“WONDER OF THE WORLD”
If you have packed your bag to visit a beautiful place in the world then your this time tour must be of Vietnam. This world is full of natural wonders undoubtedly. Nature has spread its beauty everywhere in the world and almost every corner of the world is the beneficiary of this munificence. Vietnam is also one of those countries which are getting popularity for their natural beauty. Vietnam is famous for its beaches and boat tours. Among the other tourist destinations of Vietnam, Ha Long Bay is one of the most famous and major tourist attractions in the country. Not only of Vietnam, Ha Long Bay is one of the world’s natural wonders and a famous tourist attraction. This beautiful place is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Ha Long Bay is located in the Quang Ninh Province of Vietnam and is under the administration of Ha Long city. Ha Long Bay is spread over 120 km coastline of Bai Chay Beach. The distinct feature of the bay is thousands of limestone karsts and islands. These karsts and islands are of different shapes and sizes.
The Ha Long Bay covers an area of 1,553 sq.km and this so vast area includes 1960 islets. These wide spread islets are of limestone. When we reach to the core of the bay, here you find 775 islets which are spread over the area of 334 sq.km. Most of the islets are uninhabited here in Ha Long Bay. This is really a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. Another feature of the area is abundance of lakes within the limestone islands. Its not the end, extensive limestone caves are also an important feature of the Ha Long Bay.
In short Ha Long Bay contains a tremendous diversity of caves and other landforms which are featuring the area as most beautiful tourist attraction in the country. The inhabitants of there are very few in numbers. There are just 1600 people living in the Ha Long Bay and where they live are called fishing villages. These villages are four in numbers and have a very interesting feature of floating houses. The main source of their livelihood is cultivation of marine biota.
If you are a tourist and have visited the beautiful sites in the world then you must have visited the Ha Long Bay which is called the wonder of the world. It’s really a beautiful place with beautiful islands and caves of all sizes and shapes. Although the most of the islands are not inhabited but still there beauty appeals the tourists. The bay consists of almost 3000 limestone islands and each rises from the sea spectacularly with thick forests vegetation at the top.
Tourists may visit two big islands, Tuan Chao and Cat Ba because these islands have tourist facilities and beautiful beaches. It’s not the case that the small islands are not beautiful. Some small islands have beautiful beaches as well. But one thing is not favourable with the tourism point of view is the poor condition of boats which have caused several accidents. The bay has a tropical weather system and there are just two seasons which are summer and winter. There is heavy rainfall in the summer. On the whole the visit of Ha Long Bay will be enough worthwhile that you will not forget for your whole life.