Halong, VietnamHalong is a zone of the North of Vietnam, which includes people and above all, the famous and tourist Halong Bay. Thousands of square kilometers of karst formations shaped uninhabited islets, huge and amazing caves, a floating village and above all, a stunning bay of blue waters await us in Halong (Vietnam).
Halong, or rather, Ha Long, which is as it is written in Vietnamese, meaning descendants of the dragon. The name of Halong from Vietnamese legend where a few dragons threw stones and jade on the invading boats trying to enter Vietnam through Halong Bay, once the battle and to the beauty of the resulting place dragons decided to stay to live in the Bay, hence its name: the Bay of the descendants of the Dragon.
Halong Bay Halong fishing
Halong: Halong BayTalk is talk of Halong Halong Bay, Amazing and beautiful countryside who ran to the wonders of the modern world. The best way to enjoy this place is by a Cruise on Halong Bay. If some clueless still do not know what the Halong BayWe recommend seeing a Photos of Halong Bay to get an idea.
Halong Bay Halong islets
Halong is so famous that even the British Top Gear engine program decided to do a special in Vietnam (see Top Gear in Vietnam).
Halong: cavesAmong the numerous islets in Halong Bay, we find large caves inside. Recall that the largest cave in the world is in Vietnam, his name is Mammoth caveBut not in Halong Bay.
Our boat will stop along the route of the cruise on Halong Bay to stop at a small dock where we visit one of the largest caves in Halong Bay. Inside rocks shaped giant tortoise, which the Vietnamese tradition is sinómino of luck, another rock shaped penis ensuring the fertility of the couple and countless stories and legends await us in the caves of Halong Bay.
Halong bay caves Halong
Halong: the floating villageHalong Bay is inhabited by fishermen. These fishermen together different parts of wood, boats, canisters, etc to build a floating village in Halong Bay. The small floating town of Halong has a school, shops and houses. As a curiosity we will say that it each floating Halong village house has at least 2 dogs, why is simple, into the House of possible thieves while the masters are absent.
Halong Halong floating village
Halong: Halong village in northern VietnamAlthough it seems incredible, the people of Halong is not at all touristy, just a few high-rise hotels midway between the cruise ship port where cruise towards Halong Bay and Halong village itself.
The town of Halong no big deal (compared to the bay) to the visitor, only lovers pagodas find a peculiar pagoda in the village of Halong.
Pagoda Halong Bay