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Halong Bay Vietnam

Jan 8, 2010



This beautiful place is located in Vietnam, especially Quảng Ninh province and divided into three of administrative district. One of the most popular travel destinations in Vietnam, Halong Bay is like a harbor with some of rock hills, but its location pushed to the land and called bay. This bay covers around 1,553 km² of area, land and beach, including 1,960 islets and most of it is limestone.
Famous as one of UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, this place was visited by many tourists. But not only because that condition, this place famous with the beautiful view. Besides that, Halong bay is also has a precious geological museum that has been naturally preserved in the open air for the last 300 million years.

The most remarkable geological events of Hạ Long Bay’s history in the last 1,000 years include the advance of the sea, the raising of the bay area and the strong erosion that has formed coral and pure blue and heavily salted water. This process of erosion by seawater has deeply engraved the stone, contributing to its fantastic beauty. For this view, with two others Vietnam’s bay, Halong Bay is recognizing as 33 most beautiful bays of the world.

Some beautiful component of this bay are thousand of isles, Thien Cung grotto cave, Floating fishing village between the rock , variation of water colors and also a pair of rock with face to face position called The Kissing Rocks.
How the bay was formed?




Based on Local legend, when the Vietnamese were fighting Chinese invaders, the gods sent a family of dragons to help defend the land. This family of dragons began spitting out jewels and jade. These jewels turned into the islands and islets dotting the bay, linking together to form a great wall against the invaders. The people kept their land safe and formed what later became the country of Vietnam. After that, dragons were interested in peaceful sightseeing of the Earth and then decided to live here. The place where Mother Dragon flew down was named Hạ Long, the place where the dragon children attended upon their mother was called Bái Tử Long island (Bái: attend upon, Tử: children, Long: dragon), and the place where the dragon children wriggled their tails violently was called Bạch Long Vỹ island (Bạch: white- colour of the foam made when Children Dragon wriggle, Long: dragon, Vỹ: tail).




5 comments:

zujoe said...

kayak pandora...

January 8, 2010 at 12:24 PM
munir ardi said...

Travelling asyik

January 11, 2010 at 6:40 PM
-Gek- said...

Blog yg ini kren banget emang neng.. bisa jalan2 terus.. :)

January 13, 2010 at 11:33 PM
sewa mobil said...

aku jadi inget film nya leonardo di caprio yg suting di film the island

January 26, 2010 at 2:43 PM
sewa mobil said...

asyik tuh, is beautiful

October 28, 2010 at 2:41 PM

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