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Halong Bay, Halong Bay
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Cruise among the conical peaks and karst pillars of Halong 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 your visit to Halong Bay and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Halong Bay travel itinerary maker.
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  • Halong Bay was on my bucket list and it didn't disappoint. It is truly one of the seven natural wonders of the world. We spent two days aboard a Galaxy Cruises exploring this amazing archipelago. Our ...  more »
  • Incredibly beautiful Halong Bay, rock and Republic countries together make up a magical setting. It also has a full range of travel services from luxury, courtesy to the common budget.
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  • I’ve just returned from a 1 night 2 day cruise although the boat, staff, food were awesome and Halong Bay was not that bad but its water was definitely polluted. You can easily spot out floating objec...  more »