Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the northern province of Quang Ninh, is ranked fifth among the ten most beautiful places around the world in 2022, according to Canadian travel site The Travel.

 Ha Long Bay. Photo: Bamboo Airways
Scattered throughout the bay are more than 1,600 limestone towers and islands covered in tropical trees. Most of the islands are uninhabited and unaffected by humans.
The Canadian travel site suggested that the best way to experience this mist-shrouded landscape is to board a junk boat and sail through the outstanding scenic beauty.
“Visitors can get off to explore various cave formations across the bay, including Thien Cung Cave and Surprise Cave, which give way to impressive sweeping views of the water below,” The Travel noted.
The website also recommended that the best way to visit Ha Long Bay, one of the most picturesque attractions in all of Southeast Asia, is to book an overnight cruise and soak up the atmosphere.
Besides Ha Long Bay, the website’s ranking included the world’s most outstanding places, namely Zhangjiajie National Forest (China), Venice (Italy), Yellowstone National Park (the US) and Angkor Wat (Cambodia), Santorini (Greece), Salar de Uyuni (Bolivia), Patagonia (Chile), Bora Bora (French Polynesia), and Banff National Park (Canada).