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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  • If you are looking for beautiful places to do the honeymoon you can go to halong Bay there is beautiful view and cool get up early morning on the cruise very fresh with beautiful big rock post up...  more »
  • We were on a wonderful junk (I wish I could remember the company), but my major suggestion is to do this for 2 nights. You get away from lots of the other boats and enjoy the other worldly beauty of.....  more »
  • It’s beautiful place to visit, I have been here more than 3 times and I Still cant get enough its beauty  more »
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  • This is the highlight of our Vietnam tour. The view was breathtakingly beautiful! It is worth a visit in your lifetime. Take the kayak ride with the local ladies, they are very tough women, able to take photos with one hand and control the kayak with the other!
  • One of the most beautiful landscape on earth. It is always full of tourists though. Going on a 2 day 1 night cruise would be the best option to see the unique islands and rock formations.
  • They filmed King Kong here so the locals call it King Kong island at times. Beautiful scenery. Tourist attraction type of place. We all had to wear the bright orange life jacket making us an easy target as tourists. The bus from the hotel in the city is entertaining but long. It’s exhausting to sit on the bus that long. The traffic of course is crazy! Rent a motorcycle and ride yourself around. It’s much more fun. Everyone will avoid you if you are incorrectly operating your motorcycle or not know where you are going. The motorcycle rental was only $5 U.S. dollars per day. I had to surrender my passport during the rental period. Easy enough. That’s their way of making sure they get their motorcycle back. The rainy season can be interesting. Flooded everywhere, but only for a few hours a day.
  • My wife and I explored Ha Long Bay over a day on a cruise. Beautiful surroundings, it's exactly as you would see it in the movies. Stopping at pit stops and climbing to admire nature's work was incredible.
  • There are no words to describe how beautiful Ha long bay is. A UNESCO World Heritage site. Emerald coloured waters and thousands of towering limestone islands covered with dense forest. I would recommend an overnight cruise trip here. This place is worth a visit.
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