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Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

From series “Top 15 Most Fantastic Creations of Nature”
One of the most unusual places in the world can be found in Vietnam, the Gulf of Tonkin. There is the incredibly picturesque Halong Bay that embraces more than 3 000 islands, a huge amount of rocks and caves. Several years ago, this amazing bay was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. Its unique appearance is bound to erosion, which is one of the most common and simple natural phenomenon.

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam Over million years, erosion processes took place in limestone rocks that are typical for this area. That resulted into bizarre rock shapes, mysterious caves, and a fairly large island with its own internal lakes. The bay area is more than 1 500 square km. The most favorite pastime of travelers is boating. A large part of the islands in the bay are uninhabited. The smallest of them aren’t suitable for life at all.

Tuan Chau Island is the most amazing place to visit. Travelers can see the old residence of Ho Chi Minh there. In the coming years, it’s planned to build a large resort on the coast. Fans of natural attractions have to visit Cat Ba Island, which also has a rather impressive scale. More than half of its territory is occupied by the National Park, where you can see many picturesque lakes, waterfalls, and caves. Halong Bay is popular among divers. They have an opportunity to admire the marvelous coral reefs and see rare inhabitants of the deep sea. Next - Hamilton Pool Preserve

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'ATM Saigon Commercial Bank - Ha Long' located in 4.78 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Công ty TNHH Minh Minh' is located in 5.29 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Cây Xăng Bãi Cháy' in 4.9 km
Supermarket: 'Siêu Thị Mini Mart' in 4.78 km
Parking: 'Bãi đỗ xe đảo Tuần Châu' in 6.72 km
Apotheek: 'Thien Chung Pharmacy' in 5.22 km
Police station: 'Công An phường Hòn Gai' in 4.87 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Nhà Hàng Bayview Vinperl HL' in 4.55 km
Railway station: 'Ga Cái Lân' in 7.01 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Cat Bi International Airport HPH - in 35 km
 »  Noibai International Airport HAN - in 134 km
 »  Sanya Airport SYX - in 380 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Vịnh Hạ Long

Victory Star Cruise

Located in 4 km from Vịnh Hạ Long
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Rooms: 56
Victory Star Cruise departs from Hon Gai Port in Halong, which is a 3.5 hour drive from Hanoi. The cruise is a 30-minute journey to Ga Choi Island. … More: photo, rates and booking
Viet Anh Hotel

Located in 5 km from Vịnh Hạ Long
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Rooms: 45
Located only 2 km from the lively Ha Long night market, the hotel is also just 8 km from Tuan Chau Island and a 1-hour boat ride to Ha Long Bay. A … More: photo, rates and booking
V'Spirit Classic Cruises

Located in 6 km from Vịnh Hạ Long
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Rooms: 20
Fitted with parquet flooring, comfortable air-conditioned rooms are furnished with a wardrobe, telephone and seating area. Rooms offer sea views and … More: photo, rates and booking
Halong Palace Hotel

Located in 7 km from Vịnh Hạ Long
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Rooms: 111
Halong Palace Hotel is just a 2-minute walk from the main pier for Ha Long Bay Cruises. The theatre for the Water Puppet Show is a 5-minute drive … More: photo, rates and booking

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