Heavenly dragons descended to the ground, defending Vietnam against a foreign invader. The dragons began to spit jade and jewels that turned into thousands of islands, separating the invaders from the land. The islands emerged from the water and the enemy ships crashed into them. Halong literally means "descending dragon". It is the place where the mother – dragon came down from the sky. Rocky islands and islets scattered over the bay, overgrown with lush green vegetation, spectacular caves and hundreds of sailing ships maneuvering between the rocks protruding from the water - this picturesque view of Halong Bay is the most famous place in Vietnam and one of the greatest natural attractions. Inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Halong Bay is located in the northern part of Vietnam and covers an area of approximately 1,500 square kilometers. It consists of almost 2000 islands and islets with a distinctive shape, of which only every second has its name. Only a few islands are inhabited, some have caves, you can find here mangrove forests and coral reef. Halong Bay stays in memory for a long time and makes a huge impression regardless of the weather.
How to Get to Halong Bay?
Ha Long Bay is most convenient to visit on an organized trip offered by every tourist agency in Hanoi. Tours last from 1 to several days. In the case of several-day trips, you spend the night either on one of the islands, mainly Cat Ba, or on a boat.