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  • Halong bay in evening atmosphere

    Before sunset fisher boats return home to their villages. The atmosphere is fabulously.

  • At small beach on a limestone island

    The limestone formations are both bizarre and awesome. Between the rocks are beaches for a romantic refreshment in warm water or to take a paddleboat for rafting round the limestone rocks.

  • Halong tour stopover

    Halong In depth we also found a place where we could explore the different option for touring the Bay, visit the cave and spend a rest on a small beach.

  • Halong Bay formerly called descending dragon bay

    The legend says that during the old time when the country was newly formed, Vietnamese had to fight against fierce invaders coming from the North through the sea. Feeling sorry for the country, The Jade Emperor sent the Mother Dragon and her children desc…

  • Floating showroom for masterworks with pearls

    We had chance to visit a floating pearl farm and see how local people produce great pearls. This pearl village was established in 1995 by a Japanese organization, after years run by Japanese experts, it was transferred for Vietnamese and now run by A Viet…

  • Pearl grower working

    A specialist worker with more than 10 years experience carries out correctly the treatment and implantation of cell, the culture of artificial pearl and the care of pearl-culturing oyster, the most important operation in pearl culture process so that pear…

  • Pearls breed in Halong Bay

    Pearls have been considered as a precious natural gift endowed to countries with the advantage of having a long coastline, like Viet Nam. Therefore, Pearl culture has become a good business for Vietnam and there are two major pearl farms in Halong Bay.

  • Between the limestones in Halong bay

    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.

  • View out the rock cave

    A dramatic setting of rocky formations and crystal blue waters, the bay is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

  • Tourist tour in small boat

    Visitors here are lured to an exciting tour to the natural rock tunnel seeing the other side of Halong bay.

  • Junk in the Halong bay

    Typical fishing boat going out the bay to get a good catch.

  • School room on a floating village

    The classroom of a school which was refurbished by an Australian school called Kambala from Sydney.

  • Fisher woman rows out selling souvenirs

    During our tour in the Halong bay inhabitants from fishing villages come to sell handicraft produkts and to increase their income.

  • Work on the fishing boat

    Traditionally, each boat in the floating village is a separate household, though the raft or boat always serves more than one function. It is a home, a means of transport, and a source of income.

  • Fisher village in Halong bay

    Halong bay and the surrounding bays are a unique location. Every visitor should not miss a visit in a floating fishing village. This village in front of the limestone rocks gave an idyllic impression due the vista in the mirror effect.

  • Life in the fishing village

    The residents are inextricably linked to their setting, forming an integrated cultural landscape and living tradition. An influx of tourists and associated development has altered this place and with it the social and physical context of these people. Cha…

  • Floating fishing village in Halong bay

    A lot of floating villages are among the most special attractions of Halong Bay. As most of the rock islands in the area are too poor to be cultivated, daily life in the village is very hard and poor. Food and water are imported from the mainland; the mai…

  • Halong Bay in sunset

    First impressions of the popular travel destination. Halong Bay, in the Gulf of Tonkin, includes some 1,600 islands and islets, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars.

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