If you are coming to Vietnam as a tourist, then there is one place that you will surely not miss to visit. There is no reason at all not to come and see Ha Long Bay because it is considered as one of the 7 Wonders of the World. So, will you not consider booking for a Ha long Bay Tour whenever you come to Vietnam?
There are so many places in the world, having natural beauty. Therefore, Ha Long Bay, which is also called as he Bay of Descending Dragons, was given the title as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World in 2012, is indeed possessing a genuine and natural beauty. Aside from that prestigious title, it was also considered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
So, if you have the chance to come and visit Vietnam, see more things to do in Halong Bay to be included in your itinerary.
Reasons for considering Ha Long Bay to be in Top 7 of the Natural Wonders of the World
You can find Ha Long Bay in the town of Cam Pha that belongs to the district of Van Don, which is found in the province of QuangNinh. Ha Long Bay is famous for its various isles and limestone karsts. In the northeastern part of Ha Long Bay, you can find Bai Tu Long Bay and then, the Cat Ba Island in the southwestern part.
Can you imagine how huge Ha Long Bay is? It covers an area of about 1,553km2. Of course, around 2,000 islets and limestone are already included there. The core of Ha Long Bay alone already covers an area of around 334km2 with 775 islets of high density.
Do you know how long it took for the limestone to form? It will take 500 million years to form the limestone. And then, how long do you think the karsts were formed? It actually took 20 million years. Isn’t it amazing how these limestones and karts were formed? Therefore, it is right to call that Ha Long Bay is one of the New 7 Natural Wonders of the World.
Another reason to look at why Ha Long Bay is in the top 7 of the Natural Wonders of the World is the widespread existence of 14 floral species and 60 faunal species found in the region. Aside from that the region was turned to be a biodiversity of tropical evergreen and oceanic biosystem.
Exploring Ha Long Bay
Tourists may come and explore Ha Long Bay, which is situated in the northern part of Vietnam. It is just 170km far from the east of Hanoi. And then, you can find the Gulf of Tangkia, where Ha Long Bay is located. You may reach the place by bus, taxi, train, seaplane or private car. You can always ask your travel agency to make this arrangement for you.
You may access and move around the islands of Ha Long Bay through ports. They have the port of Haiphong, which is in the Red River’s mouth. The other is in the port of Ha long City from the northern part. And then, through the port of CaiRong in the northeast.
The best and ideal way to explore Ha Long Bay is through cruising the islands. It could have better if you can book a tour in the months of March until June because the weather is sunny. So, nothing will spoil the trip and the water calm. Therefore, it is safer to cruise.
There are numerous islands and islets in Ha Long Bay. Among the famous ones are the heavily forested Ban Sen; Cat Ba, where you can find the endangered Ba Langur cat, caves and a national park; the outlying, Quan Lan Island; the inhabited Van Don Island; Dau Be Island, an ideal spot for diving due to its corals, caves, grottoes and inland lakes; Dau Go Island, though it has a damaged cave; Bo Hon Island, where you can find the Hang Trinh Nu or the Virgin Cave, which is famous because of the shrine and the Hung Sung Sot Cave with a steep way, having two chambers with various resembles and shapes, and then, you can also find here the Hang Bo Nau or the Pelican Cave with hanging stalactites.
Those are the important sites for you to explore in your Ha Long Bay tours. With such natural beauty, no tourist can ever resist the eagerness to witness it.