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Bai Tu Long Bay

Bai Tu Long Bay is located in the Gulf of Tonkin in northeastern Vietnam and stretches on a large sea area of Ha Long City, Cam Pha town and Van Don Island district. The bay consists of many islands and islets that are habitat by fisherman. The climate here is divided in 2 seasons: hot, humid summers and cold dry winters. The average annual temperature is between 15°C and 25°C; rainfall ranges from 2000mm - 2000mm a year. In the bay area, there are about 30 000 people living on the islands around the bay. Their livelihood depends mainly on fishing and seafood farm.

The tectonic activity happening 300 million years ago, shaped Bai Tu Long islands which are made of limestone and schist. Bai Tu Long Bay captivates tourists with its beautiful islands and white sandy beaches. With over 10km of coastline, the bay offers tourists peaceful sanctuary in its eco resort, built with traditional Asian architecture with modern twist. Home to a high biodiversity both underwater and on land, Bai Tu Long National Park is listed as an area of marine conservation in Vietnam. There are typical eco-systems like mangrove and coral reef. In addition, there are some temples and shrines on the bay that attach closely to the historical period dated back 900 years ago.