Thursday, September 18, 2008

September 18

Made up of close to 2,00 islands and islets, Ha Long Bay, in the Gulf of Tonkin, Viet Nam, forms a seascape of breathtakingly beautiful limestone pillars. It became a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1994. It's islands are mostly uninhabited, about 1,600 people live on floating houses in four fishing villages.
Ha Long Bay consists of 2 ecosystems...a tropical rainforest and a marine coastal ecosystem.

So, yet another interesting place that I would like to visit!

7 comments:

"MoodyBlue" Jodi said...

That actually sounds pretty cool. I like the idea of "floating houses". Too bad it is SO far away!

BTW, the guy Matt from yesterday's video has a blog. If you look on my blogroll on the right side on my page you can click on it to read it. Thank you again for introducing me to his video!

CIELO said...

Asia has one the most beautiful natural sceneries in the world.... I'd love to visit it too....

May the sun shine upon you today... and oh, remember "Hopeful Friday" tomorrow... if you'd like to participate.

Hugs

cielo

My Full Hands said...

Wow! That would be an interesting place to see. Has Matt been there?

Coffee Slut said...

GREAT one!
Hope you're having a wonderful day!

Marina said...

BG, your friend in Houston has no power now they are looking maybe in 2 weeks for the schools too get power its a mess out there people in long lines and they are running out of blottle water and ice, marina

Tracie~MPMaison said...

This sounds great - bet it's beautiful (looks like it in the photo!). I have a friend from Viet Nam that goes back and visits family every year or so and he says it is wonderful there.
Happy day - I hope you get to visit there one day (and also enjoy their food!).
~Tracie

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