Ha Long Bay in Vietnam is majestic, mysterious and a natural wonder that is both inspiring and imperious. Ha Long translates as “where the dragon descends into the sea”. Legend has it that the islands of Ha Long Bay were created by a great dragon that lived in the mountains and as it charged towards the coast, its flailing tail gouged out valleys and crevasses.

Then when it finally plunged into the sea, the area filled with water, leaving only the pinnacles visible. Ha Long Bay is one of the world’s natural wonders and is one of the most beautiful Far East tourist destinations. Ha Long Bay features more than one thousand stunning limestone karsts and islands of various sizes and shapes along the 120-km coastline of Bai Chay Beach.

To find out the best time to visit Vietnam and to speak to someone that knows the area please call Jeanette our Far East luxury multi centre holiday specialist: 01923 289 100