Last weekend, we had the privilege of attending the wedding of a special someone in the family. The backdrop was the gorgeous limestone karsts and isles of Ha Long Bay, aboard the luxury junk, Bhaya Classic III. The flawless organization of the weekend-long celebrations could not have been more perfect – thank you D & J, for being such wonderful hosts.
The magnificent Ha Long Bay has been recognized by UNESCO as a Natural World Heritage Site since 1994 and is undoubtedly Vietnam’s most famous natural wonder. With pristine deserted beaches, grottoes, caves and over 3,000 limestone islets and pinnacles thrusting skyward from the emerald waters, The Bay of the Descending Dragon is a breathtaking marvel well worth the journey for anyone seeking a special and memorable experience. The journey from Hanoi to Ha Long bay takes approximately 4 hours by bus (170km). Alternatively, there is a helicopter option which has a flight time of 1 hour but departs only on Saturdays from Gia Lam Airport in Hanoi. Continue reading