Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Surrounding ancient legend of dragons coming to defend the local people, this bay in Northern Vietnam is most famous for its nearly 2,000 limestone monoliths that tower over the water. They are covered in green vegetation and add to the legends that define this area. Many of these islands have been given names, mainly associated with animals that they seem to represent. These particular islands shown in the photo are called the "kissing rocks" or "fighting cocks", depending on how you want to interpret it. The day was lovely and the water was relaxing. We all climbed down the ladder and jumped into the water as our boat was anchored in the middle of the bay. We were able to swim around in the warm water and come back up to the boat to dry off and proceed to have a fresh seafood meal!
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