Pictured here are colourful tour boats alongside the shore of the most beautiful harbour in the world, Vietnam's famous Halong Bay. The bay is studded with thousands of tall narrow rocky islands, resulting in a surrealistic appearance, especially under the usual surrounding hot, hazy atmospheric conditions later in the day.
These, too, are tour boats anchored at sunrise along the shore of Halong Bay, not too far from Haiphong, NE of Hanoi.

    The views and opinions expressed here are entirely those of the author. They are based on a very short exposure to the country, and as such are coloured by personal biases, impressions and subject to potential inaccuracies of interpretation.

This page was last updated on:  03-Jun-2007
Al Robinson, 2007, all rights reserved