and is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
The drive is an experience in itself.
Stopping at a ceramic workshop where you can buy souveniers done by the disabled:
Some rural scene on the way to Ha Long Bay:
The ceramic workshop:
Madonna Davidoff in the middle of two buddhas:
Finally, we reached the port to board our ship to Ha Long Bay:
Our ship the Ha Long Ginger has only 10 cabins plus an interior made up of all wood .
It resembles an old Asian sail ship. Really beautiful and cozy, plus romantic:
Having my first Vietnamese beer while waiting to board:
The captain of our ship The Ha Long Ginger
Our ship The Ha Long Ginger:
Our Ship Guide named SON
Our cabin bathroom:all marble
The ship dining area:
Another cruise ship The Indochine: a view from the beach
Again, yours truly after a swim in the water:
Back again in our ship:
Approaching the Fisherman's Village: some of the fisherman's kids selling shells:
Fisherman's Village homes: All of them have TV and electrical power:
Waiting for dinner at sunset:
Our dinner at the ship: giant prawn, Vietnamese fresh spring rolls, crab soup, grilled fish, calamari and of course dessert
I bought a sea shell from one of them:
This is a typical Mini Mart vendor in the sea: