The Gulf of Tonkin
50% of the world’s shipping fleet passes through the South China Sea every year.
The Gulf of Tonkin incident occurred on 2nd August 1964 with a sea battle between American and North Vietnamese forces.
Much of the Gulf of Tonkin is less than 60 metres deep.
Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site made up of over 3,000 karst limestone islands.
One-third of the world’s marine species are found in the South China Sea, making it incredibly bio-diverse.
1,600 people make their homes in floating villages set up between the islands in Ha Long Bay.