GEOGRAPHIC ENQUIRY:

HA LONG BAY, VIETNAM

HA LONG BAY...WHERE IS IT?

Ha Long Bay is situated in Vietnam. Ha Long Bay belongs to the Ha Long city (Cam Pha Town) and is also part of the Van Don district.


LOCATION OF HA LONG BAY, VIETNAM

WHY IS IT A POPULAR TOURIST DESTINATION?

Ha Long Bay is a popular tourist destination due to the fact that the bay has over a 1000 islands and islets forming a seascape of limestone pillars. In reality, Ha Long Bay is is beautiful and spectacular. Tourists also come to explore the caves in Ha Long Bay. According to "Loneyplanet.com", Ha Long Bay attracts tourists from all around the world all year round. This is also because the weather and climate is perfect for tourists who like a calm sense of aroma around them.

HOW HA LONG BAY CAME TO BE THE WAY IT IS TODAY

(using s.h.e.e.p.t.)

SOCIAL

Ha Long Bay has changed through social impact. Due to the spectacular views Ha Long Bay offers, it has become one of the most popular tourist destination in the north east. It is also a World Heritage-listed site.

HOW? : We can ask how the tourism of Ha Long Bay affect the lifestyle of people who live near Ha Long Bay and how did Ha Long Bay become one of the top tourist destination?

WHY? : We can ask a very simple question; why is Ha Long Bay a popular tourist destination?

WHAT IF? : What if Ha Long Bay become too dangerous to let tourists visit the bay?


HISTORICAL

Ha Long Bay's history has an interesting story behind it. Ha Long Bay ('Halong' translates to ‘where the dragon descends into the sea.') has ancient legends and stories which lead to the name of the bay.


HOW? : We can ask how Ha Long Bay had people living near the bay?

WHY?: We can question it to why people chose to live in Ha Long Bay?

WHAT IF? : What if Ha Long Bay never had ancient legends and stories?

ECONOMIC

According to 'whc.unesco.org', Ha Long Bay's economical standards are "well regulated, carefully observed and effectively managed." This can affect Ha Long Bay in a good way due to the fact that it can look after the destination well (like if there was damaged to the bay) and can keep Ha Long Bay to a good tourist destination which can support the bay more. (economically)

HOW? : Besides the support of tourism, how does Ha Long Bay get support economically?

WHY? : We can ask a simple question; why is the economical importance of Ha Long Bay so vital?

WHAT IF? : What if Ha Long Bay's economic support starts to fail?

ENVIRONMENTAL

Ha Long's environment is well cared for. The Bay has 1,600 islands and islets around/in and is also has a long geological history which helped Ha Long Bay looked the way it is today.


HOW?: We could ask how long Ha Long Bay took to form the way it is today?

WHY?: We could question why Ha Long Bay looks the way it is now and what caused it.

WHAT IF? : What if Ha Long Bay's climate change? OR What if Ha Long Bay were to have severe damage? (environmentally wise.)