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Explore the beauty of Ha Long Bay from above
Updated at Monday, 02 Oct 2017, 17:53
Ha Long Bay sea forever remain a bright green color, flows quietly, absorbed with time. Ha Long beautiful four seasons. In the spring, the lush vegetation shoots mike on limestone mountains.
Ha Long Bay the northeastern province of Quang Ninh Province includes some 1,600 islands and islets, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. Exploring the islands of Ha Long Bay with reporter from Hanoitimes.
Legend says Ha Long Bay was formed by a Mother Dragon and her children, sent by the Jade Emperor to protect the Viet from foreign invaders. The dragons flocked from Heaven, spitting out pearls which formed small islands and stopped the invaders and destroyed their ships. Mother Dragon and her children didn’t return to Heaven after the battle, but settled in the bay; the Mother Dragon forming Ha Long Bay and the children, Bai Tu Long.
Exploring the islands of Ha Long Bay almost makes this incredible story seem true. Weaving through the almost 2.000 islands while sitting atop jade-green water is surreal to say the least, spiritual at most.
Ha Long Bay sea forever remain a bright green color, flows quietly, absorbed with time. Ha Long beautiful four seasons. In the spring, the lush vegetation shoots mike on limestone mountains. In summer, cool and clear, the sun shimmering particles fall down to the sea. Autumn, in the moonlit night, moonlit mountains inclined ball floating like gold leaf to earth.
With such special values, at the 18th Session of UNESCO’s Council of World Heritage held on 17 December 1994 in Thailand, Ha Long Bay was officially placed on the list of the World Natural Heritage. In 2000, UNESCO recognized it as the World Heritage for the second time for its geographical and geomorphologic values. This confirms the global premier value of Hạ Long Bay.
Hạ Long Bay has an area of around 1,553 km2, including 1,960–2,000 islets, most of which are limestone. The core of the bay has an area of 334 km2 with a high density of 775 islets. The limestone in this bay has gone through 500 million years of formation in different conditions and environments.
The evolution of the karst in this bay has taken 20 million years under the impact of the tropical wet climate. The geo-diversity of the environment in the area has created biodiversity, including a tropical evergreen biosystem, oceanic and sea shore biosystem. Ha Long Bay is home to 14 endemic floral species and 60 endemic faunal species.

 
Ha Long Bay sea forever remain a bright green color, flows quietly, absorbed with time.
Ha Long Bay sea forever remain a bright green color, flows quietly, absorbed with time.
Ha Long beautiful four seasons. In the spring, the lush vegetation shoots mike on limestone mountains.
Ha Long beautiful four seasons. In the spring, the lush vegetation shoots mike on limestone mountains.
Ha Long Bay the northeastern province of Quang Ninh Province includes some 1,600 islands and islets, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars.
Ha Long Bay the northeastern province of Quang Ninh Province includes some 1,600 islands and islets, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars.
Legend says Ha Long Bay was formed by a Mother Dragon and her children, sent by the Jade Emperor to protect the Viet from foreign invaders.
Legend says Ha Long Bay was formed by a Mother Dragon and her children, sent by the Jade Emperor to protect the Viet from foreign invaders.
Exploring the islands of Ha Long Bay almost makes this incredible story seem true.
Exploring the islands of Ha Long Bay almost makes this incredible story seem true.
Weaving through the almost 2.000 islands while sitting atop jade-green water is surreal to say the least, spiritual at most.
Weaving through the almost 2.000 islands while sitting atop jade-green water is surreal to say the least, spiritual at most.
 
Ha Long Bay sea forever remain a bright green color, flows quietly, absorbed with time.
Ha Long Bay sea forever remain a bright green color, flows quietly, absorbed with time.
With such special values, at the 18th Session of UNESCO’s Council of World Heritage held on 17 December 1994 in Thailand, Hạ Long Bay was officially placed on the list of the World Natural Heritage.
With such special values, at the 18th Session of UNESCO’s Council of World Heritage held on 17 December 1994 in Thailand, Hạ Long Bay was officially placed on the list of the World Natural Heritage.
In 2000, UNESCO recognized it as the World Heritage for the second time for its geographical and geomorphologic values.
In 2000, UNESCO recognized it as the World Heritage for the second time for its geographical and geomorphologic values.
This confirms the global premier value of Hạ Long Bay.
This confirms the global premier value of Hạ Long Bay.
Ha Long Bay was one of other shots in the Hollywood movie King Kong: Skull Island. The look of Skull Island has a lot to do with the typical limestone mountains emerging from the sea of Ha Long Bay.
Ha Long Bay was one of other shots in the Hollywood movie King Kong: Skull Island. The look of Skull Island has a lot to do with the typical limestone mountains emerging from the sea of Ha Long Bay.

 
Pham Hung
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