Halong Bay is one of the New7Wonders of Nature, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most visited places in Vietnam. I was lucky enough to go and check out Halong Bay for myself with Topdeck and it’s easy to see why there’s so much hype around it.
It's an area of stunning natural beauty and feels like somewhere from a different planet. The limestone cliffs rise out of the water and the islands seem to go on forever. As soon as we arrived on to the boat, we all just kept saying how crazily different this place is to anywhere we’ve been before.
We spent two days on the junk boat exploring the bay and taking in the epic nature around us. One thing we noticed was how calm the water was. There were no waves and the boat didn’t rock at all, which was an added bonus as it meant there was no seasickness. Yes!
The boat facilities were great too, with cabins to sleep in – and all the meals and excursions were included.
Despite the foggy weather, Halong Bay still looked awesome. The fog actually gave a certain mystery to our surroundings; a sort of eerie glow.
Interestingly, the limestone in this bay has gone through 500 million years of formation in different conditions and environments. It’s crazy to think about how much this area must've changed in that time and how brief our period on Earth is compared to these rocks.
Some of you may also recognise this scenery from a recent movie. It was used as a location for the latest King Kong film. Our boat hosts were very proud of that fact and organised a screening of Skull Island for us one evening.
We made the most of our time in Halong Bay, staying overnight on the boat and spending two days exploring islands, caves and taking in the epic nature around us. It was a bucket list experience I’ll never forget and firmly deserves its place on the #Ultimate49
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