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New on 500px : Ha Long Bay : late Summer day by bng148 by bng148

Ha Long names literally means Descending Dragon, a reflection of the ancient legend that describes fire-breathing beasts saving Vietnam from ocean invaders. It was their thrashing tails and the jewels and jade they used as missiles that are said to have combined to form the 1,960 islets.

The myths lie side by side with scientific evidence suggesting that prehistoric Soi Nhu people lived there as early as 18,000 BC. They were followed by the Cai Beo, till 5,000 BC.
Wide view from Sung Sot cave
Vietnam trip Aug. 2013

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New on 500px : Ha long Bay : breakfast view by bng148 by bng148

Took this picture from our Elizabeth Boat just before our breakfast on very quiet ( almost silent ) morning.
Vintage version
Vietnam 2013

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New on 500px : Ha Long Bay by bng148 by bng148

Lord Trịnh Cương ( 1686-1729 ) with his emotional words upon seeing Ha Long Bay :
” Moutaints are glistened by water shadows. Water spills all over the sky ”
Vietnam trip 2013

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