Triumph many candidates to become member of New World 7 Nature Wonder, Halong bay is always worth to do a trip there with many of purposes that adventure or leisure travel. It is fantastic feeling once you put your steps here.
Located in Northeast Vietnam, Halong Bay is a part of the Tonkin Gulf. It was called “the Wonder standing in the Heaven” by a World Cultural Celebrities-Nguyen Trai. Halong Bay was recognized twice as the World Natural Heritage by UNESCO on the values of geomorphology in 1994 and on the value of Natural Beauty in 2000.
The Bay covers a total area of 1553 km2, including 1969 island and it is divided into 2 types: limestone islands and schist islands, which concentrated in two main areas of southeast (belonging to Bai Tu Long) and the southwest (belonging to Halong Bay). Because Halong bay is situated in the north, the weather has 4 seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter. Tourists can travel to Halong Bay whenever you want. It is the best choice if you choose to travel from April to October and from December to February. In the winter, visitors will have opportunities to experience chili cold and foggy weather.
The story about Halong bay is related to country protecting. When Vietnam had just started to develop into a country, they had to fight against invaders. To support Vietnamese people in defending their country, God sent a family of dragons as protectors. This family of dragons began spitting out jewels and jade. These jewels turned into the islands and islets dotting the bay, linking together to form a great wall against the invaders. Under magics, numerous rock mountains abruptly appeared on the sea, ahead of invaders’ ships; the forward ships struck the rocks and each other. After winning the battle, the dragons were interested in peaceful sightseeing of the Earth, and then decided to live in this bay. The place where the mother dragon descended was named Hạ Long, the place where the dragon’s children attended upon their mother was called Bái Tử Long island (Bái: attend upon, Tử: children, Long: dragon), and the place where the dragon’s children wriggled their tails violently was called Bạch Long Vỹ island (Bạch: white-color of the foam made when Dragon’s children wriggled, Long: dragon, Vỹ: tail), present day Trà Cổ peninsula, Mong Cai.