Halong Bay Vietnam

Located in northeastern Vietnam, Ha Long Bay is a part of North Bay, including the waters of Ha Long City, Cam Pha Town and part of Van Don island district. Southwest of Halong Bay abuts Cat Ba Island, east of the sea, the rest of the adjoining land with a coastline of 120 km, with a total area of 1553 km2, including 1969 islands, of which 989 islands and 980 named islands not named.

Halong Bay Island consists of two types: islands limestone and schist islands, concentrated in two main areas are the southeast (belonging to Bai Tu Long Bay) and south-west region (of the Ha Long Bay area) with age geological formations from 250-280 million years. Natural Heritage area is recognized worldwide with area of 434 km2, including 775 islands, such as a triangle with 3 vertices Head Island Wood (west), Ba Ham Lake (south), Cong Tay island (the east) area next to the buffer area and the national heritage by the Ministry of Culture and Information in 1962 ranked.

From on high looking down, Ha Long Bay like a giant picture and extremely lively. Ha Long also is the focus of biodiversity with typical ecosystem with thousands of species of animals and plants are abundant on the sea forest. There are particularly rare species found only in this place.

With such special values, on 17/12/1994, during the 18th session of the World Heritage Council of UNESCO held in Thailand, Halong Bay is officially recognized Natural Heritage , confirming the global value of world natural heritage Ha Long Bay.

The Typical Location of The Bay:

  1. Cave

    Dau Go Cave

    Cave located on the Dau Go island. This island once Canh Doc island. From the far side look back, shop with a blue jellyfish shape, through our 90 built stone steps to the cave entrance. Wood top majesty taciturn but also very bulky. Gone Meivelle de Monde (Wonders of the World) of France published in 1938 specializing in tourism introduction to the world famous scenic spots have dubbed the Dau Go is Grotto des meivellis (cave of wonders ).

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    Sung Sot Cave


    Sung Sot Cave

    Located in the central area of Halong Bay – the World Heritage Site. Sung Sot Cave in Bo Hon Island. This is a large cave and the most beautiful of Halong Bay. On the other hand the cave located in the tourist center of Ha Long Bay (Ti Top beach – Bo Nau cave – the Maze – Luon cave – the shocking), and this is where many stone islands with unique shape nowhere have.

    Virgin Cave – Trong Cave

    Virgin cave is located on Bo Hon island chain system with Sung sot cave, Dong Tien lake, Luon Cave….Away from Bai Chay about 15 km to the south. With people fishing, they considered the Virgin cave is home to their beloved, and the couple love each other to see it as a symbol, where vows of love. Faced with Virgin cave (grotto daughter), Trong cave (grotto Sons).

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    Thien Cung Grotto


    Thien Cung Grotto

    In the famous beautiful caves and grottos in Ha Long Bay discovered in recent years, must speak to the Thien Cung grotto. This grotto is located in the southwest of Halong Bay from the cruise terminal 4 km, on the Dao Go island at altitudes of 25 m over sea level.

    Hanh Cave

    Hanh Cave away from Cam Pha Town 9 km to the west, the Hanh cave is a beautiful and longest cave than the existing caves on Ha Long Bay. it has a length of 1300 m, running through the Quang Hanh rock mountain to the sea. Going to visit caves by boat canoe can, or by car, to select at tide down masterpiece.

  2. Island, Islet

    Bai Tho Mountain

    In previous day, this mountain named Truyen Dang, it has a 106m height standing next to the towns of Gai Islet, half the foothills associated with the land, the other half soaked in sea water. Take the boat across the bay, Halong Bay from approximately 300 m was able to see the poem engraved on a cliff in a square frame, each 1.5 m in length.

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    Dinh Huong Islet


    Dinh Huong Islet

    Dinh Huong Islet is located astride the water line, so much like curtain to shield. At low tide, Dinh Huong Islet to reveal four feet meanders identical to four feet of a censer.

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    Fighting-cock Islet


    Fighting-cock Islet

    Walk through Dinh Huong Islet approximately 1km, visitors will see two very large rocks looked like two cocks are flapping wings to fight on the sea.

    Dua Islet

    Also known as Ong Islet, located 15 km from Bai Chay to the east. This is a high rocky mountains about forty meters are round like chopsticks. Seen from northwest, Dua Islet looks like the imperial mandarin dressed in green, so fishermen in Halong called Ong Islet.

    Yen Ngua Islet

    This is a small mountain with a majestic shape, like a horse plunged forward, four hooves surfing on the water.

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    Monkey Island


    Monkey Island

    The island is located 4km from Cam Pha Town to the southeast, also know as Reu Island. From 1962, the island became a monkey ranch. Monkeys here are the red-nosed monkeys. This is one of the famous sights of Halong. Here visitors will feel the harmony with nature.

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    Tuan Chau Island


    Tuan Chau Island

    Tuan Chau Island is located 3km from Dau Go Cave to the west and approximately 3 km2 wide. Island is so named because of the matching of two words “Linh Tuần” and “Tri Châu”. The island growing many vegetables, the supply of vegetables to the city.
    On the island there is a simple houses made of bamboo, People of Quang Ninh make for president Ho Chi Minh to rest after every visit to the Gulf. It is still preserved and protected as a memorial house.

    Quang Ninh Province is implementing a major project, Tuan Chau Island will become a unique tourist destination of Halong Bay populations.

  3. Beach

    Along the beach of Halong Bay, is the resort often known as Bai Chay. This is a resort sea windy year-round, the annual average temperature of about 20 ° C above. Bai Chay is a low hills sloping towards the sea lasted more than 2 km with the ancient pine trees are interspersed with high-rise hotels; after bathing, visitors can sit on beach enjoying food and drinks diversity.

    Bai Chay – Halong Bay is an attractive tourist destination in the country and abroad.

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