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Cap La & Tra San
Cap La – Tra San. One of place with a wonderful landscape and quiet and peaceful area, where many small islands also is there with many beautiful long white sand beaches, visitors come here will be lost in the scene that probably never travelers imagine and most dazzling natural wonders and into the sepia realm of a dream, com to Cap La – Tra San for exploring of the mysteries of Bai Tu Long Bay. How to exploring this area? With professional tour guides group will taking you by kaya around beautiful landscape and also beaches for swimming, snorkeling in the crystal clear blue water.Read more
Cong Dam Area
Cong Dam fishing village is located on Bai Tu Long bay. It is an old and small village, far from the mainland with the population of about 120 people.
This place is considered as an outdoor geological museum with the highlight is a plenty of mountains formed by a stack of huge rock, which looks like the amazing arrangement of “mother nature”. There is also the area which includes many coral reefs, underground limestone, underwater caves, etc. Besides, surrounding Cong Dam village are many different islets and beautiful beaches with white, smooth sand and clear, blue waters, such as Tra Gioi, Cay Bang and Cat Oan beaches
The most outstanding highlight in Cong Dam is a small ancient village floating on a vast expanse of clear water. Cong Dam fishing village has retained its traditional fishing culture.
Tourists come here can have chance to start gossiping with friendly local people, hear them talk about their memories of life, how they did to get over big storms, what they do to gain their living, etc. Moreover, have chance to participate in many interesting activities such as rowing boat or kayaking to discover mysterious caves or enjoy dreaming beaches nearby. If you have time, do not forget to go fishing or grow trees with local people to protect the environment.
The number of visitors to Cong Dam fishing village is not much. Therefore, the scenery there has been remaining primitive and the environment is very clean. This area has many majestic lime-stone mountains and pristine coral reefs.Read more
Thien Canh Son Cave
The pathway to Thien Canh Son Cave is set below the forest canopy and a stone cliff, so tourists have the feeling they are climbing towards heaven.
Inside the cave, is a strange beauty – an image of a lotus, a picture of baby elephant. The ceiling of the cave is covered with a layer of shiny ‘carpets’, numerous sparkling stalactites appear like “hanging lamps”. Stone statues, stone elephants, seals, flowers – all seem to create an imaginary world as if in a dream.
Located in the centre of the World Heritage area, Bai Tu Long Bay covers an area of 2000 sqm., Thien Canh Son Cave offers a wild and mysterious beauty. This is the reason why we choose to bring tourists here – to discover the geological value of the bay, and to enjoy a cosy dinner with family and friends in sparkling candlelight.Read more
Vung Vieng Fishing Village
Bai Tu Long and the Vung Vieng Fishing Village is off the beaten tourist track as it is not so near to the popular Cat Ba Island which has lodging, beaches and nearby caves where most of the large tour companies and boats operate. There are about 50 families; the population is between 200 and 300 residents. This includes nearly 100 children.
These families have lived in this village for generations. The language is Vietnamese. The village is a “floating village.” There are no structures built on land. The village is very poor. Traditionally income for food and potable water (imported from the mainland) came solely from fishing. Now, there is some supplemental income from tourism also.
There are 4 fishing villages in the World Heritage site: Ba Hang, Cua Van, Vong Vieng and Cap La. Vung Vieng is the less touristy. After disembark the mother boat, you will be transfer by rowing boats, tender boats, or doing kayaking to enter Vung Vieng fishing village. After enter the village gate (see the picture), you have a chance to experience the villagers’ daily life as well as the traditional culture and customs of the fishermen, who live in the World Heritage Area of Halong Bay.
Their floating houses look spacious and clean. The well-off families even have tiled roof houses with radios, television sets, tables and chairs, etc. There is one community house here where villagers come to have meetings. Here is also the place tourists stopover to shop some traditional hand made items.
It is interesting to see the rambunctious children going to “school”. Their bustling calling and their flopping rowing liven up the atmosphere of the quite bay. Looking at the small boats driven by tiny oars going to school, and the radiant faces of the children, one feels confident in a bright future for the fishing village. Tourist can drop some notebooks, pens to the village children.Read more
Amazing Cave In Halong Bay
Located inside Bo Hon Island, in the middle Halong Bay, Surprise Cave is considered the most magnificent cave in this charming bay.
