Sunday, March 28, 2010

Halong bay, Vietnam 26th March

Our cruise ship was sailing through these beautiful lime stone islands early in the morning.
There are 2,000 islands around Halong bay north of Vietnam.
It is listed on UNESCO World Heritage.
Absolutely, it is one of the highlight tours in this voyage.

Mind blowing experience!!!
Sailing through the islands!

Our tour doesn't starts until 1pm and we took tender boat to get to Halong port.
Yet, quiet port lacks milions of tourists but many hotels are spotted.

Junks are awaiting tourists who booked the ship's tour.
We were one of them.
Sailing through the bay and visit one of the island with cave.
Immigration officials coming on board for their paper works!

On the way to the cave, we were on this junk boat just enjoying the beauty of islands!!!

In front of the cave entrance

Quite a surprise for us!
The cave was enormous and beautiful!

The dragon head.
They put the lights in dragon's eyes.

Passengers from our ship, Japanese, Koreans and local Vietnamese tourists are all mixed up.

Traffic jam in between these tourist junk boats was absolutely beyond us.

One of few family lives on this boat selling bananas to tourists

Greg is enjoying his comfy chair on the junk.
Floating houses are behind.

Junks are returning back to the cruise ship

According to our guide, this looks like two cocks are fighting over a fish!

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