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Halong bay in Vietnam - the Famous World Natural Wonder

Halong bay in Vietnam recently becomes one of the top tourist attractions. The stunning beauty protected from human beings has attracted many tourists all over the world. A cruise to Halong Bay in Vietnam can give the visitors chance to experience the diverse natural landscapes as well as the local culture.

1. The legend of Halong bay

Once upon a time, when the country was formed, the Vietnamese forefathers had to face up with the invaders from the North. The war to defend the peace of the old Vietnam was on the sea. The Mother Dragons and her children were sent to help ancient Vietnamese people to protect their country. The dragons moved down upon the earth and incinerate the attacker and spat the jewels of emerald and jade, created great islands and islets as the invincible walls pretending the aggressors from attacking. The enemies absconded and finally, the peace returned to the South East Asian land.

After the fight, admiring the unspoiled beauty of this land, the Mother Dragon and her children did not come back to the heaven and remained in the mortal world. The children lay on the lands creating the stunning place – Bai Tu Long, which means “Thanks to the Dragon children”. Bach Long Vi was made from tails of the dragon children. On the other hand, Halong Bay was formed by the great Mother Dragon. The literal mean of Halong Bay is “Descending Dragon Bay”, which is extracted from this legend.

2. How to reach Halong Bay

Halong bay in Vietnam has been developed in all aspects especially in transport, travelers can easily access to Halong Bay. Some visitors choose a large international cruise shops docking in Cai Lan international Port which might take 10 minutes from Halong Bay. Some choose to start their trip from Hanoi with 180km or from Hai Phong with 80 km by airport.

The most popular way to reach Halong Bay is by road following Highway 18. This highway goes through Tuan Chau Island, Bai Chay Road and Hon Gai Bridge. If travelers begin their cruise from Hanoi, it takes 4 hours to get this beautiful land.

If the travelers begin their cruise from farther places as Danang, Nha Trang or Ho Chi Minh city, traveling by air is more suitable. The visitors can choose the Hanoi airport or Hai Phong airport and continue reaching by car. In particular, the foreign travelers from Southeast Asia need to take two airport to get access to Halong Bay in Vietnam.

Train was one of the easiest way connecting Hanoi and Halong Bay in 2010. However, in recent years, it has been discontinued and reaching Halong Bay is not possible.

3. Services in Halong Bay

The travelers have variety of restaurants, bars, hotels, resorts or homestays. The famous names as Vinpearl Ha Long Bay resort with panoramic views over Halong Bay and tasty delicious Vietnamese flavors or the homestay services with local people can totally satisfy any tourists reaching there.

Sun World Halong Park

Sun World Halong bay is the largest tourist- recreational complex of Vietnam. The visitors reaching here can have chance to enjoy the mysterious life in the “Dragon land” and try plenty of captivating and novel attraction.

Sun Wheel

Sun Wheel is the ideal place for the travelers to stare at the unrivaled panoramic view of Ha Long Bay – the World Heritage of Vietnam. The Wheel is located on top of Ba Deo Mountain at about 250m above the sea-level. With about 64 cabins which can transfer 384 passengers, 1200 passengers an hour, the travelers certainly can enjoy Halong Bay with breathtaking view.

Queen Cable Car

Queen Cable Car passes through the Cua Luc Bay gateway including a huge cabin system accommodating 230 persons per cabins. This Cable Car is expected to continue to put the name of Vietnam to the list of the new world record for the cable car. Queen Cable Car is proud to receive 2 Guinness World Records: The highest passenger capacity in a cable carbin with 230 people a cabin and the tallest cable car tower with 188.88 meters.

Zen Garden

Zen Garden offers the visitors with the great view over the best corners of the heritage city. The garden is charming with bonsai trees, penzai tray landscape, Koi Llake and waterfalls, which attract those love the beauty of nature.

Other interesting place can be found here are Ha Long Public Beach and Arcade Zone with many fascinating activities.

 Halong Bay in Vietnam is definitely one of the top tourist attractions every year. A cruise to Halong to stare at the beauty of the nature, to listen to the legends of this beautiful bay and to enjoy the services here can create the memorable moment for travelers.

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