The Wonderful World of Rocks

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May 12th 2010
Published: May 30th 2010
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Ha Long Bay is a magical place, especially for a stonemason...

The facts: Ha Long Bay which literally means "Descending Dragon Bay" has thousands of inlets which are formed of limestone which has gone through 500 million years of formation in different conditions and environments. The evolution of the karsts in this bay has taken 20 million years under the impact of the tropical wet climate. The geo-diversity of the environment in the area has created biodiversity, including a tropical evergreen bio system, oceanic and sea shore bio system.

We spent 2 nights and 3 days on The Marguerite boat which took us to caves, kayaking, and one small beach amongst the most amazing rock formations.

It is a quiet, majestic place full of peace and tranquilly, except for the hundreds of other boats who are doing the same route you are!

Definitely worth seeing as it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and worthy of this title.

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