If you wish to give your family an unforgettable experience which will remain in their hearts forever, be sure to make sure your Family Tour Vietnam includes a visit to Ha Long Bay. Renowned for its unparalleled beauty and intrigue, this UNESCO World Heritage site covers an area of more than 1500 square miles and is nothing short of legendary in regards to the scenery of Northern Vietnam. This stunning fraction of the ocean is abundant with limestone covered islands and offers a myriad of serenity. Make your Family Tour Vietnam a truly once in a lifetime experience by travelling the 100 miles or so from the centre of Hanoi to Ha Long Bay to soak up a completely new world.
Floating Villages in Mekong Delta
Giving you a glimpse of the mystical culture associated with parts of this country, you should try to include the Floating Villages in Mekong Delta for your family tour in Vietnam. The 400 or so households here are occupied by roughly 1000 inhabitants, some of whom have continued occupations which have been passed down for 18,000 years. These inspiring people possess no land or property and most have lived dozens of miles from the mainland their entire lives. The people of the Floating Villages favour themselves as quite a close knit family and although there are numerous struggles associated with living at sea, one of the hardest is arranging the education of children.
This is probably one of the most notable assets of Ha Long Bay and is common on the itineraries of many a family tour in Vietnam. Although this island covers an area of more than 250 square miles, most tourists only get to view a sliver of its magnificence. Biking treks through Cat Ba’s national park are one of the predominant activities here, not to mention unwinding in the many harbour restaurants with a few slabs of delicious Ha Long Bay seafood. During your family tour in Vietnam, you may want to indulge in some canoeing and the Cat Ba mangroves afford the perfect starting point.
No doubt you will have introduced your children to the odd fairytale as part of their upbringing, well a family tour in Vietnam will give you numerous opportunities to show them some real life myths. A natural jewel of Ha Long Bay, the Virgin Cave represents eternal love and upon entering, your eyes will be treated to a petrified stature of a long haired girl, from whom this wonderful myth develops. Legend has it that she was forced into labour with her family from a young age, however the Mandarin Lord was so impressed by her beauty that he demanded the girl enter into wedlock with him. Bestowed by her love for her fisherman partner, she respectfully declined, causing the Village Lord much anger. Rather than be married against her will, she savoured her dignity and took her own life instead.
Ha Long Bay will always remain one of the most iconic assets of a family tour in Vietnam and there are a host of other exciting attractions to be indulged in during your stay. As one of the most beautiful corners of our planet, Ha Long Bay will deliver a spectacle of unique memories and its mystical charm will always possess a special segment of your heart.
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