Ha Long Bay

Quang Ninh Province is famous for many attractions. Especially Halong Bay where is located in the Gulf of Tonkin, in the northeast of Vietnam, is about 170 km (2-4 hours driving ) from Hanoi city. The place covers an area of 43,400 ha and including over 1600 islands and islets, most of which are uninhabited and unaffected by humans, it forms a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars and is an ideal model of a mature Karst landscape developed during a warm and wet tropical climate. The property’s exceptional scenic beauty is complemented by its great biological interest. The repeated regression and transgression of the sea on the limestone karts over geological time has produced a mature landscape of clusters of conical peaks and isolated towers which were modified by sea invasion, adding an extra element to the process of lateral undercutting of the limstones towers and islands. The outstanding value of the property is centered around the drowned limestone karst land forms, displaying spectacular pillars with a variety of coastal erosional features such as arches and caves which form a majestic natural scenery