Being one of seven natural wonders of modern times, Ha Long bay is appreciated by UNESCO “apart from Ha Long Bay there are no equivalent sites on the World Heritage List”. A cruise excursion to this legendary landscape will explain to you why it is the most prized treasure of Vietnam.
The reason why cruise is the most suitable vehicle for this trip is that Ha Long bay comprises of thousands of natural islands. Therefore only a 2-days cruisewill make it possible for you to admire all the beauty-spots here. The best time to contemplate all of the breath-taking spots in Ha Long is from February to June, after that travel limitation is recommended due to storms from Pacific Ocean.
On the cruise, visitors can not only admire picturesque sceneries but also explore diverse ecosystems in the water. Ecosystems are well-preserved with the diversity of many species of fishes, seaweeds, algae and zoo planktons. Besides, coral reefs and mangrove forest will make strong impression on tourists.
The cruise will drive you to natural islands of various graceful shapes in Ha Long bay. The names given to the islands were based on their shapes and forms, such as, Human Head Island, Sail Island, Fighting Cocks Islands, and so forth. The Islands look like dumb soulless stone at first. Nevertheless, if you spend times contemplating them, you will see the magic of nature when sculpturing those magnificent masterpieces.
Inside stone Islands stand many superb caves and dens such as Thien Cung, Dau Go, Sung Sot and so on. Ha Long’s Caves look like palaces on earth with glitter shining stalactites and huge majestic stalagmites. The most breath-taking cave is probably Sung Sot (“Grotte des surprises” in French). At the highest point of the cave lies a amazing “royal garden”. The charming scenery with various birds and plants of all species definitely make tourists astonished.
An indispensible in you in your itinerary is Tuan Chau Island, the most beautiful island in Ha Long Bay. Tuan Chau is not only the largest artificial beach but also the greatest amusement park here. Despite being an artificial beach, Tuan Chau still carry the beauty of nature with a spotless white sandy beach named Tra Co. Visitors are able to experienced forms of arts from the traditional performance like water puppet and traditional music to the modern one with the best service. Water-skiing, beach volleyball and sea motorcycling are among of the most worth-trying water sports once coming here. In addition, Tuan Chau International resort provides visitors with traditional music water show and unique dolphin performance with the prices of 160.000 VNĐ.
Ha Long Bay is definitely a must-see destination in your travel life. If you are an admirer of Natural Creator, you should immediately book a cruise and pack up your luggage. The trip will be unforgettable in your memory.
by Pham Thanh Ha