Gala to welcome Halong Bay as the new natural wonder of the world

The result of a poll to determine the New 7 Wonders of Nature is announced. The provisional New7Wonders of Nature are, in alphabetical order: Amazon (South America), Ha Long Bay (Viet Nam), Iguazu Falls (Brazil/Argentina), Jeju Island (South Korea), Komodo National Park (Indonesia), Puerto Princesa Underground River (Philippines), Table Mountain (South Africa).

A celebrating gala of the 4-year voting campaign for Ha Long Bay as one of the new natural wonders of the world was jubilantly held in the evening of November 12, 2011 at August Revolution Square in the front of Hanoi Opera House by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

The gala aims to look back on the road to success of Ha Long Bay in four years and be grateful for the communities’ responses and supports for Ha Long Bay.

During the four years, the campaign “Vote for Ha Long Bay” had conducted throughout the country with many diverse forms such as photo contest, writing contest, cycling, television bridge, arts performances…

Recognized as a World Heritage site twice by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and now listed among the new seven natural wonders of the world, Ha Long Bay has contributed to promoting a image of Viet Nam to the world.

Phuong Anh (TITC)