Most beautiful bay
Vietnam's Halong Bay is our pick for the world's most gorgeous bay. It is currently a finalist in a global poll to find the New 7 Wonders of Nature, and it has had many famous admirers over the years. The Communist revolutionary Ho Chi Minh reportedly once called it "the wonder that one cannot impart to others", and it does have to be seen to be believed. The bay is a glorious seascape of some 1,600 steep-sided islets, each topped with jungle and many riddled with caves.