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Halong bay - one of ten best cruise tours

2010-12-06 (GMT + 7)

Hạ Long bay is in the list of top ten destinations for cruise tours, according to the website lonelyplanet, one of the world’s leading tourism website.

Nowadays, more and more travelers are fancy on taking part in boat journeys because of its interesting experience. That traveling by boat takes longer can help visitors take more time to adjust to being somewhere different and the journey gives them a heightened sense of involvement with their surroundings. Therefore, the aspect of their view is turned around and they will see people and places from a different perspective altogether.
Thus, www.lonelyplanet.com has given a suggestion on ten ideal destinations for those who love boat journeys all over the world.
The article says that “Bobbing on the emerald waters of Halong bay and moving through its 3000-odd limestone islands is simply sublime. The tiny islands are dotted with beaches and grottoes created by wind and waves, and have sparsely forested slopes ringing with bird tunes.
There are more than 300 boats based at BãiCháy Tourist Wharf waiting to sweep you away to the World Heritage waters. Day tours last from four to eight hours, though (recommended) overnighters are also available”.
Other destinations include Fjords (Norway), Amazon River (South America), Franklin River (Australia), Quetico Provincial Park (Canada), Kerala’s backwaters (India), Milford Sound (New Zealand), Island-hopping (Greece), Disko Bay (Greenland) and Galapágos Islands (Ecuador).
Halong is one of natural world heritage, a best destination of Vietnam travel which attracts many tourists travel to Vietnam everyyear. Halong is 170 km away from Hanoi, Halong Bay is the World Natural Heritage site, one of the most beautiful places on earth. With its picturesque blend of land and sea, this one of the world's most precious beauty spots. Halong is covers an area of over 1,500 km, dotted with thousands of rocky islands, it really is a natural sculpture on a gigantic scale.

(Source: Quangninh.gov)

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