Is Halong Bay beautiful?
Halong Bay: Deservedly Designated UNESCO World Heritage Site
It is a beautiful turquoise Bay with an archipelago composed of more than 3000 islands of all shapes and forms, with characteristic limestone cliffs covered in green vegetation, protruding from the ocean's surface.
What is the legend of Halong Bay?
Legend says that long ago, when the country was newly formed, the Vietnamese forefathers had to fight against fierce invaders coming from the North by sea. The gods from the heavens watched on before sending the Mother Dragon and her children to help the ancient Vietnamese people to defend their country.
How long should you spend in Halong Bay?
Normally, people will need to stay in Halong Bay for 2 days to 3 days either on cruise or a hotel on land.
Ha Long Bay, located in the Gulf of Tonkin, within Quang Ninh Province, in the northeast of Vietnam, is165 km from the capital of Ha Noi.
Halong Bay is a famous destination in Vietnam and all over the world. Halong together means descending dragon in which Ha means descend or land; Long mean dragon. Halong can be pronounced as “Ha Long”.
So far, there are NO sharks found or any warning for shark appearance in Halong bay. If you are traveling on a cruise ship, just follow all safety instructions by the cruise operator when you go swimming and kayaking, then you do not have anything to worry about.