The legend of Halong bay’s islands
By: Gray Line Halong Cruise
The Halong Bay’s forming is covered by the legend of the dragon is the Jade Emperor sent men down to help the Vietnamese fight invaders. The victory beautiful scenery, male dragon in the earth, creating countless rocks today. Apparently, even in legend, Halong Bay was covered by the glamour associated with history against invaders and heroic invasion of the nation.
Likewise, the legend of the islands, caves etc. the area are very much concerned with the nation's history. Wooden cave’s legend has it that in the war against Nguyen army - Mongolia, Tran Hung Dao had to prepare many ironwood stakes here, roughly pointed to plug into the bed of the Bach Dang River. Because there are so many pieces of wood left fishermen have called “Wooden Cave”. Then there are other legends said this was a place for Tran Hung Dao hid ironwood stakes in preparation for the battle of Bach Dang so -called wealthy fishermen. Gone Merveille de Monde (Wonders of the World) specializes in French tourist publication in 1938, was known as wooden cave. In 1917 Governor King Khai Dinh and Paul Doumer- a French business man took a trip to Halong Bay to visit wooden cave. Shocked by the magical beauty of the cave, the king had a plate engraved with the epitaph praised the content of the scenic Ha Long and Wooden cave. 1962, Uncle Ho also had visited the Wooden cave and enjoy the beauty of Halong Bay.
Unlike Wooden cave, Virgin cave legend of a tragic love story. Virgin Cave located on “Bo Hon” island chain with Amazing cave system, Tien lake. Legend has it that there was a beautiful girl fishing villages, the poor, her family name to go to work for govern all fishing areas. Seeing her beautiful, he forced her family to marry her as his concubine. She refused because she had a lover who was fishing off to prepare for their wedding day. Do not force her; he took her to a deserted island. Starving and exhausted, in a rainy night, the girl was turned into stone here. Knowing she had an accident, the boy sailed back to find her. Thunderstorms strikes that shattered his boat, he put on a desert island. In lightning, he looked up and realized the girl was away; his words were blown away by wind. He uses dam on the cliff rocks alert her that he had come. He knocked on hand when the blood flowed profusely, until he exhausted and petrified. Where girls are petrified Virgin cave, this cave there in front of her stone statue. Opposite is a row in the Virgin Cave is where the boys were petrified. The boy statue is petrified cave facing the Virgin remains to this day. When the mine was occupied, on the map, the cave under the French name is La Vierge French (cave of a girl) - that is based on the legend of the local fishermen.
Hang Hanh - the longest cave in Halong Bay, the name is not related to the legend but the old story that has 2 beautiful girls sailed into the cave.
Cat Ba Island - the largest island among the islands in Halong Bay, one of the Red Square areas, also covering a lot of legends about the name. According to local legend, the original name is Cac Ba. Because there is a time here she stands out the logistics for the worry he fought on an island called the island he (Mr. Cat). She then read the deviation is Cat Ba. Then there are other interesting stories told that while Tran Hung Dao was selected the Northeast coast as a place for gathering, military training, food hoarding seminar. Wood hedges is the place where our troops are hidden piles of wood, while the Lan Ha Bay waters where food hoarding seminar, health care. This area is managed by Cac Ba and then people called “Cat Ba”.
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