Sitting aboard a boat in Halong Bay is like being afloat into an Asian painting, with red-sailed junks and karst rock formations jutting up out of the blue-green waters.
This little boy lives in one of the last floating villages in Vietnam. (More about the Floating Villages of Halong Bay) The view from our hike up into the hills of Cat Ba in 2003. The floating village clustered around the middle rock has since been removed. Halong Bay is something that everyone who travels to Vietnam should experience. We were there twice, and both times it was like stepping out of time for a few days.
- Sailing into an Asian Painting
- Halong Bay: Sunrise, Sunset
- The Fishing Villages of Halong Bay
- Kayaking in Halong Bay
- Vietnamese Brunch Menu
- Cultured Pearl Farm
- Halong Bay 2003
In my Elizabatz Gallery Art Blog I added some Vietnamese dragons to a couple of images from Descending Dragon (Halong) Bay.
What lovely photos! The expression on that boy’s face is great.
That little boy was a bit of a mischief…
Beautiful photos! 🙂
these are simply beautiful- so exotic!!
Every time I encounter karst rock formations I feel like I’ve entered another world…
We had rats on our boat, and they made for a good story when they ran across our feet while lying in bed! They did no harm at all. I kept asking my wife, “So, how long is this bay?” (drum roll)
No rats on our boat although I did see some rather endearing rat families timidly peeking out of the drains in Ho Chi Minh City – I hadn’t realized they were so cute…
This is definitely on my bucket list! Gorgeous.
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