Sitting on the periphery of Vietnam’s fabulous Halong Bay, the rugged and scenic Cat Ba Island, which covers a total area of 350 square kilometres, is a must-visit destination should not be missed out on any Halong Bay cruises. This is a perfect getway to venture off the beaten like no Other and stay away from crowded area of Halong bay
Ha Long bay is one of the five World Heritages in Vietnam and recognized by UNESCO in 1994 and in 2000. There are thousands of stone islands with marvelous shapes floated on the surface of the sea. You can take a classic private charter to see seascapes, discover floating villages and visit some beautiful caves. Lagoon Explorer Junk is designed to go beyond the ordinary and get off the beaten paths in Lan Ha bay and Halong Bay
Lying south and east of Cat Ba Town, the 300 or so karst islands and limestone outcrops of Lan Ha are just as beautiful as those of Halong Bay and have the additional attraction of numerous white-sand beaches. Due to being a fair way from Halong City, not so many tourist boats venture here, meaning Lan Ha Bay has a more isolated appeal. Sailing and kayak trips here are best organised in Cat Ba Town. Geologically, Lan Ha is an extension of Halong Bay but sits in a different province of Vietnam....
Located in the South of Halong Bay, Bai Dong is a island adjacent to Bai Tu Long Bay. Here, natural white sand beach stretches 300 to 400 meters, and especially it has the unique aqueous valley between the mountains. That is the reason why Bai Dong Island is called as Dragon Eye Island. Ha Long Bay is considered one of northern Vietnam’s most famous tourist attractions. One can leisurely cruise through the thousands of islands here, big and small, feast on the fantastic scenery or take a dip in the...
Dragon Eye Island, Ha Long bay, Vietnam is a very pristine and new tourist destination. With the attractive and unique value, sure, you will have a fantastic summer vacation on this island. Located at the southern edge of Ha Long Bay, Bai Dong (the other name of Dragon Eye Island) is the island adjacently to Bai Tu Long, appealing the travelers by its natural white sand beach and unique scenery.
Ha Long Bay, in northeast Vietnam, is known for its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands topped by rainforests. Junk boat tours and sea kayak expeditions take visitors past islands named for their shapes, including Stone Dog and Teapot islets. The region is popular for scuba diving, rock climbing and hiking, particularly in mountainous Cát Bà National Park.
Indochine is a 1992 French film set in colonial French Indochina during the 1930s to 1950s. It is the story of Éliane Devries, a French plantation owner, and of her adopted Vietnamese daughter, Camille, with the rising Vietnamese nationalist movement set as a backdrop. The screenplay was written by novelist Érik Orsenna, scriptwriters Louis Gardel, Catherine Cohen, and Régis Wargnier, who also directed the film. The film stars Catherine Deneuve, Vincent Pérez, Linh Dan Pham, Jean Yanne and Dominique...
For one of the best views in Vietnam – no, we’re not kidding – head to Cannon Fort where there are astounding panoramas of Cat Ba Island's jungle-clad hills rolling down to colourful tangles of fishing boats in the harbour and out to the karst-punctuated sea beyond.
Low clouds scudded across the sky as our little boat glided over the emerald water. From time to time fisherfolk waved at us from passing sampans, and occasionally we spotted a stately junk, its sails silhouetted against the horizon like the wings of a giant butterfly.
Halong Bay is listed in 1994 as one of the most beautifyl wonders of nature of the world and in our humble opinion it does live up to the this statement. We had an excellent experience on 24h cruise with Sails of Indochina to venture off the beaten path like no Other in Lan Ha bay and Halong bay.
The dragon, sent by the Jade Emperor, descended from heaven into the sea, and sprayed a thousand pearls from its mouth. From these cascading pearls, the 1,969 shaggy limestone stacks of Halong Bay emerged, a huge curvature of jumbled karst fortress designed to protect Vietnam from invaders in the Gulf of Tonkin.