How is Halong Bay formed?

What is special about Halong Bay?

Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that covers some 150,000 hectares. … All of the islands and surrounding cliffs are made of limestone, which has been steadily eroded over the centuries to create what’s left today – the towering pillars topped with greenery and the sheer cliffs that enclose the bay.

What animals live in Halong Bay?

Some of the wildlife found on the islands include: monkeys, birds, lizards, and even antelopes. There are 450 different mollusks and 200 different species of fish in Halong Bay. Some of the islands have permanent residents and tourism businesses. Most of the islands in Halong Bay are limestone.

Who discovered Halong Bay?

Hạ Long Bay

UNESCO World Heritage Site
Reference 672
Inscription 1994 (18th Session)
Extensions 2000
Coordinates 20°54′N 107°12′ECoordinates: 20°54′N 107°12′E
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