Halong Bay is a beautiful natural wonder in northern Vietnam. The Bay is dotted with 1,600 limestone islands and islets and covers an area of over 1,500 sqkm. Designated a World Heritage Site in 1994, Halong Bay’s scatter of islands, dotted with wind- and wave-eroded grottoes, is a vision of ethereal beauty and, unsurprisingly, northern Vietnam’s number one-tourism hub.
A long history and tremendous values lie within Halong magnificent limestone mountains. Normal limestone mountains are usually found on the ground, however, the Halong Bay’s limestones are raised from above the water. It’s taken 500 million years to form Halong Bay to 2000 limestone islands as today.
From world leaders, celebrities, fashion icons, to Hollywood directors, Halong Bay has probably welcomed the world’s most influential leaders. The list includes:
- Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie,
- The late celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain,
- Numerous presidents and prime ministers,
- Facebook’s Founder/CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan,
- Hollywood directors and actors, and many others.
It shows how the destination bringing so much importance to the representation of Vietnam to the rest of the world.0