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Halong Bay entered top 8 green places and national parks in Asia

Wed, 04 Jun 2014. Last updated Thu, 07 May 2015 17:03

Agoda.com, the leading hotel-booking website in Asia has recently announced the list of top 8 green spaces/ national parks in Asia. It is a great honor for Ha Long Bay to be ranked at 4th place in the list.

Agoda.com is an online travel agency based in Singapore. It offers booking services through its website and mobile app in 38 languages. The site is known for its service providing discount rooms and its accommodation system which offers from luxury hotels, resorts to affordable hostels.  It is reported as the largest and most popular booking sites in Asia.

The list honors national parks which are in possession of beautiful natural landscapes suitable for sightseeing trips and outdoor activities. The poll result is based on reviews and comments of tourists on Agoda.com as well as on analysis of booking information. Halong Bay is graded 4.23 over 5 points.

 

Halong Bay Panorama

 

Halong Bay has an area of 1,553 square kilometers, including 1969 islands of various sizes, of which 989 have been named. The bay is bounded by Cat Ba Island in the southwest, the sea in the east and the mainland in the west with a coastline of 120 kilometer.

 

Sunset in Ha Long Bay

 

There are two kinds of islands in Halong Bay, limestone and schist islands. Those islands are the result of geological movement from mainland into sea about 500 million years ago. The caxto process of corrosion and weathering has virtually create a whole new land, today known as islands in Halong Bay which possesses a unique beauty in the world. It looks like a green chiffon scarf attached with thousands sparkling rubies of various sizes.

 

Sung Sot Cave

 

Visiting Halong Bay, tourists will have the opportunity to explore the landscape as well as islands and Halong Bay caves by cruise, participate in overnight tours in Halong attractions like Bo Nau Cave, Sung Sot Cave, Luon Cave, Virgin cave, Cong Do Island, and Ba Nam Lake, go on a eco tour in Soi Sim Island, enjoy wine party in Trong Cave, swim and hike in Ti Top Island, kayak on Halong Bay and contemplate the amazing panorama of the Bay from a helicopter.

 

Thien Cung Cave

 

With precious values of aesthetics, geology, geomorphology, Halong Bay has been recognized as a natural wonder of the world by UNESCO for two times in 1994 and in 2000. Especially, in 2012, Halong Bay was recognized as one of new seven natural wonders of the modern world by New 7 Wonders organization.    

Along with Halong Bay, other 7 green spaces/ national parks includes Hallasan National Park of South Korea, Taroko National Park of Taiwan, Osaka castle park of Japan, Ang Thong National Marine Park of Thailand, Penang National Park of Malaysia, and Rizai Park of Philippines.