Halong Bay (Hanoi), Vietnam

Halong Bay (Hanoi), Vietnam

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Emerald Isles & vibrant cityscapes

When you visit Hanoi, you may get the feeling you’re in two different eras at the same time. No, there’s no secret portal for time travel here, it’s just the fascinating juxtaposition of old and new, history and progress that characterizes this friendly city.

In the Old Quarter thousands of the buildings are over 100 years old and the streets are named after the wares that were traditionally sold on them such as Hang Bac (silver), Hang Ma (paper), and Hang Go (wood). But there’s no need to play rock, paper, scissors to choose where to explore, any direction will result in incredible sights and friendly locals.

Hang out with the locals and get a taste for daily like at at Hoan Kiem Lake, the centerpiece of Hanoi. You’ll likely see folks of all ages doing tai chi, couples strolling hand in hand, and lots and lots of motorbikes. And speaking of getting a taste for things, if you have an adventurous palate, Hanoi has all kinds of wild and wonderful cuisine to satisfy your exotic tastes. Cobra anyone?

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CHUA MOT COT (ONE PILLAR PAGODA)

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CHUA MOT COT (ONE PILLAR PAGODA)

Chua Mot Cot (One Pillar Pagoda)

In 1050, King Ly Thai Tong had a dream. After he awoke the King commissioned the design and construction of a pagoda in a lotus pond to look like the shrine in his dream. The now famous shrine has become a symbol of the culture of Vietnam.

Ho Hoan Kiem

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Ho Hoan Kiem

Ho Hoan Kiem

Ho Hoan Kiem (Lake of the Returned Sword) got its name from the 15th century legend of King Le Thai To who, after defeating the Chinese and gaining Vietnam’s independence, lost his sword in the lake. There are many ancient shrines, bridges, and gardens that now surround it.

Halong Bay by Boat

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Halong Bay by Boat

Halong Bay by Boat

Halong Bay is one of the world's outstanding natural wonders, resembling a geographic work of art. On this tour, witness the tranquil beauty and breathtaking scenery from the decks of a traditional junk, complete with bat-winged sails. Stop at the Thien Cung Cave with time to explore the giant cave and beautiful lagoon.

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Halong Bay (Hanoi), Vietnam At a glance

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Current Time:
2:38:04 pm2016/05/06 14:38:04 pm
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Friday, May 06
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Local Details:
GPS: 21°2'1.58"N 105°50'53.75"E
Size: 3,345.00 KM2 (1,291.51 MI2)
Population: 7,100,000
Density: 2,123 Pop/KM2 (820 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +84

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