Topic - Halong Bay

Hạ Long Bay (literally: "Descending Dragon Bay"; ) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a popular travel destination, located in Quảng Ninh province, Vietnam. Administratively, the bay belongs to Hạ Long City, Cẩm Phả town, and part of Van Don district. The bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various sizes and shapes.Hạ Long Bay is a center of a larger zone which includes Bái Tử Long bay to the northeast, and Cát Bà islands to the southwest. These larger zones share similar geological, geographical, geomorphological, climate, and cultural characters. - Source: Wikipedia

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  • In this November 2010 photo, cruise boats make their way in Ha Long Bay near the Vietnam-China border in the Gulf of Tonkin. Early Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, an overnight boat packed with sleeping tourists sank in the scenic bay, killing 12 foreigners, including vacationers from the United States, Australia and Britain, and their Vietnamese guide, officials said. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

    Tour boat sinks in Vietnam; 12 from 9 nations dead

    An anchored boat packed with sleeping travelers sank early Thursday in Vietnam's scenic Ha Long Bay, killing 12 people from nine countries in the deadliest tour boat accident since the country opened to foreign visitors 25 years ago.

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