Most names of tourist attractions in Halong originate from very interesting stories and Surprise Cave is one of them. Actually at first the cave was named “Grotto de la Surprise” (The cave of Surprise) and recently, it has been shortened to “Surprise”. This title describes the very first feeling of tourists when they entered the cave with full of “wow”, “amazing”, and “unbelievable”.
At first, after few steps into the cave they tourists might think that the cave seems like a narrow and minuscule one, but with just few more steps into the cave, it becomes bigger and bigger. The tourists could not imagine how a tiny path could lead to such a giant, airy, and spectacular cave.
For travelers who have imaginative mind, the inner space of the cave can be seen as a large theater, a theater that was made by Mother Nature. The ceiling is decorated with stalactites like colorful chandeliers and the floor with plenty of rocks in diverse shapes of elephant, horse to tree, leaves, and flowers. The further tourists go into the cave, the more interesting shaped rocks appear. Some traveler says that the cave can also be called Cave of Unfathomable Depth.Read more
Halong Bay Vietnam
Geography of Halong Bay
Situated in the North-East region of Vietnam, Halong Bay is a bay in the Gulf of Tonkin comprised of regions of Halong City, the township of Cam Pha, and a part of the island district of Van Don. Halong Bay borders Cat Ba Island in the southwest, the East Sea in the east, and the mainland, creating a 120 km coastline.
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Halong Bay is made up of 1,969 islands of various sizes, 989 of which have been given names. There are two kinds of islands, limestone and schist, which are concentrated in two main zones: the southeast (belonging to Bai Tu Long Bay), and the southwest (belonging to Halong Bay). This densely concentrated zone of stone islands, world famous for its spectacular scenery of grottoes and caves, forms the central zone of Halong Bay, which has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The bay itself has an area of 43,400 ha, consists of 775 islands, and forms a triangle with the island of Dau Go (Driftwood Grotto) to the west, the lake of Ba Ham (Three Shelter Lake) to the south, and the island of Cong Tay to the east.
Viewed from above, Halong Bay resembles a geographic work of art. While exploring the bay, you feel lost in a legendary world of stone islands. There is Man’s Head Island, which resembles a man standing and looking towards the mainland. Dragon Island looks like a dragon hovering above the turquoise water. La Vong Island resembles an old man fishing. There are also the islands of the Sail, the Pair of Roosters, and the Incense Burner, which all astonishingly resemble their namesakes. The forms of the islands change depending on the angle of the light and from where the islands are viewed. At the core of the islands, there are wonderful caves and grottoes, such as Thien Cung (Heavenly Residence Grotto), Dau Go (Driftwood Grotto), Sung Sot (Surprise Grotto), and Tam Cung (Three Palace Grotto).
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THE LEGEND OF HALONG BAY
Although the name Halong Bay has made it to the world thanks to its world heritage title and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, not many people know about the mystery beneath that name. In ancient Vietnamese, Halong literally means “descending dragon” and it is originated from a legend of this ancient land.
The legend says that during the old time when the country was newly formed, Vietnamese had to fight against fierce invaders coming from the North through the sea. Feeling sorry for the country, The Jade Emperor sent the Mother Dragon and her children descending on earth to help ancient Vietnamese people defend the country.
While the mighty enemies were attacking the main land, The Mother Dragon and her children suddenly appeared and incinerated the enemies with their divine fire and giant emeralds. The emeralds from the dragon’s mouth were scattered around the battlefield on the sea and formed an invincible defensive wall that left enemy battleship fleet sinking. Thanks to the dragons, the Northern invaders were finally swept away and the peace finally came back the South East Asian country once again. After thousands of years, the wall of emerald turned into island and islets of different sizes and shapes.
After the battle, The Mother Dragon and her children didn’t come back to the heaven, but stayed in the mortal world and turned into human form and help people planting, cropping, raising cattle, reclaiming, and expanding the country.
To remember the help of Mother Dragon and her children, the people live there from generation to generation name the bay where the Mother Dragon descended “Ha Long or Halong” and the bay where her children descended “Bai Tu Long”, which means “Thanks to the Dragon’s children”. This legend is also a part of the general belief that Vietnamese people’s has Dragon’s origins.
