Along Bay, Vietnam - Photo Plisson

Along Bay, Vietnam

Tonkin, northern Vietnam… Steamer Emerald slides stylishly in the heart of the famous Along Bay, offering its passengers an unforgettable cruise. Retro and sophisticated, the ambiance is reminiscent of the French ship namesake who scoured the bay at the time of colonial Indochina. The Emerald is a faithful replica, and welcomes cruise for a very contemporary journey through time and under the timeless charm of Along Bay.

Less luxurious but attractive too, junks, without sails most of the time, also offer tourists a tour of the Bay. On board, people are amazed by hundreds of breathtaking peaks, some reaching 200 meters above the green sea. Their chimerical forms and they hiden secret caverns have inspired extravagant legends, and have earned their ranking by the UNESCO World Heritage of Humanity. It is impossible to build on these steep rocks. In Along Bay, you live on the water. In the floating villages the population lives thanks to fishing and tourism. Floating homes are surrounded by fishponds where they keep the catch. For these small fishing communities, here and there anchored in the Bay, the sea is a pantry, garden, toilets and garbage...

Their existence, viscerally linked to Along Bay, is now threatened by water pollution. At the bottom of the bay, in the industrial area of Along, coal mining is in full revival, boosted by the strong economic growth of China. Hundred million tons of soil and water polluted, residues of coal mining, have already been released into the bay.

Despite this damages, a simple foggy sunrise behind the enigmatic landforms rising up from the waves, will allow that enchanting Along Bay to regains its magic. Then the loaves of sugar, looking like an insurmountable barrier, deviate imperceptibly to give way.

Texte : Anne Jankeliowitch

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AA12374 Island in Along Bay.
Island in Along Bay. Philip Plisson AA12374

Island in Along Bay.

AA12374

02/14/2006
5010 x 3336 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12404 Along Bay by night.
Along Bay by night. Philip Plisson AA12404

Along Bay by night.

AA12404

01/01/1900
5010 x 3336 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12436 Ray of light behind a temple in front of a temple in Along Bay.
Ray of light behind a temple in front of a temple in Along Bay. Philip Plisson AA12436

Ray of light behind a temple in front of a temple in Along Bay.

AA12436

01/01/1900
3262 x 4893 px
1 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12441 Dwelling in Along Bay.
Dwelling in Along Bay. Philip Plisson AA12441

Dwelling in Along Bay.

AA12441

01/01/1900
4878 x 3252 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12454 Fishing in Along Bay.
Fishing in Along Bay. Philip Plisson AA12454

Fishing in Along Bay.

AA12454

01/01/1900
5010 x 3336 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12458 A family in front of their house in front of his house in Along Bay.
A family in front of their house in front of his house in Along Bay. Philip Plisson AA12458

A family in front of their house in front of his house in Along Bay.

AA12458

01/01/1900
5010 x 3336 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12460 Boat in Along Bay.
Boat in Along Bay. Philip Plisson AA12460

Boat in Along Bay.

AA12460

01/01/1900
5010 x 3336 px
4 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12463 An old woman and her family in a rowing boat in Along Bay.
An old woman and her family in a rowing boat in Along Bay. Philip Plisson AA12463

An old woman and her family in a rowing boat in Along Bay.

AA12463

01/01/1900
5010 x 3336 px
1 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12464 An old woman and her family in a rowing boat in Along Bay.
An old woman and her family in a rowing boat in Along Bay. Philip Plisson AA12464

An old woman and her family in a rowing boat in Along Bay.

AA12464

01/01/1900
4815 x 3210 px
1 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12465 A village in the fog of Along Bay.
A village in the fog of Along Bay. Philip Plisson AA12465

A village in the fog of Along Bay.

AA12465

01/01/1900
4916 x 3277 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12471 A dwelling in a village of Along Bay.
A dwelling in a village of Along Bay. Philip Plisson AA12471

A dwelling in a village of Along Bay.

AA12471

01/01/1900
4923 x 3282 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12532 Cruising on Emeraude in Bay of Along
Cruising on Emeraude in Bay of Along Philip Plisson AA12532

Cruising on Emeraude in Bay of Along

AA12532

01/01/1900
4992 x 3328 px
1 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA14135 Floating house in bay of Ha Long.
Floating house in bay of Ha Long. Philip Plisson AA14135

Floating house in bay of Ha Long.

AA14135

01/01/1900
5010 x 3336 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA14139 Jonque in bay of Ha Long
Jonque in bay of Ha Long Philip Plisson AA14139

Jonque in bay of Ha Long

AA14139

01/01/1900
5010 x 3336 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA14141 Jonque in bay of Ha Long
Jonque in bay of Ha Long Philip Plisson AA14141

Jonque in bay of Ha Long

AA14141

01/01/1900
5010 x 3336 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA14142 Floating boat in bay of Ha Long
Floating boat in bay of Ha Long Philip Plisson AA14142

Floating boat in bay of Ha Long

AA14142

01/01/1900
5010 x 3336 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA14143 In bay of Ha Long.
In bay of Ha Long. Philip Plisson AA14143

In bay of Ha Long.

AA14143

01/01/1900
5010 x 3336 px
686 Ko
RGB Truecolor
AA14144 In bay of Ha Long.
In bay of Ha Long. Philip Plisson AA14144

In bay of Ha Long.

AA14144

01/01/1900
5010 x 3336 px
1 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA17726 Along bay
Along bay Philip Plisson AA17726

Along bay

AA17726

01/01/1900
3000 x 3000 px
1 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA17727 Along bay.
Along bay. Philip Plisson AA17727

Along bay.

AA17727

01/01/1900
3000 x 3000 px
799 Ko
RGB Truecolor
AA12119 The Bay of Along in the fog.
The Bay of Along in the fog. Philip Plisson AA12119

The Bay of Along in the fog.

AA12119

02/01/2006
6947 x 2362 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12383 A village in Along Bay
A village in Along Bay Philip Plisson AA12383

A village in Along Bay

AA12383

02/14/2006
5010 x 3336 px
3 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12301 Cliffs in Along bay.
Cliffs in Along bay. Philip Plisson AA12301

Cliffs in Along bay.

AA12301

02/14/2006
3336 x 5008 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12394 Higher deck of a junk in Along Bay.
Higher deck of a junk in Along Bay. Philip Plisson AA12394

Higher deck of a junk in Along Bay.

AA12394

01/01/1900
5010 x 3336 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12300 Junk in Along bay.
Junk in Along bay. Philip Plisson AA12300

Junk in Along bay.

AA12300

02/14/2006
3336 x 5008 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12416 Cliffs of Along Bay.
Cliffs of Along Bay. Philip Plisson AA12416

Cliffs of Along Bay.

AA12416

01/01/1900
4878 x 3252 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12298 Cliffs in Along bay.
Cliffs in Along bay. Philip Plisson AA12298

Cliffs in Along bay.

AA12298

02/14/2006
5010 x 3336 px
3 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12450 Dwelling in Along Bay.
Dwelling in Along Bay. Philip Plisson AA12450

Dwelling in Along Bay.

AA12450

01/01/1900
4932 x 3288 px
3 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12308 Boat in Along bay.
Boat in Along bay. Philip Plisson AA12308

Boat in Along bay.

AA12308

02/14/2006
5010 x 3336 px
1 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12457 A man in a boat in front of his house in Along Bay.
A man in a boat in front of his house in Along Bay. Philip Plisson AA12457

A man in a boat in front of his house in Along Bay.

AA12457

01/01/1900
5010 x 3336 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor