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.

01 Parked minibuses and tourists 02 Building in Halong harbour 03 Halong harbour ticket counter 04 Boats in Halong harbour 05 Boats in Halong harbour
06 Boats in Halong harbour 07 Tourist boats on their way to Halong bay 08 Tourist boats on their way to Halong bay 09 Tourist boats on their way to Halong bay
10 Tourist boats on their way to Halong bay 01 Bay with karst limestone rock formations 02 Bay with karst limestone rock formations 03 Karst limestone cliffs 04 Karst limestone cliffs
05 Karst limestone cliffs 06 Karst limestone cliffs 07 Karst limestone rocks 08 Bay with karst limestone rock formations 09 Bay with karst limestone rock formations
10 Bay with karst limestone rock formations 11 Bay panorama view with rock formations 12 Bay panorama view with rock formations
13 Bay panorama view with rock formations 14 Sea passage cave 15 Sea passage cave 16 Sea passage cave
17 Sea passage cave 18 Sea passage cave 19 Bay with karst limestone rock formations 20 Karst limestone tower 21 Bay with karst limestone rock formations
22 Panoramic view of bay 01 Boat houses in bay 02 Bay with karst cliffs and boat houses 03 Boat houses in bay
04 Bay with karst cliffs and boat houses 05 Boat houses in bay 06 Boat houses in bay 07 Tourist boat anchored in bay
08 Wooden platform and boat 09 Fish farm 10 Dog 11 Fruits vendors on boats 12 Fruits vendor on boat
13 Fruits vendor on boat 14 Fruits on boat 15 Boat and fishermen 16 Boat and fishermen 17 Boy fishing in boat
01 Tourists in cave 02 Stalactites and other rock formations 03 Stalactites and other rock formations 04 Stalactites and other rock formations 05 Stalactites and other rock formations 06 Stalactites and other rock formations 07 Stalactites and mushroom rock formations
08 Stalactites and other rock formations 09 Stalactites and other rock formations 10 Cave opening 11 Stalactites and other rock formations 12 Stalactites and other rock formations 13 Huge stalactites pillar
14 Stalactites and other rock formations 15 Stalactites and other rock formations 16 Stalactites and other rock formations 17 Blue mushroom shaped rock formations 18 Stalactites and other rock formations 19 View of cave interior
20 View of cave interior
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