An impressive seascape formed by thousands of limestone islands.
In total, there are some 1,600 weathered pinnacles and islets punctuating the emerald-colored bay. They create an otherworldy scenery that has inspired poets and artists for centuries.
In the old Vietnamese language, “Ha Long” means “descending dragon”.
These towering pillars rise from the seabed like a defensive wall and locals believe that they are the vestige of a legendary battle.
Eons of wind and waves have sculpted the rocky island into a variety of shapes.
They stand between 50 to 90 meters high and are mostly unspoiled by human activities. The islands are topped with lush vegetation.
Some large islands feature marvelous karst caves, while others have sandy beaches where visitors can dip in the cool water.
Inside the magnificent Awesome Cave.