Find the Amazing facts about HALONG BAY VIETNAM
Halong Bay literaly means 'descending dragon bay'. Legends of HALONG BAY states that god send dragons, who dropped jewels and jade from their mouths into the bay, creating these islands.
Many of the Researches has shown that there were many prehistoric humans in the area, thousands of years ago.
The HALONG BAY extends 120km along the coastline and is 1, 556 square kilometers in size and that is much uge.
Most of the 1960 islands have secluded beaches, grottos and caves.
Some of the wildlife found on the islands include: monkeys, birds, lizards, and even antelopes.
450 different mollusks and 200 different species of fish in Halong Bay.
The limestone on this Island has been forming for over 500 million years.
Many of the names of the islands come from their shapes, such as Mai Nha Island (roof) and Voi Island (elephant).
Most of the islands are still untouched due to their steep edges and heights which make it too dangerous to explore
Some of the small islands here rise from the water to heights of up to 330 feet.
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