Best known as Hạ Long Bay, this is quite probably the most famous and touristic landmark in Vietnam.
Translating into “descending dragon bay”, this is a place where beautiful landscapes, myths, legends and village life-style come to meet.
There are about 2000 islands and islets in the bay, making boat trips and longer cruise journeys extremely popular amongst visitors. Joining on of those like we did, you’ll get to appreciate the erected limestone rocks, beaches, caves and floating villages. There are about 50,000 people floating in Ha Long Bay, that is, living. There are shops, schools and services like in any other town on firm land. All in perfect balance above water. We can only hope the dragon doesn’t descent again and shake the water too much!