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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Asia - Vietnam - Ha Long Bay

We took a walk to town to see the Bai Chay Commercial Market (Vuon Dao Market). This market caters explicitly to the local people of Bai Chay and some of the surrounding districts.

There were many local street vendors selling fruits and vegetables along the way.

Cutting Sugar Cane

Selling vegetables

The Bai Chay Commercial Market is located in the Vuon Dao area along the tourist district in Ha Long City. 

This is a great place to witness the daily routines of the Ha Long City locals.

Cleaning Fish

Cleaning vegetables

Selling Shellfish

Selling fresh fruit and flowers.

Sorting tomatoes and shellfish

Most of the houses are tall and vertical.

Here's a pretty pink house on a quiet side street.

Going to Work

Mode of Transportation

As we walked down the street, I saw 2 workers unloading bricks from a truck.  I took a picture.

As I got closer, I saw the workers were women.  As we walked passed the truck, both women smiled, waved, and gave me the Asia Salute!

When we started our walk, I noticed across the street, a woman and a boy sitting on the railing.  I was surprised to see them still there as we walked back.

As we passed, the woman approached me, and I saw she was selling a packet of Ha Long Bay Photos. I purchased the photos and asked if I could take her picture. She had another package of photos in her hand, ready for her next customer.

Many people live, work, and travel on Ha Long Bay.

Ha Long Bay

Kissing Rocks

Dau Go Cave
There are many caves on Ha Long Bay, today we visited Dau Go Cave. The grotto is on Driftwood Island.

The hike up the concrete pathway was made traveler-friendly by the government. The grotto is divided into three main parts.

The exterior is a room with a vault full of natural light. Many firms may be seen in the rock formations of the chamber.

On the ceiling of the grotto is hundreds of stalactites falling down from the roof of the cave look like a waterfall.

The exterior is a room with a vault full of natural light. Many firms may be seen in the rock formations of the chamber.

No picture could capture the feel and beauty of the cave.

The third chamber of the grotto is widely opened. At the end of the cavern is a well of clear water.

We did not see the sun today, but it was a beautiful overcast day, adding another dimension to the beauty of the place.  It is charming and peaceful.

Cam on = Thank you

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