has it that this is the place from which a mountain dragon plunged into the sea, crushing the land with his powerful tale and leaving behind a scatter of islets. Go kayaking, explore caves, visit a fishing village, or spend the night in an island bungalow. The extreme popularity of the bay among locals and tourists alike has taken a toll on the natural environment-- sometimes the water is so polluted that it is not suitable for swimming or snorkeling. Plan to visit Hạ Long Bay during your Halong Bay vacation using our convenient Halong Bay trip itinerary tool .
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  • As the most famous northern tourist floating point, people should come once if traveling here. There are many tours.
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  • Halong bay is so beautiful, there are many activities to do overthere. I did 2 days 1 night sleep on cruise.  more »
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  • A must visit if you're visiting Vietnam. A 2 day 1 night cruise is sufficient to take in the natural beauty of this world heritage site. It's absolutely beautiful and a photographers dream. I went on an IndoChina cruise and everything was perfect. Easier to visit from Hanoi as all tours include a bus ride from the city. A few activities are offered on board.
  • The whole experience is exhilarating. The trip in a luxury limousine to Halong bay by the highway, seeing the country side passing by. The cruise with excellent cuisine and the breathtaking sights of the limestone formations and mountains and the boating and the visit to the cave are all an experience you will never forget Take a day boat trip on this beautiful bay or a several night trip on a small cruise boat. This is a very beautiful bay with very unusual mountains and rock formations... There is also a beautiful cave there, that you don't need a reservation to go in.There is a small fee for the cave. This area is a must see, if you are near here in Vietnam. This is definitely on of the top places in Vietnam you should visit. Stayed on a cruise for one night but would recommend two as there is so much activities the first day so you will hardly have any time to relax and enjoy the view. outstanding, so beautiful and mystical. The haze adds to another dimension. There was no blue sky or clouds but all mist but no rain. The 9000 karats/limestone islands go as far in the distance as the eye can see. We stopped at a small fishing village to go kayaking through the cave under the huge mountain island. The water is an emerald green and mirror like without a single ripple. It as to be one of the top adventures I have ever experienced. I am a professional scenery photographer and was thoroughly wowed. This is a no miss. Also go to the caves..so colorful and huge inside.
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