Sunday, October 11, 2015

Halong Bay, Vietnam- UNESCO World Heritage Site

Halong Bay, Vietnam
Here is another beautiful place that should not be missed if you are in Hanoi. I found out from Soma, who visited Vietnam last year, that Halong Bay in northern Vietnam is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is considered one of the natural wonders of the world. It has thousands of beautiful limestone karsts in unusual shapes and varying sizes.

I had no idea that Vietnam had so many beautiful places, I was aware of only a few touristy places but this is something!

Halong Bay is around 170 km from Hanoi and is accessible by road. From Halong harbour, one needs to get into a boat in order to go into the core area. The bay has around four floating villages inhabited mostly by fishermen.The unusual beauty of this bay is because of the limestone islands with thick vegetation and unusual shapes rising out of the ocean. Many of these islands are hollow and house large caves with stalactites and stalagmites. Some of the islands are inhabited, and provide hotel facilities for tourists.

These pictures have been taken by Soma during her Vietnam visit last year.

Limestone structures & Islands Halong Bay, Vietnam
Beautiful Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay

Unusual shape!

Halong Bay on a 200,000 VND note

1 comment:

David said...

go Halong bay such a nice place for visit

Halong Bay Vietnam