stunning World Heritage site in north eastern Vietnam.
bay features thousands of limestone karsts
and isles in various sizes and shapes.
legend says that long ago when the Vietnamese were fighting Chinese
the gods sent a family of dragons to help defend the land.
This family of dragons began spitting out jewels and jade.
These jewels turned into the islands and islets dotting the
linking together to form a great wall against the invaders.
The people kept their land safe and formed what later became
the country of Vietnam.
After that, dragons were interested in peaceful sightseeing
of the Earth and decided to live here then.
I filled up my memory cards here. So many photos to take !!!
Here are a selection from my visit in May 2007