Coming to Hanoi and thinking of going away from the busy city, Ha Long Bay would be hideaway place and the best choice is doing Halong Bay Cruise trip for 2days and 1night.
Halong Bay is located in the Northeastern part of Vietnam. In the Vietnamese language, Ha Long Bay means the Bay of the descending dragon. (Legend said that there was the place where the family of dragons came down to help the local people fighting against their invader. During the fight, the huge and small dragons wriggled their tails, nail and took the soils out and the huge and deep valley was formed, the jades they spouted out on the area were changed to the rocks and mountains then water filled up…)
Seeing the Bay, you will find that there are a lot of islands with unique and unusual shapes. Most of these islands are being named according to their unusual shape. Among some of the examples include the Voi Islet which means elephant, the Ga Choi Islet which is the fighting cock and also the Mai Nha Islet which means the roof. There are 989 islands that have been given names due to their unusual shape. You will also see a lot of boats operated by local fishermen. This is because some of the islands support floating villages of fishermen and thus, it will be natural to see these fishermen. It will be great to learn about the lifestyle of these fishermen. For those of you who love sea creatures, it will also be a great adventure as there are 200 species of fish and 450 different kinds of mollusks.
For those of you who go for the Halong Bay cruise, apart from having the wonderful services such as high-quality cruise cabin, full meals supported and other activities during the trip…. from Asiana Travel Mate, it would definitely be a worthy journey as you learn more about the culture of this country as well. The bay was listed as one of the world heritage by UNESCO at the 18th meeting of the Committee of the World Heritages of UNESCO.