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:
Thank you for taking us along on your journey. Your candid shots are allow us to feel as though we are there.
very beautiful photos! 🙂 Seems like quite the trip!
Really fun & beautiful photographs.
I also enjoyed Vietnam.
Amazing photos looks like quite an experience!!
Thank you for the pictures!! They are so great!!!!
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wohoo, photos of Vietnam!!
A place that’s on my 2012 go see list!
Ha Long Bay is amazing.
Thanks for sharing such great images!
THE LAST PIC IS SO NICE ^^
Love your photos of Halong Bay…makes me wish I was there!