Halong bay treasures
Halong Bay is a key destination for all tourists coming to Vietnam, as of its special beauty and the magnificent boat trip. It located in the Gulf of Tonkin, in the northeast of Vietnam, around 165 km from Ha Noi. Halong Bay covers over 1600 islands and islets, most of which are uninhabitated and unaffected by humans, it forms a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars and is an ideal model of a mature Karst landscape developed during a warm and wet tropical climate. . The core of the bay has an area of 334 km2 with a high density of 775 islets.
The limestone in this bay has gone through 500 million years of formation in different conditions and environments. The evolution of the karst in this bay has taken 20 million years under the impact of the tropical wet climate. The property’s exceptional scenic beauty is complemented by its great biological interest.
The outstanding value of the property is centered around the drowned limestone karst landforms, displaying spectacular pillars with a variety of coastal erosional features such as arches and caves which form a majestic natural scenery. The repeated regression and transgression of the sea on the limestone karst over geological time has produced a mature landscape of clusters of conical peaks and isolated towers which were modified by sea invasion, adding an extra element to the process of lateral undercutting of the limstone towers and islands.
Halong Bay has been twice acknowledged as a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its natural beauty and the values of geology, geomorphology, landform and cultural heritage
Trips at Halong Bay
Halong bay trip can be done in one, two and three days. However, one day trip is only for someone who are so rush in time, because it is 4 hours of driving ftom Hanoi, and this make the day so long. The two day trip is great because we can have private room on the junk and spend unforgetable experience among this World Heritage. Enjoying the various beauty of Halong, watching the sky at night from roof top of the junks, waking up in sunrise with taichi, kayaking into the amazing rock monuments and enjoying the so fresh seafood there are just some of the highlights of Halong Bay Vietnam