Hanoi and HalongBay (Lonely Planet Encounter Guides) - Tom Downs
Combines the attractions of Vietnam's premier city with its number one attraction for travellers: haunting HalongBay. This work features...... more
Combines the attractions of Vietnam's premier city with its number one attraction for travellers: haunting HalongBay. This work features reviews of the top places to eat, shop and stay. It also covers information about the Perfume Pagoda and local handicraft villages.
The Mekong. It's an exotic name guaranteed to fire up the imagination. Riding high on the global hotlist, it is home to such iconic sights as Angkor Wat,...... more
The Mekong. It's an exotic name guaranteed to fire up the imagination. Riding high on the global hotlist, it is home to such iconic sights as Angkor Wat, HalongBay and Luang Prabang. Lonely Planet's Market-Leading Guide to the Mekong! This new edition includes full-colour sections designed to inspire and inform, extended coverage of Northern Thailand and a 3d-illustrated feature on Angkor Wat. * 6 expert authors, 4909 km of winding river, 180+ temples, 56 weeks of in-depth research, 22 elephant experiences * Inspirational photos * 3D plans of iconic sights * Comprehensive planning tools * In-depth background * Easy-to-read layout * At-a-glance practical info Coverage includes: Planning chapters, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Northern Thailand, Understand & Survive chapters.
Advantages: Somewhere very special Disadvantages: none that I can think of
...Vietnam from the weather (the bay is usually fairly calm and protected) and also from outside invasion.
Location and History:
Halong Bay is in North Vietnam, 170 kilometres north-east of Hanoi (about 3 and a half hours driving) in the Gulf of Tonkin near the border with China. It was listed by UNESCO as a World heritage site in 1994.
Description and geography:
The bay is a mass of limestone...
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Review of HalongBay (Vietnam)
Advantages: very beautifull landscape Disadvantages: often Mist
...The bay of Along will be my last article concerning Vietnam..
Geography and history:
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Situated in the north Vietnam to the mouth of the red stream, along bay is the sought after place to Vietnam.
Group of more than 3200 islands, the name would mean in former Vietnamese "the dragon who descends."
An old legend Vietnamese...
Advantages: Lovely boat trip, lots of great food and sightseeing Disadvantages: Wine expensive
...One of the highlights to my recent trip to Vietnam was a junk cruise to Ha Long Bay. Junks are traditional style sailing ships, many are very modern now with en suite facilities and air conditioning in your private cabins, but they are still styled in the traditional way. You will find hundreds of these junks offering tours out to the bay, the one we went on was Huong Hai Junks, and this review...