North Vietnam, Ha Long Bay. Photos
Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay (Vietnamese: Vịnh Hạ Long, literally: "descending dragon bay") is
a popular travel destination and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The bay consists of a dense cluster of some 1,600 limestone
monolithic islands each topped with thick jungle vegetation,
rising spectacularly from the ocean. Several of the islands are
hollow, with enormous caves. Hang Đầu Gỗ (Wooden stakes cave) is
the largest grotto in the Hạ Long area. There are two bigger
islands, Tuần Châu and Cát Bà, that have permanent inhabitants,
as well as tourist facilities including hotels and beaches.
There are a number of beautiful beaches on the smaller islands.
The climate of the bay is tropical, wet, sea islands,
with two seasons: hot and moist summer, and dry and cold winter.
The average temperature is from 15 °C- 25 °C
Ha Long Bay. The ships
The ship "Ha Long 19"
A community of around 1,600 people live on Hạ Long Bay in fishing
villages. They live on floating houses and are sustained through fishing
and marine aquaculture
Ha Long Bay, fishing village
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