This Halong Bay Travel Guide will show you all the wonderful things to do and see in Halong Bay. This is considered by many to be one of the finest areas of natural beauty, not just in Vietnam but in the whole world. The staggeringly pretty place has been 500 million years in the making. The formerly higher water levels eroded out the soft earth and stone to leave monolithic limestone karsts jutting out of the Bay of Tonkin and rising imperiously into the sky, towering over the ramada of holiday cruise boats that operate here.It was named as one of “The Seven Wonders of Nature” in a worldwide survey. It is also one of Vietnam’s famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
So what will I find in the Halong Bay Travel Guide ?
We have information about the bay, the top places to visit and the exciting things to see. Read about the best islands to visit and the fascinating flora and fauna here. The exciting caves and the great Kayaking trips; it’s all in the guide. The bay is to be found in the north of the country just over 100 miles from Hanoi. Buses ferry between the two places all day. There Halong Bay cruise boats provide a great service and enable tourists to spend a night or two on the water. It is some 600 square miles in size and has 1960 islands, ranging from tiny islets to the giant Cat Ba. Cat Ba is home for 17,000 local indigenous ethnic minority people and also the Cat Ba Langur, one of the most endangered animals on the planet. Half of this large island is given over to The Cat Ba National Park.
At night the cruise boats huddle together in a few select bays. Sitting on deck enjoying cocktail as the sun dies away at the end of a wonderful day is one of life’s great pleasures. Halong bay is, in many ways the jewel in Vietnam’s already jewel encrusted crown. The cruise boats are like floating 5 star hotels. To go to sleep with the water lapping at the boast is a real pleasure. Great things to eat and drink are served up by great chefs in he onboard restaurants.
Nobody should really travel to Vietnam and not take in this awesome destination.
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Use the Halong Bay Travel Guide as a resource whilst here or while planning your Vietnam Holiday.