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The quiet wonder of Halong Bay

The quiet wonder of Halong Bay

By Simran Panaech, Asia News Network “It’s, oh, so quiet, it’s, oh, so still,” sings Björk, Icelandic singer in her 1995 hit “It’s Oh So Quiet”. This song plays in my head as I look out at the scenery of Halong Bay in Vietnam. Despite the rocking of the cruise boat I am on, in […]

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Halong Bay: One feels lost in a painting

Halong Bay: One feels lost in a painting

By: Ino Manalo, Philippine Daily Inquirer There is a scene from a famous film where a couple evades the turmoil of their country by taking a boat trip through a fascinating archipelago. For countless hours, the lovers lie ensconced in their vessel as it glides past a fairyland of forest-covered peaks rising from the sea. […]

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Majestic Halong Bay

Majestic Halong Bay

by Ion Cortez Ha Long Bay is one of the world’s natural wonders and is the most beautiful tourist destination of Vietnam. Located in Quáng Ninh province, Vietnam. Ha Long Bay features more than one thousand awesome limestone karsts and islands of various sizes and shapes along the 120-km coastline of Bai Chay Beach. Halong […]

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TRAVEL: Ha Long way from home in Vietnam

TRAVEL: Ha Long way from home in Vietnam

| | | | | Just when you think a holiday cannot be any better, a cruise around the bay takes it up another notch, writes Caroline Hurry LIGHTNING split the sky and rain lashed the wings of the aircraft as we broke through the clouds. Hanoi stretched out below like a verdant patchwork quilt: […]

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Letter from Vietnam: Calmer waters found aboard the junks at Halong Bay

Letter from Vietnam: Calmer waters found aboard the junks at Halong Bay

| | | | | Tourists can get away from the throng of Hanoi on the serene water of the Unesco World Heritage Site Judyth Gregory-Smith Guardian Weekly, Tuesday 6 September 2011 13.59 BST If you want to get away from the 6 million or more people riding 1 million or more motorbikes in Hanoi, […]

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WHAT IF YOUR HALONG BAY CRUISE IS CANCELED IN THE LAST MINUTES?

WHAT IF YOUR HALONG BAY CRUISE IS CANCELED IN THE LAST MINUTES?

| | | | | You’ve got a good deal and now are dreaming about an interesting trip with beautiful cabin, delicious food, friendly staff waiting for you in Halong Bay, Vietnam. You’ll be relaxing on the sundeck while the boat cruises around the rising islands in the fresh air and quiet atmosphere. Your dream […]

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Feature: Vietnam’s most delightful beaches

Feature: Vietnam’s most delightful beaches

| | | | | As a long,narrow country skirted by the South China Sea, Vietnam is full of endless beaches where the only sight for miles around might be the gentle bobbing of wooden boats. From the border with China at the top to the fertile lands of the Mekong Delta, the country boasts […]

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Cruising Vietnam's Halong Bay in style

Cruising Vietnam’s Halong Bay in style

| | | | | The foundation myth of Vietnam’s Halong Bay is one of blood and war, the countless limestone islets rising out of the water seeded by dragons sent from heaven to help the Vietnamese fight off an invading fleet from the north. Now, the bay embodies the very opposite of conflict, imparting […]

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Ha Long Bay :: Travel Guide

Ha Long Bay :: Travel Guide

| | | | | Get in Most people come to Ha Long Bay on a tour. This is covered in the Do section. By car The best, most expensive, way to get to Ha Long Bay is to rent a car from Hanoi. It costs approximately US$100 return. From Hanoi airport the fare is […]

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Sail the Halong Bay and Explore Vietnam on the Emeraude

Sail the Halong Bay and Explore Vietnam on the Emeraude

| | | | | By: Peggy Goldman, co-owner, Friendly Planet Travel Photo Courtesy of Emeraude Classic Cruises There’s a different type of luxury in getting away from the trappings of the world. One where you experience the natural wonders of the Earth. One where you taste foods you’ve never tasted before, prepared in ways […]

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