Ha Long Bay listed among Asia’s most stunning seaside spots
VGP - Ha Long Bay has recently been selected by American magazine Travel+Leisure as among Asia's most stunning places to watch sunrise and sunset.
With more than 2,000 limestone islands, Ha Long Bay is a tourism mecca in Asia.
The best way to explore the world heritage bay is a two-night cruise through thousands of small vegetation-covered islands and towering limestone cliffs.
An overnight cruise service is available with prices ranging from $116-$228 per person, which enables visitors to admire the beauty of the bay when the sun rises and sets every day.
The ideal time to visit Ha Long Bay is between March and April and September to November, as there is little rain.
Each cruise has its own itinerary, but most take visitors to popular tourist attractions such as Ga Choi and Dinh Huong Islets, Sung Sot Cave, Thien Cung and Me Cung Caves, Titop Island and Viet Hai fishing village.
Other destinations included in the report are Kuakata Beach in Bangladesh, Romblon Island in the Philippines and Kenting beach in Taiwan.
Earlier, the editors of American magazine Condé Nast Traveler selected Ha Long Bay and Mu Cang Chai in northern Viet Nam among the world's 40 most colorful places "to brighten up winter days."
Since its recognition as a UNESCO natural world heritage in 1994, Ha Long Bay has found a spot on the global tourism map, with travel bloggers and filmmakers hailing its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone pillars topped by rainforests./.