Halong Bay Vietnam Journey Mekong

Halong Bay is the Renowned National Landscape Monument of Vietnam that was internationally recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994. The Halong Bay dominated many other wonderful sites on earth in 2012 to officially become “one of new seven natural wonders of the world”. The outstanding geological and geomorphologic value of this place attracts the attention of many tourists, adventurers and scientists every year.

Halong Bay Cruise

Halong Bay Cruise

 

Halong Bay is located in the northeastern coastal region of Vietnam. It is the ideal place to have beach holidays. It takes about two hours to drive from Hanoi capital to Halong by car. The bay possesses a 120 km long coastline and a size of approximately 1,553 km². It is made of 2,000 islets. Halong Bay belongs to the tropical and sea islands climate zone with two seasons in a year: hot summer and cold winter.

Halong Bay Over View

Halong Bay Over View

 

Halong Bay is a spectacular and unique natural landscape which is formed by massive area of limestone karsts and mountains in an emerald sea. This wonderful gift of the Creator was resulted from an extremely long process of erosion by seawater and geological evolution influenced by other factors. The stone and caves have been deeply engraved with fantastic, breathtaking shapes so that every visitor feels strongly excited. On boats, kayaks or cruises, visitors to Halong Bay also come to adventure the caves. They can either explore the huge hollow caves or visit the thick tropical jungles on the island.  The Dau Go cave (Wooden stakes cave) is the largest grotto in the Hạ Long Bay. A lot of travelers are surprised at the great natural beauty of Thien Cung Cave with its colorful and special rock pillars inside. Many of the islands were named as a result of interpretation of their special shapes such as Voi Islet (elephant), Ga Choi Islet (fighting cock), Con Coc Isle (Frog Islet) and Mai Nha Islet (roof).  Each island is the home of hundreds of birds and animals such as antelopes, monkeys, and lizards. Some beaches in Halong like Ti Top, Bai Chay…. providing many exciting beach activities also are the favourite destinations for travelling lovers.

Halong Bay Paloma cruise

Halong Bay Paloma cruise

 

Halong city is the colorful developing city with professional customer services. Besides the natural sites, visitors are free to join night clubs and buy products in newly – opened shopping centers. Every summer, Quang Ninh’s provincial authority works in cooperation with many tourism agencies to organize Halong Carnival. This is a very crowded and unique cultural festival. Many other attractive tourism sites such as Tuan Chau Island, Cat Ba Island, Tra Co Peninsula can be included in your tour to Halong Bay. Halong Bay has a long history with many interesting stories existing up to now. If Hanoi is where the dragon ascends, Halong Bay is the place of descending dragon. Let’s Journeymekong take you there to listen to the folk tales about the mysterious formation of this marvelous wonder of the world.

Halong bay Excursions tour