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Quang Ninh Province - Ha Long Bay

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Quang Ninh Province - Ha


QuangNinh Province- Ha Long Bay

 

Ha Long Bay is located in Quang Ninh province, Viet Nam. Administratively, the bay belongs to Ha Long CityCamPhaTown, and part of Van Don District. With spectacular natural beauty and a variety of features, Ha Long Bay has become a destination not to be missed by both domestic and international visitors.
According to traditional legends,as Vietnamese people had just started to develop into a country was the beginning of fighting against invaders.The Jade Emperor sent Mother Dragon and her Child Dragons down to earth to help the Vietnamese people fight against these invaders. Right upon their arrivals, these Dragons saw the invaders’ boats were rushing to the shore, the Dragons immediately turned into thousands of stone islands emerging in the sea like great walls challenging the invaders’ boats. These fast boats couldn’t manage to stop and crashed into the islands and into the rocks and shattered.After the victory, seeing the magnificent beauty of the landscapes here, Mother Dragon and Child Dragons didn't return Heaven but stayed. Location where the Mother Dragon landed was Ha Long nowadays; where Child Dragons came down was Bai Tu Long and the water dragon undo tail is whiteBach Long Vi (or Tra Co peninsula).
Ha Long Bay restricted area of ​​1.553km² including 1,969 islandsof various sizes, mostly limestone islands, geographical representation of the tectonic age from 250-280 million years ago. This is the result of a long process of geological movement from the continent to form karsts, creating the unique Ha Long Bay with thousands of islands as a maze of giant statue reflected down to the blue and peaceful sea.  Stones soaked into water, water whetted stones. Yet walk between the rock and the water did not feel cold. Under the magic hands of the creator, the limestone islands turned into sculptures, fine paintings fine with various forms such as Hon Lu Huong (Incense Burner Inland), Hon Trong Mai (Male and Female Chicken Inland, Hon La Vong and such. All of them are as soulful and extremely lively.
The beauty of Ha Long is not just in shape of the mountain, in water colours and breathtaking beautiful sky but magic hidden in the heart of the islandare enormous caves, such as the castles that are located in the nearest earthly place to paradise, namely Thien Cung Cave, Dau Go cave, Trinh Nu cave, Sung Sot cave and all that. The beauty of heaven on the earth- Ha Long bay can’t be described using any words.
Ha Long Bay is known with a high biodiversity with typical ecosystems such as mangrove ecosystems, coral reef ecosystems,ecosystem Components farming and such. These rich ecosystems are home to thousands of species of animals and various types of plans.
In additional, Ha Long Bay is attached with the glorious pages of history of Vietnam history though numerous popular sites such as Van Don - the busy ancient trading port in the 12th century; Bai Tho Mountain - where many poems of kings were carved, Bach Dang River - is evidence of two formidable naval battles of generations against the intruders. Furthermore, Ha Long has been scientifically proven as one of the cradles of the people of Ha Long culture - in the late Neolithic age, discovered at such archaeological sites as Dong Mang, Xich ThoSoi Nhu and Thoi Gieng.


Quang Ninh Province - Ha



For several centuries, a number of floating fishing villages still exist such as Ba Hang, Cua Van, Vong Vieng, Cap La. This site contains the value of tangible and intangible cultural heritages, especially dum singing, and work song and wedding sing of fishermen of Cua Van fishing village. Visiting the fishing villages, visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the local people’s particular ways of life and their traditional cultural practices.
In 1994 and 2000, Ha Long Bay was recognized as the UNESCO World Heritage Site based on the outstanding universal value for the natural landscapes and geology, geomorphology value. UNESCO heritage area covers an area of ​​434 km², like a triangle with three vertices are Dau Go Island (west), Ba Ham Lake (south) and Cong Tay island (east). In March 2012, Ha Long Bay has been officially recognized by the New7Wonders organization as one of the world’s new seven natural wonders.
Tourist Services: Country code and area code (84-33)
Hotels
No. Name Address Tel.
1 ASEAN Ha Long Hotel Hau Can Street, Bai Chay,
Ha Long City
3640 027
2 Grand Ha Long Ha Long Street, Bai Chay,
Ha Long City
3846 780/
3844 043
3 Ha Long Dream Hotel 10 Ha Long Street, Bai Chay,
Ha Long City
3849 009/
3844 288
4 Ha Long Pearl Hotel Ha Long Street, Bai Chay,
Ha Long City
3640 888
5 Ha Long Plaza 8 Ha Long Street, Bai Chay,
Ha Long City
3845 810
6 Heritage Ha Long 88 Ha Long Street, Bai Chay,
Ha Long City
3846 888
7 Mithrin Hotel Ha Long Hung Thang Street, Cai Dam,
Bai Chay, Ha Long City
3848 090
8 Novotel Ha Long Bay Hotel Ha Long Street, Bai Chay,
Ha Long City
3848 108
9 Villas Hoang Gia Ha Long Street, Bai Chay,
Ha Long City
3848 777/
3847 209
10 SaigonHa Long Hotel Ha Long Street, Bai Chay,
Ha Long City
3845 845/
3844 802
11 Tuan Chau Hotel Tuan Chau Island, Ha Long City 3842 999
Travel Companies
No. Name Address Tel.
1 ENTITY Tourist and Trading Company Level 6, Building 4, Hau Can, Bai Chay, Ha Long City 3640 268
2 Ha Long Tourism JSC No.1 Hau Can, Bai Chay, Ha Long City 384 7646/
384 6329
3 Bai Tu Long Travel Co., Ltd. 6A Le Thanh Tong Street, Ha Long City 3655 895
4 Ha Long HJC International JSC. Ha Long, Ha Long City 3511 398
5 Halong Shipbuilding Industry and Construction Co. Cai Lan Industrial Park, Ha Long City 6252 108
6 Trade-Union Ha Long JSC. Bai Chay, Ha Long City 3846 442
7 Hai Long Tourist Co., Ltd. 32 Anh Dao Street, Ha long City 3846 099
Restaurants
No. Name Address Tel.
1 Elevent  Restaurant Ha Long, Ha Long City 3845 845
2 Ha Long Wonder Restaurant Hon Gai Pier, Ha Long City 3811 279
3 Hoang Lan Restaurant 15-17 Vuon Dao, Ha long City 3846 504
4 King Do Cuisine Vuon Dua- Cong Doan Area, Bai Chay, Ha Long City 3974 4192
 
5 Panorama Restaurant Ha Long, Ha Long City 3845 845
6 Thang Long Restaurant Area 5, Bai Chay port, Ha Long City 3845 916
Other services
No. Name Address Tel.
1 QuangNinh Museum 165 Nguyen Van Cu Street, Ha Long City 3825 031
2 Vietnam-Japan House of Culture 20 Le Thanh Tong Str., Ha Long City 3825 431
3 Hon Gai Theatre Le Thanh Tong Str., Ha Long City 3825 288
4 Quang Ninh Trade Centre 158 Le Thanh Tong Str., Ha Long City  
5 Heritage Hotel Discotheque 88 Ha Long Street, Ha Long City 384 5020

         

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