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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam - March 2015


We took a walk to town to see the Bai Chay Commercial Market (Vuon Dao Market), This market specifically caters 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 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 shell fish


Most of the houses are tall and vertical.



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 past, 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 packet of photos in her hand ready for her next customer.


 
There are many people who 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 forms 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 grotto look like a waterfall.

The exterior is a room with a vault full of natural light. Many forms 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 grotto 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 very lovely and peaceful.


Cam on = Thank you
March 12, 2015

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