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Ha Long bay located north of South China Sea is 165km east of Hanoi, in Quang Ninh province. The bay, one of the most famous Vietnamese tourist attractions, has been recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Ha Long bay covers an area of 1,500sq.km. Among the several beaches along its winding coastline is Bai Chay, located just north of Cat Ba island. The reserve of marine life in the bay is flourishing and offers great potential for snorkeling.


The area is filled with thousands of islands of all shapes and sizes' most getting their names from their unusual shapes, such as Voi island (elephant), Ga Choi island (fighting cocks) and Mai Nha island (Roof).
 

A wide variety of birds and animals including bantams, antelopes, monkeys and iguanas live on the islands. Pearls and coral are also commonly exploited, unfortunately, often to the extreme. Ha Long bay is a wonderful destination, offering grand and charming beauty.

There are many ways to get to the area: by bus train or boat. Other famous sites such as Cat Ba island, Do Son and the Yen Tu mountains are also in the vicinity.
 

 
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