LEGENDARY BEAUTY (Halong bay cruise tours)
Starlight Halong Bay Cruise tours in northeast Vietnam, in the province of Quang Ninh, lies one of the most famous and beautiful bays in the world—Halong Bay.
Recognized not once, but twice, by UNESCO, as a World Natural Heritage Site for its geology, biodiversity and culture, Halong Bay is known worldwide for its breathtaking islands, dense rocks and natural caves, just waiting to be explored. Halong bay cruise tour please to help and explore the beauty of nature.
Covering an area of 1,553 square km, Halong Bay has an unbelievable 1,969 islands, every one as beautiful as the next. The islands are concentrated in two main areas—Bai Tu Long Bay in the southeast end and Halong Bay in the southwest.
A LEGENDARY TALE
The name ‘Halong’ comes from the term ‘Ha Long’ which translates to Descending Dragons. One recorded legend stems from a French newspaper in 1898 which carried the headline, “Dragon appears on Ha Long Bay”. It told the tale of a French sub-lieutenant captaining a ship, who reported seeing a huge sea snake on Ha Long Bay. This is where the legendary Asian dragon first got its roots in Europe and remains a symbol of Asian culture to this day.
Locals have their own legend, passed along from one generation to the next:
Ever since the first settlement of the country, Vietnam has been attacked from the sea. Knowing this, the Jade Emperor sent Mother Dragon and her child down to help the Vietnamese against invaders. When enemy ships were approaching, the dragons flew down from the sky and spat countless pearls into the sea. These turned into a myriad of jade islands. They linked together to create a solid wall that blocked the approaching enemy ships. These crashed into the rocks and were torn into pieces. After driving away the invaders, the Mother Dragon and her child were so charmed by the beauty of the bay that they decided to stay rather than returning to heaven. Where the Mother Dragon landed was called Halong, her child settled in Bai Tu Long Bay, and where their tails wagged fiercely is called Bach Long Vi.
No matter what you choose to believe about Halong Bay, there’s no denying the beauty of this magical place, the geological creations that have formed over millions of years and the magnificent islands and caves which have since become world famous tourist attractions. A visit along Halong Bay would not be complete without exploring Sung Sot Cave, Thien Cung Grotto, Thien Cung, Trinh Nu and Thien Canh Son.
Halong Bay is definitely a place that belongs on your bucket list of places to visit in your lifetime with Halong bay Cruise Tour.The Starlight Cruises here are adding gems to this beauty by foods and floating resort type service. We tend to create a lifetime memorable experience.
Halong Bay photo collection by Ruby
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Halong Bay Boat Trip
Halong Bay Boat Trip is a perfect way to experience pristine beauty and sustainable ancient culture of Halong Vietnam that will surely rejuvenate your Halong Bay Cruise tour. We are very sure to provide you any type any level service that meet your demand and all informative knowledge about your Halong Bay Cruise Tour. Two important packages for travelling in halong bay: