Halong tours promotion
As of the morning of March 19, Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay has ranked first for a successive month among the 77 candidates via internet voting to be selected as the New 7 Wonders of Nature.
The campaign to make Ha Long Bay a new natural wonder of the world has stepped up with mobile internet bicycle brigades set to cross the country.
The northern province of Quang Ninh is taking drastic measures against tourist boats in Halong Bay to keep the world's natural heritage site from being spoiled by environmental pollution, a provincial leader said on Monday.
With the theme “Ha Long – Towards a world natural wonder”, the Ha Long Tourism Festival 2008 will be organized as an undersea and roadshow carnival, from April 26 to May 1.
At 12am on February 20 (Hanoi time), Ha Long Bay was ranked first on the New 7 Wonders of Nature Nominees Ranking while the second and third position belonged to Bangladesh’s Cox’s Baza Beach and Sundarbans Forest.
Ha Long Bay boosted its ranking from fifth position to third position on the New 7 Wonders of Nature Nominees Ranking while the first and second position still belonged to Bangladesh with its Cox’s Baza Beach and Sundarbans Forest.
On my last visit to the World Heritage site of Halong Bay in the northern province of Quang Ninh, my friends and I decided to take a five-hour tour of the bay in a boat.
American flag carrier Rhap sody of the Seas with almost 1,700 tourists on board anchored in the Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO-recognised World Cultural Heritage site, on January 12.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the People’s Committee of Quang Ninh Province, the home of Ha Long Bay launched a campaign in Hanoi on Sunday asking people to vote for the bay as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
NewOpenWorld, the organizer of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, announced on its website that Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay is currently ranked 9th of nearly 200 nominated landscapes worldwide.
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