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5 Best Tips for Visiting Vietnam's Spectacular Halong Bay

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Located in northeast Vietnam, in the Gulf of Tonkin, Halong Bay contains over 1,900 islands and islets! Formed from limestone karst and jutting up from the water, these islands are so unique that the area, all part of the Cat Ba Archipelago, has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The name Ha Long can be translated to mean Bay of Descending Dragons.

San Antonio Spanish Missions Now World Heritage Destinations

by Rosie Carbo / Aug 14, 2015 /
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San Antonio is a city that never sleeps. Hordes of tourists, cameras at the ready, vie for space on noisy, downtown sidewalks near the busy River Walk. Visitors snap photos in front of Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks, or along a string of souvenir shops. 

Across the street at the Alamo Plaza, another throng mills around the San Antonio de Valero mission entrance. More intent on proving they saw a historic site, these tourists shoot selfies in front of “The Alamo,” the best known Texas landmark.