Ha long Bay is an archipelago of about 1,500 km2 between 2,000 islands, situated to the north of Vietnam. The Ha Long Bay possesses several limestone islands that rise above the waters of the best-known bay of Vietnam in Asia. Most of these islands are not inhabited or affected by human presence. These islands are full of beaches, caverns and other beauties.
Ha long Bay, meaning “Where the Dragon Gets in the Ocean”. According to legend, when a big dragon that lived in the mountains ran down to the sea, its tail dug valleys that were later filled with water, leaving only pieces of land that became the numerous islands that can be seen in the bay. The Ha Long Bay was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993, and one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World.
They are approximately 4 hours of bus travel between Hanoi and Ha long City. The stop is a store with all sorts of souvenirs. The price is fixed and sometimes makes you want to take everything home.
The Caves in Ha Long Bay
Several islands were empty, with enormous caves. The most impressive are Thien Cung Grotto, Sung Sot Cave and Dau Go Cave. They are full of stalactites and stalagmites, with good infrastructure to receive tourists, as the floor marking where walking is allowed and ropes isolating the protected areas. In addition, the colored lights that illuminate certain points of the cave give a wonderful visual.
Floating villages in Ha Long Bay
In Ha Long Bay there are some floating villages of fishermen. The four largest and most developed are Ba Hang, Cua Van, Vong Vieng and Cap La, totaling 287 dwellings and 1283 people. There are also small villages, in which the scarce fishery resources are only sufficient to buy potable water and fuel for generators, besides the food.