Majestic and mysterious, inspiring and amazing imagination: all is not enough words to describe the beauty of this miracle of nature — Halong Bay. Try to imagine more than three thousand islands rising from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin — and your imagination is not half as beautiful as views of the bay, from which breathtaking. Halong Bay — a perfect work of art, a priceless collection of unfinished sculptures, created by the hands of nature.
In 1994, this place has been taken under the protection of UNESCO, with all the islands, full of wild beaches, grottoes and caves overgrown wilds slopes, flowing into the azure Tonkin.
Most of the tourists going on a cruise around the bay, begins his walk to explore caves or trekking on Cat Ba Island National Park. In addition, there may be a good idea to spend a day at the beach — convenient for coastal bathing in excess, but the best is the area Lan Ha Bay on the island of Cat Ba, where the quiet sandy stretches of land.
Halong Bay is full of myths and legends, in which the Vietnamese people believe honest with its inherent bigotry. For example, the name of the bay is translated as «the place where the dragon descended into the sea.»
Halong City — the main gateway to the world of Halong Bay. And when speaking about the bay and its islands, decided to roll his eyes and breathy to pronounce the word «paradise», the respect of the place, for the most part, turn up their noses and say «hell of a place.» Local investors are not willing to invest their money in the city’s infrastructure, which, however, did not stop much of determined to explore every stone of Vietnam and Ha Long tourist.
As a tourist attraction, «number one» in the north-east of the country, Halong Bay has no shortage of travelers throughout the year. However, from February to April in the Bay is not the most inspiring weather — the wind blowing, and often drizzles fine penetrating rain, which affects not the best way and visibility.
Halong Bay is full of myths and legends, in which the Vietnamese people believe honest with its inherent bigotry. For example, the name of the bay is translated as «the place where the dragon descended into the sea.» Legend has it that the islands of the Gulf have created a huge dragon living in the mountains. Having decided to leave his refuge, and the flight to the coast, he touched the tail of the valley, he pulled down the cliff until plunged into the sea that rose and flooded Halong, leaving on top only a bizarre rock formations — the island.
Today the dragon in all sorts of shapes and images has become a popular souvenir, which sell local. Also in the price of coral and shells, stalactites and stalagmites of the caves, as well as ashtrays, rings and other such small things from stones found in the territory of Ha Long.