After we had used the washroom, we got back to the coach and were driven to the wonderland of inland Halong Bay, Trang An complex of limestone karst, a recognized UNESCO site based on the unique landscape .
|At the entrance, looks like the government is taking good cares in most tourist spots.|
|This is where we board the boat.|
|This photo is taken by the guide who was in the boat with the German couple.|
|The guide and the German couple.|
|The 2 hours ride starts .|
Welcome to the Ha Long Bay of the land!
|Very soon, we were rowing towards the first cave.....|
|Entering the first cave which is the longest and narrowest.|
|Narrow, low and dark. I thought we would be hit many times!|
|And while we exit, perfect silhouette.|
|Row towards the second cave, the weather was just right.|
|Equally low and dark.|
|Luminous water color when we exited.|
|And we rowed on.|
|Clear water by the bank.|
Turning into the unknown!
|This cave is hidden under the bushes.|
|Incredible! The sign said Ba Giot Cave, 200m long.|
|Extremely cooling and quiet except for the sound of the paddle in the water.|
It was narrow at this stretch.
|Very different view.|
|This one is only 100m long.|
The local tourist sang while they helped to row.
|Getting out of the darkness!|
|It is really hard work to row non-stop for 2 hours!|
|The water is actually shallow with the water plants can be seen clearly.|
|We too, helped to row to ease the poor man.|
|The journey continues...|
|She rows with her legs!|
|Love these silhouettes!|
Steering into another cave.
Emerging into brightness!
It was an magical sight to see the water plants waving in the clear shallow water.
|Miniature of Halong Bay!|
|Temple by the bank marks the ending of the journey.|
|Indiana Jones and the temple of the doom?|
|Head down ! Head down!|
|And we were making the way back .|
|Water lilies and bananas!|
The drive back to our hotel was uneventful and we rested well before we head out for dinner.
Dinner was at a very tiny cafe with the Hanoi street view just outside the doorstep!
|Top left, popular cha ca fish dish with rice noodles. Fried rice and steak, the juice was super yummy!|
|Psyduck in Hanoi!|