Halong Bay Vietnam On The Natural Wonders List

By Tieu Quy.

Halong Bay Vietnam was named among the Provisional Seven Wonders of Nature after the first count of vote results on 11/11/11.The bay stretches in an area of 1553 square kilometers in the north-east of Vietnam, 165km from Hanoi. Halong Bay includes 1,969 rocky islands and islets jutting out of the emerald water of the East Vietnam Sea.

 Sailing on Halong Bay VietnamThe poll results come after a long process, with strenuous efforts by the organizers, and with great interests by the world citizens. The consultation process was from 2007 to 2009, during which world citizens were ask to name sites which they deemed natural wonders. The first list included 440 contenders which was later voted to be a shortlist of 77 candidates. The second list was then trimmed to 28 finalists by a panel of experts. Then, all world citizens could proceed by voting by phone, by text messages.

The provisional sites are listed in alphabetical order, not in any position or ranking. The voting calculation is now being checked, validated and independently verified, and the confirmed winners will be announced starting early 2012 during the Official Inauguration ceremonies. There may yet be changes between the provisional winners and the finally confirmed ones, warned on the website of the organizers.

 Photos of Halong Bay by the Photographers from TravelNewsNow on our celebrating trip to this wonder of nature:

Cruise into the wonder of Halong Bay, Vietnam
Cruise into the wonder of Halong Bay, Vietnam

 

Human Head Islet on Halong Bay
Human Head Islet on Halong Bay

 

Kayaking on Halong Bay Vietnam
Kayaking on Halong Bay Vietnam

 

Titov Beach on Halong Bay
Titov Beach on Halong Bay

 

Sunset on Halong Bay
Sunset on Halong Bay