Ha Long Bay - UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Ha Long Bay, located in the Gulf of Tonkin, within Quang Ninh Province, in the northeast of Vietnam, is165 km from the capital of Ha Noi. Covering an area of 43,400 ha and including over 1600 islands and islets, most of which are uninhabitated and unaffected by humans, it forms a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars and is an ideal model of a mature Karst landscape developed during a warm and wet tropical climate. The property’s exceptional scenic beauty is complemented by its great biological interest.

The outstanding value of the property is centered around the drowned limestone karst landforms, displaying spectacular pillars with a variety of coastal erosional features such as arches and caves which form a majestic natural scenery. The repeated regression and transgression of the sea on the limestone karst over geological time has produced a mature landscape of clusters of conical peaks and isolated towers which were modified by sea invasion, adding an extra elemant to the process of lateral undercutting of the limstone towers and islands.

- Ha Long bay :

Halong Bay, Vietnam. Unesco World Heritage Site. Most popular place in Vietnam

Floating village and rock islands in Halong Bay, Vietnam, Southeast Asia

Limestone rocks in Halong Bay, Vietnam

Bay near Thien Cung Cave. Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Limestone rocks in Halong Bay, Vietnam

Sunrise on the Ha Long bay

- Thien Cung cave in ha Long bay:

Thien Cung Cave in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Thien Cung Cave in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Thien Cung Cave in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Thien Cung Cave in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Thien Cung Cave in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Thien Cung Cave in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Thien Cung Cave in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Thien Cung Cave in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Thien Cung Cave in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

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July 12, 2015

Chuotnhatdesigner

Thank's Mike2focus! Have a nice day ^_^

July 08, 2015

Mike2focus

Gorgeous photos of incredibly beautiful landscapes! Nice work!

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