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My second stop in Vietnam was Halong Bay. Everyone I spoke to about about the must-see places in Vietnam mentioned that Halong Bay was  not to be missed. They were right – it truly was a unique experience. First, the drive from Hanoi to Halong Bay is long and bumpy – the roads were in good condition for the most part, but there were definitely areas where I was questioning the wellbeing of our van’s suspension. We actually did not go into Halong City, and instead departed from Tuan Chau Island. It was under a lot of development and only partially finished. I am sure that within 5 years it will be a bustling tourist destination. We then spent two days on a junk (that is what they call the boats) out in the bay seeing floating fishing villages, pester farms, massive caves, sea kayaking and just taking the scenery. It was a very beautiful place and I would highly recommend it to anyone. I sure hope the amount of tourism there does not impact it any further – it was busy now and I cannot imagine it when it gets busier.

Here are some of the images I captured while in Halong Bay:

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  1. January 30, 2012

    Thank you for taking us along on your journey. Your candid shots are allow us to feel as though we are there.

  2. January 30, 2012

    very beautiful photos! 🙂 Seems like quite the trip!

  3. January 30, 2012

    Really fun & beautiful photographs.

  4. Ninja Turtle #
    January 30, 2012

    Beautiful!

  5. January 30, 2012

    I also enjoyed Vietnam.

  6. January 30, 2012

    Amazing photos looks like quite an experience!!

  7. Tatamitani #
    January 30, 2012

    Thank you for the pictures!! They are so great!!!!

  8. January 30, 2012

    Reblogged this on hktphotography and commented:
    wohoo, photos of Vietnam!!

  9. January 30, 2012

    A place that’s on my 2012 go see list!

  10. January 30, 2012

    Ha Long Bay is amazing.

    Thanks for sharing such great images!

  11. January 30, 2012

    THE LAST PIC IS SO NICE ^^

  12. January 31, 2012

    Love your photos of Halong Bay…makes me wish I was there!

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