Halong Bay is the most famous destination in Vietnam and everyone are talking about it, but have you ever wonder what is the reason to visit Halong Bay? In this article we will show you 3 mains reason why Halong Bay is necessary to complete your vacation in Vietnam.
A real life Pandora Planet
Have you watched the movie Avatar? If the answer is yes, we believe that one of the most impressive thing for you is floating mountains on Pandora. You can telling yourself that such thing like floating rocks are only on the movie but they are actually appear on Earth in Halong Bay.
In Ha long Bay, there are around 1969 limestone rising from the sea. On top of ever mountain are huge amount of trees, make these island become a real floating forest. There are several large caves located within the island. The Surprise Cave is the most beautiful with the roof is 25 meters above cave door and the size is nearly 1000 sqm.
In 1994, Halong Bay was recognized as World’s Heritage Site by UNESCO and become popular for tourists. And it is good to know that large parts of Ha Long Bay are officially protected from development. The islands vary greatly in size and shape as well as structure.
Experience local life on the water
There are local people living on boats in Halong today since hundreds of years ago. They catch fishes and farming mussels for food or exchange to money and rice with people from main land. A floating hospital and school was built by local government consequently provide basic public services for fishermen. Therefore, they do not need to give up their tradition life style.
If you want to learn about local people, then you should not miss to do the kayak through their village. This activities is an opportunity to see locals going about their daily business, where a casual, friendly atmosphere pervades. Challenge yourself by try to catching some treats for or making fishing nets with the locals.
A great cruise trip
The best way to explore Halong is get on a boat and sailing into the heart of Heritage Site. Hidden lagoons, unexploited beaches and exotic grottoes are waiting for you.
For a stellar experience on the water, look no further than wooden boats called junks which are abundant in Ha long Bay and come in different price ranges. It is probably the best means of travelling in the region. A cruise trip in Halong can last for few hours up to whole day or even spending a night on boat, but overall the experience is truly outclass and wonderful.
There are many Cruises in Halong Bay with different style and price ranges.0