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40 Awesome Photos of Ha Long Bay That Will Make You Pack Your Bags And Go To Vietnam

Photos of Ha Long Bay Vietnam

Ha Long Bay is a "UNESCO World Heritage Site" located in the province of Quang Ninh in Vietnam. As a popular travel destination in Vietnam, it is visited by thousands of tourists wanting to see multitude of towering limestone karsts, islands and islets scattered around the 1,553 square km area of the bay. In 2012, Ha Long Bay was chosen as one of the "New 7 Wonders of Nature" via a global poll organized by the New7Wonders Foundation.

40 Awesome Photos of Ha Long Bay That Will Make You Pack Your Bags And Go To Vietnam




During our trip to Vietnam last year, we had a chance to explore some of Ha Long Bay's popular tourist attractions via a Ha Long Bay Day Cruise. Here are 40 awesome photos of our Ha Long Bay tour that (I hope) will make you pack your bag and go!

1. The cruise ship that will tour us in Ha Long Bay

Photos of Halong Bay Vietnam

2. Ha Long Bay from a far

Photos of Halong Bay Vietnam

3. Our cruise ship's sun deck

Photos of Halong Bay Vietnam

4. Just enjoying the view

Photos of Halong Bay Vietnam

5. Towering karst formations at the bay

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6. View from the cruise ship's window before we dock at Dau Go island

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7. The bridge leading to Thien Cung Cave

Photos of Halong Bay Vietnam

8. Ticket counter

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9. View from the entrance of Thien Cung Cave

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10. Impressive rock formations inside Thien Cung Cave aka Heavenly Palace

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11. Illuminated rock formations

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12. Exploring more of the rock formations

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13. The fancy lighting brings out the shape of the lovely rock formation

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14. Richly ornamented stalactites and stalagmites

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15. Seeing these rock formations feel like visiting an art museum

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16. Flows of stalactites and stalagmites

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17. This gives you an impression of being in a heavenly world. Isn't it?

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18. We went back to the cruise ship for our next destination - the lagoons!

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19. Lovely karst formations at the bay

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20. Isn't awesome?!

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21. Docking area to the lagoon

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22. Boat-woman waiting for tourists

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23. Ready to explore

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24. Traditional boats are used to explore the lagoons

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25. Navigating the lagoon

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26. More of the traditional boats

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27. The view of the towering karst along the bay

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28. Traditional boats entering the cave leading to the lagoon

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29. Inside the low passage under a lime stone karst

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30. Getting through the cave

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31. Each boat could carry up to 4 passengers

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32. Navigating through the limestone karsts

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33. Be sure to visit the lagoons in the morning

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34. It is only accessible in the morning when the tide is low

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35. Lovely sights at the lagoon surrounded by high limestone karsts

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36. Passing through low passage

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37. Traditional boats inside the passage

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38. We're enjoying our time going around the lagoon

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39. Finally exiting the lagoon

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40. Back at the bay

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We went back to our cruise ship and had a sumptuous seafood lunch while our ship head back to the port. This is certainly one of the best boat rides I've ever had. I truly enjoyed exploring Ha Long Bay!

Photos of Halong Bay Vietnam

This Hanoi Vietnam Familiarization Tour happened on November 9-12, 2014 was sponsored by Cebu Pacific Air. Cebu Pacific flies 3 times weekly (Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturday) from Manila to Hanoi, leaving Manila at 10:20 PM and arriving in Hanoi at 12:30 AM. Return flights leave Hanoi for Manila at 1:00 AM every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, and arrive in Manila at 5:15 AM. Hanoi is the best jump-off point if you want to visit Ha Long Bay.



For bookings and inquiries, kindly log on to www.cebupacificair.com, or call Cebu Pacific Air's reservation hotlines at (02) 7020–888 or (032) 230–8888. You may also visit their official Twitter (@CebuPacificAir) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/cebupacificair) for the latest news on their seat sale and promos.

Thank you Cebu Pacific Air for bringing us to Hanoi!



All photos were taken using Nikon Coolpix AW 120.


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