The AsiaOne, a Singapore-based website has recently released the list of 8 must-see places in Southeast Asia for great views including the Halong Bay in northern Vietnam.
As said by AsiaOne, “Halong Bay, which means “Bay of Descending Dragons”, is a unique karst topography carved out by Mother Nature. The UNESCO World Heritage site offers views of vertical formations which are rich in dense vegetation”.
“A boat cruise meandering through any of the 1,969 islets is both tranquil and insightful. Avoid the monsoons from June to September and from January to March, but visit the high seasons to enjoy sunny skies that won’t put a damper on your exploration plans of the natural outlying islets”.
After about three hours flying from Singapore to Hanoi, you will reach the port to visit Halong Bay by taking a five-hour road trip via mini bus; it costs around USD 6 (S$7.50) and can be arranged upon arrival.