Welcome to Hanoi and Halong Bay, Vietnam!
Hanoi - Located North of the country, Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam. To see where Hanoi lies, take a look at our map of Vietnam. Although most visitors do not stay long enough in Hanoi to visit it in detail, the city has many beautiful spots. For many foreigners the city of the lakes, as it is locally known, is nothing more than a stopover for travels to Halong Bay, Sapa and the Northeast.
Halong Bay - The legend of Hạ Long has it that, “Once upon a time, soon after the Việt people established their country, invaders came. The Jade Emperor sent Mother Dragon and her Child Dragons down to earth to help the Việt people fight against their enemy. Right at the time invaders’ boats were rushing to the shore, the dragons landed down on earth. The dragons immediately sent out from their mouths a lot of pearls, which then turned into thousands of stone islands emerging in the sea like great walls challenging the invaders’ boats. The fast boats couldn’t manage to stop and crashed into the islands and into each other and broke into pieces.