The Name of Halong Bay

“Ha Long” is literally translated as “Bay of Descending Dragons.” Prior to the 19th century, this name was not recorded in any document or archive. When mentioning the present-day Quang Ninh Sea or Ha Long Bay, old historical books often referred to them by the names of An Bang, Luc Thuy or Van Don.  Not Read more about The Name of Halong Bay[…]

Halong Bay Overview

Ha Long Bay is northern Vietnam’s biggest attraction, one of the most magnificent natural splendors of the Far East. “Ha Long” means “Where the Dragon Descends into the Sea.” From the emerald-green waters of Ha Long Bay some 3000 limestone and dolomite islands (. or “grottos”) rise jaggedly from the Gulf of Tonkin like medieval Read more about Halong Bay Overview[…]