Halong Bay
Halong Bay
Halong Bay

Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site, has often been suggested as one of the major natural wonders of the world.

Overview

Halong is 170 kilometres east of Hanoi. The name translated into English means “Bay of Descending Dragons” and first appeared in print in a 19th Century French map.  There was a story about a huge sea snake being seen by a French boat in 1898 and the name emerged from there as a French newspaper described the snake as a dragon. There is over 100 kilometres of coastline and almost 2,000 islands.

Caves in Halong

Caves in Halong

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