Halong Bay is a bit of a tourist Mecca. It seems that every tourist is South East Asia, sooner or later finds themselves on a boat cruise of the 3000 or so limestone islands that make it such a draw. The boats are called junks and while some certainly are, most are rather nice.
Halong Bay is rather photogenic and you are able to snap plenty of pictures from the deck of your junk (like the one above) but for a sweeping vista make sure your tour calls into Dao Titop (Titop Island) in the middle of the bay. The beach is okay for a dip but if you make for the summit, you’ll be rewarded with some great views. Debbie and I didn’t have great weather so the colours are quite subdued compared to other shots of Halong Bay I’ve seen but what can you do.