Nostagic for Halong Bay 1991

The album of Halong Bay and Bai Chay Beach in 1991 has been recently published by a German photographer. This photos will give you a deeper understanding about Halong Bay’s history.

Precious memories about Halong Bay in 1991

According to the photographer, he had to take two ferries (Binh Ferry and Rung Ferry), embark on Hai Phong Province then Quang Ninh in Summer of 1991. At that time, because Halong City hadn’t existed, the center of Halong Province was Hong Gai Town.

Precious memories about Halong Bay in 1991

Thanks to its natural beauty, the blue and clear seawater and the serene atmosphere, Bai Chay Beach was considered to be one of the best ones in the Northern Vietnam. In 1990s, it took 30 minutes to reach Hon Gai Island by ferry.

Precious memories about Halong Bay in 1991

At that time, even though the tourism services were still simple and modest like this, many company took their staff there to enjoy a great summer holiday each year.

Precious memories about Halong Bay in 1991

The services just included in floats and swimming suits renting, photography and commune bathrooms.

Precious memories about Halong Bay in 1991

Before 1986, taking photos with floats was a popular posing style. The picture tells us that Bai Chay area used to be a petrol station for most of boats and shippers around the Halong Bay.

Precious memories about Halong Bay in 1991

Tour services on Halong Bay hadn’t included dining and staying on cruise overnight. Instead of a modern Halong Bay Cruise, the only way to sightsee the bay was taking a small boat like this.

Precious memories about Halong Bay in 1991

Tourists were transferred to Dau Go Cave and Sung Sot Cave then went back. The itinerary was only within half of the day.

Precious memories about Halong Bay in 1991

There were 1969 islands in total and 40 of them were dwelled on by local citizens.

Precious memories about Halong Bay in 1991

This was the place for boats to drop their anchor near Bai Chay Beach.

Precious memories about Halong Bay in 1991

In 1991, Bai Chay Pier was still used by both tourism and fishing boats.

Precious memories about Halong Bay in 1991

The trip by boat around Halong Bay usually lasted about 2 – 3 hours. According to the Buzzfeed’s survey, Halong Bay ranked 16th in the list of 26 most beautiful destinations all over the world.

Precious memories about Halong Bay in 1991

This was a fishing family on the Bay in 1990s. The boat was the home to a parents and their children to live in.

Precious memories about Halong Bay in 1991

The local people made their living by catching fishes, exploiting coral reefs and selling them for tourists.

Precious memories about Halong Bay in 1991

In 1994, Halong Bay was recognized as one of the natural world heritages by UNESCO then the government had duties on preserving the nature, environment and landscapes.

Precious memories about Halong Bay in 1991

As you can see, here is a nice coral reef taken from the bottom of the bay.

Precious memories about Halong Bay in 1991

In the past, children got used to the life on the sea. They had a great sailing skills and even could help their parents sell seafood and coral reefs for tourists.

Precious memories about Halong Bay in 1991

According to the photographer, Halong Bay was still a wonder which challenged all the scientists to explore its tectonic process.

Precious memories about Halong Bay in 1991

In a nut shell, the desire to learn new things was an incentive for the photographer to travel around the world in order to discover and take photos of stunning beauties.

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