Halong Bay Quick Facts

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Halong Bay Quick Facts

  • Name means Descending Dragon Bay
  • Located in the Quang Ninh province of Vietnam
  • Thousands of limestone karsts and isles
  • 200 species of fish and 450 different mollusks

Halong Bay

Halong Bay is located in the Quang Ninh province of Vietnam traveling 120 km along the coastline and encompassing around 1,553 sq km). The bay features a dense collection of 1,969 limestone monolithic islands that are covered with jungle vegetation.

Halong Bay

Many of these monolithic islands feature caves, grotto, lakes and secluded beaches. Two of the larger islands are home to permanent residents and even tourism services. Many of the islands feature wildlife that includes birds, bantams, antelopes, monkeys, and lizards.