Description: The famous Ha Long Bay (Baie d'Along) in Vietnam (Wikipedia link). Also known as Halong Bay.
Halong Bay has been the setting for local naval battles against Vietnam's coastal neighbours. On three occasions in the labyrinth of channels between the islands the Vietnamese army stopped the Chinese from landing. In 1288 General Tran Hung Dao stopped Mongol ships from sailing up the nearby Bach Dang River by placing steel-tipped bamboo stakes at high tide, sinking the Mongol fleet. More... (Wikipedia)
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