Halong Bay which translates as ‘where the dragon descends into the sea’ is located in North Vietnam, covering a vast 120km of coast line. Legend behind these spectacular islands in Halong Bay is that they were created by a great dragon from the mountains. In 1994 the bay was designated a world heritage site.
Phang Nga Bay
Situated 95km from the Island of Phucket, Phang Nga Bay is home to beautiful caves, aquatic grottoes and limestone islands, so it is understandable as to why it is widely considered Thailand’s most scenic area. For James Bond fans, it is this bay which is home to the famous James Bond Island (Ko Ping Kan), where the Man with the Golden Gun was filmed.
Bay of Bengal
Approximately 1600km wide, Bay of Bengal is an extension of the Indian Ocean, positioned between several countries, such as India, Sri Lanka, Burma and Bangladesh. This bay is full of biological diversity, ranging from coral reef to fish breading areas making it one of the world’s 64 largest marine ecosystems.
A natural bay serving the Pot of Manila is widely considered the best natural harbour in Southeast Asia and amongst the finest in the World. Its vast and diverse ecosystem provides numerous benefits from the coral reef providing sanctuary for sea life to upland forests, which is a source of timber and other products.
Bai Tu Long Bay
Being located in northeast Vietnam as part of the Bai Tu Long Bay, this bay does have a more famous neighbouring bay, Halong Bay. However, this Bay is just as beautiful, and can offer a pleasant alternative to the hustle and bustle of Halong Bay.
Have you ever visited any of these bays?