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Hạ Long Bay, Halong Bay

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Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
Cruise among the conical peaks and karst pillars of Hạ Long Bay, a World Heritage Site-honored scenic seascape of various limestone landforms modeled into natural arches and towers by coastal erosion. This site features nearly 1,600 mostly uninhabited islands and islets. Legend has it that this is the place from which a mountain dragon plunged into the sea, crushing the land with his powerful tale and leaving behind a scatter of islets. Go kayaking, explore caves, visit a fishing village, or spend the night in an island bungalow. The extreme popularity of the bay among locals and tourists alike has taken a toll on the natural environment-- sometimes the water is so polluted that it is not suitable for swimming or snorkeling. Plan to visit Hạ Long Bay during your Halong Bay vacation using our convenient Halong Bay trip itinerary tool.
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  • True world heritage. one the best bay in the world that i eve seen. Beautiful islets and ilslands. Very marvelous caves. I took 2 days and 1 night cruise. The BEST. Top 1 place in Vietnam to...  more »
  • I have already discussed much of my visit to Halong Bay in a separate review for Bien Ngoc Cruises, but will write this in addition, in order to capture the attention of anyone thinking of visiting...  more »
  • Lovely views. You can spend a day looking at beautiful scenery without getting bored. Natural beauty everywhere you see it. One of the best places I have visited. You also get to visit the caves and islands if you have taken one of the tours. Not disappointed with anything at this place. Must visit if you are around.
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