Vinh Ha Long

'Bay Of The Descending Dragon'

About Vinh Ha Long

Vinh Ha Long, also known as Ha Long Bay, is a United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) heritage site. It is located in Quang Ninh province, Vietnam. The bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various sizes and shapes.


History shows that Hạ Long Bay was the setting for local naval battles against Vietnam's coastal neighbors. On three occasions, in the labyrinth of channels in Bach Dang river near the islands, the Vietnamese army stopped the Chinese from landing. During the Vietnam War, many of the channels between the islands were heavily mined by the United States navy, some of which pose a threat to shipping still today.


Ha Long Bay, is a great tourist destination. It is a relaxing place for people to visit. The calm blue water is a great way to escape from reality and enjoy the peaceful side to life. Over time, Ha Long Bay has grown to become an amazing tourist attraction but slowly, humans are ruining the beautiful side to nature.


With an increasing tourist trade, mangroves and seagrass beds have been cleared and jetties and wharves have been built for tourist boats. Fishing, often near coral reefs, has caused many of fish to become endangered.


* Based on the frequency at which the World Heritage Committee has deliberated over this property over the past 15 years. 0 = minimum reports, 100 = maximum reports.

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