Halong Bay – Cruise to Cat Ba Island
Halong Bay… Bay of Decending dragons… Exist out of 1969 islands and 989 of them have been named. The islands represent the most ancient images of a geographical site having a tectonic age of from 250 million to 280 million years.
Legend has it that the islands of Halong Bay were created by a great dragon that lived in the mountains. As it charged towards the coast, its flailing tail gouged out valleys and crevasses. When it finally plunged into the sea, the area filled with water, leaving only the pinnacles visible.
In 1994 it was designated a World Heritage site. Visitors can’t help to stare for hours at this mystical landscape of limestone islands. It has also been selected as one of the 7 Nature Wonders of the World.
Halong is also home to great biodiversity with typical eco-systems like mangrove forest, coral and tropical forest. Also home to thousands of plants and animals of numerous species like fish, shrimp and squid. Some species are particularly rare and can be found no where else.
After many long years I finally got the chance to tick off one of my top bucket list things…. Halong Bay!!
After years of waiting I finally arrived in the legandary Halong Bay… and exceeded my wildest expectations!!!