Ha Long city in the northern province of Quang Ninh is the image of serenity in autumn,excepting the bustling tourist sites nearby.
You know it is autumn in Ha Long when early morning fog drifts in from the sea. At the foot of Bai Tho Mountain, fishermen anchor their boats as they raise catches of shrimp and fish.
The top of Bai Tho Mountain provides a spectacular view of sunrise in Ha Long Bay.
The sea brings a gentle breeze to the city’s roads.
A fisherman casts his net in the early sunshine.
Between blue skies and the tranquil seas an atmosphere of peace abounds.
Overview of Ha Long Bay.
Pupils walk down small alleys on their way to school.
At this time of year the roads in Ha Long are quiet and visitors can relax in the calm.
View of a sunset at sea as ships return to anchor for the night.
Pavements surrounded by coastal roads are a playground for kids.
Beaches in Ha Long in autumn.
Locals go sea-fishing.
Sunset at Bai Chay beach.
A young couple pose for wedding photos, recording happy moments in Ha Long city.
While urban areas are under development, away from the city grasses still flower in countryside fields.
Ha Long at night.