A strikingly beautiful landscape of limestone islets and emerald waters

Enchanting Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage area of natural beauty known locally as ‘dragon descending to the sea’. It lies in the Gulf of Tonkin in Vietnam’s north east and is home to around 2000 limestone karsts, islets and grottos that stud the serene waters. A cruise in a traditional junk is the best way to experience the bay’s stunning beauty.

“There are fantastic beaches, busy cities which combine cool, creative and colonial, and even some of the most impressive caves on the planet. Yet one of the best things about Vietnam, at least for me, is plate after plate of incredible food. The quality of every exquisite meal made a huge impression, especially in the old town of Hoi An.” - Simon Reeve

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