Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay hailed as ‘world’s most impressive’

Ha Long Bay in Vietnam

Recently, the world’s leading travel website The Travel has praised Ha Long Bay as a particularly impressive destination. In addition, Ha Long Bay was “one of the most beautiful attractions in Southeast Asia“, he added.

The Travel introduces Vietnam as a country with many fascinating things, such as unique street foods, the world’s largest cave or beautiful unspoiled tropical beaches. As one of the most beautiful wonders in Vietnam, Ha Long Bay is definitely a destination visitors should not miss when coming Vietnam.

Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay

What is special about Ha Long Bay?

Ha Long Bay attracts visitors by the beautiful limestone mountains that look like a scene from a sci-fi movie. The best way to explore this bay is to go on a boat excursion. On this, tourists can feel emerald water and breathe in fresh air.

For many foreign visitors, the impressive scenery of Ha Long Bay is considered as one of the symbols for “Vietnam tourism”. This wonder contains thousands of islands, countless caves and impressive ecosystems.

Ha Long Bay has an area of ​​about 1,553 km² with 1,969 islands and islets. In which, 989 islands and islets have been named. When discovering the beauty of Ha Long Bay, visitors can feel lost in the world of rocky islands with shapes that change depending on the angle and light.

Ha Long Bay in Vietnam
Ha Long Bay in Vietnam

In Vietnamese language, the word “Ha Long” means dragon landing. It associated with the legend of the dragon descending to help people fight the enemy.

Tourism activities in Ha Long Bay

Tourists should avoid visiting Ha Long Bay between June and August. This is a rainy and windy time, making it difficult to navigate and explore the bay.

Cruise and kayaking

The most popular activity is to explore Ha Long Bay on a cruise. Nothing can beat the relaxing feeling of floating on the sea on a peaceful morning. Surrounding the yacht are limestone mountains of various shapes covered with trees and wild animals.

Kayaking on Ha Long Bay
Kayaking on Ha Long Bay

Another option is that tourists can explore the bay by themselves, kayaking. The late afternoon is the best time for boating because the sun has cooled down. Moreover, the lagoon area is relatively quiet because the fishermen have come ashore.

Visiting the caves

Famous for many mysterious pristine caves, Ha Long Bay is likened to a giant “nature museum”.

Sung Sot Cave is located in the central area of ​​Ha Long Bay. This cave was ranked in the top 10 most beautiful caves in the world voted by the Czech Association of Travel Agents and Brokers in 2012. Sung Sot Cave contains a lot of islands with unique shapes.

Sung Sot Cave
Sung Sot Cave

In addition, Thien Cung cave, Dau Go cave, Me Cung cave … are also other suggestions tourists can consider visiting.

Exploring floating villages

Not only limestone mountains or mysterious caves, Ha Long Bay also entertains visitors with fishing villages containing cultural values.

Floating houses in Ha Long Bay
Floating houses in Ha Long Bay

Visitors can spend time exploring different fishing communities, in famous fishing villages such as Cua Van fishing village, Vung Vieng fishing village…

Climbing

With outstanding topographical features, Ha Long Bay gradually becomes one of the first destinations in Vietnam suitable for lovers of mountain climbing.

Vietnamese sources: https://vietnamnet.vn/vinh-ha-long-cua-viet-nam-duoc-ca-ngoi-la-an-tuong-nhat-the-gioi-2043859.html