As another side trip from Hanoi, we had to visit the renowned UNESCO World Heritage site of Halong Bay. Our guesthouse mom Mrs. Dong booked our two day adventure on the bay for us, and we are so glad we went (we wished we could have stayed for three days, in fact).
We boarded a recently renovated junk with 19 other guests at set off to explore the grandiose limestone rock formations that make Halong Bay famous.
Since it was winter in Northern Vietnam, it was a bit chilly with some haziness, which affected our photos a bit; however, the views were still incredibly spectacular in person. We also were excited to be able to kayak through some of the limestone caves where we saw spectacular formations and monkeys. I’ll just leave you with some photos, since the majority of our time was spent sailing around just looking at the jaw-dropping views.