These are some shots thru the lens of my Nikon Coolpix P510 which is very handy yet pictureques. As the title reads, I am sharing with you all the fantastic views of Ha Long Bay, Vietnam from my Wanderlust Pictorial Collection.
Halong Bay is one of the world’s natural wonders, and is the most beautiful tourist destination of Vietnam. Halong Bay features more than one thousand awesome limestone karsts and islands of various sizes and shapes along the 120-km coastline of Bai Chay Beach in the Gulf of Tonkin, includes some 1,600 islands and islets, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. Because of their precipitous nature, most of the islands are uninhabited and unaffected by a human presence. The site’s outstanding scenic beauty is complemented by its great biological interest.
“Ha Long” means “Bay of Descending Dragons”. When mentioning the present-day Quang Ninh Sea or Ha Long Bay,old historical books often referred to them by the names of An Bang, Luc Thuy or Van Don.
- 1962: ‘Renowned National Landscape Monument’ by Vietnam Tourism Authority.
- 1994: UNESCO World Heritage Site by UNESCO
- 2012: New 7 Wonders by New 7 Wonders Foundation
- Member of Club of the Most Beautiful Bays of the World
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