Halong Bay, Vietnam Continues to get International Recognition
Halong Bay or the land of descending dragon is one of the most famous attractions in Northern Vietnam. With a water body covering some 1600 thousand islets and grottos, Halong bay stands unique for its ecological, geological and geomorphological value. Throughout its history, Halong Bay cruises has been locally praised for its scenic beauty. The thriving tourism has recently earned the place even more global titles.
In 1994, Halong Bay became the first landmark of Vietnam to be listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In 2011, Halong Bay was enlisted in the World Monument Watch.
In 2012, Halong Bay was voted to be one of the New Seven Natural World Wonders.
In 2014 alone, Halong Bay appears in the National Geographic magazine as one of the best 10 destinations for Valentine day, and by the Business Insider as one of the 100 trips you must take in your lifetime.
Tourists who visit Halong Bay are often amazed at the natural formation of rocks and caves, and enthralled by their enormous number. The best way to see Halong Bay is on a cruise trip, and one can spend one or two nights on a boat to fully appreciate the beauty of the bay.