Halong Bay

A short trip east of Hanoi lies ones of Vietnam’s real wonders; Halong Bay. The name translates as “dragon descending” and the area is steeped in mystery, myth and legend.

Comprising spectacular limestone karsts, cliffs, arches and coves, this coastal landscape is one of Vietnam’s most memorable sights. The bay encompasses 1,500 sq kilometres and is dotted with well over 3,000 limestone islands and islets.