Located in the Northeast of Vietnam, The bay Halong belongs to the Gulf of Tonkin covered by Halong city, Cam Pha town and the Island Van Don. Amazing Halong Bay share the border with Island Cat Ba , Hai Phong city in the South west , with the Pacific Ocean in the east. It takes over 120 km coastline…
Halong Bay gets 1969 islands and Islets , 989 of these Islands and Islets in Halong bay have own names.
The Bay Halong contains two kinds of Islands , limestone and Schist , which are focused in two main areas: the southeast in the Tu Long BayAi??and the southwest in the amazing bay Halong. There are many amazing limestone caves in the center of Halong bay belonging to the World Heritage sites of UNESCO.
Halong bay covers over 43,400 ha with 775 islands and Islets from the Island Dau Go (Driftwood Grotto) in the west to the lake Ba Ham (Three Shelter Lake) in the south and the island Cong Tay in the east.
From the sky , Halong bay looks like a geographic art work . We will get lost in the legendary world of limestone islands and Islets while discovering the bay. The Human head Island looks like a man standing and looking toward to the Halong city. Dragon island looks like a great dragon relaxing in the transparent water of Halong bay. And many lslands with amazing own names as sail island ai??i?? Hon Canh Buom , fighting cock islands ai??i?? Hon Ga Choi, Incense burner Islet ai??i?? Hon Lu Huong were named by the fishermen of Halong bay. There are many limestone caves and grotto were created by the nature here such as Heavenly Palace ( Thien Cung cave), Driftwood cave ( Dau Go cave ) , Surprising cave ( Sung sot cave) and triple palace cave ( Tam Cung cave ).
Amazing Halong bay Vietnam related to the famous history of Vietnam such as the ancient port Van Don, the famous poem written by the Vietnamese emperor in the Bai Tho Mountain and the famous battle in Bach Dang river where 50,000 Mongolian were defeated by the first famous Vietnamese General Tran in 1288.
The archeologists discovered many existence of Pre-historical human in the area at such archeological sites as Dong Mang, Xich Tho, Soi Nhu, and Thoi Gieng. The biological diversity as water-flooded forests, coral reefs, and tropical forests featuring thousands of species of animal and plant life were found down in Halong bay.