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Ha Long Scene - VII by InayatShah Ha Long Scene - VII by InayatShah
Location:  Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Ha Long Bay ("descending dragon bay") is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

According to local legend, when Vietnam had just started to develop into a country, they had to fight against invaders. To assist the Vietnamese in defending their country, the gods sent a family of dragons as protectors. This family of dragons began spitting out jewels and jade. These jewels turned into the islands and islets dotting the bay, linking together to form a great wall against the invaders. By magic, numerous rock mountains abruptly appeared on the sea, ahead of invaders' ships; the forward ships struck the rocks and each other.

After winning the battle, the dragons were interested in peaceful sightseeing of the Earth, and then decided to live in this bay. The place where the mother dragon descended was named Hạ Long, the place where the dragon's children attended upon their mother was called Bai Tu Long island, and the place where the dragon's children wriggled their tails violently was called Bạch Long Vy island.


The bay consists of a dense cluster of some 1,600 limestone monolithic islands each topped with thick jungle vegetation, rising spectacularly from the ocean. Several of the islands are hollow, with enormous caves. Hang Dau Go is the largest grotto in the Hạ Long area. Its three large chambers contain large numerous stalactites and stalagmites. There are two bigger islands, Tuan Chau and Cat Ba, that have permanent inhabitants, as well as tourist facilities including hotels and beaches. There are a number of beautiful beaches on the smaller islands.

A community of around 1,600 people live on Hạ Long Bay in four fishing villages. They live on floating houses and are sustained through fishing and marine aquaculture (cultivating marine biota), plying the shallow waters for 200 species of fish and 450 different kinds of mollusks. Many of the islands have acquired their names as a result of interpretation of their unusual shapes. Such names include Voi Islet (elephant), Ga Choi Islet (fighting cock), Khi Islet (monkey), and Mai Nha Islet (roof). 989 of the islands have been given names. Birds and animals including bantams, antelopes, monkeys, and lizard also live on some of the islands.
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PapierowySzczur Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017
That boat is for fishing?
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InayatShah Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes thats a fishing boat
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PapierowySzczur Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017
Thank you.
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larryhoth Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017
Just outstanding.
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InayatShah Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks
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quentinneveux Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Photographer
Magnifique !
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InayatShah Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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wafies Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  New Deviant
Nice. Good job
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InayatShah Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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