Hotels in Halong

Ha Long Bay is perhaps the most spectacular of Vietnam's natural wonders. Located in the Gulf of Tonkin 170 kilometres from Hanoi, it is an impressive collection of nearly 3,000 islands covering an area in excess of 1,500 square kilometres forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars and cliff faces. The breathtaking scenery and unusual geology of the bay led UNESCO to designate Ha Long Bay a World Natural Heritage site in 1994. Because of their precipitous nature, most of the islands and islets are uninhabited and untouched by man.