Halong Bay ranked in Top 15 most amazing rock formations

(Updated: 12/3/2015 2:30:48 AM)

The BBC News recently released an article announcing that Halong Bay (in the northern province of Quang Ninh) has been listed in Top 15 most amazing landscapes and rock formations throughout the world. It opened the article by praising that the Halong’s stunning landscapes and rock formations, which have been shaped and sculpted for over millions of years, hold invaluable clues to Earth's past and future.

“Halong Bay is a spectacular landscape dotted with limestone pillars, arches and caves. The rocks have been shaped by the repeated rise and fall of the sea over 500 million years. The bay also includes over 1600 islands and islets, most of them uninhabited”, the BBC continued describing.

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A corner of Halong Bay, Vietnam

“Legend has it that the Halong Bay is a place where dragons created the islands and rocks to keep invaders out of Vietnam”, it added.

Fairy Chimneys of Turkey, Eye of the Sahara, of Mauritania, The Great Blue Hole of Belize, Moeraki Boulders of New Zealand, Zhangye Danxia of China, Valley of the Moon of Argentina, Wave Rock of Australia, Chocolate Hills of  the Philippines, Giant's Causeway of Northern Ireland, Bryce Canyon National Park of Utah, Vermillion Cliffs National Monument of Arizona, Cave of the Crystals of Mexico, and San Andreas Fault of California are also included in the list of Top 12 amazing landscapes.

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