Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam


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Ha Long Bay, literally: "Descending Dragon Bay" is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a popular travel destination, located in Quang Ninh province, Vietnam. Ha Long Bay, in the Gulf of Tonkin, has an area of around 1,553 km2,  includes some 1,600 islands and islets, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars.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. Because of their precipitous nature, most of the islands are uninhabited and unaffected by a human presence. The site's outstanding scenic beauty is complemented by its great biological interest.
SIMPLY STUNNING!!!

10 comments:

NinaLu said...

Ola, Cris!Que horas sao ai?
Aqui agora e a hora do almoco e ja-ja vou preparar algo pra comer, pois os bichinhos da barriga nao param de gritar!kkkk....
Como sempre, parabens pelas lindas fotos!
Nossa, Vietnam que lindo ne?
Em minha cabecinha oca so tinha imagens das guerras do Vietnam, etc.nem imaginava essas paisagens lindas!
Adorei!
Abracos!

Totomel said...

another beautiful work of divine hands =)

Michael said...

those are wonderful pictures... the beauty of nature immortalized in those photos...

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Cheqna said...

few months ago it was recommended by someone to me and so I suggested to some friends for our "ladies only" once-a-year trip, but they couldnt believe that because they knew it was not a sort of place that I'd go ~ no "rough" activities for me ~ a bit ladylike..hehe..

but it looked so lovely.

:-)

lina@women's perspectives said...

I agree, it's very stunning!

No wonder if it's included UNESCO World Heritage Site.

fxgue said...

nice posting

NinaLu said...

Oi, Cris!Obrigada por ter me falado da diferenca do horario entre o Japao e Portugal!
Fico sempre perdida nessas diferencas de horarios!rss
Tenho uma amiga do Brasil que esta morando em Texas e a diferenca de la e aqui sao de 10 horas e sempre acabo fazendo confusao!!hehehe...
Falando sobre as lindas fotos da baia de Halong eu aumentei as fotos para ver a beleza delas mais perto!rs
Nossa, deu uma vontade enorme de poder entrar nas fotos!kkk...
Grande abraco pra voce tambem!

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the beautiful work, nice blog, visits back pls

roffe said...

Very nice place...and very great shots.

sharing post said...

Wow ... beautiful natural shades ...