Ha Long Bay is a very famous landscape of Vietnam. It’s called “A tourist paradise”.
Come to Ha Long, you not only have a good time to relax but also gaze and discover wonderful huge pictures given by nature.
Therefore, Ha Long Bay is considered to be the World Heritage site in 1997 and 2004.
Ha Long is located in Quang Ninh province.
Legend said that a huge dragon and its children descended there to help the Vietnamese fight against the Northern invaders. After the victory, these dragons decided to stay with the local people. Since then this area has been called the “descending dragon.”
Ha Long is one of the most spectacular sceneries in Vietnam, it looks like a paradise due to its charm and beauty with beautiful limestone for marions, rock arches, clean water, beautiful scenery, strange caves, peaceful small is land, straight cliffs, strip of white powdery sand and thousands of limestone islets. With its 3000 island on an area of 1.500km rising from the cry stall line emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin, the Ha Long has been a major attraction for tourists and film makers. It is one of the natural wonders of Vietnam. Visiting Ha Long Bay, you will see and discover many well – known caves with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. They are magnificent. Among these caves are Thien Cung cave, Dau Go cave and Trinh Nu cave.
Vietnamese people are proud of Ha Long Bay. Visiting Ha Long Bay we feel our selves so little beforebreath taking scene. Come to Ha Long, you will have a chance to see and enjoy the unique natural master piece.
Ha Long Night Market, which opens on daytime for the cruise ship. All the stalls at the market sell pretty much the same local products.
If you are taking a tour to the cave, your boat will probably stopped by one of the fishing village market briefly, you can checked out the fresh seafood. If you purchase any seafood, the boat operator on board will cook them for you.
The Water front in Ha Long Bay itself was probably very nice in summer as I can tell by the numbers of “hotels” and bars along the beach. There were also lots of local restaurants, the interesting thing is the stores and restaurants do not turn the lights on (at least during the day) and I am assuming that is for energy conversation reasons
If you are planning on doing an overnight stay on one of the Junks that ply Ha Long Bay please heed the following.
ALL of the Junks (some 100 of them) moor in close vicinity of one another for the night after cruising around the bay and visiting the surprising cave etc. On the 13th of October 2009 there was a group of locals using row craft to travel between the junks and availing themselves of anything that they could find in rooms left unlocked. They skipped our boat as we were not partaking in partying and loud karaoke singing as were many of the other Junks that we could see and hear. During our lunch break the next day back on the mainland (again where the majority of companies stop as only restaurant big enough to cater for the groups) I learned that 6 different boats were robbed, how many others I can not say.
Tip, make sure your doors and windows are locked even if you are only going to dinner or for a stroll around the boat after dark and I hope you enjoy your time in Ha Long bay