Monday, August 10, 2009

Halong Bay

The original plan was to stay on a junk boat over night in Halong Bay.  Unfortunately a typhoon was supposed to hit and the government banned all boats from being out on the bay.  We were really lucky the weather cooperated and we were able to go on the junk boat the next day for a four hour tour.  There are about 3000 mini islands comprised of lime stone throughout the bay.  Also there are many caves we stopped at two on the tour.  They also served us a seafood lunch that was delicious.

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Along the way to Halong Bay we stopped by a porcelain factory

The hotel had Columbia Crest wine!

A night view of the Bai Chay bridge in Halong city.
Bridge outside our hotel built by the Japanese

Heading to the caves on our junk boat

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The caves were pretty neato

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Lunch with our guide Hieu

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Fresh seafood market

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