Halong Bay in Vietnam. Bay of the descendants of the dragon. It is a bay of 15000m2 and 120 kilometers north of Vietnam. Information and prices of cruises Halong Bay (Halong Bay junk boat). Cuevas Halong Bay

Halong Bay

Halong Bay in Vietnam

The Halong Bay, or as it is known internationally, Halong Bay, is the place with more magic, charm and beautiful of all Vietnam. The Bay is located to the North of the country, about 300 kilometers from Hanoi, the capital of the country. The Vietnamese call this place the descendants of the Dragon Bay (Vịnh Ha Long).

Halong Bay
Halong Bay

Halong Bay - Vietnam
Halong Bay - Vietnam

Halong Bay as a wonder of the modern world

Halong Bay was nominated for the candidacy of the 7 Wonders of the modern world, though unfortunately not got part of them.

Halong Bay in Vietnam
Halong Bay in Vietnam

What is Halong Bay?

Halong Bay are more than 2000 islands of karstic rock, scattered across 120 kilometres of coastline, involving over 15,000 m2 of extension, creating an atmosphere and a place of incomparable beauty.

Halong Bay
Halong Bay

Halong Bay (Vietnam)
Halong Bay (Vietnam)

Legend Halong Bay

Bay of the descendants of the dragon (Halong Bay) is thus known by the legend surrounding this area, or better said, the origin of this area. The Halong Bay legend tells that during the times of the Emperor of Vietnam, Chinese invader wanted to take over the lands of the Vietnamese Empire, the Emperor asked for help to a family of dragons, which threw beads and jade to sink enemy ships. After the battle, and contemplating the beauty of the place, the dragons and their descendants decided to stay there.

Waters of Halong Bay
Waters of Halong Bay

Halong Bay
Halong Bay

Sunset on Halong Bay
Sunset on Halong Bay

Cruise on Halong Bay

The huge place that is Halong Bay makes it imperative for a cruise to enjoy the beauty of this natural interest and point of our visit to Vietnam.

Cruise on Halong Bay
Cruise on Halong Bay

It is best to hire a cruise 2 days / 1 night, the price is $ 99 (U.S. dollars) per person. Depending on the agency, the transportation from Hanoi can be included in the price or not.
A cruise on Halong Bay in the price includes a double cabin, full board but does not include the drink.

Islands of Halong Bay
Islands of Halong Bay

Junk Ship. Halong Bay
Junk Ship. Halong Bay

Junk boat in Halong Bay
Junk boat in Halong Bay

Caves in Halong Bay

During our trip to Halong Bay, we stop to visit many of the caves that have formed in the immense islets of Halong. The most famous caves are Hang Sung Sot (Cave of stunning), Hang Dau Go (Cave of the hidden wood), Hang Thieng Cung (the Heavenly Palace cave), Hang Bo Nau (Pelican cave), Dong Tam Cung (Cave of the three palaces) and Hang Trong (drum cave).

Hang Sung Sot: the stunning cave

Hang Sung Sot cave is famous because inside is a rock shaped virile member. The French called this place Isle of la Surprise. It is composed of 3 different cameras (the famous rock, found in the first Chamber of the cave). Access to the cave is a wooden bridge over the sea and 90 steps.

Cock Hang Sung Sot cave. Halong Bay. Vietnam
Cock in Hang Sung Sot Cave. Halong Bay. Vietnam

Hang Sung Sot Cave
Hang Sung Sot Cave. Halong Bay. Vietnam

Caves of Halong Bay
Cuevas Halong Bay

Around Halong Bay

Although it may seem incredible, around Halong Bay there is virtually nothing. A small town, hotels in the access road to the town, a beautiful bridge bridges reminds me of Lisbon (Portugal) and a market.

Bridge over the river in Halong Bay
Bridge over the river in Halong Bay

Village Halong Bay

The only point around Halong Bay worth to be visited is the town of Halong. To access people have to cross a road walk to the bay, the sea, and a beautiful bridge.
The village is a typical Vietnamese village with quaint houses, a small pagoda and a market (harbor side).

Village in Halong Bay
Village in Halong Bay

Floating market in Halong Bay
Floating market in Halong Bay

Market town of Halong Bay
Market town of Halong Bay

Pagoda in Halong Bay, Vietnam
Pagoda in the village of Halong Bay

Pier Halong Bay
Pier Halong Bay

Photos of Halong Bay

Our photo collection Halong Bay, a boat made ​​from reeds and also from the many caves in the bay.

Ha Long Bay (Ha Long Bay), Vietnam
Halong Bay

Ha Long Bay (Ha Long Bay), Vietnam
Ha Long Bay (Ha Long Bay)

Ha Long Bay (Ha Long Bay), Vietnam
Amazing Cave. Halong Bay (Vietnam)

Islet Pagoda on Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Pagoda on an island in Halong Bay (see pagodas)

Islets in Halong Bay
Islets in Halong Bay

Halong Bay in Vietnam
Halong Bay in Vietnam

Halong Bay (Vietnam)
Halong Bay (Vietnam)

Boat Halong Bay surfing
Boat sailing Halong Bay

Boat in Halong Bay
Boat in Halong Bay

Videos Halong Bay

A video of the cruise (in a reed boat) through the waters of Halong Bay.

Cruise on Halong Bay (Ha Long Bay), Vietnam

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