One of 7 natural wonders include some 1600 islands and islets, forming a spectacular scenery with dramatic limestone mountains and hidden caves shrouded in mist, rising above the emerald waters of the Guld of Tonkin in Quáng province. In 1994 Halong Bay was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, this mystical landscape of limestone islets is often compared to Guilin in China or Krabi in southern Thailand. Literally translated means Halong; Decending Dragon, and the legend claims that the dragon created the islets while saving Vietnam from ocean invader. Its trashing tail gouged out valleys and crevasses, leaving only the pinnacles visible. Come and see with your own eyes and experience the unequalled beauty of Halong Bay.