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Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

They say you actually haven’t seen Vietnam until you see Ha Long Bay. Indeed, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must-see destination when visiting the country.

At early dawn, when all is peaceful and quiet, the bay takes on a soft iridescent blue.

The bay is dotted with spectacular limestone rock formations, islands and islets; some of the islands have enormous cave formations and lagoons. An overnight stay on a boat is a great way to experience the calm and serene bay. In the afternoon, the islands take on a warm hue. At dusk, they seem to appear ghostly; an abstracted layers and layers of shades and shadows. At early dawn, when all is peaceful and quiet, the bay takes on a soft iridescent blue. Amidst the numerous tour boats in and around the bay, Ha Long Bay offers a wonderful respite from a noisy and chaotic urban life.

At dusk, they seem to appear ghostly; an abstracted layers and layers of shades and shadows.