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Ha Long Bay, situated in the Gulf of Tonkin, includes some 1600 islands and islets forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. Because of their precipitous nature, most of the islands are uninhabited and relatively unaffected by human influence.

The geomorphology of Ha Long Bay is known as a drowned karst landscape due to the exceptional combination of its limestone karst features which have been subject to repeated regression and transgression of the sea over geological time. The limestones of Ha Long Bay have been eroded into a mature landscape of fengcong (clusters of conical peaks) and fenglin (isolated tower features) karst features, modified by sea invasion at a later stage.

The smaller islands are fenglin towers of 50m to 100m high with height. Many have vertical walls on all or most sides and these continue to evolve by rock falls and large slab failures.

Marine invasion of Ha Long Bay has added an extra element to the normal process of lateral undercutting of the limestone towers and islands. The most conspicuous feature being the main notch cut into the entire rocky coastline. Notches are a feature of limestone cliffs worldwide, but those of Ha Long Bay are exceptionally well developed and, at many sites, extend into arches and caves. This process of undercutting and subsequent erosion maintains the steep faces of the fenglin karst towers and thereby perpetuates the spectacular nature of the landscape.

A distinctive feature of Ha Long Bay is the abundance of lakes within the larger limestone islands.

Extensive limestone caves represent another important feature of Ha Long Bay, with three main types able to be identified: old phreatic caves formed below the water table of the time; old karstic foot caves formed by lateral undercutting of cliffs at base level; and marine notch caves formed at sea level where rock structures are powerfully eroded and eventually reduced to a wave cut platform.

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Attractions in Ha Long

  • The Instruction of chartering when visiting Ha Long Bay

    The Instruction of chartering when visiting Ha Long Bay

    Tourists will have 2 choices to traveling Ha Long Bay: Hiring yatch and Hiring cruise ship. Hiring yatch is more expensive.

  • Ha Long Bay is listed as a green space in Asia

    Ha Long Bay is listed as a green space in Asia

    Ha Long Bay is listed in top 8 green spaces/ Asia national park by Agoda which is one of the most prestigious booking hotel website in Asia.

  • The Shopping Place When Traveling to Ha Long Bay

    The Shopping Place When Traveling to Ha Long Bay

    Ha Long Bay not only has beautiful natural view but also interesting shopping places. Crossing Travel will help tourists to choose the best shopping place in Ha Long

  • Thien Cung Grotto

    Thien Cung Grotto

    The cave is 10,000 square metres with complicated interior structure, many floors and high ceiling. The cave becomes famous thanks to a unique system of stalactites and stalagmites with different forms and shapes.

  • Luon Grotto- Halong Bay

    Luon Grotto- Halong Bay

    Situated on Bo Hon Island, 14 km south of Bai Chay Beach is the Luon Grotto. In front of the grotto is Con Rua Islet, and the Sky Gate is one the right.

  • Surprising Cave- Sửng Sốt Cave

    Surprising Cave- Sửng Sốt Cave

    Located inside Bo Hon Island, in the middle Halong Bay, Surprise Cave is considered the most magnificent cave in this charming bay.

  • 19 Things to do in Halong Bay- absolute must- try activities

    19 Things to do in Halong Bay- absolute must- try activities

    Being recognized as the Natural Wonder of the world by UNESCO, Halong Bay is among the worth-visiting landscapes in Vietnam for tourists, both domestic and international, who love discovering wonderful works of the Mother Nature.

  • Titop Island...one of the most beautiful island in Halong Bay

    Titop Island...one of the most beautiful island in Halong Bay

    To mark the significance of their visit, Uncle Ho named it Ti Top Island. The island is a very popular stopover for visitors cruising Halong Bay.

  • Interesting name of Ha Long Bay

    Interesting name of Ha Long Bay

    Halong Bay means ‘Bay of the Descending Dragons’ and legend has it that the islands were formed from the jewels and jade dropped from the mouth of dragons sent by gods.

  • Floating market in Halong Bay

    Floating market in Halong Bay

    Fresh fruits and vegetables such as pineapple, banana,dragon fruit, water melon, yam, and cabbage are the dominant goods at these floating market in Halong Bay.

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