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Halong Bay

Quang Ninh, Halong Bay 084, Vietnam
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As featured in Daytrips from Hanoi
Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Halong Bay
Type: Bodies of Water
Owner description: Ha Long Bay, in the Gulf of Tonkin, includes some 1,600 islands and islets, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. Because of their... more » Owner description: Ha Long Bay, in the Gulf of Tonkin, includes some 1,600 islands and islets, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. Because of their precipitous nature, most of the islands are uninhabited and unaffected by a human presence. The site's outstanding scenic beauty is complemented by its great biological interest.The outstanding value of the property is centered around the drowned limestone karst landforms, displaying spectacular pillars with a variety of coastal erosional features such as arches and caves which form a majestic natural scenery. The repeated regression and transgression of the sea on the limestone karst over geological time has produced a mature landscape of clusters of conical peaks and isolated towers which were modified by sea invasion, adding an extra elemant to the process of lateral undercutting of the limstone towers and islands. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We spent 3 days and 2 nights on the marguerite garden boat. They picked us up from hanoi and dropped us back. Our rooms were great - more than we expected for a boat; clean, comfortable and cute. With a tour you do get herded about a bit but if you're happy to just go with the flow it's a... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

If you are in Vietnam this is of course a must-see but in my opinion there are so many other places to visit. As many touristic places there was a lot of filth floating around. I always thought it were the tourists but the local people just dump there trash anywhere. Please: you have so many beautiful places. Why pollute... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Brilliant Halong Cruises agency helped to book Syrena cruise and we had a great time on boat. We visit Halong Bay on the second day. Many boats but not to noisy. Food om boat was fantastic and activities were great,too.

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Palu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Now, i know why halong bay is one of unesco heritage site, this place really amazing, if u have time take overnight stay at cruise, and u can try to swim at halong bay too... A must visit place,

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Naxxar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Definitely a not to miss experience that we highly recommend. Amazing landscape and views. A place where you stand gazing out at the views and think " what a wonderful world" amazing!

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oostkamp
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

at at halong bay racismec its funny u guys block all when its about ure advertisrs v cruise did do a racist thing and i did report that and nothing here is shown its 26 hrs in process if ure paying custumors dnt agree u dnt publish ??

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Taoyuan, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A place with stunning view that it is so breath-taking. Once you are on top of Ti-top island, you will see how beautiful it is in the area.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Great to see, and a cruise is a must. But, doubt it is worth an overnight stay on a boat, unless of sufficient comfort and quality - suspect too many are over-priced rip-offs.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Once you familiarise yourself with the large numbers of boats all around full of people also enjoying Halong bay then you can relax and enjoy the spectacular sights at this UNESCO world heritage sight! Everywhere you turn there is a great view which changes atmospherically as sunset draws closer. On our boat in the evening the crew organised a cookery... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

An incredible place but DO NOT go via Halong city or through an overpriced cruise/boat/tour from Hanoi. Go to the commercially undeveloped yet gorgeous Cat Ba island and get a bargain trip from there without the crowds, noise and pollution

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