Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay

exploring a unique landscape of limestone pillars in the South China Sea

Location: 

Hạ Long Bay, Thành phố Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam

Duration: 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Personal highlights

  1. Ha Long Bay: large natural bay in Northeast of Vietnam in the South China Sea
  2. Limestones: about 2,000 limestone pillars and isles peering out of the water
  3. History: formed over millions of years; traces of human activities since 10,000 BC
  4. Tourism: one of Vietnam's most scenic and most visited sites, totally overcrowded
  5. UNESCO: protected area because of its unique landscape and geological formation

Image sources

  1. Limestone peering out of the Bay
  2. View over Me Cung Island and Bay
  3. Getting closer to a limestone
  4. Small fishing boat in the bay
  5. Captain taking it easy

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