No trip to the north of Vietnam is complete without a trip to Ha Long Bay! A trip to South East Asia, and certainly to Vietnam, is not complete without visiting this breathtakingly beautiful sight of Ha Long Bay. Is it really worth it?
Ha Long Bay, literally means ‘Bay of Descending Dragon’, is considered one of the most famous destinations not just in Viet Nam but also the rest of Asia. Situated in the coastal province of Quang Ninh where is only 170 km from the capital of Ha Noi, in the Gulf of Tonkin, Ha Long Bay includes some 2,000 islands and islets, most of which are uninhabited and unaffected by humans, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars.
Inaugurated into the World Natural Heritage list in 1994 by UNESCO, Ha Long Bay has been bestowed with clear and calm waters, pristine beaches, beautiful limestone formations, islands and islets, and caves which take different shapes such as Wooden Stake Cave, Pelican Cave, and Cock Islands. 6 years later, in 2,000, Ha Long Bay is recognized by UNESCO for the second time for its natural and geological beauty.
The Bay’s Geological value is evaluated in two ways: by the history of its formation and its karst geomorphology. It is also home to the ancient Viet people beginning from 7,000 to 18,000 years ago, Ha Long’s Cultural − Historical value. Besides, Bio-diversity is an important natural resource, to be well-conserved so as to maintain the ecological balance of the whole region.
Ha Long Bay attracts visitors year-round with peak season between late May and early August. January to March is often cool and drizzly, and the ensuing fog can make visibility low, but adds bags of eerie atmosphere. From May to September tropical storms are frequent, and year-round tourist boats sometimes need to alter their itineraries, depending on the weather.
Viewed from above, Ha Long Bay looks like an extremely vivid huge drawing, sailing past the evocatively shaped islets and drasmatic caves of Halong Bay can be a magical experience. And if you want to spend a long day to explore Ha Long Bay and still have time to enjoy the golf courses in Ha Noi, High Class Holiday – Extra Saving – this UniGolf’s tour is the perfect choice for you. Gently take off from the waters and effortlessly ascending to the skies. Spectacular views, spacious cabin, five star service on every flight, luxury accommodation and round of golf at Ha Noi Golf Club – one of the best golf courses in the North will definitely make your trip.