Halong Bay, located in northeast Vietnam, is renowned for its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands topped by rainforests.
Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular travel destination in the Province of Qu-Ninh, Vietnam. The name means “descending dragon”, although this meaning is not recorded prior to 19th century. Administratively, the bay belongs to the city of Hạ Long, Cẩm Phả city, and is a part of Vân Đồn district. Thousands of limestone karsts and islands are present in different shapes and sizes in the bay, covered with lush vegetation.
Ha Long Bay is the center of a larger region that includes the northeast of Bai Tu Long Bay and the southwest of Cát Bà Island. The geological, geographical, geomorphological, environmental, and cultural characteristics of these larger zones are similar.
This is popular destination for day trip from Hanoi or for some aquatic activities, such as cruise, kayaking, stand up paddle board, exploration of caves, visiting floating villages or swimming.