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Vinh Ha Long or Bay of the Descending Dragon is often touted by proud Vietnamese as the world's Eighth wonder.

One of the main attractions of Ha long is the bay's calm water and the thousands of limestone mountains dotting the seascape.

It was the first time I see this place, I was not disapointed...there is a special atmospher around there.

PS : I putted the color version in the WorkShop

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About the myth :

Ha Long literally means descending dragon(s) and according to local myth, the story goes as follows:

Long ago when their forefathers were fighting foreign invaders from the north, the gods from heaven sent a family of dragons to help defend their land. This family of dragons descended upon what is now Ha Long bay and began spitting out jewels and jade. Upon hitting the sea, these jewels turned into the various islands and islets dotting the seascape and formed a formidable fortress against the invaders.

(source : internet ;o))

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