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Halong Bay

Quang Ninh, Halong Bay 084, Vietnam
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As featured in Daytrips from Hanoi
Ranked #1 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

I hope someone in the Vietnamese Tourist Industry monitors Trip Advisor, this is a beautiful place in danger of being spoiled by boats just dumping their waste in the sea. Cruising past the islands is wonderful, but when you Kayak through a mass of debris it ruins the appeal of the trip. Educate the locals, fine the offenders, employ people... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

great trip on a boat to relax and see some beautifull caves as well ..better to have two nights as you can enjoy more .. F&B is included and quite of good standard .. lovely time for couples !! to highlight " Saigon Tourisem " is a great choice to book such tours .. excellent customer services !

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Cebu Island, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

wonderful scenery......no, more like amazing scenery. Just too long of a ride from Hanoi to Halong as the buses drive to damn slow.

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Santa Rosa, California
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, dramatic, a must see once in your life. The only reason this is a 4 star instead of 5 is because there are areas with garbage slicks now. It's a shame, but the place as a whole is still just so picturesque, brilliant sunsets, dramatic lightning and thunder storms in the middle of the night...

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The boat trip that we took out to the bay was really amazing. I was just going through pictures this morning and must say this was one of the most amazing natural places I have ever seen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I had been in some beautiful places in Thailand before, but they do not compare to the greatness of Halong Bay. The views are espectacular! And a 2 day tour is recommended to appreciate the bay at different times of the day.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We swam in the sea which was lovely and warm and the shells were abundant. The area is lovely and such a peaceful place. The boat cruise on the bay was amazing.

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Da Nang, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I just had the opportunity to travel to Halong Bay. It was amazing! We booked a tour through a great company called Trekking Travel. There are many companies you can book with in Hanoi but I highly recommend this very organized tour. We also booked a three day , two night tour but decided to stay on Cat Ba island... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The title makes it sound a tad more adventurous than it was, but we visited Halong Bay by booking a 3day/2night cruise package that took in some of the most scenic parts while also permitting more up-close interaction by means of some kayaking. Other reviews and online information will make it clear enough how beautiful this area is. A cruise... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Booked over night boat trip on Paloma. The trip and experience on the Paloma boat exceeded all my expectations. I booked it direct from UK, and communication was fine. I had to make some changes at the last minute which were sorted. All emails/calls etc. were dealt with promptly. The pickup from Hanoi was fine, but does take around 3-... More

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