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halong bay

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Wearing: Urban Outfitters Urban Renewal recycled raw-edge cropped tank (similar here) | Megan Park billie cotton pants (similar here) | ROC Shelly matte black sunnies

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Last month in December, Tom and I spent two days on a cruise ship in Halong Bay, Vietnam. Named after a legend about dragons, Halong Bay is a UNESCO world heritage site filled with a seascape of 1600+ limestone isles! The Bay itself is much more larger than I thought – you could literally cruise for hours around these rock formations.

THINGS TO DO:

EXPLORE CAVES: There are a few limestone caves at Halong Bay and we visited one by the name of Sung Sot Cave (Surprise Cave). I didn’t take any photos inside but it is definitely worth a visit, especially if you haven’t been inside a cave before!

GO KAYAKING: We explored a nearby floating village and market by kayak. Many generations of families live on the waters at Halong Bay and do business by selling goods on their boats during the day (floating markets). The water here so serene to paddle through. 

VISIT LOOKOUT POINTS: On one of the islands that we visited, there was a clean little private beach and also a miniature version of the 1000 steps. When you make your way through the overgrown greenery (apparently it rains a lot here, no wonder!) and arrive at the top you can see panoramic views of the area. Pretty impressive and definitely worth the 400 steps.

Here are some memories from our time at Halong Bay :-)

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Fast fact: When you get to Halong Bay, you realise all the boats, despite being owned by different tourism companies, are all painted the same. This was a recent policy that was created to maintain a harmonious landscape and improve tourism.

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Wearing: Ruby Ramona playsuit | ASOS sleeping cat bag | RMK sandals | ROC Shelly matte black sunnies

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There’s floating markets, villages and even schools here!

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 Photos: Thomas Debono & I

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26 Comments

  • Reply
    Miss J.
    January 24, 2015 at 6:25 PM

    Dreamy pictures!

    ♥♥♥

    Jeanne

    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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      kisforkani
      January 25, 2015 at 5:31 PM

      thank you :-)

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    Selina Jo
    January 24, 2015 at 9:00 PM

    This place looks so picturesque…my friends and I are heading to Vietnam in 2 weeks so I’m definitely looking forward to it even more so now! Thanks for sharing things to do there :]:] x

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      kisforkani
      January 25, 2015 at 5:31 PM

      No worries, you will love it!

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    Ylenia
    January 24, 2015 at 9:05 PM

    Omg this is beautiful, I dream of going there!

    Love the photos!

    xx

    Ylenia

    Ambitieuse Paris

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      kisforkani
      January 25, 2015 at 5:32 PM

      Definitely worth the drive out, do visit!!

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    Cheri<3
    January 24, 2015 at 9:08 PM

    Very fun, Looking forward to your travel outfits ~*.*~
    李茄立

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      kisforkani
      January 25, 2015 at 5:32 PM

      Thank you :-)

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    Frenchies Under The Sun
    January 24, 2015 at 9:35 PM

    Very nice travel diary!
    You make me wanna go there <3

    http://frenchiesunderthesun.blogspot.com

    xo

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      kisforkani
      January 25, 2015 at 5:32 PM

      thanks :-) X

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    ish
    January 24, 2015 at 10:31 PM

    oh my gosh this looks like heaven!
    i want to visit vietnam so badly, it seems like an absolute dream with magnificent nature and culture
    xx ish

    Tiny Heart Beats

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      kisforkani
      January 25, 2015 at 5:33 PM

      i wish we had spent much longer in vietnam, definitely hope to go back again soon1

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    ygriega
    January 25, 2015 at 3:07 AM

    absolutely gorgeous!

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      kisforkani
      January 25, 2015 at 5:33 PM

      thanks :-)

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    Andrea Ryan
    January 25, 2015 at 1:45 PM

    So amazing!
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      kisforkani
      January 25, 2015 at 5:33 PM

      thanks :))

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    Feyi A
    January 25, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    Amazing!!! xx

    Marveling-Mind☀

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      kisforkani
      January 27, 2015 at 6:19 PM

      <3

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    elarmariodelanena
    January 26, 2015 at 9:25 AM

    beautiful place!

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      kisforkani
      January 27, 2015 at 6:20 PM

      it is! loved it so much

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    Tallboys Apparel
    January 26, 2015 at 6:19 PM

    Wow!!!!!!!! What a lovely location… Glad to see that you are enjoying your holidays very much. The pictures are awesome. Thank you very much Kani for sharing this informative blog with us. For more details: http://www.tallboysapparel.com/

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      kisforkani
      January 27, 2015 at 6:20 PM

      thanks :-) X

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    Fashion illustrations by mc
    January 27, 2015 at 6:27 AM

    It’s such e beautiful place, love the floating markets!
    check out my fashion illustrations
    http://www.fashionillustrationsbymc.altervista.org

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      kisforkani
      January 27, 2015 at 6:20 PM

      <3

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    Lashout
    January 27, 2015 at 11:23 PM

    beautiful place!

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    Eoin Boult
    May 22, 2015 at 8:44 PM

    Hi Kisforkani.Nice place.I like decorative arrangement on the ship. The over water market is amazing. Check out my travel illustrations
    http://www.easytours24h.com/vietnam-tours/halong-cruises/

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