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Halong Bay

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[1 : Overview]
[2 : Local people]
[3 : Kayaks and caves]
[4 : Tour boats]
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The Ha Long bay, dotted with 3000 limestone islets rising from emerald waters, is the best known natural wonder of Vietnam. Because of their precipitous nature, most of the islands are uninhabited and unaffected by a human presence. The site's outstanding scenic beauty is complemented by its great biological interest. The islands feature endless numbers of beaches, grottoes, and caves. Ha Long means "where the dragon goes into the sea". According to a legend, as a great dragon who lived in the mountains ran towards the sea, its tail gouged out valleys which later filled out with water, leaving only bits of land over the surface, the many tiny islets. Because the distances are actually quite large, it is preferable to hire a fast boat for the tour. Of the two gateway towns, Bai Chay's development is due mostly to tourism's, while Hon Gai has kept its where mining activity and fishing boats. Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Fresh catch. Halong Bay, Vietnam ( color) Fishing boat fleet. Halong Bay, Vietnam ( color) Distant view of the bay with its three thousands limestone islets. Halong Bay, Vietnam ( color) Rock formation standing among the islands. Halong Bay, Vietnam ( color) Approaching rain. Halong Bay, Vietnam ( color) Monolithic karstic islands from above. Halong Bay, Vietnam ( color) Seascape with limestone islets from above, evening. Halong Bay, Vietnam ( color) Elevated view of beach, boats and karst from Titov Island. Halong Bay, Vietnam ( color) Tour boats and islands from above. Halong Bay, Vietnam ( color) Tour boat and sea kayaks. Halong Bay, Vietnam ( color) Paddling through Luon Cave tunnel. Halong Bay, Vietnam ( color) Huge underground chamber, Sung Sot Cave. Halong Bay, Vietnam ( color) Tourists walking in cavernous chamber, Sungsot cave. Halong Bay, Vietnam ( color) Monkey on cliff. Halong Bay, Vietnam ( color) Fishermen anchor in cave for breakfast. Halong Bay, Vietnam ( color) Villagers move between floating houses by rowboat. Halong Bay, Vietnam ( color) Woman buying produce from grocery boat, Vung Vieng village. Halong Bay, Vietnam ( color) Grocer on rowboat. Halong Bay, Vietnam ( color) Women selling sea shells and perls from row boats. Halong Bay, Vietnam ( color) Tour boats and karstic islands from above. Halong Bay, Vietnam ( color) Boat amongst islands under dark sky. Halong Bay, Vietnam ( color) Tour boats at dawn. Halong Bay, Vietnam ( color) Tour boats lights and islands from above at night. Halong Bay, Vietnam ( color)
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