Famous for its numerous islands rising from the emerald water, caves with amazing stalactites and unique animal life, Ha Long Bay in the northern province of Quang Ninh has been listed among the world’s top 10 most impressive coastlines by the US Huffington Post Magazine.
“Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO-recognized wonderland of over 3,000 whimsically-shaped islands jutting sharply out of the tranquil green waters,” writes the magazine.
“Aside from sheer visual splendor, Ha Long Bay is also home to countless caves, many offering privileged views of the surrounding islands, and a wide variety of endemic wildlife. Your best bet to thoroughly explore the nooks and crannies of this magical coast is to buy a bunk on one of the local boats, which regularly take excursions to key points in the bay,” it stresses.
From the magical bays of Southeast Asia to the rugged, red coasts of North Africa, the Huffington Post Magazine also honoured Cape Town in South Africa, Lofoten Islands in Norway, Krabi in Thailand, Amalfi Coast in Italy, Twelve Apostles in Australia, Legzira in Morocco, Cap Blanc in Mauritania, Los Gigantes in Spain and Cliffs of Moher in Ireland.