Ha Long means Bay of Descending Dragon, as according to legend the gods sent a team of dragons to protect the Vietnamese people and they decided to live in the bay.
Whatever it means it's simply stunning.
|Its a dog! It looks like a rock.|
|Either Fighting or Kissing Cock Island, depending on your Guide. Uninhabited|
|Floating community of fisherman.|
|For sale. $150k dollars. Planning permission applications to UNESCO.|
|Sung Sot (Surprise) Grotto.|
|It's a cannon!|
After climbing a few hundred steps to enter Sung Sot, our guide pointed out countless 'animals', 'Buddhas' and other look-a-like rock formations. They all looked like rocks.
Except 'The Cannon'. Now that is a more like it!
2km further down the bay is Titop Island.
|View from halfway up Titop|
|Field and Trek pose from top of Titop|
|On top of Titop - yes I was sweaty, it was a tough climb!|
|The mist just adds to the ethereal feel|
Three different styles and boats, one common goal; fish.
|It was a long day!|