Ha Long tops new 7 wonders

Ha Long Bay, one of Vietnam’s two UNESCO natural world heritage sites, is leading the list of 11 candidates of Group G in the second phase of campaign voting for seven new world wonders of nature.

Tourists go on a cruise aroung Ha Long Bay (Photo: Hanoi Tourist)

According to a recent announcement released by the NewOpenWorld, the campaign is now entering the end of the second phase, where 21 sites with the most votes will be selected for the final round.

The organizing committee will announce the list of 21 finalists on July 21. There after, the campaign will continue to vote for New 7 Wonders of Nature, which will be unveiled in 2011.

During the first phase of the campaign, which took place between July 2007 and December 2008, three of Vietnam’s famous tourist attractions were nominated, including Halong Bay, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park - another UNESCO Natural World Heritage, and Mount Fansipan.

The campaign takes place on www.new7wonders.com

By My Hanh – Translated by Phuong Lan

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