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Halong Bay Overview

The legend of Hạ Long has it that, “Once upon a time, soon after the Việt people established their country, invaders came. The Jade Emperor sent Mother Dragon and her Child Dragons down to earth to help the Việt people fight against their enemy. Right at the time invaders’ boats were rushing to the shore,...

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Ha Long Bay’s history

Vinh Ha Long considered as Bay of the Descending Dragon is often touted by proud Vietnamese as the world’s Eighth wonder. One of the main attractions of Ha long is the bay’s calm water and the thousands of limestone mountains dotting the seascape. The Bay’s water is clear during the spring and early summer. Some of...

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Ha Long’s bio diversity value

Bio-diversity is an important natural resource and needs to be preserved and conserved to maintain the ecological balance of the whole region. Bio-diversity is the general term used to reflect diversify and abundance in nature and includes all living things. 1. The tropical forest ecosystem: The total number of plant species living on the rugged...

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Weather in Halong Bay

View Detailed 9 Day Weather Forecasts for Halong Information about the Halong Weather forecast The above weather forecast tables for Halong provide essential information for determining the local weather conditions for the next 9 days. The weather forecast for Halong is updated twice daily and is broken down into morning forcast followed by the weather...

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Dau Go Cave

The grotto is on Driftwood Island. Seen from afar, the entrance to the grotto appears to be blue, and has a shape similar to that of a jellyfish. After 90 steps up the island, the entrance is reached. The ceiling of the grotto is about 25 m. Hundreds of stalactites falling down from the roof...

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Sung Sot Cave

Situated in the centre of the UNESCO-declared World Heritage area, the Sửng Sôt or Surprise Grotto is on Bồ Hòn Island, and is one of the finest and widest grottoes of Hạ Long Bay. Ascending to the grotto, the way is covered by trees and foliage, and consists of great paved stone blocks. Inside, it...

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Thien Cung Grotto

It is situated on the south-west side the bay, 4 km from the wharf outside of Ha Long City. The way to Thiên Cung is a perilous one, covered on both sides by thick forest. After entering a narrow gate, the grotto’s 130-meter-long girth opens up. Getting in we are more astonished in front of...

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Dinh Huong Islet

In the itinerary of Thiên Cung – Ðầu Gỗ – Ti Tốp, one finds Ðỉnh Hương Islet or Lư Hương (Incense Burner Islet) to the southwest of Ðầu Gỗ Island. Passing the Chó Ðá (Stone Dog) Islet and the Con Mèo (Cat) Islet, one sees an imposing stone slab resting on two other small stones...

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Xep Islet

Xếp Islet or Layer Islet is a huge, multi-layered, square piece of stone which looks like an Egyptian pyramid built in the middle of the Bái Tử Long Bay, Cẩm Phả District.

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Yen Ngua Islet

The Yên Ngựa or Saddle Islet lies in Hạ Long Bay, in the centre of the World Heritage Area. Nature has creatively shaped two pieces of stone, one high and one lower, which are linked together to form an imposing rock, looking like a saddle. Boats can go through underneath. The whole rock resembles a...

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