Hạ Long Bay (Vietnamese: Vịnh Hạ Long, literally: "descending dragon bay") is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a popular travel destination, in Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam.
Hạ Long Bay has an area of around 1,500 km², including 1'960–2'000 islets, most of which are limestone. The core of the bay has an area of 334 km² with a high density of 775 islets. The limestone in this bay has gone through 500 million years of formation in different conditions and environments. The evolution of the karst in this bay has taken 20 million years under the impact of the tropical wet climate.
The twenty closest neighbours in the database:
Hanoi (Vietnam) (141 km), Hue (Vietnam) (495 km), Hoi An (Vietnam) (570 km), Temples of My Son (579 km), Temple of Banteay Srei (881 km), Temple of Neak Pean (898 km), East Mebon Temple (899 km), Temple of Preah Kahn (899 km), Temple of Ta Prohm (901 km), Temple of Banteay Kdei (902 km), Angkor Thom (902 km), Angkor Wat (905 km), Temple of Bakong (908 km), Bangkok (Thailand) (1,069 km), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) (1,130 km), Mekong Delta (1,176 km), Hangzhou (China) (1,665 km), Nanjing (China) (1,689 km), Shanghai (China) (1,828 km), Beijing (China) (2,286 km)