Paradise Cruise Halong Bay – A Magical Wonderland
Table of Contents
Halong Bay is a magical land; a UNESCO recognized Natural World Heritage site. A paradise cruise Halong Bay is the perfect way to explore one of the natural wonders of the world and Vietnam. It is, for this reason, Halong Bay becomes more and more popular every year.
Halong Bay Location and Climate
Located in Quảng Ninh Province in the northeastern corner of Vietnam, Halong Bay is a must see destination in the Gulf of Tonkin.
Halong Bay is around 1553 km2 and is a wonderland for copious fishing communities. Four communities, in particular, Ba Hang, Vong Vieng, Cong Tau, and Cua Van live in these waters. They live on boats, floating houses making their livelihood from aquaculture and fishing.
Halong Bay, characterized by many small islands and two distinct seasons, the humid and hot summer, the cold and dry winter. The temperature of this bay varies between 15°C and 25°C. The average annual rainfall is around 2000 mm. This Bay has the typical diurnal tidal system, with its amplitude varying from 3.5 to 4 meters.
The Historical name of Halong Bay
“Halong” or “Hạ Long” means descending dragons in Vietnamese. This name, however, isn’t recorded in any archive or documents before the 19th century.
Legend has it that Jade Emperor sent Mother Dragon and Children dragons to defend the Viet people from foreign invaders. The dragons came from the sky when the war was at its peak. Those dragons created many pearls that can change into limestone islands the moment they make contact with the water. Magically, the islands chained together to create firm citadels, which the enemies could not pass. Resulting in the invaders retreating due to the loss of life formed by this protective chain.
The Children Dragons and their Mother decided to stay on earth, in the very place the battle happened, instead of returning to Heaven. The place in which the Mother dragon descended was called Halong. Bãi Tử Long was the place in which the children Dragons landed; Bạch Long Vĩ, which is the Trà Cổ Peninsula, the soft white sandy beach, was the place in which the dragons’ tails wagged violently.
Top sightseeing and Gifted Beauty
The Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Culture has now recognized Ha Long Bay as an official National Landscape Site. UNESCO also recognized Ha Long Bay as a World Heritage Site.
There are about 1969 dense limestone monolithic islands in Halong Bay, and they are all topped with dense jungles, which magnificently rise from the deep ocean. Some of these islands are entirely hollow with huge giant caves inside. The Đầu Gỗ Cave (or the Wooden stakes cave) is by far the largest grotto of the area. In the late nineteenth century, French tourists visited this cave and called it “Grotte des Merveilles.”
Sculptures of Stalagmites and Stalactites
There are numerous stalagmites and stalactites in this three-chamber cave. Cat Ba and Tuan Chau are two larger islands, which have permanent residents. Both of those islands have many tourism services. There are also a lot of spectacular beaches on tinier islands such as Quan Lan, Minh Chau, Ti Top, and Bai Chay.
An aerial view of Halong Bay reveals a majestic wonderland; a beautiful painted canvas only nature could create. Mother Nature was so skillfully has created a real masterpiece by turning soulless rocky islands into magnificent sculptures. Numerous islands emerge from the wild waves in such beautiful and vigorous elegance, so vivid and yet so mild.
Discovering the Islands of Ha Long Bay
On discovering those islands, visitors may experience a strangeness, which only a magical, legendary world can express. Islands mainly named for their forms and shapes, like Fighting Cocks Islands, Sail Island, Human Head Island, to name a few. Inside these limestone islands are wonderous caves such as Sung Sot, Dau Go, and Thien Cung. These caves, so magnificent, so magnificent, they are examples of Mother Nature’s design. Palaces of giant stalactites and stalagmites, blanketed by the blue, smooth and gentle waters of the bay.
Halong Bay, characterized by a unique seasoned beauty reveals flowers in spring and the bright sunshine in summer. In the autumn, at night, the moonlight shines in between the giant mountains and limestone escarpments. In the winter, Halong Bay is so glamorous, described as “a beautiful floating basket of flower on the smooth wave.”
Go Before you Regret it!
Halong Bay is unquestionably not only an incredible national and world heritage site but also a glamorous masterpiece sculpted by Mother Nature. If you are lovers of exotic natural beauty, then take a paradise cruise Halong Bay, sooner rather than later. Pack your luggage and book a flight to Halong Bay, you won’t regret it!