Halong Bay Video Travel Guides

Vietnam


Great Videos and Photos of the Best Places and Things to see in Halong Bay Vietnam. For the independent traveller who is interested in seeing places while planning their next trip. Or for anyone who likes to be close to nature and see the quieter parts of the country or city

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Halong Bay, board a junk boat and sail among the limestone pinacles,explore the caves and the way of life of the boat people.





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Ha Long Bay

The bay with its thousands of islands, wide biodiversity is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay

Withover 3000 islands, limestone pinnacles, islets, caves, Halong Bay can take months to explore. A typical trip is 2 to 3 days on the water, staying overnight on a junk boat.

The bay area, with its islands, caves and lagoons has been been inhabited since prehistoric times, dating back to over 10,000 years ago.

The islets in the bay are mainly made from limestone and through the process of weathering can take on the most extraordinary shapes

Halong City

Halong City

Ha Long Bay

Halong city is divided by the Chua Luc Straits - the west city of the straits is Bai Chay while the east is Hon Gai. The towns are mainly stopping points as one awaits the ferry to explore the Bay.

The coty is 160 km North East of Hanoi.

The city has experienced considerable growth in the last few years due to the growth of tourism around the bay.

The road from Hanoi is extemely busy and dangerous particularily if you have a self drive car.

Ha Long Islets

Ha Long Islets

Ha Long Bay

A day or overnight trip on a junk boat takes you out among the thousands of islands in Halong Bay.

The islets rise spectacularily from the bay and are covered in lush vegation. Several of the islands are hollow, with deep and extensive caves in their bowels.

Also of interest are the numerous lakes enclosed within the islands, the island of Dau Be has six enclosed lakes.


Further Reading on Wikipedia : Ha Long Bay

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Ha Long Bay Islands

A boat tour on the bay, past the many islets is a memorable experience,

Bo Hon Island

Bo Hon Island

Ha Long Bay Islands

The cliffs, rock formations and islets around Bo Hon Island are typical of what to expect throughout Ha Long Bay.

On a tour of the bay, the junk boats stop at a number of islands, including Bo Hon. Here you can enjoy snorkelling and canoeing around some of the monolith islets.

Generally were ever teh tours stop, there are small floating villages or shops.

Hang Sung Sot

Hang Sung Sot

Ha Long Bay Islands

Discovered by the French in the 19th century, this cave system is massive. The stalactite in shape of a phallus is regarded as a fertility symbol locally.

Many of the day or overnight boat trips take you to the caves, where you can wander about with a guide in these enormous caverns. The colours of the stalactites range from red, oranges, greens to blues as they take on the colour of the microbes living in the water seeping down from above.

Floating Villages

Floating Villages

Ha Long Bay Islands

The residents of the floating villages among the sheltered bays of the islands, make a living by selling produce to the tourists.

A community of around 1,600 people live on Hạ Long Bay in four fishing villages: Cửa Vạn, Ba Hang, Cống Tu and Vng Ving in Hng Thắng commune, Hạ Long city. They live on floating houses and are sustained through fishing and marine aquaculture (cultivating marine biota), plying the shallow waters for 200 species of fish and 450 different kinds of mollusks.

In recent years the villagers suplement their incomes by trading with the tourists.




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