Ha Long Bay is located in the Gulf of Tonkin within the Quang Ninh Province in Vietnam and is considered an UNESCO World Heritage site as well as a popular destination for locals and foreigners alike.
Its name translates to “descending dragon bay”. It is made up of around two thousand limestone islets and it was the home of important ancient cultures such as Cai Beo and Ha Long dating back to 18,000 B.C. It was also the setting of several battles between Vietnam and China. Its islets are the theme of many legends and ancient tales.