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“Dream Place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Halong Bay

Halong Bay
Quang Ninh, Halong Bay 084, Vietnam
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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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.
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Dream Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

If you want to find yourself in a very different part of the world, this place is one of the definitely-must see ones. Anyone who visits Vietnam for a reason should at least spend a night on this bay. The nature makes you feel you are in the middle of nowhere, and from a bird's eye view, you will be dreaming a scene from the Pirates of the Caribbean with all those old wooden boats. Do not miss the sunrise, you will feel the serenity of silence. If you are interested in photography, bring your camera so that you can shoot amazing scenes.

Visited November 2011
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“SO amazing in Halong Bay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

This place with thousands of island, so romantic & amazing all days & all nights,it got about over 3 hours to arrive from Hanoi. I booked A Class Cruise only usd 130 for 2 days & sleep on boat was absolutely excellent.At night, you can see hundreds of splendid lights from boats, easy to get comfortable moment & stars on the sky.

Visited September 2012
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Nelson, New Zealand
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“Beautiful Halong Bay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

The cruise on the Bhaya Classis 2 was great with lots to do and see. Food was great and it was very peaceful just cruising around this beautiful place

Visited September 2012
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Nha Trang, Vietnam
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“halong bay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

the place is a world class attraction. The tour was well done and the boat was fun. I think it should be on everybody's list to see when visiting Hanoi

Visited September 2012
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“Majestic and mysterious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Halong Bay is pure art, a priceless collection of unfinished sculptures hew from the hand of nature. Ha Long was a must on a trip to Vietnam.

Visited September 2012
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