A photo exhibition on Ha Long Bay opened in New York on Aug. 11 as part of campaign to vote for the Vietnamese bay as world natural wonder.
Fifty photos, depicting the beauty of the Bay, as well as its potential for tourism, bio-diversity and plentiful flora and fauna are on display.
At the opening ceremony of the exhibition, Bui The Giang, Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Vietnam at the UN, stated that the beauty of Halong has been not only in Vietnamese people’s mind, but also attract foreign friends, including Americans. He stressed that the exhibition was held as the fine development of bilateral relations between Vietnamese and American people.
The exhibition will last until Aug. 18.
The final voting stage for world natural wonders will take place between 2010 and 2011.
To voted for Halong Bay, twice recognised by the UNESCO for its landscapes and geological values, please visit the website www.new7wonders.com/nature/en/vote_on_nominees.