Halong Bay of Vietnam has been included in the list of “100 trips you must go in your lifetime” recently released by the US magazine Business Insider.
The magazine recommended spending a night on a junk boat in the bay, amid a multitude of limestone islands and islets rising from the sea, in a variety of sizes and shapes and presenting picturesque, unspoiled nature.
The bay covers an area of 43,400 ha and includes over 1,969 islands and islets, most of which are uninhabited and unaffected by humans.
Recognised by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage in 1994, Halong Bay welcomes 2.5 million tourists each year, including 1 million foreign visitors. It was voted as one of the world’s seven new wonders of nature last year.
Also on the magazine’s list are trips of hiking along the unrestored section of the Great Wall of China, attending a cherry blossom festival in Japan and driving a classic car in Havana, Cuba.
Besides, Halong Carnival also has enthusiastic participations of international artistic troupes from neighboring countries like Philippines, China, etc.
The festival is joined by thousands of actors (actresses), dancers, singers, musicians as well as students. Almost of them are the local residents of Halong Bay. Each year, Halong Carnival has a different theme which honors traditional & natural values of Halong Bay as well as the achievements of tourism in Halong. Joining the festival, tourists will have chance to dip in magical music background of a great musical party.