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Located in northeastern Vietnam, HaLong Bay is part Tonkin Gulf, including the sea area of ​​HaLong City, Cam Pha Town and part of Van Don island district. Southwest bordering the Bay Cat Ba Island, east is the sea, the rest of adjacent land, with a coastline of 120 km, is restricted from 106o58 ‘- 107o22’ east longitude and 20o45 ‘- 20o50’ north latitude to total area of ​​1,553 km2 including 1969 islands, of which 989 islands and 980 named islands not named.

Located in northeastern Vietnam, HaLong Bay is part Tonkin Gulf, including the sea area of HaLong City, Cam Pha Town and part of Van Don island district. Southwest bordering the Bay Cat Ba Island, east is the sea, the rest of adjacent land, with a coastline of 120 km, is limited to 106 ° 58 ‘- 107 ° 22′ east longitude and 20 ° 45 ‘- 20 ° 50 ‘north latitude, with a total area of 1553 km 2 consisting of 1 969 islands, of which 989 islands and 980 named islands not named. Island of Halong Bay is the island there are two types of limestone and schist islands, concentrated in two main areas are the southeast (belonging to Bai Tu Long Bay) and south-west region (of the HaLong Bay area) with age geological formations from 250-280 million years. Focus areas dense rock islands with spectacular scenery and many beautiful caves known as the center Natural Heritage Halong Bay, including Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay part. Natural Heritage area is recognized worldwide covering 434 km2, including 775 islands, such as a triangle with 3 vertices Head Island Wood (west), Ba Ham Lake (south), Cong Tay island ( east) area next to the buffer area and the national heritage by the Ministry of Culture and Information in 1962 ranked.

T yes on high looking down, HaLong Bay as a giant picture of extremely lively. Navigate between the Halong, one doubt as to a fairy world of rock, the island is shaped like a person standing on the land (more than Started A), the island is like a dragon hovering above the water (Hon), an island, it is like an old man sitting fishing (his Vong Hon), Hon sail, Hon Chicken, Hon Lu Huong … All look very real, real amazing. Shape of the wonders that metamorphosed rocks immeasurable perspective light of day and the angle of view. Hidden in the rocky islands that are beautiful caves as Thien Cung, Dau Go Sung Sot, Tam Cung … It really is the castle of the Creator between earthly place.From time immemorial, HaLong has been great poet Nguyen Trai ethnic dubbed the term of the land between the high heavens. Halong Bay is also the place associated with the development of national history with famous sights such as Van Don – where the famous trading port (1149), there are mountain poems written by many of kings, celebrities, a little further is Bach Dang River – which has seen two illustrious naval battle of our forefathers against invaders .. Not only that, Halong today scientists learn proven as one of the cradles of human culture Halong from Late Neolithic with archaeological sites as Dong Mang famous, Red Earth, Soi Nhu, Thoi Well … Halong also is the focus of high biodiversity with typical eco-systems like mangrove ecosystems, coral reef ecosystems, ecosystem components farming, forest ecosystems of tropical trees … With every thousands of species of animals and plants are abundant in the forests of the sea, fish, squid … particularly rare species found only in this place.

V ới special values ​​such, dated 17.12.1994, in the 18th session of the World Heritage Council of UNESCO held in Thailand, Halong Bay is officially recognized as Heritage However, confirming the global value of world natural heritage HaLong Bay.