Tourists from various nook and corner of the world, and from other parts of Vietnam come to enjoy Excursions in Halong. To foreign travelers, Halong Bay is a popular vacation spot. The bay and its 3,000 islands will come before you in different hues at various time of the day.
At every point the natural landscape is waiting to surprise you. The area was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. Loaded with fascinating natural splendors, Excursions in Halong are always pleasurable.
World famous Halong Bay is located in Quang Ninh province of Vietnam. Excursions in Halong mean exploring the entire bay that features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various sizes and shapes.
Pleasing climate makes excursions in Halong more enjoyable for the foreign tourists. The bay experiences an average temperature from 15 degree centigrade to 25 degree centigrade. Annual rainfall is between 2000 millimeters and 2200 millimeters.
In Halong Bay, you will come across giant and amazing limestone monolithic islands, each topped with thick jungle vegetation, which rises spectacularly from the ocean. There are many islands are hollow, with enormous caves in it.
The Dau Go Cave or the wooden stakes cave is the largest grotto in the Halong area. French tourists visited in the late 19th Century, and named the cave Grotte des Merveilles. There are three large chambers in it containing large numerous stalactites and stalamites. There are two bigger islands, Tuan Chau and Cat Ba which have permanent inhabitants. There are a number of wonderful beaches on the smaller islands.
You can also visit the fisherman villages in some island. Many of the islands have acquired their names as a result of of their unusual shapes such as Voi Islet (elephant), Ga Choi Islet (fighting cock), and Mai Nha Islet (roof). The lush forests in Halong Bay also houses different species of birds and animals including bantams, antelopes, monkeys, and iguanas.