A Bucket List-Worthy Experience: Cruising Ha Long Bay

Considered as one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ha Long Bay in Northern Vietnam continues to appeal to travelers from all over the world. It is also proclaimed as one of the world’s new wonders of the world thus, it compels wanderlusters to include it in their top destinations and have a bucket list-worthy experience while they are there.

tourist boats in the bay
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Ha Long Bay literally means “Bay of the Descending Dragon” and is charming expanse of water dotted with thousands of limestone karsts and islands. It provides romantic setting for couples as well as an exciting adventure for families and friends. You can find affordable overnight cruise packages that will give you culinary delights, exciting activities and the most amazing views of Ha Long Bay.

It is best to explore Ha Long during summer when the islands have that lush green scenery and the bay itself shines like an emerald in the sun. On the other hand, visiting Ha Long during winter season will give out a tranquil and dreamlike appeal. Winter gives this bay a mystical beauty while the islands and limestone karsts are shrouded in mysterious mist.

Ha Long Bay cruise will also stop at some popular locations such as the Ti Top Island where you can climb to the top for a bird’s eye view of the bay or take a dip on the shallow clear waters of the cove. Adventurous ones will also love the cruise’s short stint at Bo Hon Island where they can explore the Sung Sot Cave which is considered to be one of the most beautiful caves in the world.

by Joy Blanca of www.fancyexpeditions.com

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