Halong Bay in Vietnam, a nature lover’s paradise!
Did you ever dream of being in a James Bond style exotic location? If exotic and dramatic natural beauty appeal to you on a grand scale, than make sure to include Halong Bay in Quang Ninh Province of northern Vietnam, in your travel plans.
Encompassing an impressive 600 square miles, Halong Bay, which opens onto the South China Sea, is home to something like three thousand multi-million year old limestone karsts and islets dotted with caves and grottoes, including the renowned Dau Go Cave, also called “Grotte des Merveilles”. Truly a nature-lover’s paradise.
Twice named a UNESCO World Heritage site, in 1994 for its aesthetic value and then again in 2000 for its geological and geomorphological value, Halong Bay is considered one of the most beautiful bays in the world and for good reason.
Take a boat ride out into the bay, close your eyes for a few moments, and as you open them again, you just might think you were in the midst of a beautiful dream where dramatic limestone rock formations rise out of an azure blue sea … or then again, maybe you really are in some exotic location with scenery that is straight out of James Bond!
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