Located in northeast
Vietnam, Quang Ninh province boasts the heritage site Halong
bay, one of the new wonders of the world. Halong bay is on
the west coast of Tonkin Gulf, including waters of Halong
city, Cam Pha township and part of Van Don island district.
Halong is also home to biodiversity with typical eco system
such as mangrove forest, coral reefs, tropical forest...with
thousands of diverse fauna and flora.
Halong means where the dragon descends on earth, Halong bay
is like an immense picture of mountain and sea, very
spectacular and lively with about 2000 large and small
islands, most of them are limestone. Hidden inside the
mountains and islands are wonderful caves and grottoes,
nicknamed as heavenly palace on earth such as Thien Cung
cave, Dau Go grotto, Sung Sot cave, Trinh Nu, Tam Cung
Coming to Halong visitors can take a scenic cruise on the
bay, you will see the dim mist like in dreams, the crystal
clear water like a mirror reflecting the islands in the
distance. And travelers will come across the floating houses
of local people, with the boats come and go at the harbour.
All these things will certainly make visitors entertained.
Besides tourists can not miss Tuan Chau island, one of the
most famous resort islands in north Vietnam and is one of
the best in 1969 islands of Halong bay, also this is the
only island inhabited in Halong bay. Tuan Chau is famous for
the largest artificial coast of Vietnam. Guests can enjoy
entertainment on the sloping shoreline with white sand beach
of Tra Co in Mong Cai district. The beach and water games
such as beach volleyball, soccer, surfing, canoes, high
speed water motorcycle will give you a healthy holiday,
interesting and impressive. Especially visitors will have a
chance to enjoy delicious food at Vietnam cuisine garden.
The garden was designed in unique style with royal
architecture in Vietnam in 17th and 18th centuries.
Halong has a huge cave system, each cave has it's own charm
and attached with a legend. Travelers can take a rowing boat
to visit Luon cave on Bo Hon island, about 14km from Bai
Chay area to behold the stalactites and bamboo shoots formed
over millions of years with a variety of shapes and sizes.
You won't believe in your eyes at the majestic and
magnificent scenery, in front of the cave is Turtle islet,
on the right is Heaven Gate, there are sheer cliffs, calm
all year round like a green mirror, close to the edge of
water, a bow entrance opens at the foot of the mountain.
If you prefer a pilgrimage visit you are recommended to Yen
Tu pagoda, this is a pagoda complex with temples, shrines,
towers and dense trees blended with natural scenery, scatter
from Red slope to Yen Tu mountain. The beauty of Yen Tu is
the grandeur of the mountains blending with ancient
contemplative focus of temples and towers coupled with pine
trees, bamboo along the roadside making pilgrims forget the
tiredness of the journey.
In the evening tourists can visit Bai Chay night market to
buy souvernirs for families and friends or enjoy special
food for sales across the road. At about 9pm the area is
busy with people going up and down, shopping and dining. If
you want to have a panorama of Halong city at night you can
pay a visit to Bai Chay bridge, the biggest suspension of
it's kind in Vietnam. Conversely if you want to have a view
of the bridge you can go to the former ferry station and
have a cup of coffee, watching the sea and city at night. In
addition to the huge complex of caves, Halong bay also has
other famous beautiful places waiting for discovery, you
will certainly have a lot of great memories in this
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