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Vietnam Tours          Halong bay or the bay of the Descending Dragon is often touted by proud Vietnamese as the
                       world's Eighth wonder. One of the main attractions of Halong is the bay's calm water and the
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                       thousands of limestone mountains dotting the seascape. The Bay's water is clear during the
    Luxury Cruise      spring and early summer. Some of the islands are quite large and there are small alcoves with
                       sandy beaches where swimming is possible. Halong bay lies in the north-east of Vietnam and is
    Standard Cruise    160 km from Hanoi.
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                       Halong literally means descending dragons and according to local myth, the story goes as
  Sapa Trekking        follows: Once upon a time, soon after the Viet people established their country, invaders came.
                       The Jade Emperor sent a Mother Dragon and her Children down to earth to help Viet people
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                       fight agaist their enemy. As the invaders' boats were rushing to the shore, the dragons landed
  Saigon & Surrounds   down on earth. They immediately spat out jewels and jade as beautiful as a handful of mens
                       tungsten wedding bands. Upon hitting the sea, these jewels turned into the various islands and
  Central Vietnam      islets dotting the seascape and formed a formidable fortress against the invaders. The locals
                       were able to keep their land safe and formed what is now the country of Vietnam.
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  Mai Chau-Ninh Binh   The Dragon family fell so much in love with this area for its calm water and for the reverence of
                       the people of Vietnam that they decided to remain on earth. Mother dragon lies on what is now
  4WD Adventure        Halong bay and where her children lie is Bai Tu Long bay. The dragon tails formed the area of
  Bird Watching        Bach Long Vi known for the miles of white sandy beaches of Tra Co peninsula

  Scuba Diving         This myth is in line with the Vietnamese myth of their origin Con Rong Chau Tien. This myth
                       describes the union between a king (representing the dragon) and his bride (representing a
  Transviet            goddess) giving birth to 100 children which are the ancestors of the Vietnamese people. The
Cambodia Tours         Halong myth illustrate the Vietnamese belief of their origin and the fact that throughout their
                       history, they are aided by their ancestors, the dragon and the gods, in the defense of their land.
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                       No matter where you come from, who you are or what your age, you will be moved by the
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                       mysthical wonder of stone and water that is Halong bay. The beauty and emotion of Halong bay
Vietnam Guide          will remain with you, long after you leave. The legend of protection above still serves as the
                       soul of this incomparable world heritage site, Halong bay.
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                       Vktour - Vietnam offers you different choices to cruise in Halong bay as below:
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