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Reasons to Travel – Ha long Bay, Vietnam

Many westerners today may still imagine Vietnam through the lens of war, but it is in reality a country filled with captivating natural beauty and tranquil village life. Its highlands and rainforest regions, far from being devastated, continue to yield new species and team with exotic wildlife. Its islands and beaches are among the finest in all of Southeast Asia, and its cuisine is very possibly the most delicious you will ever find. Over two decades have passed since Vietnam was officially united, and in that time it has done a remarkable job of healing its wounds. Today, this gracious and beautiful country is an outstanding travel destination.

Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO world heritage site created by the unique and magnificent combination of hundreds of limestone islets, exotic forests and wildlife, an abundance of marine ecology kept sacred and alive by the local villagers.

What’s most fascinating about Ha long Bay is the community of around 1,600 people that live on Hạ Long Bay in four fishing villages. They live on floating houses and are sustained through fishing and marine aquaculture.

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