Amazing 'Ha Long Bay'...in Hanoi

By Toan Dao   August 23, 2016 | 11:08 am GMT+7

Situated around 50km southwest of Hanoi, Quan Son Lake looks like an onshore miniature of Ha Long Bay.

Much of the 850-hectare (2,100-acre) lake is located in My Duc District with a small area belonging to Hoa Binh Province’s Kim Boi District.

The beauty of Quan Son is somewhat similar to that of the world heritage Ha Long Bay in the northern province of Quang Ninh.

The beauty of Quan Son is somewhat similar to that of world heritage Ha Long Bay in the northern province of Quang Ninh.

Tourists will explore the lake on small boats.

Tourists can explore the lake in small boats.

Like in Ha Long, the lake also has its limestone mountains named, such as Ban Co (chess board) Mountain, Mom Nghe (buffalo calfs mouth) Rock, Voi Phuc (kneeling elephant) Hill and Hoa Qua (fruit) Mountain.

Like Ha Long, the lake also has limestone mountains with strange names, such as Ban Co (chess board) Mountain, Mom Nghe (buffalo calf’s mouth) Rock, Voi Phuc (kneeling elephant) Hill and Hoa Qua (fruit) Mountain.

The surface of the lake is mingled with the surrounding landscape.

The surface of the lake blends in with the surrounding landscape.

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White little flowers growing from the surface.

White flowers grow on the surface.

Tourists taking photos while on the boat.

Tourists taking photos from a boat.

Travellers may try climbing to Hoa Qua, one of the biggest mountains around the lake, or palying some games on water in Quan Son.

Travelers may try climbing to Hoa Qua, one of the biggest mountains around the lake, or water sports in Quan Son.

There also exist medicinal herbs, bonsai-like plants and wide animals in the area.

There are also medicinal herbs, bonsai-like plants and wild animals in the area.

Thousands of birds often migrate to the area during the year-end.

Thousands of birds migrate to the area at the year-end.

Photos and information from Nhan Dan (People) Online.

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