About Halong Bay
Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the northeast of Vietnam. The bay is famous for its thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various shapes and sizes.
Halong Bay was first inhabited by the ancient Cham people. The name "Halong" means "Bay of Descending Dragons". According to legend, the dragons descended from the sky and spat fire into the bay, forming the islands and karsts.
The first recorded visit to Halong Bay was in 1773 by the French explorer La Pérouse. Today, the bay is a popular tourist destination and is home to a large number of floating villages.