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Friday, September 13, 2013

HALONG BAY

Halong bay is listed in one of the wonder of new worlds, it is UNESCO heritage site. It has 1000s of small islands most of them are uninhabited and untouched from human interface.
Unlike me my wife got bored soon after watching so many museums and historical places and i decide to take one day trip to Halong Bay. We started at 6:00 in morning from our hotel at old quarters and it took us almost 4 hour to reach halong with a small stop for refreshment.
Halong bay harbour vietnam
From halong bay harbour we boarded a ferry . We could see the Spectacular seascape after sometime.
There is no word to describe the beauty of Halong bay.



Beautiful seascape of halong bay


Beautiful seascape of halong bay
Beautiful seascape of halong bay
We were allow to get down on a small floating fishing village with few small house and pontoons .We were told by ferry staff that there is even a small school for kids.
We were given option to go for kayaking or boat trip. We opted for boat trip and passed through beautiful mountains and caves. Best part of the whole trip was crossing the cave and reaching a place surrounded by mountains.
Anchored ferry near floating village , halong bay
Anchored ferry

Villagers selling crab and shrimps on floating pontoons halong bay
Villagers selling crab and shrimps on floating pontoons
School in floating village, halong bay
School on floating village

beautiful caves halong bay


Next stage of the trip was to explore the lime caves. Few caves are accessible to tourist, these caves are modified with artificial lighting and walking bay.Inside the caves i was fascinated by architect and sculpture of  the nature. Our guide told us stories relating lime shapes to turtle, women, dragon and many more objects. It is like a natural museum of sculpture. 



reaching  Dong Thien Cung halong bay




artificial lighting in  Dong Thien Cung
Beautiful sculpture Dong Thien Cung halong bay
Beautiful sculpture Dong Thien Cung halong bay
 
We were given a wonderful lunch on board, they even arranged vegetarian food for my wife
lunch on board halong bay

We regret not to stay overnight on the boat, it would have been a wonderful experience.
We reached Hanoi in night with wonderful memories.