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Stunned by the beauty of Halong

by /bio/pham_yen »

I've seen many pictures of Ha Long, heard much about the beauty of Halong Bay. I know that the beautiful Halong and secretly wished to set foot once. Yet when the eyes to admire her beauty, I still can not help dumbfounded. When the ship gave us weaving between the steep limestone cliffs, show up between the deep blue water, I suddenly had the feeling that I had lost in a picture wearing any.   But someone will say that I am exaggerating affordable. But really, at that moment, for I have an emotion, I felt that my heart was trembling. A feeling that I never felt in the previous trip. Previously, when I read an essay, a poem about a particular beauty, I also see good, but the feeling or emotion that just a glance by the beauty of words. But now I know, the beauty of nature can touch the depths of the soul.   In moments sat broadside, heard the ship displacement, between a blue space, quiet, peaceful, I thought "The Vietnamese themselves beautiful." Looking excited faces of Canadian professors participated in the delegation, I do not hide the pride that permeates.   When climbing mountains Ti Top island, I have discovered a secret of Halong: in each different heights, we can see a completely different Halong. I really understand why people praised Halong. A hearty lunch with seafood on board, between the small country is an immense great experience that I can not forget.   That year, the show has launched Halong voted the world's natural heritage has been energetically engaged me immediately. I also send messages to friends and vote. That's not just because I am a Vietnam that because I see Halong totally deserves this title and should be preserved for future generations.   I also read that there are feedback-related services and tourism management. One time I went to Stonehenge, seen from the water management of your heritage, I found that Vietnam tourism must also learn from international experience. Nature was so beautiful, try to preserve her beauty as an invaluable asset of the nation and of mankind.

RE: Stunned by the beauty of Halong

by /bio/azooki_traveller »

Hello Pham_yen, great experience you have there. Just to add in discovering Halong Bay, the best way to see the wonderful sceneries of it is to explore it via cruising. It will enable you to see all the best spot in Halong Bay which includes the best stalactites and stalagmites of Thien Cung and Dau Go caves. You will pass some rock islands, caves and spectacular beaches.  You get to enjoy the crystal blue-green waves pounding to the cruise ship and make you feel like Jack Sparrow who aims for the golden treasure. Relax while adoring the picture perfect cliffs and mountainous islands that weren’t touched by any hunter. This is also why it has been recognized by UNESCO twice in a row and has been included in the 7 Wonders of the World in 2012.


RE: Stunned by the beauty of Halong

by /bio/keith-valentina »

About Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay (the bay where the dragon lands) is a small bay of the west coast Gulf of Tonkin of Vietnam Northeast Sea, including the sea islands of Ha long City, Cam Pha City and a part of the Van Don district island. Ha Long Bay includes 1,969 islands, of which have named 989 islands and unnamed 980 ones.

The legend of Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay has been long formed due to tectonic movement. However, in the minds of the Vietnamese people from prehistoric age with the imagination and the idea of ??folk roots as children of Fairy Dragon, some legends said that when the Vietnamese State established and fought against foreign invaders, the Jade Emperor sent Mother Dragon and her Child Dragons down to earth to help the Vietnamese fight the enemy. While invaders' boats were rushing to the sea-shore, the dragons landed down on earth. Dragons immediately ejected fire and engulfed invaders, and then beautiful landscapes appeared and turned into thousands of stone islands emerging in the sea like a solid wall blocking the enemy warships.

After the victory, seeing peaceful landscapes on the Earth, lush trees, hard-working people, Mother Dragon and Child Dragons did not return Heaven but stayed on earth, where the battle took place. The location Mother Dragon landed is Ha Long; where Child Dragons landed is Bai Tu Long and dragon's tails called Bach Long Vi (Tra Co Peninsula in the past, with 15-km long sandy beaches).

Landscape Values

Viewing from high, Ha Long Bay looks as a lively giant ink painting. That is beautiful and talented art works of the creator which turn thousands of natural quiet stone islands into flawless sculptures and paintings with different graceful shapes, just very familiar just as alien to humans. Thousands of islands are bobbing in the shimmering waves; they look energetic but also very soft, graceful, and lively. Boating in Ha Long with thousands of stone islands, we seem to be lost in a world of fairy stone here. There is an island like someone is heading to the mainland – Human’s head islet; one is like a dragon hovering above the water – Dragon islet; one is like an old man sitting fishing – La Vong islet; etc.

Hidden in the hearts of such these stone islands are beautiful caves such as: Thien Cung cave, Dau Go cave, Sung Sot cave, Trinh Nu cave, Tam Cung cave, etc. Those are really castles of Creator on the Earth. In the past, Ha Long was named “Wonders on Earth among Heaven” by great writer Nguyen Trai.

Ha Long is a place of high biodiversity with typical eco-systems like mangrove ecosystems, coral reef ecosystems, tropical forest ecosystems, etc., with thousands abundant and diverse species of plants and animals together with particularly rare species found only in this place.

With such special values, Ha Long Bay has been recognized as Vietnam's national heritage in 1962 by the Ministry of Culture and Information, as a World Heritage site by UNESCO (in 1994 in terms of aesthetic value, in 2000 in terms of geological and landform value); and voted as one of the seven natural wonders by New7Wonders on November 11, 2011.