Halong bay is a very scenic area in the Gulf of Tonkin, 170 km east of Hanoi. The bay consists of a dense cluster of almost 2000 limestone islands and rock formations protruding spectacularly from the sea, each covered with thick vegetation. The area is similar to the Phang Nga bay in southwest Thailand. Many of the islands are hollow and contain enormous caves. Two of the larger islands, Tuan Chau and Cat Ba, have permanent human settlements. In the Halong bay there are also floating villages of fishermen. Halong bay has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1994.

Trip to Halong bay photo gallery  - 10 pictures of Trip to Halong bay
Halong bay views photo gallery  - 22 pictures of Halong bay views
People and house boats photo gallery  - 17 pictures of People and house boats
Halong bay cave photo gallery  - 20 pictures of Halong bay cave
10 photos of the minibus and boat trip from Hanoi to Halong bay
22 photos and panorama views of the karst rock formations and islands in the Halong bay
17 photos of people living in Halong bay and of house boats
20 photos of a cave with stunning rock formations in an island of the Halong bay
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