Halong Bay Tops the Lot
Posted: Mar 10, 2016
Northern Vietnam offers a number of holiday destinations and you can take different types of holiday in this wonderful country. Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and is awesome for all tourists who wish to visit Asian countries and learn about their culture. The Hanoi points of interest are varied and beautiful. The shopping in Hanoi can help you buy memorabilia to your heart’s content. You should also visit the best restaurants in Hanoi while you visit this city. The architecture in this country is incredible with their remarkable French buildings blending with the modern glass skyscrapers and old eastern constructions. The old quarter is a great place where you can spend a lot of time pleasantly. There are many coffee shops, restaurants and bars which you can visit in this area. This part of Hanoi is considered to be the artistic capital of the region. There are also many art collectibles and galleries which have found permanent residence in this place.
You can travel from Hanoi to Halong Bay, which is considered be heaven on Earth in this part of the world. This area took nearly five hundred million years to form. This paradise on earth is nearly six hundred square miles in areas and is full of rare fauna and flora. Besides some amazing greenery you will also find natives who have continued to live there in the same traditional manner. Halong Bay has won many accolades and is currently a UNESCO world heritage site. The area has also been voted to be one of the seven wonders of nature in recently conducted global poll. The best way to see the Halong Bay is to go on a cruise in any one of the boats that ply in the region. Some of the cruises are world class and is at least five star hotel standard. You can sip your drink on the deck of these vessels and watch the sun go down for the day in Halong Bay. This can be one of the most memorable experiences of your life for sure.
When you go from the Hanoi to Halong Bay, you will pass islands which are nearly two thousand in number. Some of these islands are just limestone formations that simply jut out of the sea and are taller than your cruise boats. Most of them cannot be used to land on. There are other that offer mysterious caves, magnificent views and also some really delightful beaches. You can take the cruise for have a relaxing holiday or choose the adventure packages. The adventure offered include snorkeling, swimming, canoe. There are also many party boats and late night barbecues on the beach. Thus you will realize that Halong Bay is a must see natural wonder and should be on top of your bucket list. You can also reach Sapa from Hanoi, if you so wish. This is a hill top town with hill side rice terraces. These terraces form a beautiful backdrop to any trekking or walking holiday. You can choose to climb the highest peak in the country i.e. Mount Fansipan. All these excellent Hanoi tourism destinations are among the biggest attractions of Vietnam.