The Legend of Halong Bay - Descending Dragons Area

Ha Long Bay was formed from ancient times due to the geological formation. However, Vietnamese people from prehistory always maintained the folk imagination and concept of "Con Rồng, cháu Tiên" origin ("Children of Dragon, Grandchildren of Gods")... Ha Long is also known as “the land of dragon”.

Some legends said that when Vietnamese people established the country, they were invaded by foreign invaders, The Jade Emperor appointed Mother Dragon and her Child Dragons down to help the Vietnam to fight. Invaders' boats from the sea entered massively to the shore, at that same time Dragons landed on earth. Dragons immediately ejected a lot of pearls and turned into thousands of rocky islands on the sea creating a solid wall to block the enemy warships. Enemy ships were moving fast then blocked suddenly, they crashed into the rocky islands or smashed together and broke into pieces.
 
Halong Bay, with thousand of limestone Islands looks like the place of landing dragons
Halong Bay, with thousand of limestone Islands looks like the place of landing dragons
 
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After the invaders were defeated, seeing the peaceful scenery on ground, lush plants, people here were diligence, hard-working and solid to help each other, Mother Dragon and her Child Dragons did not return Heaven but stayed on earth where the battle took place. The location where Mother Dragon landed is Ha Long; the places where Child Dragons down is called Bai Tu Long and dragon tail thrashed water rolling white foam is Bach Long Vi (Tra Co peninsula today, with over 15 km long of sandy beach).
 
Bai Tu Long Bay with the unspoiled beauty
Bai Tu Long Bay with the unspoiled beauty
 
There was another legend said that in the period of against foreign invaders, a dragon flied along the river down to the sea and landed at the northeast coastal region to form a certain wall preventing enemy navies. The space where the dragon landed to guard the country, is known as Ha Long now.
 

When should you travel to Bai Tu Long Bay?

Bai Tu Long Bay has quite mild weather and climate. Summer usually takes place from April to October with hot and humid weather. Winter season takes place from November to March next year. Yearly rainfall in Bai Tu Long Bay is quite large and the average temperature of the year falls between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius.

If summer is an ideal time to travel to Bai Tu Long Bay of Vietnamese people, foreign tourists prefer to come here in winter. You should not come here between June and August because this time often has storms.

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