Bay of the Descending Dragon is the English translation for Halong Bay. This remarkable natural wonder and UNESCO World Heritage Site became famous in the West when it was featured in the French film Indochine. Halong Bay is dotted with more than 3,000 limestone islands, their jagged points jutting out of an oceanic area of over 579 square miles. Some are covered in dense vegetation; others are bare and rocky. Sail gracefully past these imposing formations on a converted fishing junk with bat-winged sails in a scene that is as timeless as the bay itself. See tiny islands dotted with rock arches, sheer cliffs, innumerable white sand beaches and peaceful coves. Like sculpted cartoon characters, these limestone islands have fanciful names: Heavenly Gate, Tortoise Rock, Man Head Rock, the Isle of Wonders, Tea Pot Rock and Devil's Face. You will stop at Thien Cung Cave and wander through the cavern to marvel at its stalagmite and stalactite formations (suitable only for the agile).
Drinks and western restroom facilities are available on board. There are about 120 steep steps to reach the Thien Cung Cave which is an optional visit.