Halong Bay has many links to the history of Vietnam. For example, there are such famous geographical sites as Van Don (site of an ancient commercial port), Poem Mountain (with engravings of many poems about emperors and other famous historical figures), and Bach Dang River (the location of two fierce naval battles fought against foreign aggressors).
It has been proven by scientists that Halong was one of the first cradles of human existence in the area at such archeological sites as Dong Mang, Xich Tho, Soi Nhu, and Thoi Gieng. It is also a region of highly-concentrated biological diversity with many ecosystems of salt water-flooded forests, coral reefs, and tropical forests featuring thousands of species of animal and plant life.
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With all this in mind, the 18th meeting of the Committee of the World Heritages of UNESCO (in Thailand on December 17th, 1994), officially recognized Halong Bay as a natural heritage site of worldwide importance.
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Bai Tu Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay is in the northeast of Vietnam. It covers a sea area of Halong City, Cam Pha Town and Van Don island district. It is adjacent to Halong bay in the southwest, to Campha district in the west, to Coto district in the northeast, toward the Eastsea. Bai Tu Long Bay includes hundreds of islands, many of them are large and inhabited.
Climate:Bai Tu Long Bay has the island’s climate with 2 distinct seasons: hot, humid summer and cold, dry winters. The annual average temperature is from 15°C to 25°C; rainfall is about 2,000 mm / year. Bai Tu Long Bay also has a tide system at about 3.5-4m/day. Salinity ranges from 31 to 34.5 MT in the dry season and lower during the summer.
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Landscape:Bai Tu Long Bay with Halong bay has become one of the natural wonders of the world. It is also imprinted by thousands years of Halong culture and also preserved quite intact definition of primitive islands with pristine beaches. With these beautiful islands and white sandy beaches, Bai Tu Long bay attracts more and more foreign tourists to visit. The ecological zone of Bai Tu Long, stretches over an area of 100ha with over 10km of coastline besides the eco-tourism zone is built on the basis of harmonious combination of traditional Asian architecture and modern western style. The stilted houses are closed to the sea to give a sense of nature, leave the noisy, bustling modern world behind and blend to immense sea..
Bai Tu Long National Park has been selected as one of the representatives of marine conservation in Vietnam. According to the recent survey results from customers of eco-tourism company Gecko Travel (UK), the Bai Tu Long Bay is in the “top five” of the best tourists destinations in Southeast Asia.
Sea and Islands: The islands of Bai Tu Long bay are of such types as limestone and schist, the ancient images of the tectonic age terrain of about 300 million years ago. The corrosion process has been creating water-color paintings of sea and islands. On the islands,there are also caves, especially the Quan cave (Navy cave) for ships hiding when the sea moves. In addition, the Bai Tu Long Island also has soil islands for residents living on livestock and horticulture such as Quan Lan, Minh Chau, Ngoc Vung, Dong Chen.. Especially the Monkey Island which is located not far from Cam Pha Town, has many gold monkey, breeding for making pharmaceuticals vaccine against cerebral palsy.
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Historic: Bai Tu Long History is also associated with the history of Vietnamese people with such famous places as Van Don, the busy seaport of Ly dynasty almost 900 years ago, a ship wharf area with bustling traders from Thailand and China, further from India, Japan and the Middle East. Bai Tu Long Bay is also home to commemorate the epic battle of the General Tran Khanh Du against Mongolian Invaders in 1288. In addition, the Bai Tu Long bay has famous temples such as the Temple of Tran Quoc Tang, yearly festival celebrated on full moon january (lunar month); The National Guard Station of the Mac dynasty; 100 cells Pagoda in Thang Loi ward (Van Don-Quang Ninh) – one of the largest buildings on the Northeast strip.
Biodiversity:Bai Tu Long Bay is the focus of biodiversity with typical ecosystems such as mangrove ecosystems, coral reef ecosystems, ecology of tropical forests. Survey results show that the diversity of marine animals reveals in 391 species. Most marine animals here are with high economic value and great scientific meaning. Specifically, there are 51 species of plankton, 132 benthic species, 19 species of fish, 79 coral species (including 17 species listed in Vietnam Red Book).
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With the special values in terms of landscape, geomorphological, biological diversity, along with the cultural deposits, Bai Tu Long bay is one of the cradles of the ancient Vietnamese that should be under much concern and deserve protection.
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