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  • Halong Bay is a Unesco World Heritage Site and is a must inclusion when booking a Vietnam vacation.
  • One of Vietnam's most popular tourist destinations
  • Halong Bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles
  • Fishing is an important industry

Touted as the Eighth Wonder of the World, Halong Bay is located in northern Vietnam, 170 km (105 mi) east of Hanoi, and is considered a popular travel destination on a Vietnam.vacation.

Halong Bay features thousands of limestone karsts along with islets of various shapes and sizes. With an approximate area of around 1,553 sq km, Halong Bay’s core zone, at an area of 334 sq km, has gone through 500 million years of formation in different conditions and environments, earning it a listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Stretching along 120 km of coastline, Halong Bay is located in Quang Ninh province, and is administered by Halong City, Cam Pha Town, and part of Van Don District.

The name Ha Long means ‘descending dragon’, and refers to a legend about a family of dragons send by the gods to defend a developing Vietnam. The dragons spat out jewels and jade which turned into islands and islets dotting the bay, all linking together to form a great wall against invaders.

While most of the limestone islands are topped by jungle vegetation, others are hollow and feature enormous caves, including Hang Dau Go, a grotto which features a huge cave of three chambers.

While there are a number of islands that feature beautiful beaches, there are two islands that have permanent inhabitants, as well as hotels for tourists on a Vietnam vacation. Tuan Chau, located southwest of Halong City, is covered by pine forest and features two man-made beaches, as well as an octagonal vacationing house once used by Ho Chi Minh, which now serves as a memorial site to the late president. Cat Ba, part of the Cat Ba archipelago, is the largest island with half its area being covered by a national park. Commonly used as a stop for tours of Halong Bay from Hanoi, Cat Ba features inhabitants living in several communes as well as floating fishing villages off its coast.

Whether exploring Halong Bay by a Chinese-style junk or high speed boat, visitors on vietnam vacation packages will marvel at the emerald waters, impressive rock formations, and majestic beauty of Halong Bay.

 


 

Vietnam Travel Information

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Learn about the history and culture of Vietnam, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Vietnam's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Vietnam for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Vietnam tours today!

 

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After your Vietnam tour consider taking the time to visit other destinations. Goway offers exciting China vacation packagesIndia tours and Thailand vacation packages plus a comprehensive selection of vacation packages in many other Asian countries.

 

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