Halong Bay is located in the northeast corner of Viet Nam, 165 km from Ha Noi. In the Province of Quang Ninh. Ha Long Bay covers an area of 1,553 km2 with 1,969 islands, of which 90% are limestone islands.
Halong Bay deemed a World Heritage site in 1994 in the northern province of Quang Ninh has been cited as one of the top eight most beautiful landscapes in the world.
“The breathtaking bay is filled with a dense cluster of over 1,600 limestone monolithic islands, each topped with thick jungle vegetation, which gently rise out of the ocean. Among these islands you can find hidden lagoons, beautiful beaches, countless caves and unique grottoes of all shapes and sizes, places just waiting to be explored.” the site reports.
Previously, US magazine, Business Insider released a list of “100 trips you must take in your lifetime” and Vietnam’s beautiful Halong Bay was included in the list.
The bay has also been cited as a vision of outstanding beauty and one of the world’s top ten Valentine’s Day getaways by US-based National Geographic magazine.
Rounding out the list of eight most beautiful landscapes in the world are Plitvice Lakes in Croatia, Abraham Lake in Alberta, Canada, Lake Hillier- the Pink Lake in Australia, Lake Baikal in Russia, Wuhua Hai – Five-Flower Lake in China, Caño Cristales – River of Five Colors in Colombia, and Iguazu Falls in Brazil and Argentina.