Ha Long Bay

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Ahoy there! Ready to set sail for one of the most stunning destinations in Vietnam? Look no further than Ha Long Bay, where majestic limestone karsts rise out of the turquoise sea like ancient sentinels.

But this UNESCO World Heritage Site is more than just a pretty face – it’s also steeped in history and culture. Legend has it that the bay was formed by a family of dragons, and today visitors can explore the caves and grottoes that dot the islands.

For a truly unforgettable experience, take a traditional junk boat tour and soak in the scenery as you float past fishermen casting their nets in the early morning mist. And don’t forget to sample the local delicacy: delicious, fresh seafood straight from the bay!

So pack your bags and get ready to take in the awe-inspiring beauty of Ha Long Bay – just don’t forget to bring your sea legs!

fishing village in halong bay

Halong Bay is home to a floating village called Cua Van, which is believed to be the largest floating village in Halong Bay. The village is home to around 700 people, most of whom make a living through fishing.

What’s unique about Cua Van is that it has its own floating school, where children from the village attend classes on a boat. In addition to the floating school, the village also has a floating basketball court and even a floating museum showcasing the local culture and way of life.

Ha Long Bay - Wonder of the World

Ha Long Bay boasts stunning scenery of emerald waters, towering limestone cliffs, and lush green islands. Take a cruise to fully appreciate its breathtaking beauty and visit the famous caves and grottoes. Enjoy kayaking, swimming, and sunbathing on secluded beaches.

Best Food & Drink

1. Ha Long Seafood

As a coastal city, Halong Bay is renowned for its fresh and delicious seafood, including crab, prawns, squid, and fish. Some popular dishes include grilled or fried squid, steamed prawns with garlic, and fish steamed in banana leaves.

2. Banh Cuon

Banh Cuon is a popular Vietnamese dish that can be found all over the country, but it’s especially famous in Halong Bay. It consists of steamed rice rolls filled with a savory mixture of ground pork, mushrooms, and onions, and served with dipping sauce and herbs.

3. Ha Long Rice Wine

Rice wine is a popular drink in Vietnam, and Halong Bay is famous for its unique version of the beverage. The wine is made from fermented sticky rice and has a sweet and slightly sour taste. It’s often served in small shot glasses and is a popular drink to enjoy with a meal.

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